AHB Bioenergy Field Tours

Showcasing Renewable Biomass

The AHB Extension team hosts field tours at each of the poplar bioenergy demonstration sites during the summer and fall. The tours provide opportunities to see firsthand the incredible growth of poplar and how the tree can be used to develop a renewable biochemical and biofuels industry in the Pacific Northwest.

Rich Shuren leading a group of students from Western Washington University on a tour of the Pilchuck demonstration site. May 2016.

Field tours are held annually at each of our demonstration sites. Check our events page for information on upcoming tours.

At each of the tours you can engage with other stake holders and policy makers as well as researchers on the AHB project.

Tour Topics Include:

  • Growing hybrid poplar as a short rotation woody energy crop
  • Sustainable production and environmental impacts on soil, water, and wildlife
  • The best areas to develop biofuel and bioproduct industries
  • Biomass production tour highlighting operational and research poplar plots

Field Tours:

Annual field tours are held at the Clarksburg, Hayden, Jefferson, and Pilchuck demonstration sites.

Harvesting Tours

This year we will be hosting harvesting tours at the Hayden and Jefferson sites. Dates coming soon!