Forestry

Program Contact: Kiley Smith Small Farms Educator
360-482-2934 • kiley.smith2@wsu.edu

 

 

WSU Extension Forestry

 

 

Wild Fires

Northwest Interagency Coordination Center serves as the northwest area geographic focal point to provide logistical support and intelligence relative to anticipated and ongoing wildfire activity for all federal and cooperating state wildland fire suppression agencies. The Center facilitates movement of resources between agencies’ units and, concurrently, ensures fire suppression capabilities to support large fire potential by monitoring weather and prescribed burning activity within the area. The Center also responds to requests for support to other geographic areas from the National Interagency Coordination Center at the National Interagency Fire Center

Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network The Washington Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network (WAFAC),  funded by the Bureau of Land Management,  facilitates learning and provides a means to invest resources in communities around Washington that are working to better live with wildfire. The Network provides member communities with resources to engage with other WAFAC participants, thereby increasing local capacity, and elevating our collective ability to adapt communities’ relationships to the complex fire issues we face.

 

Christmas trees

 

 

Forest and Woodlot Management

WSU Extension provides landowners with technical assistance and education programs to improve timber production on their property. This information is especially helpful for the small acreage timber producer who has questions regarding effectively managing his forest resources or questions on regulatory issues. The quality and value of the timber can be increased through technical assistance which addresses slope stability, risk evaluation of damaged trees, etc.University

 

Forest Stewardship

Forest Stewardship University offers a complete online education experience, featuring over 20 online mini-courses on a wide range of topics specific to Washington forests.

For more information regarding these programs, email Special Forest Products Area Extension Educator, Andy Perleberg or call 509-667-6540.

 

Additional Resources

The following agencies and organizations support the health of forest lands: