What International Conference Life Is Like

By Talking Forests | July 18, 2018

  Author and Photos by Talking Forests  How did someone from a little town in WA State get to go to an International Conference and speak? It is simple, I asked to go and said I was available to be a speaker, in Poland. 2018 International Forest Business Conference and the next one is slated for 2020!…

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France’s Tallest Wood Buildings to be Built on a City Block

By Talking Forests | June 12, 2018

  Author and Photos by Talking Forests  Bouygues Immobilier is excited to get this wooden building ready for tenants to live in. Photo Credit: Talking Forests A new block of tall buildings made of wood is planned for Strasbourg, France, and the first one is already almost finished. The Sensations building broke ground this winter, is…

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Patrick Shults Brings Stewardship Forestry to Southwest Washington

By Talking Forests | May 12, 2018

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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Finally, Some Great Forest Podcasts You Should Hear

By Talking Forests | April 21, 2018

  Author and Photos by Talking Forests  Podcasts have been gaining popularity as a convenient way to gain some new knowledge easily. Why are they convenient? You can listen to them on your way to and from work on the Bluetooth or speaker device in your car, while you are walking around, and while you…

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Netherlands Wooden Tower That Will WOW You – Pompejus

By Talking Forests | April 13, 2018

  Author and Photos by Talking Forests  Talking Forests had the opportunity to see the Pompejus tower a week after the grand opening. Driving out to Fort de Roovere was serene and beautiful in the low morning light. Parked under a canopy of broadleaf trees that were not blooming, yet. Still, the colors of Fall on the ground.…

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You can use LinkedIn to land you a job or contract!

By Talking Forests | March 20, 2018

  Author and Photos by Talking Forests  Earlier this week, I posted a great piece from Social Media Examiner that helped us understand how to use LinkedIn to get better visibility. Why is this close to my heart? How do I know that these tricks work? In 2014, I was working harder than ever on a…

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Are People Using too Many Hashtags? We Wanted to Find Out Why They Exist

By Talking Forests | February 24, 2018

  Author and Photos by Talking Forests  You are probably thinking; Talking Forests is going a little crazy with those hashtags. The research we have conducted showed us some compelling evidence. We admit, we are using them more now and committed to helping you understand why we recommend them. Talking Forests is keeping up with…

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Why Do You Need a Social Media Plan?

By Talking Forests | January 22, 2018

  Author and Photos by Talking Forests  Are you still thinking about starting up social media? Do you have social media platforms started, but you do not have time or are not reaching a large audience anymore?  During your free consultation, we ask you a series of questions to get to know your goals and…

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Five Activities in the Nisqually Watershed from Mount Rainier-Sound

By Talking Forests | November 12, 2017

  Author and Photos by Talking Forests Did you know that the Nisqually River divides Thurston from Pierce County? The Nisqually River is created by a glacier that is on Mount Rainier and you can view the glacier in Mount Rainier National Park and then go all the way to the end of the river…

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Castle Rock High School Studies Mount St. Helens Evolution

By Talking Forests | October 15, 2017

  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…

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