Contact Rhianna Simes for additional information.
Congratulations to all the 2013 Land Stewards who completed the Fall training! Thanks to our partners the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District and the Grange Co-op for making this great class happen.
Next Land Steward training will be in Josephine County: Summer 2014, and in Jackson County: Fall 2014.
Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property. the course is targeting and owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyles.
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 forests
For information, call Rhianna Simes at 541-776-7371, ext. 211 or by e-mail: email@example.com.
Land Ethic, A Sand County Almanac
Stewardship Plan Template (handout)
Weather and Climate of the Rogue Valley, Garden Guide for the Rogue Valley, OSU Publication
Native & Ornamental Trees for Southern Oregon, SOREC Forestry
Thinning Trees on Your Woodland, Central OR Forest Resource Note
Local Nurseries who sell Natives
Noxious Weed Policy and Classification System, ODA Publications
Jackson County Cooperative Weed Management Area
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 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
Integrated Pest Management, Sustainable Gardening, OSU Publication
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