WOODLAND STEWARDSHIP CLASS
- Field Sites & Directions
- Getting Started
- Insects & Diseases
- Protecting Your Home & Property from Wildfire
- Selling Timber
- Sources of Assistance
- Thinning & Stand Improvement
- Tools & Equipment
- Tree & Shrub Identification
- Wrapping Up
How Can We Help You Get the Most Out of Your Forestland? OSU Extension Service publication, provides tips for new owners.
Southwest Oregon Forests: Unique and Challenging. Tom Sensenig, Medford District, Bureau of Land Management. This three-page chapter from a larger publication provides a concise overview of the ecological basis for current challenges in managing local forests.
Trees to Know in Oregon. Oregon State University Extension Service. EC 1450. $12 for 2005 edition. Includes pictures, descriptions, and keys for common native conifer and broadleaf tree species. Available at the OSU Extension office, Central Point.
Forestry Tools. Here is a list of useful forest management tools, from the “must-have” to more specialized tool. Includes a list of forestry equipment/tools suppliers, and links to a forestry tools website. Source: Ed Reilly, with additions by Max Bennett, OSU Extension.
Stand Improvement Handout. Covers how to thin for quality and health, not spacing, evaluating tree vigor & quality, species considerations, and more. 13 pp. Source: OSU Extension Service.
- Silviculture: The Art and Science of Managing Forests to Meet Your Objectives. This on-line module includes presentations on Forest Ecology, Thinning Methods, and much more.
Woodland Health: Are Insects & Diseases Killing Your Trees? Brief (4 pp.) article from Backyard Woodland workbook, provides overview of common “sick tree” issues and tips for maintaining healthy trees and forests.
Forest Pest Fact sheets: by Oregon Department of Forestry. Fact sheets for the pestiest pests. Photos to aid in diagnosis. A great resource if you know what you’re looking for.
Enhancing Wildlife on Private Woodlands. EC 1122, 1994. This 6-page OSU Extension publication is a little out of date but provides good basic information about how to improve habitat for specific groups of wildlife, from meadow species to large predators.
Enhancing Wildlife - Tips for Small Acreages. Nice little publication with concrete suggestions for improving habitat on farms, woodlots, etc. See page 6 for suggestions for forests.
Guide to Oregon’s Fish and Wildlife. Published by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, Portland. 38 pp. Includes pictures, descriptions, and range maps for common forest wildlife species, from birds to mammals. PDF available, or order hard copy (filter by Fish and Wildlife and scroll down the list): http://www.oregonforests.org/FactsAndResources/Publications.html
Successful Reforestation: An Overview. EC 1498. OSU Extension Service. Covers everything from site preparation to planting to maintenance. 8 pp.
Sources of seedlings. List of local nurseries and other possible sources of native tree seedlings.
Reducing the Cost of Forestry Work Through Cost Share. Information (2 pp.) about current cost share and financial assistance programs for forest landowners.
Oregon Forest Industry Directory. Want to sell some logs or niche species? Want to buy some madrone flooring or myrtlewood? Looking for a contractor for thinning or reforestation? You can find it in the the Oregon Forest Industry Directory, an on-line searchable database. Easy to use. Organized by “companies that buy”, “companies that sell” and “services.” A great resource.
Protecting Your Home & Forest From Wildfire. On-line presentation (12 minutes).
Fire Resistant Plants for Oregon Home Landscapes. Limited copies available at the OSU Extension office, Central Point. Also available on-line at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/catalog/html/pnw/pnw590/
- Bull thistle
- Canada thistle
- Himalayan & evergreen blackberry
- Scotch broom and other brooms
- Tansy ragwort
- Yellow starthistle
- Puncture Vine
Stewardship planning helps focus your efforts and puts you in a position to take advantage of cost share programs and other financial and technical assistance. View this short presentation to learn about stewardship planning.
This short read will acquaint you will some of the pertinent rules and regulations every owner should be aware of.
I've included a basic stewardship planning template with instructions and a fillable template for your use.