There’s a workshop series coming up for rural, small acreage property owners who have (or want to have) multiple property uses, such as woodlands, pastures, and livestock. It will be at the OSU North Willamette Research and Experiment Station in Aurora on Wednesday nights beginning April 6th. Topics covered will include:
–conservation planning
–soil management
–well & septic management
–forests, rivers & wildlife
–mud and manure
For all the details and to sign up, visit this link.
Presented by the OSU Small Farms Program and the Tualatin, West Multnomah and Marion Soil & Water Conservation Districts

For those who are new to managing their property, or who want an overview of the concepts and applications of forestry as applied to small woodlands, this shortcourse is a great place to start. The class will meet for five consecutive Wednesday evenings, Feb. 16 through Mar. 16, in North Plains. In addition there will be a Saturday tour to see and discuss woodland management on the ground. The class is about half-full, so if you want to sign up, register soon! There is a $40 course fee that covers all materials. For more information, see our flyer.

I’m hosting Woodland Information Night at the Washington County Extension office on January 12th at 6:30 pm. The title of this program says it all – if you are a small woodland owner and are wondering where to go for help in taking care of your property, come and find out. You’ll find out about the multitude of local agencies and organizations that provide support to small woodland owners, take home resources to get you started, and get answers to your questions. The event is free. See you there!

Woodland Information Night
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011, 6:30 pm
OSU Extension Service
18640 NW Walker Rd, Beaverton