Talking Forests

Have you heard about the #forestproud movement?

Author and Photos: Talking Forests for #forestproud #forestproud is an organization that has come a long way since its inception. I first heard about it in 2015 and watched this organization grow from a professional society feel much like what we already have out there to this new and changing organization that fosters diversity in…

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Friends from Two Different Countries Share the Love of Forests

The Toerring Forest Story in Seefeld, Germany Writing and Photos by Talking Forests On a partly cloudy German morning, Talking Forests pulls up to a forestry office near the Seefeld Castle. Douglas-fir regeneration unit with a 2-year old bareroot plug planted. Photo Credit: Talking Forests How did we get this opportunity? Tom Hanson, the District…

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Patrick Shults Brings Stewardship Forestry to Southwest Washington

Author and Photos by Talking Forests  Patrick Shults is the new Southwest Washington Washington State University extension forester based out of Chehalis, WA. Serving Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Mason, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum Counties. His background is in forestry based non-profits and education. After his undergrad, he fell in love with academia which is why…

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Castle Rock High School Studies Mount St. Helens Evolution

Author and Photo by Talking Forests  On a sunny fall morning, students from Castle Rock High School are briefed by the staff of Mount St. Helens Institute (MSHI) in preparation for a day of learning in not your average classroom. Students have a chance to be in the best classroom of all at MSHI, the outdoors near…

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Forest Landowners Celebrate Field Day in Oakville, WA

Author and Photos by Talking Forests  On a bright and sunny summer day, forest landowners come together for field sessions and educational opportunities put on by Washington State University Extension Forestry and the Washington Department of Natural Resources Small Forest Landowner Office.  The event was hosted by John Henrikson of Wild Thyme Farm. Andy Perleberg presents award to John…

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Talking Forests Goes to South Korea

Author and Photos by Talking Forests  The best part about having a mobile business is being able to go anywhere in the world. The sights in South Korea are amazing and thousands, not hundreds, of years seated into history. Check out this temple: Guinsa Temple, South Korea We hiked several vertical incline miles to make…

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