This package includes two modules:
Eastern Washington Forest Ecology: This module provides an introduction to forest ecology in Eastern Washington forests. Forest ecology is the study of the forest as a whole, emphasizing the interaction of all parts. Understanding forest ecology enables you, as a landowner, to comprehend the natural processes that influence forest vegetation and wildlife. Key concepts covered in this module include disturbance, plant succession, shade-tolerance, stand structure, and fire regimes.
Forest Management and Silviculture Primer: This module will introduce you to silvicultural concepts and techniques in Washington state for achieving a variety of objectives such as forest health, wildlife habitat, and timber production. Topics covered include stand development, harvest systems, thinning, and cultural practices.