Society of American Foresters

Northwest Regions

Washington State

David New Webinar - Nourse Tree Farm, Our Tree Farm Story

Washington state is the home of the Nourse Tree Farm, belonging to the New Family, who are the 2019 National Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year. David New has generously offered to provide our WFFA members with a webinar featuring photos, videos and story-telling to present the history of the farm, woodland management, the four ATFP precepts of Wood, Wildlife, Water, and Recreation, as well as succession planning, and salmon stream restoration. WFFA will offer this webinar on June 16th at 7:00 PM.

Webinar: Wildfires in Western Washington, A Different Animal

There is no shortage of news coverage, research, publications, and educational programming available to address the issue of wildfires in the dry forests of eastern Washington and the rest of the interior Pacific Northwest.  These areas have been hit hard by wildfires due to decades of fire suppression and require a massive forest restoration effort to reduce fuel loads.  But what about fires in the wet forests of western Washington?  How do wildfire behavior and forest fire ecology differ in this region? How does a changing climate impact the risk of catastrophic fires and what does this m