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Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance

Managing forest ecosystems can be challenging and complex. The District provides assistance on a voluntary non regulatory basis. Consultations are available through site visits, web conferencing, and over the phone to determine what specific needs and concerns you have with your forest resources.


Below are expandable lists with additional topics covered by forestry assistance. For additional information on the topics below contact the District forester (360) 899-8061 or by email at:

Forest Management Planning

Forest Health

Wildfire Risk Assessment and Preparedness

Forest Measurement and Tools

Ecosystem Services

Climate Adaptation

Afforestation and Reforestation

Non-Timber Forest Products

Forestland and Timber Taxation

Fish and Wildlife Habitat

Natural Resource Damage Assessment

Forest Roads

Cost share

Financial Assistance

In order to meet all the requirements for a given funding entity we encourage landowners to schedule an initial site visit as soon as possible to determine the most appropriate agency and funding program. Many grants and cost-share programs are competitive, so we strongly encourage starting the process of seeking cost-share with a new or updated plan. In some cases, the District can facilitate landowner or operator implementation directly, in other cases we provide a technical assistance memo or an advanced resource management plan to ensure you have necessary the details and eligibility aligned to the funder requirements.




Outreach & Education

Outreach and Education

Our forestry outreach utilizes a variety of media, including our District E-Newsletter, online calendar of forestry related events, a catalog of local, regional, state, national, and international forestry educational organizations and resources. We also provide or participate in online and or in person workshops, presentations, for a variety of topics of interest to forestland owners, agency partners, and non-governmental organizations.

Engaging Communities in Forestry Education

Skagit CD Forestry Education Catalog

WSU Extension Forestry Puget Sound Region

WSU Forest Health Watch


Web Tools and Resources

Skagit Wildfire Web App

Planning and assessment tool of past, present, and future wildfire conditions, with current local, state, federal data sources.

Tree Seedzone Web App

Planning and assessment tool of historical, current, and provisional seed zones for common pacific northwest tree species from state and federal data. 

USGS EarthExplorer

Comprehensive source of historical aerial imagery, searchable by selected area and image acquisition program

WSU Silviculture Contractor and Consulting Forester Directory

WSU Small Scale Mill Directory

WA Contract Logger Association Master Logger Certified Contractor Directory


WA DNR Monthly Survey Prices for 'Delivered Logs'

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