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Upcoming Forestry & Natural Resources Events Around Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties
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Log Scaling Workshop
Saturday, April 19th, VanNatta Tree Farm, Rainier
Sponsored by Columbia County Small Woodlands Association. Follow signs off of Apiary Rd. Coffee and donuts at 9 am. Scaling demo begins at 10 am. Lunch provided ($10 for non-CCSWA members). Space limited: contact globe_trotters(at)comcast.net to RSVP.
2014 Oregon Urban & Community Forestry Conference
Thursday, June 5th, World Forestry Center, Portland
Early registration deadline is May 17th. Click here for the conference flyer with full agenda and registration details.
Backpack Sprayer Calibration Workshop
Tuesday, June 10th, 5:00 - 7:00 pm, Gales Creek
OSU Extension’s Chal Landgren will instruct this hands-on workshop. Applying herbicides at the correct rate is essential to their effectiveness and safety. With a backpack sprayer, the application rate depends on your equipment and walking speed. In this class you will learn how to correctly calibrate a backpack sprayer to ensure that you apply herbicides at the correct rate. Bring your own equipment (sprayer and nozzles) if you have them and a calculator. Space is limited to 20 people and RSVP is required. To register call 503-397-3462. Directions will be provided upon RSVP.
Twilight Tour - Stream Restoration
Thursday, June 19th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm, Rainier
The focus of the tour is on a voluntary stream restoration project completed last year on the Clatskanie River. Tour host Dan Kloppman worked with the Lower Columbia River Watershed Council and the Natural Resources Conservation Service to place large logs in and alongside the river in order to improve fish habitat. Margaret Magruder from the Watershed Council will join Dan to discuss how the project came about, how it was done, and how it is working so far. Co-sponsored by Columbia County Small Woodlands Association and OSU Extension Service. No RSVP necessary. Address: 66041 Apiary Rd., Rainier
Also...many educational programs are sponsored by local chapters of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association and are open to the public. See links below for information.
Columbia County Small Woodlands Association
Washington County Small Woodlands Association
Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association - meets 4th Weds. of each month, Sept-April at Yamhill County Extension Office