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.
Forest Owners Winter School
A hands-on, all-day event with class choices ranging from chainsaw maintenance (bring your saw!) to wildlife habitat, plant ID, native land use, wildfire planning, timber management and more.
Colville - February 21, 2015 9 am to 5 pm. Pre-registration required. For more information, contact Andy Perleberg at 509-667-6540 or via email at email@example.com
Good Roads and Forest Health
The second of a four part series for Skagit County forest landowners introduces the principles of forest hydrology and forest road planning/maintenance. Topics will include: forest hydrology 101; forest road planning, design and maintenance; funding and technical assistance programs. Following an indoor presentation, participants will join technical experts for a site tour to see how good road maintenance and construction can provide benefits to a forest.
· Sedro-Woolley - Saturday February 28th , 9:30am to 5pm. Pre-registration required. The cost of this workshop is $15 and includes lunch.
Forest Stewardship Coached Planning
WSU’s on-line 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 to keep your woods on track to provide enjoyment and income for years to come.
Thursday evenings February 12, 2015 to March 26, 2015, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
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.
Subscribe to Small Forest Landowner News
It’s a free e-newsletter to keep you informed about small forest landowner issues in Washington state. On the subscription page, be sure to select “SFLO News” as your newsletter choice! Click here to read the current issue of SFLO News.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Request More Information Online: Forest Landowner Information Request
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