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Eight things to consider when building a pond on your woodland property.

Few amenities better enhance the value of a woodland property than a pond. When built correctly, ponds can provide water for livestock and wildlife, fishing, boating, swimming, fire protection, aesthetics, and higher land value. ...

Lauren Grand | Jul 2020 | Article

30 Years of Learning New Ways to Grow: Tree School 2020

Clackamas Tree School, set for March 21, 2020, would have marked our 30th anniversary. Since 1991, the Clackamas County Extension office has been organizing this forestry education event for anyone interested in learning about ...

Amanda Brenner, Glenn Ahrens | Apr 2020 | Article

Water Systems: Taking Care of a Precious Resource

These best practices for wells, ponds and other water systems can help you secure a safe, reliable water supply and help to ensure that we protect our streams, lakes and groundwater. This is one of a series of Rural ...

Rachel Werling | Dec 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

Land Steward Management Guidelines: Water Systems

Rachel Werling | Apr 2019 | OSU Extension Catalog

Wildlife Cameras: a snapshot of what you need to know

There are many fun and educational benefits to placing a wildlife camera on your property. With the help of these cameras, you can develop a cumulative list of the diversity of wildlife species found on your property to supplement the wildlife section of your property’s management plan.

Lauren Grand | Jan 2019 | Article

Woodland Ponds: A Field Guide

This field guide describes in detail the steps woodland landowners would take to build a large pond on their properties. The guide describes the planning, permitting and construction of the pond, and includes sections on ...

Apr 2015 | OSU Extension Catalog

Winter Farmscaping – Enhancing Riparian Vegetation along Ponds and Waterways

Farmscaping describes a broad range of activities that improve the diversity of a small farm to enhance the ecosystem services it provides, including enhancing beneficial organisms for pest management. Farmscaping and enhancing farm ...

Elizabeth Murphy | Jul 2013 | Article

Ponding, Plugging, & Pugging: How to Care for Wet Spring Soils

With another long, wet spring on the horizon for the Pacific Northwest, particular attention should be paid to take care of wet spring soils. As rainfall continues, rivers swell, and fields are saturated well into the estimated...

Elizabeth Murphy | Jun 2013 | Article