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.
Ecological Forestry - Learn how you can use ecological forestry to manage your forest for what matters to you. This four-part Skagit County workshop series begins with introducing landowners to the principles of ecological forestry, its relationship to healthy streams, and strategies for successful riparian silviculture on their own lands. Following an indoor presentation, participants will join seasoned practitioners for a site tour of a working forest that demonstrates ecological forest management principles in action.
Saturday Nov. 8, 2014, 9:30 am – 5 pm at the Sedro-Woolley High School Library (1235 Third St, Sedro-Woolley). Pre-registration required. The cost of this workshop is $15 and includes lunch.
Washington Forest Protection Association Annual Meeting – The theme for this year’s WFPA annual meeting is “Building our Future with Wood: the most natural resource”. Topics include a discussion on the industry workforce, working forests as a solution in a low-carbon environment, forest and fish as a framework for the future and a and CO2 reductions, carbon and the political outlook in Washington.
Olympia - Thursday November 6th , 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-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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