Technical Assistance for Landowners (western Washington)

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Thinking about harvesting but not sure where to start? 
Our Technical Assistance program assists small forest landowners in western Washington with questions related to the state’s Forest Practices rules and the Forest Practices Application/Notification (FPA/N). 
For many landowners, harvesting is a once in a lifetime experience and navigating the rules can be overwhelming. The Technical Assistance program can provide understanding on both the Forest Practices rules and the process in general.
Call or email us with your questions about:
  • State Forest Practices rules and Forest Practices Applications
  • Alternate plans
  • Twenty-acre exempt harvest activities
  • Long-term Forest Practices Applications
  • Low-impact harvest activities
  • Timber harvest systems
  • Road construction techniques
  • Finding a consultant or logger
  • and more.
If you would like assistance with your forest practices activities, contact the Technical Assistance Forester at (360) 902-1849 or
Who is eligible
Any landowner in western Washington that harvests fewer than two million board feet of timber per year on average is eligible to receive technical assistance services from the Small Forest Landowner Office at no charge. Our Technical Assistance Forester is centrally located in Olympia, and covers all of western Washington. These services can be provided remotely by telephone or email, or via a field visit to your property. Contact us today!