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WCSWA Partners – What Can We Do for You?

At October 23 WCSWA Meeting at the North Plains Fire Hall, we heard from representatives of three groups that offer help to forest land owners. First, we met Jessica Wells, the new District Conservationist for NRCS (Natural Resource Conservation Service, US Department of Agriculture). Many of us have used cost-sharing in the past from NRCS and Jessica informed us that there would be cost-sharing available for pre-commercial thinning, replanting from disaster and management plans. For more information call Jessica at the Hillsboro Office 503207-7949.

See the rest of the story on page 10 of the November 2018 Forest Forum.

WCSWA Annual Banquet – Nov. 17
Fun, Food, Friends, Fundraiser
Where: Meriwether National Golf Club, 5200 Rood Bridge Rd, Hillsboro 5:30pm: Social time with no-host bar, Scholarship Benefit Raffle Raffle Items: Proceeds provide scholarships for OSU College of Forestry students • 3-day lodging at Sun River • Wine Basket – 6 bottles of special wines • Lowes Gift Certificate – $150 • Flicker Bird House, OSWA sign and more 6:00pm: Election of officers 6:15pm: Buffet dinner – Flat-Iron Steak and Grilled Salmon 7:00pm: Announcement of 2018Tree Farmer of the Year and Raffle Winners 7:15 Speaker: Ian McCluskey will share highlights of his work from “Oregon Field Guide”

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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