Do you own forested or wooded property in Snohomish County or on Camano Island? Whether you own a few acres of woods or a larger forest tract, there are a variety of services available to help you get the most out of your land. Whether you’re interested in preservation and aesthetics, periodic timber harvest for income or anything in between, Snohomish Conservation District has the resources to help you achieve your goals and objectives.

The District works closely with the WSU Extension Forestry program in Snohomish County, which provides education and technical assistance to forest landowners. These include: classes, workshops, field days, online learning modules, an informative newsletter, how-to videos and an online library of over 40 publications and videos to help manage forestland. WSU Extension Forestry also maintains a searchable directory of forestry consultants and silviculture contractors on their website.

The popular WSU Extension flagship forestry program, Forest Stewardship Coached Planning, is a multi-week training featuring experts from across the state to teach owners everything they need to know to steward a forest. Topics include: soils, silviculture, forest health, wildlife, invasive species, protecting water resources and measuring trees. As part of the program, participants receive coaching from experts to help develop a written forest stewardship plan specific to their site. An approved plan translates to recognition as a Stewardship Forest that includes a sign to post on the property. The plan may also help participants qualify for cost share programs or discounted property taxes for forestry use. A site visit from a professional forester and a publication resource library are also included as part of the program.

Resources for Forestland and Woodlot Owners


Firewise Program

Photo of Firewise Clearing & Maintenance at Project Site

Firewise is a national program that helps landowners and communities prevent damage from devastating wildland fires.

Find out more at the national website: