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Our office is moving in July!

NOTE: June 30, 2022 will be the last day we will be open so we can pack and move.

Research projects and community programs scheduled outside of our physical office will continue as planned. If you need to reach us, email us (wsu.whatcom@wsu.edu) or leave us a message on our voicemail, (360) 778-5806, so we can respond to you as soon as possible.

We will open at our new location on July 18th at: 600 Dupont Street, Bellingham, WA

Parks, Forests and the Lands We Use

The Big Picture

While many parks may contain forests, a lot of the forests you may see may owned by individuals and families. Would you like to own a forest? What would you do with a forest if you owned one? What do you think is involved in caring for a forest? How are forests a natural resource?

In this series of activities you will get to learn some of the basics of owning a forest: keeping it healthy, making it strong and recognizing its potential as a renewable natural resource. Unlike many food crops that are renewed every year, a crop of timber sometimes only matures once in a lifetime! Caring for a forest as an investment can be a big job! You will learn some of the basics about caring for a forest as a natural resource.

Pick a subject area:

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Forest Farmers

EXPLORER Skill Level: One
ENGAGER Skill Level: Two
CITIZEN-SCIENTIST Skill Level: Three

 

Hidden Highways

EXPLORER Skill Level: One
ENGAGER Skill Level: Two
CITIZEN-SCIENTIST Skill Level: Three

 

Park Patrol

EXPLORER Skill Level: One
ENGAGER Skill Level: Two
CITIZEN-SCIENTIST Skill Level: Three