Each year, we offer a series of trainings for Forest Stewards and frequent volunteers. Join us to learn more about restoration best management practices, community engagement, and urban forest ecology.

Upcoming Trainings

Bird Focus: Winter Backyard Birds| Sat Dec 8th| 10am-12pm | Seward Park 

Join Seward Park Audubon naturalists to learn about winter backyard birds and how to support birds during this cold time of year.

RSVP at: https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/14748/


Climate Change: Long-term Forest Health and Restoration Planning | Tuesday, December 11th| 6pm-8pm | Jefferson Horticultural Center

It’s time to develop a long-term restoration mindset! Join Paul Fischer from Stewardship Forestry and Science to understand long-term forest management strategies, including information on anticipated future forest conditions, how Seattle Parks and Recreation is thinking about change strategically, as well as information on plant selection for climate change.

RSVP at: https://seattle.greencitypartnerships.org/event/14678/ 


Related Learning Opportunities:

The Washington Native Plant Society Central Puget Sound Chapter invites Forest Stewards and volunteers to attend their monthly programing.  These events are free and open to the public. There is free plant ID help before all of the Seattle programs.  Find out about upcoming programs: https://www.wnps.org/cps_programs.html


Past trainings with links

Winter Twig ID | Wednesday, January 24th 

Native Plant Walk | Saturday, February 24th 

Introduction to Wetlands | Friday, March 16th 

Common Tree Health Issues | Tuesday, April 10th 

Tracking Pollution Using Moss | Thursday, April 12th 

Bird Habitat Consultation | Wednesday, April 25th |  Harrison Ridge Greenbelt

Bird Habitat Consultation | Wednesday, May 9th | Fairmount Playground Park

Plant ID Training | Friday, May 11th 

Morning Treats and Tweets | Saturday, May 12th

Bird Focus: Spring Migration| Saturday, May 19th

Bird Focus: Birding by ear | Saturday, June 2nd

Bird Habitat Consultation | Wednesday, June 13th |Thorndyke Park

Bird Habitat Consultation | Wednesday, July 11th | Jackson Park

Plant ID Training | Friday, July 13th | Pigeon Point

Forest Steward Meetup |Thurs, July 19 | Woodland Park Zoo
Drought Tolerance Workshop |Tuesday, July 31|Northacres Park

Bird Habitat Consultation | Wed, August 8th | Lewis Park

Pollinator Habitat Restoration | Sat, Aug 11| Gasworks Park
Invasive Plant ID and Removal BMPs | Sat Aug 25 | Me-Kwa-Mooks Park

Pruning and Stewardship Approaches for Safe Natural Areas | Thur Sept 6th | RBUFW

Wetlands 101 | Wed Sept 19th | Longfellow Creek 

Birding in Seward Park | Saturday, Oct 6th | Seward Park 

Forest and Bog Field Trip in Snohomish County| Fri Oct 12th 

Owl Prowl| Fri Oct 12th | Seward Park 

Bird Focus: Corvids| Sun Oct 13th|  Seward Park 

Native Plant Walk| Sat Oct 20th

Seattle’s Indigenous Cultural History Discussion | Tues Oct 30th  

Forest Steward Meetup| Sat Nov 10th| Martha Washington Park

Bird Focus: Woodpeckers| Sat Nov 10th| Seward Park 

Inclusive Volunteer Engagement| Tues Nov 13th | Meadowbrook 

Post Thanksgiving Day Nature Walk | Sat Nov 24| Seward Park 

Winter Twig ID | Fri, Nov 30th | Pigeon Point Park

Live Stake Harvest | Sat, Dec 1st |  Magnuson Park

Morning Tweets and Treats| Sat Dec 1st | Seward Park 

If you have suggestions for trainings that you would be interested in, or think would be helpful for others, please email Andrea.

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