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Forestry References

Forestry References


NRCS References for Forest Practice Specifications and Implementation:

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Electronic Field Office Technical Guides (eFOTG) are the primary scientific references for NRCS. They contain technical information about the conservation of soil, water, air, and related plant and animal resources.

Washington Technical Notes are available in Section 1 of the eFOTG:

Forestry Technical Note 10
Stand Density Guide; Minimum spacing for planting trees by species for 612 Tree/Shrub Establishment and a spacing range for 666 Forest Stand Improvement (Precommercial thinning)

Plant Material Technical Note 10
Riparian Revegetation Plants;  (PDF; 162 KB)

Engineering Technical Note 10
Forest Roads Contracting, Construction and Maintenance for Small Forest Woodland Owners;

Idaho Technical Notes:
Tech Note 1; 
A Primer for Timber Harvesting
Tech Note11; 
Biomass Measurements for Western Conifers

Montana Technical Notes:
Forestry Technical Note MT-15; Transportation, Care and Storage of Seedlings and Planting   (PDF; 912 KB)

Plant Materials Technical Note Number MT-51; Temporary Storage and Handling of Container, Bareroot, and Cutting Stock  (PDF; 205 KB)

Oregon Technical Notes:
Forestry Technical Note No. 18: Basic Windbreak Design Criteria for Farm and Ranch Headquarters Areas and Large Residential Lots.
Forestry Technical Note No. 25: How Windbreaks Work:
Forestry Technical Note No. 26: Windbreak Establishment

You also have the option of taking the Forest Stewardship planning classes from WSU Extension and DNR Forest Stewardship Foresters.


Our Partners In Serving Non-Industrial Forestland Owners:

Washington Conservation Commission (WCC) logo Washington Conservation Commission  (WCC)


Washington Association of Conservation Districts (WACD) logo Washington Association of Conservation Districts  (WACD)

Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) logo Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR)



Washington State University - Extension (WSU) logo Washington State University - Extension  (WSU)


US Forest Service (USFS) logo USDA
Forest Service  (USFS)

USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station




Other Useful Resources for the forest steward

NRCS National Forestry Manual and Handbook:
NRCS Forest Economics:

Indigenous Uses, Management, and Restoration of Oaks of the Far Western United States;

Western Washington Native Woody Plants for Wildlife;

PNW-GRT-804: “Planting Native Oak in the Pacific Northwest”, Devine and Harrington, Feb. 2010;

USFS Fuels Loading Photo Series:

Tree Growth, Forest Management and Their Implications for Wood Quality: 533/PNW576.pdf

Woody Plant Seed Manual: