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

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Rural Living Field Day

Saturday, August 22nd, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm, Howell Territorial Park, Sauvie Island

Rural Living Field Day is a fun event sponsored by West Multnomah, Tualatin and Columbia Soil & Water Conservation Districts and the Oregon Small Woodland Association. Topics include wildlife, forests, pollinators, invasive weeds, streamside areas, orchards, crops and health soil, horse health and manure composting. $15/person or $20/two includes lunch. Register at www.wmswcd.org or contact carolyn@wmswcd.org. Registration Information Flyer


Women Owning Woodlands Workshop

Saturday, October 17th, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Hopkins Demonstration Forest, Oregon City

This workshop will provide networking and educational opportunities for women woodland owners. The classes include: Chainsaw maintenance (bring your personal saw!), planning for the future (how to prepare for potential sole ownership), a tree identification hike, and more! Space at the workshop is limited to 50 women. There is a registration fee of $15 that covers snacks, lunch, workshop supplies, and a tshirt. Contact: Tiffany Fegel, 971-409-4030. Registration form


Woodland Ponds Workshop

Monday, October 19th, 9:00am - 12:00pm, Miller Woods, McMinnville

Ponds can enhance the scenic, recreation, wildlife, and fire protection values on a woodland property. This workshop taught by OSU Extension Specialist Steve Bowers will cover the practical aspects of starting a successful ponds project on your property. $10 per individual/family (covers cost of field guide copy). See flyer for more details. Register


Forestry in Scandinavia - 2016 Tour

May 27-June 14, 2016

The Oregon Woodland Cooperative has organized a forestry tour to Scandinavia especially for family forestland owners, forestry professionals and forest products producers. Guided by experienced foresters, this educational tour will focus on private forestry in Sweden and Norway and the role of woodland owner cooperatives. Full details at http://www.oregonwoodlandcooperative.com/scandinavia-forestry-tourReservation deadline: Oct. 1

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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