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Pastures: Stewarding a Working Landscape

Whether you’re growing hay for market or providing forage for livestock, a healthy pasture maintains soil health, produces high yields, excludes weeds and has a positive impact on the environment. Proper management is key to a...

Gordon Jones | Dec 2020 | OSU Extension Catalog

Extension coordinates hay donations to relieve those affected by wildfires

More than 500 tons have been donated and moved around the state through partnerships.

Kym Pokorny | Oct 19, 2020 | News story

Once the Smoke Clears: A Guide to Safely Start Working and Riding Your Horse

During wildfire events, horses are exposed to smoke and ash. Breathing in ash and particulates can be harmful, and caution should be taken to ensure horses are recovered before working and riding them. This publication provides useful tips and guidelines.

Dawn Sherwood | Sep 2020 | Article

'Heart of a lion': 4-H'er jumps in to rescue Clackamas County animals

Sela Raisl, a senior member of the Fuzzy Squad 4-H Club in Clackamas County, volunteered to help rescue 70-plus animals from a farm that was under threat of wildfire.

Chris Branam | Sep 16, 2020 | News story

Animal exposure to wildfire smoke

Wildfires are a common threat at this time of the year, affecting humans as well as animals. This article highlights proper care for animals during and after wildfire smoke exposure.

Juliana Ranches | Sep 2020 | Article

OSU Extension assists with livestock rescue efforts as Oregonians flee fires

When the fires started raging on Tuesday, OSU Extension employees started preparing barns and other buildings for animals, in addition to sorting through donations of food and water. Since then, they’ve been working day and night.

Chris Branam | Sep 11, 2020 | News story