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Northeast Washington Wood Innovation Workshop

Posted by Dylan Kruse on July 10, 2015

October 13-14, 2015 - K Diamond K Ranch - Republic, WA

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Photo credit: Marcus Kauffman

This workshop was sponsored by the Washington Statewide Wood Energy Team project, a collaborative agency, business, and non-profit effort to develop biomass clusters that complement forest restoration activities in Washington. Cluster projects provide heat and power to schools, hospitals, commercial buildings and industrial facilities. Participating projects will be eligible to receive technical assistance and resources to help with evaluation and early stage development.

Download the workshop presentations at the bottom of the page, in the Downloads section. 

This northeast Washington workshop is the second in a series of three. The first workshop was held in central Washington. Click here to download the presentations from the first workshop. We will also be hosting a workshop in western Washington state.

Who attends the workshops?

Entrepreneurs, community leaders, economic development professionals, conservation districts, county commissioners, forest collaborative members, facility managers, decision makers, public utility districts, forest products industry representative, tribes, and more. 

At this workshop, participants explored economic development opportunities for small diameter wood utilization for small and medium size scale facilities in northeast Washington (Okanogan, Ferry, Stevens, and Pend Oreille counties). Presenters facilitated active conversations about bringing those opportunities to fruition, and identified next steps for implementation.