In a Working Forest, highly trained professionals called
which keeps forests
while still producing wood products for people to use.
This special website has been created to help kids (adults are allowed, too) learn more about the world of working, managed forests in Washington state.
Forest management is what we call the work that professional foresters do year-round to maintain balance in the many parts of a forest ecosystem. It is an important part of a larger cycle that benefits wildlife, the environment, and produces wood that we need for building homes, making products, and so much more.
This is the start of your journey. Choose a section below to start your journey toward becoming a Junior Forester!
When you finish each section, use the navigation bar at the top of the screen to jump to a different section or come right back here.
What are the four types of forest regions?
How do you identify different kinds of trees?
Take the tree species quiz!
How do we make sure that wildlife have a home in working forests?
How many animals live and thrive in forests?
What is paper made from?
How do we turn logs into wood products?
How are healthy forests, climate change, and clean environment related?