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Upcoming Forestry & Natural Resources Events Around Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties
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Washington County Small Woodlands Association Chapter Programs
(for more information about WCSWA programs, visit their website)
Friday, September 30th: Tour of Oregon-Canadian Forest Products
Meet at 9:30 am at their headquarters on NW Commercial St. in North Plains
Oregon-Canadian is the largest remanufacturer of specialty softwood products in North America. Their business is to buy high-grade product from sawmills and then sort, dry, re-saw, plane and ship to wholesale buyers like window and door manufacturers.
Yamhill Small Woodlands Association Chapter Programs
(for more information about YSWA programs, visit their website)
4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm
Yamhill Public Works Auditorium, 2050 NE Lafayette Ave, McMinnville
September 28th: Oregon Dept. of Forestry District Forester Mike Cafferata will present an overview of the 2016 fire season, target shooting, and and update on Yamhill County forest classification.
October 26th: "Assistance for Woodland Owners": Learn about funding opportunities for conservation practices from Josh Togstad, Wetland and Riparian CREP specialist, and Tom Hoskins, NRCS District Conservationist.
November 19th (third Wed. due to Thanksgiving): "Forest Restoration" presented by Steve Walker of Dupee Valley Timber, LLC. Dupee Valley Timber LLC now owned by Steve Walker has a cutting history spanning three decades. Of the 1100 acres, 500 acres suffered failed reforestation attempts. Steve has made the commitment of converting the non-stocked and poorly stocked land into well-stocked Douglas-fir forest and developing some natural oak stands into either oak savannah or oak woodland. Currently Steve in into year three of a ten-year program.
Emerging Voices in Forestry - The Hagenstein Lectures
Sunday, October 9th, World Forestry Center in Portland
Hear from five leaders in the field of forestry under the age of 45. Free but advance tickets required. For more information visit http://www.hagensteinlectures.org/
Land Stewardship Workshop Series
Co-sponsored by Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District & OSU Extension Yamhill County
Have you recently purchased a rural property or are looking to purchase rural property? This survey workshop series is meant to introduce relevant issues regarding land ownership and provide answers and tips from local experts for new property owners to be successful land managers! Pick and choose the classes you want to attend.
October 18th, 6-8 pm: Visioning and Conservation Planning for Your Rural Property
October 25th, 6-8pm : Introduction to Oregon Water Rights and Small Woodland Management
November 1st, 6-8pm : Web Soil Survey, Farm Bill Programs for Beginning Farmer/Rancher, Year Round Pasture Management
November 8th, 6-8pm : Tax Assessments for Rural Properties and Noxious Weed Management
See website for more details and to register.