Jackson County neighbor to neighbor woods tour
Bill and Marion Collins purchased their 160 acres in 1969. As hobby farmers, they soon found that they needed an additional 30 acres for pasturing cows and horses. This was the beginning of the 190 acre Double Diamond Ranch. However, after 13 years, they decided to switch their focus to their forest land. The dense, vertically challenged forest was transformed over the next 35 years to not only a healthier environment for wildlife and birds, but also one that is sustainable and less prone to severe wildfires. The key factor was the development of a road system that enabled all age, all species management by selective harvest.
1) Property history, before and after acquisition.
2) All species, all ages forest management.
3) Wildlife in a working forest.
4) Dealing with fire challenges.
4216 Sardine Creek Road
Gold Hill, OR 97525