Natural Resources

Program Contact: Trevor Lane, County Director/Assistant Professor
509-775-5225 x1116 •

Our natural resources are the most precious assets in Ferry County. In our aim to provide substantial research based information, WSU has developed an entire website devoted to WATER.

Thirsty for solutions? There’s a new guide in town to help water utilities tackle drought. EPA’s Drought Response and Recovery Guide.

Want to learn more about your private forest property but do not want to travel to out of area classes? Check out WSU Extension Forest Stewardship University where you can view online learning modules for Northwest Forest Owners. A sample of the modules include:

  • Forest Inventory
  • Managing for Aesthetics and Recreation
  • Forest Soils and Management Planning
  • Forest Roads and Water Quality

For a complete list of Eastern Washington workshops and events, visit

Make sure to subscribe to Forest Stewardship Notes, an online newsletter highlighting forest stewardship throughout Washington State.

Join us for the 23rd Annual Spring Conservation Fair April 22, 10am-1pm at the Ferry County Fairgrounds. Learn about the natural resources of our county. There will be educational workshops, displays and a great deal of useful information. Parking for Disabled and senior citizens will be available. The Conservation Fair is co-sponsored by WSU Ferry County Extension, Ferry Conservation District and Ferry County Waste Management, hosted by Ferry County Fairgrounds. For more information, contact WSU Ferry County Extension 775-5225 x 1116 or Ferry Conservation District 775-3473.



natural resources

Do you heat with wood? In order to use firewood effectively, an understanding of species’ characteristics and firewood volumes is needed. The Extension publication, Heating with Wood, has helpful firewood facts.