Land Steward Program

2018 CLASSES

Register for Upcoming Land Steward Classes here:

http://bit.ly/LandStewardClasses

 


Native Plant Walk along Sterling Mine Ditch Trail!

CLASS IS FULL!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
9:00 AM-12:00 NOON

Register at: http://bit.ly/LandStewardClasses

Botanize! Plant Id Made Easy

Sunday, June 24, 2018
1-4 pm

Register at: http://bit.ly/LandStewardClasses

This class is full!

Cobblestone Water Feature Attract Wild life the Safe & Easy Way

Thursday, May 10, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Register at: http://bit.ly/LandStewardClasses


Grasses for Land Owners:  Part 1 & 2 (LS) 

Thurs., May 31, 2018
2:30-4:30pm

Grasses for Land Owners:  Part 2  (LS)
(MUST TAKE PART 1 FIRST)

Fri., June 1
8:30am-12pm Register at: http://bit.ly/LandStewardClasses


Natural Swimming Pool Tour (LS)

Fri., July 20, 2018
9-10:30am   Register at: http://bit.ly/LandStewardClasses


Takelma Gorge Hike (LS)

Tues., July 31, 2018

A scenic 3.2 mi. hike.  Learn about river ecology, and the fish and plants along the way. The trail starts in lovely old growth western white pine forest and follows upper the Rogue River. We'll turn around at the stunning Takelma Gorge. Cost includes RRWC membership.

Call RRWC to register: 541-423-6186

2018 Land Steward Training Program
(Registrations will open in June!)

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!

Sample:

2017 DRAFT Land Steward Program Schedule

2017 Land Steward brochure


Early Bird Registration: Applications and payment received BY August 1th save $50.

$150 per person
$225 for couples

Regular registration DEADLINE AUGUST 15th (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) 776-7371 Ext. 211                

 

 

 

 

 

 


To sign up for forthcoming information, or if you have any questions, please contact the Land Steward Coordinator, Rachel Werling.  Se habla EspaƱol. 

Graduating Land Stewards will learn 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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CITIZEN FIRE ACADEMY

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
,
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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