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2013 Forestry Tours
Tour of Industrial and Tribal Forests in NE Lincoln County, July 27
Sponsored by the Lincoln County Chapter of the OR Small Woodlands Association, Miami Corporation, Confederated Tribes of the Siletz and OSU Extension Forestry. RSVP requested for planning, but not obligatory.
Meet at Van Duzer Wayside State Park on Highway 18 at 10 AM.
Water and snacks provided, but no lunch.
Discuss Native American land allotments and homesteading, a recent bridge project, methods for sediment control, harvesting and regeneration.
Tour NE corner of Lincoln County, up the Salmon River drainage. To register call the OSU Lincoln County Extension Service office, 541 574 6534, or stop by the office at 29 SE 2nd Street in Newport. Brochure is here.
Howdy Neighbor tour at the Springer Tree Farm, September 14
Put Saturday, September 14 on your calendar for a Howdy Neighbor Tour to the Springer Family Tree Farm, near Harlan, in eastern Lincoln County.
This private forestland, lying along Spout and Johnson Creeks (Yaquina River watershed), has been under Springer ownership since 1919.
Originally a farm and livestock operation, the Springers began a major conversion to forestry, starting in the mid-70s. Most conifer plantations are now 25-40 years old and have grown into commercial stands. A major thinning project is planned for this fall using a processor and forwarder. This will be the first thinning in younger stands and a second entry in the older plantations.
Commerical thinning and stream protection will be major issues discussed on the September tour.
Thad Springer, from the second generation of owners, was born on the property, and still lives there. Thad and son Gary will host. Find more information and how to register for this tour here.
If you would like more information or want to suggest topics for future classes or tours, contact Forestry and Natural Resources Agent Jim Reeb at 541-574-6534.