Mark stepped forward to assist with expert instruction at the Forest and Range Owners Field Day held near Dayton, WA. Mark co-taught with Dr. Don Hanley (Extension Forester Emeritus) on the topic of forest thinning and pruning, two extremely important cultural practices for landowners to implement in order to improve forest health, create more fire-resilient stands, enhance forage and browse for livestock and wildlife, and to enrich the scenic beauty of the forest. It is rare for department-based forestry faculty to participate as instructors in Extension endeavors, and it was extremely appreciated. Thank you, and welcome to the team, Mark!!
Due to an event rental mix-up, Rachel helped the WSU Forestry & Range Extension Team quickly obtain necessary infrastructure (tables and chairs) with very short notice; she did so while stepping out of the county for personal leave. Due to her local connections, the annual Forestry and Range Owners Field Day came off without any glitches. The Dayton FFA and advisor Kristina (Peterschick) Knebel also deserve kudos for their outstanding effort to set-up and clean-up after the event.
The WSU Bee Lab Team hosted a two day field event which taught beginning and advanced beekeeping skills on June 9-11, 2017.
The staff did a great job in coordinating, prepping and hosting the event which had attendees from around the PNW, CA, and beyond.
Julia keeps our office on task and brings a breadth of knowledge to our team. She brings a smile and a laugh everyday and is a joy to work with.