Other Forestry programs 2018

Twilight Tour: Green Acres Forest - Clackamas Woodland Farmer of the Year, June 21, 2018, 6:00pm to dusk, Estacada, OR

Mark your calendar for a twilight tour the first week of summer. See how a couple from the city got a head start on learning to manage their woodland near Estacada. Les and Susan Ricketts adopted a two-storied forest of widely scattered timber with a well-established understory of nine-year old trees. They will share their experience with the challenges of managing the daylight and growing space, under and over the two-storied stand as the young trees start getting crowded.

Registration is required by June 1, but there is no fee. Detailed directions will be provided to registered participants. To register or get more information, call 503-655-8631 or email          jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Twig Weevil Field Day, July 10, 2018, 1:00-3:00pm

Plans are underway to organize an afternoon field day to illuminate what is currently understood on the biology and management of twig weevils. See article “Twig Weevil” on p. 13.
Where: TBA
When: 1-3 PM, Tuesday, July 10, 2018

What: You will have the opportunity to observe plant damage in Douglas-fir and noble fir. This will be an opportunity to scout for twig weevils, learn how to identify the adult and larval forms, and discuss control options.
Presenters: Jim LaBonte, ODA Entomologist, Chal Landgren, OSU Christmas tree Specialist, and Growers.

Maps and other details will be available soon at:
Stay tuned. Questions can be directed to Chal Landgren at (971) 801-0381 or chal.landgren@oregonstate.edu.


Family Forest Carbon Markets in Practice: Raincloud Tree Farm Tour, July 12, 2018, 6:00-8:30pm Twilight Tour

Attend this forest tour at the Stewart family’s Raincloud Tree Farm to see an example of how forest carbon markets can work for family forest owners. Jon and Janice Stewart are the first forest owners in Oregon to enroll in a forest carbon sequestration program with Forest Carbon Works. This was done in partnership with the Pinchot Institute for Conservation and their project on Unlocking Carbon Markets for Family Forest Owners. The goal is to help overcome barriers that have prevented family forest owners from participating in carbon markets.

The Stewart family would like to share their experience with other family forest owners. The general idea is that forest landowners who are managing in a way that stores a lot of carbon in their forest growth have opportunities to get paid for their “carbon sequestration services”.  

“My goal is to show that there are ways for small woodland owners to actively step forward to address climate change” - Jon Stewart, forest owner.

Join the tour to see their beautiful forest and learn about how they are getting credit (payments) for the carbon they store in their forest with their style of management.

Registration is required but there is no fee. Detailed directions will be provided to registered participants. Space is limited. To register or get more information, please email jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu or call Jean at  503-655-8631.


CCFFA Annual Picnic and Clackamas Woodland Farmer of the Year Tour at Rainbow Forest Farm, August 4, 2018, 5:00pm-dusk, Redland

Mark your calendar for the annual CCFFA Summer picnic on August 4, featuring a tour of Rainbow Forest Farm in Redland, Clackamas Woodland Farmer of the Year 2017.
Tim Dahl and Debi Poppe have been living and working on their 15-acre forest farm since 1986, the year after they were married. The forest was a mixed-species blend of second-growth and brush from logging in the 1940s. The vision and goals emerging from their woodland management journey include:
  •  Maintain private woodland residence
  •  Improve forest health
  •  Open the canopy for daylight and diversity
  •  Enhance species diversity and wildlife habitat
  •  Reduce fuels and fire hazards
  •  Keep the land in forest for the next generation
Along with work on the farm, Tim is a very active participant in the forestry community, including: CCFFA Board, Secretary-Treasurer, OSU Master Woodland Manager, OSU Citizen Fire Academy, Oregon Master Naturalist, The Nature Conservancy, and volunteer work at Hopkins Demonstration Forest and Tree School.
  4:00pm Arrivals and social time        
  5:00pm Dinner           
  6:00-8:00pm Tree Farm Tour, highlighting Rainbow Forest Farm’s stewardship.
Registration required, details to be finalized in July. Call 503-655-8631, email jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu or visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/forestry for more information closer to the event date.

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