Welcome to the Woodland Compass, the OSU Extension electronic newsletter for landowners in Benton, Linn and Polk Counties. The Compass will be posted here and sent out by email every two months with news and information to help landowners take care of and enjoy their woodland properties. Electronic announcements of upcoming events will be distributed through the Needle to help keep you informed about local workshops, tours or other happenings.
With the Compass and Needle, we hope to be able to bring you more-focused, detailed and timely information on the art and science of woodland management, with more photos and links than in print formats.
To receive the Compass and Needle delivered to your inbox, contact Jody with your name, email, and physical mailing address & phone (to help keep email lists current).
November Ice Storm (map photo) November Ice Storm (article)
New Extension Specialist in Forest Economics, Management and Policy
CoCo What? Confessions of a local weather watcher
Wildfire: It's not if, but when
Western Oak looper
Tree Farmer of the Year Tours
Extension F&NR newspaper articles
Five questions to answer as fire season begins
What’s causing all that die-back in Incense-cedar?
Watching out for the Emerald Ash Borer & other Invasives
The boom-and-bust life of defoliating insects
Oregon wildflower app for smartphones
Master Woodland Manager Training 2014
Winter Weed Work
Rainfall Monitoring Pays Off
Cooperators Sought for Wildlife Study
Two New Forestry Extension Specialist at OSU
Chasing Early Seral
Extension FNR newspaper articles Jan./Feb. 2014
Pest Scene Investigation
Scanning the Horizons for a Logger
Choosing your words carefully
2013 Tax Tips for Forest Landowners
Update from the Committee for Family Forestlands
Woodland owners, foresters to gather at World Forestry Center in Portland November 25
Extension FNR newspaper articles Nov./Dec. 2013
Knowledge and experience can be shared
Oregon white oak in the Willamette Valley, Summer 2013....Some in-your-face issues
Vegetation Management Series by Brad Withrow-Robinson,
Weed control and herbicide basics - including a distinction between foliar and
soil active herbicides.
Understanding foliar herbicides – part 1 – glyphosate.
Understanding foliar Herbicides- part 2 – Growth Regulators
Extension FNR newspaper articles September/October 2013
Connecting Youth to our Local Forests and Science
There’s an App for that #3: SoilWeb
Extension FNR newspeper articles July/August 2013
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Happy Spring, or is it summer already?
Keep Up on Your Fire-prevention Maintenance
Stressed and Dying Conifers - another year for “Valley Crud”
The Value of Dead Wood- an anecdote and photo contest
Bugs, the Good and Bad (Dead Wood Revisited)
Extension FNR newspaper articles for June 2013
Forest Restoration …in Thailand
“Is SNC Hurting me?”
In the News
Extension FNR newspaper articles March/April 2013
Welcome & Introduction
Forestry and Woodland Resources for Benton, Linn, and Polk Counties
Growing a New Forest
Experiments by Design
Leadership Transition and other News from the Board of Forestry
Extension FNS newspaper articles Jan/Feb 2013