Land Steward Program

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2016 Land Steward Training Program
September 7th – November 16

The Land Stewards Program helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through weekly site visits, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. The course serves land owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyles.

The 11-week training course provides training for Southern Oregon residents on topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, encouraging (and controlling) wildlife, stream ecology, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Weekly classes meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, at 569 Hanley Road in Central Point on Wednesday afternoons, September 7th – November 16; 12:00-5:00pm. For information email Rachel.werling@oregonstate.edu.

2016 SCHEDULE

2016 Land Steward Flyer

REGISTRATION

Registration is not complete until both payment and application are received.  Application can be emailed or snail mailed.  See information document link below.

  •  Program Information and Application Document HERE Please read and complete fully.

Early Bird Registration: Applications and payment received BY August 9th save $50.

$150 per person
$225 for couples

Regular registration DEADLINE AUGUST 16th (application and payment)

$200 per person
$275 couples


Rachel Werling

Rachel Werling

Land Steward Coordinator
OSU- Southern Oregon Research & Extension Center
569 Hanley Rd.
Central Point, OR 97502
(541) 773-7371 Ext. 211                

 

 

 

 

 

 


To sign up for forthcoming information, or if you have any questions, please contact the Land Steward Coordinator, Rachel Werling.  Se habla Español.  2016 Land Steward Training Program  (flyer information).  

Graduating Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and woody biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest
STEWARDSHIP MANAGEMENT PLAN
SO.OREGON ECOLOGY TREE CARE
WILDFIRE BIOMASS
FISH & WILDLIFE WEEDS
WATER PASTURE & GRAZING
OTHER PERTINANT RESOURCES 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For information, call Kara Baylog at 541-776-7371, ext. 213 or by e-mail: kara.baylog@oregonstate.edu.

 

STEWARDSHIP
 Land Ethic, A Sand County Almanac
MANAGEMENT PLAN
Stewardship Plan Template (handout) 
Sustainable Landscape Design, Sustainable Gardening, OSU Publication
Stewardship and Woodland Planning, Backyard Woodlands, OSU Publication
SOUTHERN OREGON ECOLOGY 
Weather and Climate of the Rogue Valley, Garden Guide for the Rogue Valley, OSU Publication
Woodland Ecology, Backyard Woodlands, OSU Publication
Forest Conditions and Wildfire,  Jackson County Community
    Wildfire Protection Plan, chapter 4, pg 49                                    
Southwestern Oregon Forests, Unique and Challenging
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Tom Sensenig
TREE CARE
Tree and Shrub Identification, Backyard Woodlands, OSU Publication
Maintaining Healthy Trees and Forests, PowerPoint,  Max Bennett, Extension Forestry and
 Planting and Establishing Forest Trees, Backyard Woodlands, OSU Publication

 

WILDFIRE
PruningReducing Hazardous Fuels
ThinningReducing Hazardous Fuels
Mechanical TreatmentsReducing Hazardous Fuels
BIOMASS 
Backyard Composting, WSU Publication
Organic Waste Reduction, Master Recycler Manual, OSU Publication
Disposing of Woody Material, Reducing Hazardous Fuels, OSU Publication
Forest Products from your Woodland, Backyard Woodlands, OSU Publication
FISH & WILDLIFE
Enhancing Wildlife Habitat, Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District
WEEDS
Noxious Weed Policy and Classification System, ODA Publications
Jackson County Cooperative Weed Management Area
WATER
Oregon Water Law,OR Water Resources Department
Managing Rural Homes and Small Acreages to Protect Watersheds, Watershed Stewardship. OSU Publication
Protecting Your Watershed, USDA
Protecting and Enhancing Water Resources, Backyard Woodlands, OSU Publication
Your Yard and Water Quality, Sustainable Gardening, OSU Publication
Protecting Your Land from Erosion, Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District
PASTURE & GRAZING
Pasture Principles, UI Publication
Managing Pastures, Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District
Managing Mud and Manure, Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District
Managing Weeds in Pasture, Washington County Soil and Water Conservation District
Rotational Grazing, National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
OTHER PERTINENT RESOURCES
Integrated Pest Management, Sustainable Gardening, OSU Publication
Soils and Fertilizers, Sustainable Gardening, OSU Publication
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