Resources for Beginning Forest Landowners

In 2016 and 2017, we offered an education program for new forest landowners in Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon. We produced two handouts specifically for people who have recently purchased a forest:

  • Do-It-Yourself Ways to Steward a Healthy, Beautiful Forest – this guide focuses on simple things Northwest forest owners can do themselves to make their forest attract more wildlife, provide recreation, and contribute to its own upkeep.
  • Practices to Steward a Beautiful Forest after Timber Harvest – this guide, intended for forest owners who are preparing to log or have just finished a timber harvest, focuses on planning for a successful harvest and taking advantage of the years after harvest to understand how the forest is responding and to proactively address common forest health concerns.

Our workshops covered everything from managing forests to improve wildlife habitat to discovering non-timber value in the woods. PDFs of the PowerPoint slides from these workshop can help you learn more about your forest and its needs, and propel you along your stewardship journey.

Getting Started

Forest Ecology

Wildlife Habitat

Invasive Species

Optimizing Forest Value

Harvesting and Selling Timber

Funding Options

Other Resources

Photo: Matt Freeman-Gleason

 

Funded by the USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program

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