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Monthly Archive for September, 2011

Days 3 and 4, Bandon

It’s been a wonderful couple of days. The Gant brothers, Steve and Gary, are two 3rd generation cranberry growers here in the area. They spent an afternoon with us, handing out cranberry products and answering many questions about cranberry production. During beers after, they introduced me to Jim Curran, Mill Manager for Oregon Overseas Timber [...]

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Bandon

Come on sun! Great day with cranberry growers yesterday, visiting a saw mill today, report and photos to follow. But first, a quick ride…. ~ Nicole

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Cottage Grove to Reedsport

I have never seen so many people awak at 5am today. 90 isn’t easy for anyone, I was really impressed by the cyclists today, who were rewarded with chocolate milk and the community of Reedsport. This is one place in Oregon forestry seems to be thriving. I know some of you may think clearcuts are [...]

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Day 1: Sutherlin to Cottage Grove

I am just absolutely floored by the energy here. 2,300 cyclists sharing stories, meals, arduous climbs. Ingrid of CO who gracefully orchestrates this moving city. The way in which comunities are showcased, served. I am learning a lot, and enjoying the open and honest conversations. ~ Nicole

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Day 0: Down Memory Lane

This road trip actually started on Tuesday for me, as I came to Corvallis to put on my biannual Master Woodland Manager Mini-College. It was a great event (if I do say so myself) with over 70 of my favorite landowners converging in Corvallis to take classes, catch up over a few beers and good [...]

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Hitting the Road

Yesterday I bode farewell to Summer Nicole, who enjoyed a tranquil summer of riding and home time, and hello again to Traveling Extension Forester Nicole, car packed to the gills with teaching supplies, camping gear, and my little IF. The mountain bike and I shared some fabulous times this Summer, but I am on a [...]

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