TreeSearch is a database of downloadable research reports published by the USDA Forest Service.
The hashtag #forestproud is used by the North American Forest Partnership, a coalition aligned to tell the whole story of North American forests. They have an extension collection of short videos on many forestry-related topics, as well as printed information.
Treesource: Forest Journalism for a Sustainable Future is an online magazine about forestry. Articles are more in-depth than the usual superficial daily news and are designed for the general public, not forestry professionals or practitioners..
Know Your Forest is an excellent database of information which was created specifically for Oregon, but much of the information is appropriate for Washington forests.
Washington State University, Forestry Extension, Resources by Topic contains numerous publications and links, many of which are duplicated in the "By Subject" section of this web site.
Wood: The Most Natural Resource is an educational site sponsored by the Washington Forest Protection Association and Oregon Forest Resources Institute. Its mission is to:
- Promote the benefits of wood as a cost-effective and environmentally preferred green building material to the design/build communities;
- Develop professional and science-based print and electronic materials that highlight wood products as a preferred green building material;
- Underscore the Pacific Northwest’s sustainable forest practices and high environmental standards throughout all communications; and
- Advocate for the Pacific Northwest as a national center of expertise for sustainable forest management and innovative wood products manufacturing.
Webinars are online seminars which can be viewed live at a designated time, or later after the session is archived. Several organizations have collections of these that are available free for anyone.
Oregon State University Extension was not able to hold its 2020 Tree School, so has converted it to a series of webinars which are available online. Topics are wide-ranging, including forest management, disease, insects, fire, wildlife, Christmas trees, carbon, and more.
Washington State Univeristy Extension has also hosted a series of webinars in 2020 on topics like forest health, wildlife enhancement, climate change, and more. They are listed individually by subject at the Videos link.
The American Tree Farm System hosts regular webinars and has archived ones available for viewing at any time.
Southern Regional Extension Forestry Office has a collection of over 300 archived webinars and continues to add new ones of a wide range of forestry subjects. Many of them are focused on southern forests and land, but others may be of interest to forest land owners in the Pacific Northwest. You can view past webinars or see the schedule of upcoming webinars at their Webinar Portal.
Newsletters for Small Forest Landowners
Several organizations publish free electronic newsletters that provide articles on topics of possible interest as well as announcements of upcoming events. It is easy to subscribe, take a look at the next issue, and unsubscribe if you aren't interested.
Small Forest Landowner News, published by Washington Department of Natural Resources, Small Forest Landowner Office. Subscribe here.
Forest Stewardship Notes, published jointly by WSU Extension and Washington Department of Natural Resources. Contains educational articles of interest to small forest land owners. Published 2-3 times per year. Subscribe to it from the DNR list of e-newsletters here.
North Puget Sound Extension Forestry E-Newsletter. Written and distributed by Kevin Zobrist, WSU Forestry Extension Agent for north Puget Sound. As well as announcing events in his region, Kevin includes interesting educational articles. Click here to subscribe, unsubscribe or view archives or call 425-357-6017.
Eastern Washington Extension Forestry: Andy Perleberg, WSU Forestry Extension Agent in Wenatchee, maintains a mailing list and sends items of interest one at a time rather than compiled into a newsletter. Most items are specific to eastern Washington. To subscribe, contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Washington Urban and Community Forestry Program publishes a newsletter called Tree Link which mostly deals with urban forestry issues, but contains some articles of interest to those with forest land outside of urban areas. Subscribe to it from the Subscribe to it from the DNR list of e-newsletters here
Woodland Word is a short, weekly newsletter published by the National Woodland Owners Association containing some educational information and some news which is national in scope, not limited to the Pacific Northwest. You can subscribe by sending an email to email@example.com.