February Meeting: "Dynamic Geology of the Tualatin Valley”
February 28th Monthly Meeting 7:00pm. North Plains Fire Hall
Scott Burns, Professor Emeritus of Geology and Past-Chair of the Dept. of Geology at Portland
State University, will be the featured speaker at our February 28th meeting. Scott specializes in
environmental and engineering geology, geomorphology, soils, and Quaternary geology. In
Oregon, he has projects involving landslides and land use, environmental cleanup of service
stations, slope stability, earthquake hazard mapping, Missoula Floods, paleosols, loess soil
stratigraphy, radon generation from soils, the distribution of heavy metals and trace elements in
Oregon soils and alpine soil development. He has been teaching for 46 years, with past positions
in Switzerland, New Zealand, Washington, Colorado and Louisiana. He is a 6th generation
Oregonian who grew up in Beaverton and is very happy to be "home" after a 25 year hiatus! He
has been active in mapping landslides in the Pacific Northwest since his return to Portland.
Structural Diversity in Forests Initiative for Washington County
THE USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Oregon continues its successful forest health funding with a new initiative in 2017 to encourage diversity in forest land. Forest diversity maintains or increases productivity while increasing habitat and soil quality, and reduces wildfire danger and disease.
In 2017 the priority area is the Dairy Creek sub-watershed of the Tualatin River.
NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to private non-industrial forest landowners and producers interested in conserving natural resources on the land. Assistance may be available to help you implement the following conservation activities on your forestland:
Pre-commercial thinning Pruning Slash treatment Reforestation Wildlife habitat improvement And more…
Contact the Washington County NRCS field office to learn more about how NRCS may benefit you and your land.
Deadline for 2017 Program February 17, 2017
Contact Jeehye Lee, Soil Conservationist at (503) 837-3693
Find the Natural Resources Conservation Service online at www.or.nrcs.usda.gov
County has many small woodland owners who have qualified
to become Master Woodland Managers under the OSU Extension
MWM program. These MWM's have received training in woodland
management science and technology, and are available to
serve as volunteer mentor/advisors to other woodland owners.
receive the services of a MWM, contact Amy Grotta at 503-397-3462