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Resources for Beginning Forest Landowners

In 2016 and 2017, we offered a program for new forest landowners in southwest Washington and northwest Oregon. We produced two handouts specifically for people who recently purchased forestland:

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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  • Our daughter bought 32 acres of forest near Portland Or. Rich in ferns, mushrooms, and timber. Zoned farmland but little/none cleared. Can’t build on it. Do you have any books you recommend for forestry management ?Thanks for your help. Grandson interested in Environmental Sciences for college major next year. Any suggestions appreciated. Ken


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