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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

Current Tax Use Seminar - This free seminar covers current use tax programs that are available to small forest landowners.  There is no charge for this seminar, but pre-registration is required. Space is strictly limited and is first come, first served. To register, contact Lauren Grand at 425-357-6023 or

  • Fall City - Tuesday April 8, 2014 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Fall City Library, 33415 SE 42nd Pl, Fall City, WA 98024.

Fireside Communities Workshop– Attendees will learn what the Community Wildfire Protection Plan is and how you can benefit from the plan; the history of the Valley View Fire; the basics of fire behavior; how insects  affect forest health; and how to create defensible space around homes and neighborhoods.

  • Spokane - Thursday May 29 to Friday May 30, 2014.  Pre-registration is required.  Call the Spokane Conservation District for more information (509-535-7274).

Forest Health Workshop and Demonstration- This workshop will give landowners experience identifying and measuring factors that affect a forest’s health. Workshop participants will learn how to recognize forest problems and how to manage their own woodlots so they are resilient and resist insects, diseases, and other damaging agents.

  • Cle Elum – Saturday May 3, 2014.  Preregistration required.

Forest Health Workshops for Westside Residents with Eastside Lands- The Commissioner of Public Lands has declared a “Forest Health Hazard Warning” for portions of Okanogan, Ferry, Klickitat and Yakima counties. This workshop is designed to help small forest landowners learn about the two insects responsible for most of the forest damage in the region: western spruce budworm and pine bark beetles.

  • Mercer Island – Monday May 19, 2014, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Olympia – Wednesday May 28, 2014, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Forest Landowner Workshop: Forest Health, Wildfire and WildlifeThis workshop is designed to help eastern Washington landowners learn how to reduce wildfire risk, improve forest health and enhance wildlife habitat through active management of their land. 

  • Goldendale – Saturday May 3, 2014

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. 

Forest Pruning and Thinning– Learn how to thin and prune your woodlands to improve their development, reduce fuels and improve aesthetics. 

  • Tonasket - Saturday April 5, 2014 at the Fire Springs Ranch.  Registration is first come, first served. 

Forest Stewardship Coached Planning Class – Your Land, Your Trees, Your Goals: Whether you have a few acres of woods or a large tract, this class is for you and will help you get the most out of your land!  Topics include tree health, attracting/repelling wildlife, soil types, weeds, and how to get a fair price for your logs.

  • Interactive webinar  - Wednesday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00 pm beginning April 23rdFor additional information call 425-357-6017.

Shitake Mushroom Cultivation-  Learn how to grow gourmet mushrooms in your woods!  This hands on workshop will guide you through cultivating the mushrooms, with each participant receiving a small alder log to drill, plug, and wax.  Participants will also learn about other mushrooms that they can grow and receive information on where to buy plug spawn. Pre-registration is required!

  • Greenbank – A morning and an afternoon session will be held Saturday April 12, 2014, with each session limited to 35 people.  The sessions cost $35.00 before 3/15 and $45 after 3/15.

Washington Farm Forestry Association Annual Meeting-  Thursday May 15 to May 17, 2014 in  Bellingham.

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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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

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


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