Forestry & Natural Resources Extension

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Register Now for Rural Living Field Day!

The 2014 Rural Living Field Day is set for Saturday, August 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Howell Territorial Park on Sauvie Island.  To register, just visit the West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District website at and click on “Events.” The cost is only $15 per person or $20 for families.  Morning beverages and snacks will be served as well as a fully catered lunch! 

Serving Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties

Promoting better woodlands management through education

Forests cover 80% of Columbia County, and more than half of Washington and Yamhill Counties. Our region is home to more than 5,000 families and individuals that own manage small woodland properties for multiple benefits - investment and timber, quality habitat for wildlife, recreation, or all of the above and more.

We provide woodland owners and managers with objective, research-based information and educational resources to help them make informed stewardship and management decisions. We bring state and national expertise to the community through our affiliation with the OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program and the OSU College of Forestry. We work collaboratively with many community organizations that have a shared interest in our region's forests, including soil and water conservation districts, watershed councils, landowner organizations, school districts and state agencies.

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Who we are

Amy Grotta is the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension agent serving Columbia, Washington and Yamhill Counties. She has a faculty appointment in the OSU College of Forestry. Contact Amy

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