The Rural Technology Initiative ceased operations in 2011. This site is maintained as an archive of works from RTI collaborators from 2000 to 2011 and is no longer updated. RTI's successor and remaining staff can be found at NRSIG.org
RTI, and RTI Associate
Here are a list of links to different publication
types found on this page
Fact sheets are 2-4 page summaries of projects that use research
and technology to investigate contemporary forestry issues. All
RTI Fact Sheets are available to be read on line, or downloaded
as a PDF.
The Rural Technology Initiative often supports graduate
student research as part of a rural technology transfer
strategy. RTI staff have also been selected for its unique
abilities to contribute to this plan. Here is a growing
list of downloadable thesis papers produced by staff and
The RTI Newsletter includes topical reports on activities and projects that the Rural Technology Initiative has been involved in. Due to funding cuts, the Newsletter has been discontinued but this archive still holds some interesting and informative articles.
Forest Stewardship Notes is published twice a year by Natural Resources Extension at Washington State University. This publication is written for private forestland owners in the state of Washington that are interested in learning more about the management of natural resources. Topics include forest management, wildlife management, range management, forest taxation, economics, business, watershed management, and more.