Natural Resources

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Forest Stewardship Notes is a quarterly e-newsletter published by Washington State University Extension and Washington State Department of Natural Resources. We hope you enjoy our updates and share them with your friends.

youdontknowBuying our first forest land (almost)

A forester by education and by profession, David Bergvall shares lessons he learned when trying to buy some forestland of his own. Read more…

Lodgepole pine cambium: Spring’s sweet treat

How did Native Americans of the Northwest satisfy a sweet tooth before European traders and, later,¬†European honeybees, showed up? Carol Mack shows how a sweet treat can be as close as the nearest pine tree. Read more…

Meet your new forester: Steve McConnell

Eastern Washington native Steve McConnell is the new WSU Regional Extension Specialist for forestry education in the northeast corner of the state. He shares learning experiences that took him from Pullman to Seattle and, even, to Slovenia, in the former Yugoslavia. Read more…

Forest field day for women in Latvia

Visiting forester Lelde Vilkriste from Latvia is visiting the U.S. for 10 months. She shares her experiences developing a successful field day event for women — owners of about 40 percent of forest land in Latvia. Read more…

Focus on: Wood-based bioenergy

WSU Regional Extension Specialist Kevin Zobrist outlines the different uses of wood-based bioenergy products, and pluses and minuses of this emerging source of sustainable energy from the forest. Read more…

Log and lumber markets

Pacific Northwest log prices picked up in December and January. Although the U.S. housing market shows positive signs, the DNR Economic and Revenue Forecast views the outlook for log prices uncertain due to stubborn high unemployment and other challenges to the economy. Read more…

Announcements, events and other news

Mark your calendar for new classes, seminars and other events this spring. Meet technical experts and other forestland owners while building your skills and knowledge about forestry. Read more…

New video explain fish passage program

A new video shows small forest landowners how they and their communities can benefit from a culvert removal program that will help defray costs of improving salmon habitat. Read more…

Forest Stewardship Notes is a quarterly e-newsletter published by Washington State University Extension and Washington State Department of Natural Resources. We hope you enjoy our updates and share them with your friends.