Northwest Woodlands Magazine

Northwest Woodlands is a quarterly publication produced in cooperation with our affiliated groups in Washington, Idaho and Montana will keep you informed on regional issues. The magazine is dedicated to the management of family forestlands in the Northwest and has many articles by regional experts and forestry education specialists.


Winter 2018  Integrated Pest Management: See the Forest and the Trees; When Pesticides are the Best Option; Swept Away by Scotch Broom?; An Unusual Wood Borer
Spring 2018 Logging 1.0: Logging for Forest Health; Harvest Methods & Equipment; Choosing Loggers & Markets; DIY Opportunities
Summer 2018 Forest Recreation: Evolution of Forest Recreation; Protection from Liability; Tips for a Managed Recreation Program; Side Benefits of Recreation Access; Planning and Implementing a Trail System


Winter 2017 Working Cooperatively with Partners: Collaboration is Powerful; Developing Markets for Juniper; In Partnership to Manage Urban Forestland; Oregon Woodland Cooperative Model; Solving Forest Conflicts in Idaho's Clearwater Basin
Spring 2017 Forestland Security: Liability and Responsibility; Working with Law Enforcement; Many Uses of Trail Cameras; Securities on Forest Operations; Ideas for Protecting Your Forest
Summer 2017 Interpretation and Application of Science: Science Supports Forest Managers; Washington's Adaptive Management; Wildland Fire Science; Climate-Smart Strategies; Science Solves a Mystery
Fall 2017 Valueable Lessons For Forestland Owners: Know the Basics of Your Forest; Work With the Best Contractors; Strive for Forest Resilience; Contracts for Woodland Owners; Technology Can Help


Winter 2016 Streams and Riparian Areas: Benefits and Challenges of Streams on Your Property; What Are We Studying and Why?; A Successful Fish Passage Project; Basic Road Maintenance Tips; Applying a Fixed-Width Buffer
Spring 2016 Managing Forests for Extreme Events: Ups and Downs of Forest Insects: Landslide Basics: Managing with Mother Nature: Improved 
Seed Options: Are you Ready for Fire Season?
Summmer 2016 Recovering from Extreme Events: Effects of Disturbance; Resotration after Insect Epidemics; Salvageand Silviculture; Recovery After Extreme Weather; Prevention and Recovery with NRCS
Fall 2016 Forestland Taxes: Key Points on Timber Tax Issues; A Primer on Basis and Depletion; Succession and Estate Planning; What to Know About Capital Gains; How to Handle Casualty Losses; Helpful Tips for IRS Form T


Fall 2015 MANAGING FOR WILDLIFE: Wildlife on Private Forestland; The 'EAT' Team; Who Ate My Tree?; A Closer Look at Songbirds; Basic Habitat Improvements
Summer 2015 SILVICULTURE: Basic Silvicuture; Sustainable Forestry Near Chehalis; Forest Soil Considerations; Hardwood Opportunities; McGovern Tree Farm; Tree Farm Grow & Yield.
Spring 2015 LOVE OF THE LAND: A Woodland Owner Profile; Mom's Glade in Idaho; Loving the Land in Washington; Enjoying Northwest Montana; A Sense of Place in Oregon; Succession Planning; What Were We Getting Into?
Winter 2015 FORESTRY TOOLS FOR LANDOWNERS: Tools of the Trade; Mobile Electronic Forestry; DIY Tools, Today's Heavy Equipment; Safety in the Woods; Chainsaw Maintenance


Fall 2014 WHERE DO MY TREES GO? Our Region's Forest Industry; Advancements in Wood Structures; Future Forest Products; The State of Customary Markets; Christmas Trees Around the World
Summer 2014 FIRE: Are you Ready for Fire Season? Creating Fire-resistant Forests through Fuels Reduction; National Fire Policy
Spring 2014 Economics of Forest Management: Financial Analysis Principles and Application; Timing Your Timber Harvest; The Realities of Owner-Managed Harvest; Does Rocking Roads Pay?; Tractor Ownership; How to Pay Your Logger
Winter 2014 Invasives: The Invaders are Coming; Preventing Weed Spread; Exotic Insects Threaten our Forests; Plant Invaders; Biological Control: New Allies in Weed Control


Fall 2013 Forestland Recreation: Enhance Your Land's Recreational Value; Off the Beaten Path... Way Off; Properties Provide Turkey Hunting Opportunities; Understanding Recreational Immunity Laws
Summer 2013 Eastside Forestry: What's the Skinny? Too Many Trees, Too Few Mills; Wallowa County Responds to Challenges, Reducing Fire Risk, Family Finds Success with Cattle and Timber
Winter 2013 Owning Forestland: What's Next? Wildlife: Who is Living in Your Backyard; Idenitfying Trees and Plants; Clues to the Health of Your Forest; New Technology: Is it Time to Jump in? Consulting Foresters Bring Value


Fall 2012 Biofuels and Nutrient Benefits of Slash Retention. Is There a Place for Woodland Owners in the Biofuel Industry? Hybrid Poplars for Fuel. From Biomass to Jetfuel. Is Biomass a Future Market in Montana? Maintaining Site Productivity During a Biomass Harvest.
Summer 2012 Management Plans: What, Why, and How. Toward a Uniform Forest Managment Planning a System, A Story from Semi-Arid Eastside, The Crystal Lake Tree Farm Program Celebrates, Restoring.
Spring 2012 Market: Global Forest Products Markets, Deciphering Forest Products Market Trends, What You Should Know about the Export Insects and Diseases, Logging Contract Relations, Your Property? Tell it to the Judge, Why My Tree Farm is Gated, Landowner Develops Succession Plan.
Winter 2012 Threats to Your Property: Insects and Diseases, Logging Contract Relations, Your Property? Tell it to the Judge, Why My Tree Farm is Gated, Landowner Develops Succession Plan.


Tax Edition 2011 Bonus Article Available on Websites: Do you need to file Form 1099-S when reporting a timber sale? This is a significant issue to know before a timber sale is made. In an additional article available to readers on your state organization's website (members only section), tax specialist Linda Wang describes the fine details of Form 1099 reporting.
Fall 2011 Taxation: Tax Tips for 2011, What is Your Woodland's Tax Classification? Casualty Loss, What is Basis? Record Keeping: What, Why and How, State Tax Programs, Reforestation Expenditures.
Summer 2011 Water and Riparian Management, New Ideas for Riparian Management Areas, Clean Water: Emerging Issues, What is Fish Habitat? How Can I Make the Stream on My Land Better for Fish? Forests and Drinking Water.
Spring 2011 Capturing Values From Your Property, Capturing Forest Values Cooperatively, Rural Energy Programs, Nontimber Forest Products, Future Log Markets, Conservation Easements, Carbon Market Opportunities.
Winter 2011 Five Essential Elements for Successful Reforestation, How Do I Know if I Have a Quality Seedling? Is Your Site Prepared for the Race? The Importance of Seed Source, Benefits of Fall Planting.


Fall 2010 The Next Generation; our land, your legacy. Estate planning in today's economy. Google Earth: Next-generation Technology.
Winter 2010 Peeking into the Chemical Tool Box;Toxic Assets in Forestry: Fears, Fears, Facts and Philosophy; Controlling Competing Vegetation; Family Tackles Weeds with Non-Chemical Tactics; Trends in Forest Chemicals.


Fall 2009 Managing in Economic Catastrophe; Recovery After the 2007 Storm; Are You Prepared for a Wildfire? From Ashes to Trees: A Wildfire Recovery Story; The Hidden Threat in Firewood; Managing Mountain Pine Beetles.
Summer 2009 Measuring the range of forest values; Measuring fildlive on your woodland:DBH tape not required; How much water is that? Measuring the forest:soil and site properties; Guidelines for developing baseline forest inventories to meet the requirements on the CCX; Culturak resources: an opportunity; Measuring fish in the forest.
Spring 2009 Hardwoods are Growing up and becoming profitable to family forest owners; The practice of red alder silviculture; Evaluating sites for planting hardwoods in the pacific NW; Ecological value of natural red alder and pacific NW hardwood stands; Reclaiming fading glory: the decline of aspen and how to bring it back; Genetics of poplar plantations; Hardwood growth and yield.
Winter 2009 Forests Around the West: What Others are Doing; Forest Ownership and Management ? What?s Your Style? Why Indian Forests Work; BLM Plans for the Future; OSU's Living Laboratories; Port Blakely Manages for Long-Term Value.


Fall 2008 Silviculture 101; Designing your Forest; Spacing and Thinning Red Alder; The Realities of Pruning; Planting Density; Uneven-aged Challenges; Thinning in Conifer Forests.
Summer 2008 Legal Issues; Timber Trespass in a Nutshell; Spotted Owl Returns to the Spotlight; Contracts; Securing Access to Your Forestland; The Importance of Property Boundaries.
Spring 2008 Making Timber Harvesting Decisions; Merchandising Logs: to get ahead, plan ahead! Safety in the Woods; How to choose a forest contractor; Remedial Commercial Thinning.
Winter 2008 Wildlife and Managed Forests; Sustainabillity Checklist; Connect the Forest Food Web Dots; Your Forest at Night; The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

2007 + Before

Fall 2007 Generations to come: who will own your forest? Changes in timberland ownership & Estate planning options.
Summer 2007 Global Forest Products markets; impact on family forest owners. It's a big world out there, and Pacific Northwest forests are intricately tied to global forest products markets.
Spring 2007 Adding to your Woodlands; Hot Air; Insect & Disease; Resistance; Wildlife Features; Fire Protection; The right Equipment.
Winter 2007 MANAGEMENT PLANS: Tools for Success! Don't let human nature stand in your way of using one of the best tools around to enjoy your property - the management plan.


Fall 2006 TOOL TIME: Matching today's jobs with yesterday's tools. Be equipped for the job you are doing now.
Spring 2006 The Future of Family Forests; The Future of Wood Products; Biomass: Fuel For Change; Marketing Cooperatives; Climate Change and Forests.
Winter 2006 New century forest products - Opportunities for the family forestland owner. Lifestyle forest owners look to all values of the forest. Forest industry directory helps buyers and sellers get together. Nature and Resource-Based Tourism: Should I take this step?


Fall 2005 Changing Generations; Sucession of the Family Business; Key Estate Planning Ingredients; Tips for Successful Family Meetings, Estate Planning: Start Early and Be Patient; The Generation Transfer: How Do You Accomplish It?
Spring 2005 Alternative Species Silviculture: The Choice of Species Depends Partly on Objectives; Coast Redwood is Tolerant and Valuable; Return of the King: Western White Pine; Inland Northwest Opportunities and Challenges; Willamette Valley Ponderosa Pine Making a Comeback.
Winter 2005 The Art, Humor and Zen of Stewarding Trees; The Spirituality of Forestry; Dancer, the Monster Machine, Chainsaw Zen, One Familiy's Connection to Time and Place Through Trees; The Art of Trees; Deep-Rooted Memories.

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