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Small Forest Landowner Office

The Small Forest Landowner Office at Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) offers assistance to protect and promote the economic and ecological viability of small forest landowners. Small forest landowners own 3.2 million acres of Washington’s forests – about half the private forestland in the state. These privately owned forests provide fish and wildlife habitat, clean water, and green landscapes while producing valuable wood products and contributing to the economy of many communities. The office and its staff strive to equip landowners with the tools and information they need to keep their land in forestry. As the focal point for information and advice, this office guides small forest landowners in approaches to forest management and accessing publicly funded programs.

Updates from the Small Forest Landowner Office

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning – If you own wooded property, our flagship course will teach you how to assess your trees, avoid insect and disease problems, and attract wildlife. State experts will help you develop your own Forest Stewardship Plan for keeping your woods on track to provide enjoyment and income for years to come

Forest Owners Field Day Field days feature a whole suite of our most popular forest stewardship workshops. The state’s top forestry specialists will be offering hands-on field sessions throughout the day on a variety of topics that will help you to better understand, protect, enhance, and enjoy your forest. Forest owners from around Western Washington are invited and encouraged to attend. 

Managing and Monitoring for Biodiversity – If you are interested in how to manage your forest in an environmentally sensitive way, join us for this workshop. We'll look at examples of ecological harvesting, and participants will practice using a basic monitoring tool newly developed by Northwest Natural Resource Group and the World Wildlife Fund to evaluate biodiversity conditions within managed forests.

  • Tenino – Saturday August 2, 2014 from 10 am to 2 p.m. at the Heernett Environmental Foundation, 7332 Churchill Rd, SE. Please bring lunch. To reserve your spot, contact Meagan at, or (503) 545-8685. Limited to 25 participants.

Timber Cruising and Forest Inventory – This program will provide basic knowledge and skills needed to cruise stands of trees and create a reliable forest inventory. We’ll answer the question, “why cruise”, and talk about cruising principles, types of cruises, cruise methods, designing a cruise and calculations

  • Walla Walla – Wednesday July 9, 2014 5 pm, to 8 pm and Thursday July 10, 2014 9 am to 2 pm (field). Pre-registration required.

Tree School The Spokane Conservation District and WSU Spokane County Extension are planning an educational conference for foresters, arborists, small forestland owners and backyard gardeners who want to expand their skills and knowledge. Participants will choose from 16 course offerings and attend up to six

  • Spokane – Saturday August 16, 2014. Registration required.

Small Forest Landowner Office (SFLO) Survey
The Small Forest Landowner Office wants to gain a strong understanding of the people we work for. Your answers to this survey will help us direct our work to support the missions and goals of your forest. This information will be used within the Small Forest Landowner Office.

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Forestry Riparian Easement Program Family Forest Fish Passage Program Forest Stewardship Program
Alternate PlansLong-Term Forest Practices ApplicationsRivers and Habitat Open Space Program

SFLO Wants to Hear from You!

We are dedicated to providing you with useful and focused information about managing forestland and opportunities for learning. We are here to answer any and all questions you may have.

Contact Us: 360.902.1415 or

Request More Information Online: Forest Landowner Information Request

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Small Forest Landowner Office
PO BOX 47012
Olympia, WA 98504-7012
Fax 360-902-1428


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