Jackson/Josephine County eNews January 2014

Woodland Information Night January 23, Grants Pass
Update on assistance and incentive programs, tree care, local insect and disease problems and more.
 
Next Public Hearing Re: Extension Service District Scheduled for January 29
For details, read this update to Extension and Research supporters.
 
Jackson-Josephine Extension Forestry Annual Report
See what we’ve been up to over the past year.
 
Mixed Conifer and Hardwood Forest Management in Southwest Oregon
This new publication describes a case study of management of a mixed conifer and hardwood forest in southwest Oregon, the Main property near Trail… 
 
Supporting sustainable forestry planning with free and open technology
Ecotrust is developing Forest Planner, a free on-line tool to help you quickly and easily visualize how different management approaches might play out for your forest and is looking for feedback.  Learn more
 
Forest Field School Rogue – Save the Date
Forest Field School Rogue is like the popular Tree School Rogue program – except that all classes will be held outside!  This exciting new event is scheduled for April 26, 2014.  Stay tuned for more details. 
 
Join Extension in Chile! November 2014
We are bringing back the International Forest Study Tour. We will start with a trip to Chile in November. Interested? Email me at max.bennett@oregonstate.edu
 
From the news
Editor’s note: These links are provided with the knowledge that a single newspaper or web story seldom provides the full context or all the details about a particular issue, let alone the “best science.”  My intent is to provide a snapshot of forest-related issues that are currently in the public eye and may be of interest to you, the reader.  I also provide links to analyses that I think are particularly insightful.  Articles are gleaned from various e-newsletters and other sources that cross my desk – and I only read a fraction of these!
 
Salvage Logging in Full Swing in Oregon’s Private Forests (Spokesman Review)
 
“Unprecedented” winter wildfires in far Northern California (SF Gate)
 
Governor looks for solutions for managing Oregon’s federal forests  (Stateman Journal)
 
Fires Burn More Fiercely as Northern Forests Warm (Yale 360)
 
Microbiomes at the Roots: A New Look at Forest Ecology (Yale 360)
 
Background Analysis and White Paper: Reforming Federal Land Payments to Counties (Headwaters Economics)
 
Oldest Trees are Growing Faster, Storing More Carbon as They Age (Science Daily)

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