Workshop: You Bought a Forest, So Now What? – April 23 & 30

Owning forestland has been your dream, but now that the land is yours where do you start?

This workshop will introduce you to the natural history and ecology of western Washington and Oregon forests and provide key information for starting to assess and manage your land. You’ll also come away with a framework of ideas, tasks, and resources to help meet your forest stewardship goals and enhance your ownership experience. Come learn from regional experts and local practitioners in this interactive class.


Topics this class will cover include:

  • Pacific Northwest forest ecology
  • Tree identification and natural history of native tree species
  • Inventory approaches and options to assess forest health, tree stocking, invasive species, and wildlife habitat
  • Tools for mapping
  • Importance of knowing and marking property boundaries and corners
  • Current use taxation programs and how they apply to your land
  • Programs providing local resources and technical assistance
  • And much more!


Details and registration:

We are offering this workshop in both Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington. Please feel free to choose the most convenient date and location! Note, we will emphasize the local taxation programs and resources at each state-specific event. That is, we will present on Washington State Department of Natural Resource programs in Chehalis and Oregon Department of Forestry programs on Sauvie Island.



WHEN: Saturday, April 23, 2016, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

WHERE: O’Neill Pine Professional Center, 1611 N National Avenue, Chehalis, WA 98532

COST: $15.00 – Registration fee covers event costs and lunch


All woodland owners are encouraged to attend!



WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2016, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

WHERE: Sauvie Island Grange, 14443 NW Charlton Road, Portland, OR 97231

COST: $15.00 – Registration fee covers event costs and lunch


All woodland owners are encouraged to attend!



For more details about this workshop series, So, you own a forest, please go to:


This workshop is funded by the USDA’s Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program, special thanks to:

We’d like to thank our project partners:

  • Sustainable Northwest
  • Build Local Alliance
  • West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District
  • University of Washington – School of Environmental & Forest Sciences

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