SMALL WOODLANDS E-NEWS JANUARY 2012

Welcome to the January 2012 E-Newsletter of SW Oregon Woodland News. 

Produced by OSU Extension Service, Jackson/Josephine Counties. Click on the titles below to be linked to articles and more information. 

Small woodlands annual meeting features Oregon Woodlands Cooperative

Join in the fun!  The annual meeting and dinner of the Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Association is Thursday, January 19, 5:30 pm.  Neil Schroder, President of the innovative Oregon Woodlands Cooperative, is the speaker.  Dinner reservations needed by January 17.  See flyer for details and a reservation form. 

Meredith wins Jackson County Tree Farmer of the Year award

Local professional forester Mike Meredith and his wife Barb were recently selected for the Jackson County Tree Farmer of the Year award for 2011. 

Surplus seedlings available        

Surplus tree seedlings available through Indian Hill LLC.   Minimum order is one whole bag or box (100 to 500 seedlings).  List of available species, prices and contact info here. 

Historical vegetation of central SW Oregon study released

This just-completed study provides insights into the vegetation found in the Rogue Basin at the time of European settlement, a topic of great interest to land owners and managers.   

NRCS now accepting applications for Conservation Stewardship Program

The Natural Resources Conservation Service is accepting applications for the Conservation Stewardship Program now through January 13th. The CSP provides a per-acre payment to small woodland owners that can demonstrate that they are implementing conservation and stewardship practices such as stream restoration, wildlife habitat enhancement, or other measures. Interested landowners should contact their local NRCS office to learn about eligibility and to determine whether CSP is a good fit for them.

Illustrated Manual to Oregon’s Forest Protection Laws revised and now available

A valuable “dashboard reference” and communications tool, the revised manual can be ordered from the OFRI website at http://oregonforests.org/FactsAndResources/Publications.html.  The manual can also be downloaded for free through this link. 

Vegetation Recovery after Fire in the Klamath-Siskiyou Region, Southern Oregon

This fact sheet by Dave Hibbs, Oregon State University, and Ruth Jacobs, US Geological Survey, summarizes recent research on this topic. 

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