The Grays Harbor Conservation District is happy to be able to offer a wide range of forestry technical assistance to the landowners of Grays Harbor County and surrounding western Washington.

All of our technical assistance is Voluntary, Free, and Without Obligation.

Forest Stewardship Program

The GHCD Forest Stewardship Program is available to Private Non-Industrial Landowners of any sized acreage, interested in long-term, sustainable management of their forested natural resources.

At your request a local Conservation District Service Forester will:

  • Make an in-person site-visit.
  • Work with you to create a personalized Forest Stewardship Plan tailored to YOUR goals and objectives, including written management recommendations, and maps.
  • Provide technical forestry assistance.
  • Provide Tree Farm Certification assistance and information.
  • Provide information on and assistance with available cost-sharing programs.
  • Provide educational events and/or materials on forestry and related topics.

Have forestland? Click on the ‘Download Our Forest Stewardship Brochure’ to find an application for assistance, or contact us!

Technical Assistance

Already have a Stewardship or Management Plan but questions or could use a little help? Your local Conservation District Service Forester will be happy to assist with information on:

  • Thinning
  • Pruning
  • Insect, Disease, or Animal Damage
  • Planting Recommendations
  • Management Techniques
  • And More!

Click on the ‘Download Our Forest Stewardship Brochure’ to find an application for assistance, or contact us!

Tree Farm Certification

GHCD is proud to staff an American Tree Farm Inspector. This Tree Farm Inspector is available for assistance or information regarding the Tree Farm Certification.

Tree Farm Certification is a form of forest certification acknowledging the on-the-ground forest and land management practices of forest landowners committed to the ATFS standards of sustainable forest management.

For more information Click Here!

Forestry Education

Interested in forestry? The GHCD is happy to provide forest education events, short-courses, or materials.

     Forest Life – An interactive Forest/Forestry Walk Through

Forest Tour – A bit for the younger audience, but still full of good info 

 Interested in forestry as a Career? Click Here!

WSU Forestry & Natural Resource Publications      Trees of Washington

Helpful Forestry Links

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