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COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, postponed, or canceled. Effective March 16, 2020, WSU Extension county offices and WSU Research & Extension Centers will be closed to the public. We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

Natural Resources

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

Ferry County Spring Conservation Fair

**POSTPONED!! Ferry County Spring Conservation Fair (2020 Fair scheduled for Saturday, April 18th from 10 am – 2 pm at the Fairgrounds has been postponed due to restrictions in place regarding COVID-19 virus)  – The highlight of Ferry County Pride Month! Typically the third Saturday of April. Learn about the natural resources of our county. Educational workshops, displays and a great deal of useful information can be found at the Conservation Fair. An educational AND fun day for families! More info.


Northeast Washington Extension Forester: Sean Alexander
Counties Served: Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Whitman
WSU Stevens County Extension
986 South Main Ste. D
Colville, WA 99114
Phone: 509-684-2588

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

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

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


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.

The annual Spring Conservation Fair highlights the county’s natural resources:

natural resources