Impact of state programs and regulation on small forest landowners

Washington Farm Forestry Association (WFFA) efforts last biennium (2019-21) helped to obtain legislative funding for a study at the University of Washington (UW) on the impacts of the forests and fish regulations on SFLOs including updating the statewide landowner database. Visit http://nrsig.sefs.uw.edu/projects/small-forest-landowner-regulatory-impacts to view their report to the legislature which was published on January 11. At more than 400 pages, plus online charts and tables, it is a treasure trove of information that is waiting to be mined. Now, it is freely available to the public, but for a landowner-focused synthesis, you are invited to join us for a ‘mini-zoom’ session on Saturday morning, May 1, for presentations by key UW scientists with Q/A afterwards. Following this, WFFA leaders will host an ‘open mic’, similar to the recent WSU Extension Winter School Landowner Roundtable, to discuss the findings and how they interact with our strategies moving forward. The presentations and conversation, along with your input, will be used to drive future legislative, policy, and educational agendas. The details on the virtual meeting are available on the Events page.  An announcement will also be sent by email shortly before the event.