JULY 2012 SW OREGON WOODLAND E-NEWS
Welcome to the July 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.
Starting in September, the 10-week Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn ways to create a healthy environment on their property through field visits, connections with natural resource professionals, and creating a personalized action plan for their land. Learn more…FLYER
True or false, water flowing down your local storm drain goes to the water treatment plant before entering the river? If you’re not sure, you might benefit from OSU’s StreamWise program, which reached more than 17 schools and 1,600 students last year with hands-on lessons about water quality, fire, and stream health.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Jackson County has technical and financial assistance available for landowners on private non-industrial forestlands… (more)
Your chainsaw is revved up and you’re about to sink the bar into a nearby Douglas-fir sapling. But which one…? This article provides an alternative to spacing-based guidelines traditionally used in thinning.
A brand-new OSU Extension publication features examples of fire-resistant shrubs and trees that can be used to create a more fire-safe home landscape while providing the privacy you desire. More…
A recent paper co-authored by USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Research Station researcher Dr. Chris Fettig & other scientists from the U.S. & Australia shows that fuels treatments can be implemented with few unintended consequences. Read more…