Upcoming Forestry & Natural Resources Events Around Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties

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Washington County Small Woodlands Association - April program

Tuesday, April 28th, 7:00 pm, North Plains Fire Station

Speaker: OSU Professor Emeritus Dr. Barbara Bond, PhD, will discuss the inner workings of Douglas-fir and what she and her colleagues have discovered about our state tree over the past few decades.


Oregon Woodland Cooperative- Annual Meeting

Saturday, May 2nd, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (potluck lunch), Chuck Price Tree Farm near Gaston

Tour and Discussion: How to add value to your tree farm. All are welcome; bring a potluck dish to share. For more info: Neil Schroeder, OWC President, neilschroeder11@gmail.com


Women Owning Woodlands Network: Columbia/Washington region

Saturday, May 2nd, Clatskanie; 11:00 am walk in the woods and 1:00 pm potluck discussion

Take a walk in the woods at WOWNet member Linda's property. Linda has a home on 16 acres that was clear cut in 2001 that they have been trying to "put back together" since the scotch broom took over. It was replanted in 2002 and then again in 2009. The property is home to many beautiful wildflowers that should be in bloom at the time of our walk. Join us for some great discussion about everything happening on Linda’s property and more! Following the walk we will have a potluck so please bring your favorite lunchtime snack to share with everyone. RSVP to Tiffany Fegel, WOWnet coordinator.


Columbia County Small Woodlands Association - Dinner meeting

Saturday, May 16th, 5:30 pm, Natal Grange

Speaker: Jim James, Oregon Small Woodlands Association Executive Director 

Washington County Small Woodlands Association– Annual Potluck

Tuesday, May 19th, 5:30pm, Tualatin River Farm (south of Hillsboro)

Discussion: There will be a presentation on the highlights of the OSU Extension Forestry Tour in Chile. Bring a dish to share.


Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association– Annual Banquet

Wednesday, May 27th, 6:00 pm, Yan’s Restaurant, McMinnville

Speaker: Ed Kamholz, co-author of The Oregon-American Lumber Company: Ain’t No More will speak about the important role logging railroads played in the socialization of NW Oregon. RSVP required; Cost TBD.

Columbia County Small Woodlands Association/OSU Extension Summer Woodland Tour

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, July 25th (Details TBA)

Washington County Small Woodlands Association– Tree Farmer of the Year Tour

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, August 15th, North Plains (Details TBA)

Also, many educational programs are sponsored by local chapters of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association and are open to the public. Visit www.oswa.org to find out about chapters in Columbia, Washington, and Yamhill Counties.

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