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Drones and Woodlands

About 40 people met at the 180-acre Matteson Forest near Hagg Lake on August 28 to learn from Victor Villegas and Patrick Sherman about drones and how they might be used in forestry.

Victor is with OSU Extension as their Tech and Media Support person and drone expert.  Patrick Sherman is with the Roswell Flight Test Crew, noted for their work with drones.  The FAA defines a drone as an Unmanned Aircraft System.   See “Drones”, page 8 of the September  2018 Forest Forum.

Creatures Great and Small

AUGUST 29, 2018 / SUSAN SCHMIDLIN

EDITOR’S NOTE: SUSAN ATTENDED THE WCSWA WORKSHOP AT HYLA WOODS ON AUGUST 25 AND POSTED THE FOLLOWING ON HER BLOG https://mrssusanschmidlin.wordpress.com

I recently attended a workshop in the woods about the “Future of Forest Creatures.” The workshop highlighted dynamics of land owning. It doesn’t stop at the crops that are growing, the family that it sustains or the domestic animals that occupy the farm. Rather, it is comprised of complex ecosystems that revolve around grubs, bugs, invertebrates, birds and mammals that are lodgers and/or temporary migrators to the area.

See the complete articles in the September  2018 Forest Forum.

Update on Planned Events

Matteson Forest Harvest Tour RESCHEDULED – Tuesday, September 25th. OSU’s Matteson Demonstration Forest, located near Hagg Lake, is being partially harvested this summer and we’ve been invited to see some of the action. Registration required. See article on page 10 of the September 2018 Forest Forum.

Friday, September 21 – Pole Mill Tour. We’ll be touring the Stella-Jones pole mill in Sheridan in a joint event with the Yamhill County chapter of OSWA. Come see some really valuable logs and learn about how poles are processed. This will be a morning tour. Registration is required for this event and space is limited.  See the article on Page 7 of the September 2018 Forest Forum.

How to register: When registering for any tour, please be sure to check the announcement to confirm you’re using the correct contact email or phone (it’s not the same for all events) and include which event you’re registering for because the contact email/phone is the same for two of the events.

Introduction to Rainwater Harvesting

PLEASE JOIN TUALATIN SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT FOR ONE OF OUR FREE WORKSHOPS AND TOURS TO LEARN THE BASICS OF RAINWATER HARVESTING!
Topics to be covered: ● Rainwater collection for both urban and rural settings ● Potable and non- potable uses ● Parts needed to install a system ● Water availability calculation ● Water uses and irrigation efficiency ● Pump systems, gutters and downspouts ● Concept of large tanks (550 gallons)

Workshop Saturday, Sept 22nd, 9 a.m. to noon, Calvin Presbyterian Church, 10445 SW Canterbury Lane, Tigard, OR; Register at https://www.swcd.net/event/introduction-rainwater-harvesting-workshop/

Field Tour Saturday, Oct. 20 (two locations) 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Register at https://www.swcd.net/event/introduction-rainwater-harvesting-tour/2018-10-20/

Workshop Saturday Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to noon, Tualatin Soil & Water Conservation District, 7175 NE Evergreen Parkway, #400, Hillsboro, OR. Register at https://www.swcd.net/event/introduction-rainwater-harvesting-workshop-november-10th/

For more information call Clair Klock at 503-998-7026 or 503-210-6007.

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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



Last updated: September 9, 2018 at 20:38 pm