Washington County Small Woodlands Association, Inc., is a chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association (OSWA).
 
 

March WCSWA Meeting – Tuesday, March 28th The March meeting of Washington County Small Woodlands Association will be at 7:00 p.m. at the North Plains Fire Station on Commercial Street.

Need some help to do those tree farm jobs you know you need to do, but don’t see how you can get them done? We’re talking about those jobs like pre-commercial thinning, invasive plant control, rehabilitating that old logging road that serves as your access so it doesn’t wash away.

The next WCSWA meeting is designed to give you some sources for getting resources; some help to be the good steward you want to be for your woodland. A panel of sources will discuss programs they have which may meet your needs:

USDA – Farm Service Agency (FSA) Presentation: Gail Stinnett, County Executive Director

  • Establishing records with FSA: What documents will you need to establish records?
  • Emergency Forestry Reforestation Program (EFRP): When can this be implemented?
  • Tree Assistance Program (TAP): Applies to Christmas Tree/nursery growers.
  • Oregon Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program: Does your riparian area qualify?

USDA– Natural Resource Conservation (NRCS) Presentation: Dean Moberg, Resource Conservationist

  • Regular Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) for pre-commercial thinning and tree planting for diversity.
  • Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) in conjunction with the Pinchot Institute for Conservation, focusing on forest management plans and carbon credit trading.
  • Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) for forests that are already implementing good forest management plans and are willing to try one new conservation activity.

Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District (TSWCD) Presentation: Juli Waarvik, Outreach and Enrollment Specialist

  • Tualatin SWCD resource concerns, program planning, and technical assistance opportunities
  • Streamside restoration opportunities with Enhanced Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (ECREP) and Vegetative Buffers for Conservation Program (VEGBAC)
  • Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) streamside restoration opportunities in the Dairy-McKay and Middle Tualatin watersheds

Join with other woodland owners and see what opportunities might work for you!

Publications:

Master Woodland Managers Program:

Washington 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.

To receive the services of a MWM, contact Amy Grotta at 503-397-3462

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