WSU Extension Forestry offers free online forest health classes

Social distancing and stay-home orders won’t prevent the Washington State University Extension Forestry program from fulfilling its mission to educate and provide research-based information for small-forest landowners. WSU Extension Forestry has launched a series of online webinars and began offering the free classes in May. The one-hour sessions have been… Read more

Working forests represent hope, optimism

Forestry has always been about the future and taking a long-viewed approach. By the very nature of what they do, the stewards of sustainably managed working forests must plan decades ahead since it can take a half-century before the saplings planted today are harvested. Encapsulating the forward-looking mindset of working… Read more

Resources for homeschooling parents

In an effort to stop community spread of coronavirus in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week that both public and private school closures would last the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year – impacting an unprecedented 1.2 million Washington students. As a result, parents are now having to contend with… Read more

Coronavirus and the forest product supply chain

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted every person in Washington state. Social distancing, stay-home orders and the closure of non-essential businesses have modified how we now live, work and recreate in profound ways. Sheltering in place also has significantly impacted consumer habits. Generally speaking, we’re purchasing more groceries as dining out… Read more

COVID-19 Resources and Updates

COVID-19 RESOURCES: For Washington state information, please see this website: AWB COVID-19 resources for employers: CDC Guidance for Businesses: Washington Dept. of Health daily statistics: Univ. of Wash. IHME Model (Christopher Murray) showing peak resources:  Global growth of COVID-19 – logarithmic and linear curves:… Read more

Gov. Inslee signs forestry industry carbon bill

Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law on Wednesday, March 25th legislation that recognizes the essential role Washington state’s forestry industry and working forests play in removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The legislation formally establishes a state policy recognizing and supporting the complete forest products sector as a climate solution,… Read more

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