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February 2020

Forest OwnersWinter School, Feb. 29th, Auburn, WA

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Forestry Winter School helps woodland owners care for their forests Auburn, Wash. – With an alarming increase in the number of dead trees throughout Pacific Northwest, taking better care of forested areas is critical. Owners of wooded property around the Puget Sound will build skills for caring for their land and trees at the Western Washington Forest Owner’s Winter School on Saturday, February 29 th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Green River College, in Auburn. Washington State University…

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March 2020

Succession Planning Workshop in Twisp, WA March 14, 2020

March 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Succession Planning for Family Farms, Ranches, and Working Forests Workshop participants will explore the aspects of transferring a farm, forest or ranch from one generation to the next. Workshop modules are a mix of presentations and practical exercises designed to help participants identify their objectives, understand the choices for ownership arrangements, and take steps towards achieving their ownership goals. For more information click here Instructor: WSU Regional Extension Specialist, Andy Perleberg

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Whatcom County Tree Sale, March 14, 2020

March 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Whatcom County Farm Forestry Association Tree Sale Northwest Washington Fair Grounds in the Henry Jansen Agricultural Center. Saturday March 14, 2020 For more information click here  

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Ties to the Land: Succession Planning, Montesano WA

March 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Future Date TBD DO YOU OWN AND CARE FOR FARM OR FORESTLAND?   If so, you probably have strong feelings about leaving your land in good condition for the future. Succession planning—the human side of estate planning—focuses on ways to maintain family ties to the land from generation to generation, building awareness of key challenges facing family businesses, and motivating families to address those challenges.  Working as a family, you will receive information about…

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April 2020

Postponed-SAF Annual Meeting, Leavenworth, April 6 -8th 2020

April 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

  “Shared Stewardship” is the theme for the Society of American Foresters annual meeting, taking place in Leavenworth on Apr. 6-8, 2020.  The Mid-Columbia chapter of SAF invites you to join in two-days of combined panels-&-field trips as we explore barriers and breakthroughs in forest resource management, utilizing cross-boundary tools for accomplishing management goals and creating social, environmental, and value-added landscape-scale change.  Mark your calendars to meet you partners in progress!

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WA Tree Farm- quarterly meeting, April 9th, 2020, Olympia

April 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Meeting will be held on online Second quarter meeting for Washington Tree Farm will be held downtown Olympia at noon. All members are welcome, please contact Elizabeth Ide at info@watreefarm.org or 360-602-1603, for more details

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Specialty Mushroom Forest Farming Webinar

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

WSU Extension – Specialty Mushroom Forest Farming Webinar   Forest farming specialty mushrooms like shiitake, lions mane, oysters, and wine caps present a unique opportunity for farm and forest owners to diversify production and put something new on the dinner table.   Today, much of the specialty mushroom market is supplied by wild-foraged products but log-grown operations can provide reliable harvests on minimal acreage while retaining its value as a sustainable, forest-grown product.  Whether your interest is as a producer or…

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June 2020

WSU Extension/DNR Webinar – Wildfires in Western Washington, A Different Animal

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

There is no shortage of news coverage, research, publications, and educational programming available to address the issue of wildfires in the dry forests of eastern Washington and the rest of the interior Pacific Northwest.  These areas have been hit hard by wildfires due to decades of fire suppression and require a massive forest restoration effort to reduce fuel loads.  But what about fires in the wet forests of western Washington?  How do wildfire behavior and forest fire ecology differ in…

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July 2020

Forestland Safety & Security Workshop, July 9th, 2020

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

**Limited to first 30 registrants, first-come, first-served **    When: Thursday, July 9, 2020  9am – 12pm PST   Forestland Safety & Security Workshop Learn what you must know to keep yourself and your land safe from uninvited and malicious trespassers.  In this online workshop, we will examine common circumstances ranging from the “slightly-annoying” to the fatally-serious.  Topics covered include:   characteristics of criminals and how to react trespass, graffiti, vandalism, target shooting dumping (of garbage like tires, furniture, appliances)…

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WA Tree Farm quarterly meeting July 9th, Olympia

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Third quarter meeting for Washington Tree Farm will be held downtown Olympia at noon. All members are welcome, please contact Elizabeth Ide at info@watreefarm.org or 360-602-1603, for more details

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