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!
Weekly field-based classes:
OSU Extension Service
569 Hanley Road
Central Point, OR 97502
Sept through Nov 2018, starting September 11. Eleven Tuesdays, 12-5PM
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
Contact Rachel Werling for more information.