Thursday, December 18, 2014

Forest Assessment Course for Real Estate Professionals

Washington State University North Puget Sound Extension Forestry is offering a new program called Forest Assessment for Real Estate Professionals. 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Firewise Communities in California receive discounts on homeowners insurance premiums

USAA policyholders living in recognized Firewise Communities/USA sites in California will receive discounts on their homeowners insurance premiums.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Nature Conservancy Announces 48,000 Acre Purchase, Largest WA Land Acquisition in its History

The Nature Conservancy bought 47,921 acres of checkered forestland in the Central Cascades for $134 million from Plum Creek, a timber company.

Friday, October 3, 2014

What Could Go Wrong? Beware Dead Trees


Bark beetles killed this pine just this spring. My intention was to fell it against its lean, but the tree had another idea. I learned how quickly the fiber in dead pines deteriorates.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

WA 2014 Wildfires More Destructive than Ever; EQIP Money Available for Forest Owners

The News Tribune photo
Steve McConnell, WSU Extension forester in Spokane, has a Facebook page for eastern Washington forest owners. Steve shared this article about the destructiveness of our wildfires. NRCS offers financial assistance to landowners affected by fires.