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Washington State University Cooperative Extension

Washington State University Cooperative Extension has offices in all 39 counties. Faculty conduct education programs that include topics in agriculture and natural resources. Conservation oriented programs include agricultural best management practices, the role of wetlands in water quality, wildlife and fisheries management, and forestry and rangeland management.

Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR)

The mission of the Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources (CSANR) is to develop and foster agriculture and natural resource management approaches that are economically viable, environmentally sound, and socially acceptable. Rather than duplicate ongoing efforts, the center strives to facilitate interdisciplinary linkages and coalitions between WSU, growers, industry, environmental groups, agencies, and the people of Washington. It offers education and technical assistance. 

Natural Resource Sciences Extension

WSU Natural Resource Sciences Extension offers information and referrals to landowners who are interested in learning more about the management of natural resources. Topics include forestry, wildlife management, and watershed rangeland management.

Backyard Forest Stewardship is designed for people who live in the woods. Two separate guides were developed for eastern and western Washington that show how to keep a home and family safe from natural hazards, including wildfire; keep a forest healthy and attractive; improve wildlife habitat in yard and forest. Most of the information is also useful to owners of small parcels of undeveloped forest land. They also administer a backyard forest stewardship recognition program.   

Small Farms Team

WSU Small Farms Team works with communities and individuals across Washington to foster a profitable farming system, to promote land and water stewardship, and to ensure that all Washingtonians have unrestricted access to healthy food. Their website provides resources for both farmers and the general public.

The Small Farms Team provides research-based information and educational programs for farmers, consumers, decision-makers, and others involved in local food systems. The team is a statewide affiliation of professionals from WSU, state agencies, and non-governmental organizations.

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