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Forests are a defining feature of King County's ecosystems and rural character, and they are a source of sustainable forest products. Discover the many ways to meet individual ownership goals with our training and technical assistance for forest landowners and those who live in or near forests.

Forest Stewardship Technical Assistance & Training

On-site technical assistance.
Staff foresters provide free assistance to forestland property owners and other interested individuals. Upon request staff foresters will visit private properties to provide technical advice and assist with Forest Stewardship Plans or with meeting county and state regulations. Foresters can help landowners plan for meeting their personal forestry goals including: growing a healthy forest, timber enhancement, improvement of wildlife habitat, and protection of water resources. Contact us

Courses and events sponsored by Washington State University and King County

Happy Stewardship Forest ownersForest Stewardship Coached Planning 2017

Natural resource professionals will show how to keep your forestlands healthy and productive, and attract more wildlife. By the end of the class, you will have completed a forest stewardship plan for your property, which can qualify you for property tax reductions and cost share assistance.

  • 2017 Fall Course in Preston - Tuesday evenings, September 12 to October 31, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (except the first night, Sept. 12, which will start at 6 p.m.). Field trip on Saturday, October 21st.
  •  Register for the Preston class before September 26 and pay $190 per household. Tuition is $225 September 26 and later.

To learn details about the course content, visit the WSU Extension Forestry website or contact 425-357-6017.

Is your home ready for wildfire?
With a little training and a bit of yard clean-up, you can keep your home and family safer. King County foresters are available for free wildfire risk assessments for forest and for help with 'Firewise' community emergency response planning. Visit our Wildfire Safety Planning webpage to learn more.

For questions about forestry services in King County, Washington, please contact Linda Vane, King County Forestry Program.