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Brandy Saffell, OSU Extension Education Program Assistant, will discuss early detection of invasive forest pests and an update on the Matteson demonstration forest.
There will be a presentation on climate change and forests by Glenn Ahrens, OSU Extension Forester for Clackamas, Hood River, and Marion Counties.
Open to non-members! There will be a tour of the property and sawmill, with discussion on small sawmill business, white oak lumber products, and oak and ponderosa pine management. Potluck lunch after the tour. Contact Neil for details and directions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This walk will be led by Oregon Master Naturalist and botanist Jeanie Taylor. We will cover common trees, shrubs, and wildflowers in both conifer forest and oak woodland, with a focus on how native plants can be used in woodland management to attract wildlife. Vineyard owner Emily Gladhart will be on hand to talk beneficial insects and share her experience with cultivating native plants on her property. Bring your binoculars; the property is on the Willamette Valley Birding Trail map and nesting season will be in full swing. Meet at tasting room.
**You may also join us after the plant walk for lunch and discussion at the Winter’s Hill tasting room from 12:30 – 1:30pm. Bring a bagged lunch. Optional wine tastings available.
This walk will be led by local botanist Ginny Maffitt. We will identify common trees, shrubs, and wildflowers in a riparian setting (i.e. in wet areas near rivers and streams), and you will receive a list of native plants on the refuge with some background about their uses. Check out this article for information about the TRNWR mini-wetland that we will visit during the tour. The paths are gravel, level and ADA-friendly for wheelchairs and walkers. Meet next to restrooms in parking lot.
Dress for the weather and bring:plenty of water; a camera or your phone to take pictures of plants; and your favorite plant identification guide. We will have both Trees to Know and Shrubs to Know available for sale at the walks. If you’d like to purchase a copy, let us know when you register. Space is limited for both of these events. Register online; if you have questions please contact Brandy Saffell by email or by phone at 503-397-3462.
Jennifer Weikel, wildlife biologist with Oregon Dept. of Forestry, will give a presentation on Oregon birds. Dinner will be provided; cost TBD. Please RSVP to Mark Dreyer at (503) 369-9592 or email@example.com with number of guests and dietary restrictions.
There will be a presentation on invasive plants by Rob Emanuel (Clean Water Services) and Tualatin SWCD staff. This event is for members only. For more details, contact Bill Triest at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be a presentation on railroad logging by Ed Kamholz, author, historian, and rail expert after dinner is served. Cost TBD. Please RSVP to Hal and Elin Hagglund at email@example.com.
Details TBA. Watch the Washington County SWA website or the Columbia County Extension website for more information in the near future.
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.