ZOOM on in for WCSWA’s Wednesday, July 22nd Meeting 7:00PM

Trees to Tap: Forest Management and Drinking Water

Presented by: Mike Cloughesy, Director of Forestry, Oregon Forest Resources Institute Outline:

  • Introduction – Description of Study
  • Forest Management: roads, logging and spraying all affect water quality or quantity
  • Source Drinking Water Impacts: sediment, quantity and chemicals
  • Summary of Findings & Recommendations
  • Question and answers


Session will also feature updates from the WCSWA leadership.

Please plan to sit back in your own home and join us for the meeting. Mike Cloughesy will facilitate the meeting.

A direct link to the WCSWA July 22nd Zoom Meeting can be obtained either by copy/paste from the online version of the July 2020 Forest Forum or by sending an email requesting a live link to washcosmallwoodlandsassoc@gmail.com.

A few suggestions for a successful virtual meeting:

  • All you need to join the meeting is:
    • A computer, tablet or phone with an internet connection, web browser, and a speaker
    • For people who want to call in rather than join by computer you can call:
      (669) 900-6833 US (San Jose) and use the following information:
      See Forest Forum for ID and password information.
  • It is not necessary for you to have a camera or microphone on your computer, although they will allow you to interact with the presenter and other participants.
  • If you do have a camera and microphone you will be able to leave them turned off. However, leaving them on will allow you to interact with the presenter and other participants.
  • The meeting will be “open” starting at 6:40PM, to allow you to be sure you can connect well ahead of the 7:00PM meeting start time. Someone will be available to confirm that you’ve connected and provide a little trouble-shooting help if needed.

Time to Order Seedlings

By Don Sohler and Bob Shumaker

It is time to start thinking about your seedling needs for the 2020-2021 planting season. The Seedling Order Form will be included with the mailed June Forest Forum. An electronic version of the Seedling Order Form is also available here. Orders are taken on a first-come basis.

We will have 40-45 thousand Douglas-fir 1+1 Vernonia High Gain seedlings available this year. The seedlings are grown for WCSWA by Lewis River Reforestation in Woodland, Washington from seed bought from the ODF Schroeder Seed Orchard breeding program. These seedlings have superior growth characteristics and are intended to maximize the growing potential of your site. We will also have 4,500 Western Red Cedar plug +1 available.

The price is $65/bag (.54 each) for the DF packed at 120 per bag and $70/bag (.70 each) for WRC packed at 100 per bag. Seedlings are available between January 15 and February 15 depending on weather conditions.

Order inquiries and questions should be directed to Don Sohler. Contact information for Don can be found on the Seedling Order Form or in the June 2020 Forest Forum.

Remembering Amy Grotta

The forest community lost one fantastic personality on December 24. Our dear friend and colleague Amy Grotta passed away. Amy was the FNR Extension agent for Columbia, Multnomah, and Yamhill Counties.  Amy had been living with cancer for a number of years which regrettably took her life. Her indomitable spirit had been an inspiration for us all.  She will not be forgotten. What an incredible talent and friend to the forest and to those who were touched by her talent, wisdom, energy, and willingness to step in and help us. Among her accomplishments while at OSU, Amy authored numerous Extension publications on a variety of forest management topics.  Her “Tree Topics” blog and publications kept us informed on important tree matters.

For continuation and for a great idea for sharing memories of Amy see Page 3 of the January 2020 Forest Forum.

Last updated: July 4, 2020 at 6:56 am