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Forestry Resources by Topic

Forestry Resources by Topic

Resources are listed alphabetically by topic, including websites, publications, and videos, on over 40 different topics.
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Notes:

  • Many of the publications and documents on this page are PDF files – .
  • Some WSU Extension web sites provide links to external sites for the convenience of users. These external sites are not managed by the WSU Extension. Furthermore, WSU Extension does not review, control or take responsibility for the content of these sites, nor do these sites implicitly or explicitly represent official positions and policies of WSU Extension.

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Alder – see Hardwood management

Arborist – see Forestry assistance

Animal damage – see also Wildlife

  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – OSU Extension Fact Sheet EM9063
  • – WDFW
  • – WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS057E
  • – USDA Forest Service publication

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Backyard Forestry and Wildlife

  • – WSU Extension Website
  • – WSU Extension Website
  • – from WDFW
  • – a guide from the USDA Forest Service

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Birds and Bats- see also Wildlife

  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – Fish and Wildlife Habitat Management Leaflet (PDF)
  • – OSU Woodland Workbook Series EC1556
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – Natural Resources Conservation Service Booklet
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – NestWatch (Cornell Lab of Ornithology)
  • – USGS Scientific Investigations Report 2006-5304
  • – Fish and Wildlife Habitat Management Leaflet

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Brush Control – see Vegetation control

Certification

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Children and Youth

  • – Forest Service materials on the importance of dead wood for wildlife habitat
  • – Tool kits, publications, and research
  • – National Environmental Education Week
  • – USFWS
  • – Water education curriculum for teachers
  • – Wildlife education curriculum and tools for teachers.
  • – Curriculum to support the teaching of tribal sovereignty, tribal history, and current tribal issues within the context of current WA state standards.

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Christmas trees

  • – PNW Extension Bulletin 684
  • – PNW Extension Bulletin PNW0006
  • – PNW Extension Bulletin PNW659
  • – PNW Extension Bulletin PNW625

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Climate change

  • – Oregon State University
  • – Department of Ecology
  • – U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP)
  • – USFS – WEBSITE CURRENTLY DOWN
  • – UW-led research
  • – a tool for finding the correct seed sources for your forest under current and potential cliamte scenarios
  • – USFS PNW-GTR-812

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Commercial thinning – see Thinning

Conservation easements

  • – From the Washington Association of Land Trusts
  • – Maryland Cooperative Extension information sheet

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Consulting forester – see Forestry assistance

Cost share programs

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Cultural Resources

  • – WSDOT publication
  • – NRCS Publication

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Disease

  • – Handbook from B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
  • – USDA Forest Service Forest Insect and Diseases Leaflet FIDL 172
  • – USDA Forest Service Disease Management Notes
  • – WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS055E
  • – excellent book available from the Canadian Forest Service
  • – Oregon Department of Forestry
  • – USDA Forest Service Agriculture Handbook 521
  • – Oregon Department of Forestry Fact Sheet
  • – Canadian Forest Service Publications
  • – USDA Forest Service Forest Insect and Diseases Leaflet FIDL 135
  • – OSU Extension Forest Health Fact Sheet EC1619-E
  • – WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS056E
  • – USDA Forest Service Forest Disease Management Notes
  • – List of USDA Forest Service leaflets
  • – A USDA Forest Service clearinghouse of disease information
  • – OSU Extension Service

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Endangered Species

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Estate planning

  • – USDA Forest Service General Technical Report GTR-SRS-112

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Fire

  • DNR
    Fire Information and Prevention
  • – PNW Extension Bulletin PNW0590
  • – PNW Extension Bulletin PNW618
  • – Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network
  • – Snohomish Conservation District Info

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Firewood


  • – UI Extension Bulletin
  • – USFS PNW-GTR-810

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Fish – see Riparian management

Forest economics – see Forest finance

 

Forest finance

  • – WSU Extension Manual 030E

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Forest health – see Disease or Insects

 

Forest management (general)

  • – OSU Extension Publication EM9206
  • – WSU Extension Bulletin EB1943
  • – a guide from the USDA Forest Service
  • – WSU Extension Bulletin EB2000
  • – WSU Extension Bulletin EB1353
  • – Detailed information on the the silvicultural characteristics of North American tree species

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Forest stewardship planning

  • – WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS060E
  • – WA Dept. of Revenue
  • – WSU Extension Bulletin EB2016
  • – National Association of State Foresters

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Forestry assistance – see also Cost share programs

  • – WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS043E
  • Washington State Consulting Forester and Silvicultural contractor Directory – WSU Extension database
  • – from the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA)
  • – from the Society of American Foresters
  • – Nationwide online Extension resources
  • – National web site with tools for private forest owners

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Forestry supplies (some examples with no implied endorsement)

  • – WSU Extension Handout
  • Forestry Supply Retailers (some examples with no implied endorsement)

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Game – see Wildlife

 

Hardwood management

  • – BC Ministry of Forests Extension Note 33
  • – provided by Weyerhaeuser
  • – OSU Forest Resource Laboratory Research Contribution 8
  • – WSU Extension Manual EM003
  • – USDA Forest Service General Technical Report
  • – Detailed information on the the silvicultural characteristics of North American tree species
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series

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Insects

  • – USDA Forest Service Forest Insect and Diseases Leaflet FID 170
  • – WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS055E
  • – USDA Forest Service Forest Insect and Diseases Leaflet
  • – Canadian Forest Service Publications
  • – WSU Extension Bulletin EB1101E
  • – List of USDA Forest Service leaflets
  • – A USDA Forest Service clearinghouse of insect information

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Invasive species

  • – King County Noxious Weed Program
  • – King County Noxious Weed Program
  • – King County Noxious Weed Program
  • (e.g. Scotch broom) – OSU Extension Bulletin EC1598
  • – OSU Extension Bulletin EC1588
  • – OSU Extension Bulletin EC1589
  • – OSU Extension Bulletin EC1590
  • – OSU Extension Bulletin EC1595
  • – OSU Extension Bulletin EC1592
  • – OSU Extension Bulletin EC1594
  • – OSU Extension Bulletin EC1596
  • – OSU Extension Bulletin EC1597
  • – OSU Extension Bulletin EC1599
  • – Information on ivy control from the City of Portland
  • – USFS PNW-GTR-817
  • – WSU Extension Publication MISC0185
  • – King County Noxious Weed Program
  • – King County Noxious Weed Program

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Inventory

  • – PNW Extension Bulletin PNW630
  • – Forestry Suppliers Technical Bulletin M0003
  • – Forestry Suppliers Technical Bulletin M0004
  • – a guide from the USDA Forest Service
  • – WSU Extension Manual EM038E
  • – WSU Extension Web learning module on forest inventory

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Logging – see Timber harvesting

Maps

  • – Assessor maps (best printed 11×17)
  • – interactive mapping service
  • – Extension Bulletin PNW581
  • – Interactive mapping service (requires Internet Explorer)
  • – Interactive mapping service
  • – Create a variety of site maps, including site class, resources, water types, topo, and more
  • – Soils maps and aerial images

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Native plants and trees

  • (WSU Press, 2014, 141pp.)
  • – OSU website
  • – WSU Extension Bulletin MISC0273
  • – NRCS Field Guide
  • – King County Website
  • – WA DNR Handout
  • – King County Website
  • – a database of native wildflowers, with photos and range maps, from author Mark Turner
  • – WADNR Website
  • – USFS PNW-GTR-804
  • – Washington Natural Heritage Program
  • – US Forest Service Agriculture Handbook 654
  • – A potential source for native plants
  • – A potential source for native plants
  • – WSU Extension Bulletin EB0440
  • – Detailed information on the the silvicultural characteristics of North American tree species
  • – A potential source for native plants
  • – a very useful smart phone app for the identification of native Washington wildflowers. The app is not free, but is an excellent tool.

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Non-timber forest products – see Special forest products

Noxious Weeds – see Invasive Species

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Pruning

  • – WSU Extension Bulletin EB1984

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Reforestation

  • – King Conservation District
  • – a portal for finding forest seedling vendors
  • – a guide from the DNR Webster Nursery
  • – WADNR Publication
  • – a tool for finding the correct seed sources for your forest under current and potential cliamte scenarios
  • – A potential source for native tree seedlings
  • – A potential source for native tree seedlings
  • – OSU Woodland Workbook Series EC1498
  • – A potential source for native tree seedlings

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Regulations

  • (WA DNR)

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Riparian management

  • – WDFW Guide to Controlling Invasive Aquatic Plants
  • – Fish and Wildlife Habitat Management Leaflet
  • – USDA National Agroforestry Center Publication
  • – NRCS Field Guide
  • – WSU Extension Brochure MISC0337
  • – WSU Extension Video
  • – USDA Agriculture Handbook 590
  • – Fish and Wildlife Habitat Management Leaflet
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – Fish and Wildlife Habitat Management Leaflet
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – King County Noxious Weed Program

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Roads

  • – Washington State DNR Forest Practices Board Manual
  • – USAID Publication

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Root rot -see Disease

Security

  • – WA DOL form
  • – RCW 4.24.210

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Shoreline and bluff managment

  • – A resource list assembled by Elliot Menashe

Site Preparation – see Reforestation

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Small-scale sawmilling

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Software

  • – includes report and software download
  • – educational forest management game from UBC
  • – free software tools

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Soils

  • – WSU Extension YouTube video
  • – OSU Extension Manual EM9023
  • – WSU Extension Manual EM064
  • – WA DNR
  • – WSU Extension Bulletin EB2019
  • – PNW Extension Publication PNW609

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Special forest products

  • – WSU Extension Bulletin EB1659
  • – USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-GTR-309
  • – Whatcom County
  • – USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-GTR-513

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Succession planning – see Estate Planning

Taxes

  • – WADOR Fact Sheet
  • – USFS Technical Report R8-TP 84
  • – OSU Woodland Workbook Series EC1526
  • – WADOR Fact Sheet
  • – WADOR Fact Sheet
  • – Annual tax tips from the US Forest Service
  • – WADOR Fact Sheet

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Thinning

  • – OSU Extension Publication EM9206
  • – USDA Forest Service Science Findings article
  • – PNW Extension Bulletin PNW0184
  • – TimberWest article by USDA Forest Service researcher Connie Harrington

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Timber harvesting

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Timber values

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Tool use and safety

  • – UGA Cooperative Extension
  • – MU Extension

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Trails

  • – USFS/USDOT Publication
  • – Order free copies of USFS Trail Publications and Videos
  • – USFS/USDOT Publication
  • (University of Minnesota Extension)
  • – USFS/USDOT Publication

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Vegetation Control – see also Invasive species

  • – OSU Woodland Workbook Series EC1388
  • – see Forestry chapter.
  • – WSU Extension Publication MISC0185

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Wetlands – see Riparian management

Wildlife – see also Animal damage, Birds and Bats, Endangered Species, and Riparian management

  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – USFS PNW Research Station Science Findings Issue 20
  • – WSU Extension Manual EM044
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – from WDFW
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – WA DNR Handout
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – Bat house plans from Bats Northwest
  • – article by DNR Stewardship Wildlife Biologist Jim Bottorff
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – WSU Extension Bulletin EB1866
  • – Eastside and Westside mixes from DNR Stewardship Wildlife Biologist Jim Bottorff
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series
  • – Woodland Fish and Wildlife Series

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Wind

  • – DNR and WSU Extension fact sheet

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Wood quality

  • – PNW Extension Bulletin PNW0576

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Yard and landscape trees

  • – WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS055E
  • – WA DNR Urban Forestry
  • – WSU Extension Bulletin EB2036
  • – WSU Extension Handout
  • – OSU Extension Publication
  • – WSU Extension Fact Sheet FS061E

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