WCSWA Annual Meeting

November 18, 7:00pm via Zoom

Program:  Carbon in Oregon’s Managed Forests


We hear about the importance of carbon sequestration and carbon trading from time to time in the media.  As a small woodland owner have you ever wondered about the role your forest and the forest products produced there might have on carbon storage?  Join Mike Cloughesy, Edie Sonne Hall and David Ford to learn about carbon in managed forests from the eyes of the woodland owner.  Mike will give an overview including a look at the recent “Oregon Forest Ecosystem Carbon Inventory and the Role of Wood Products in Carbon Storage.” Edie will discuss “Managing Forests to Increase Their Carbon Storage, Productivity and Resiliency.” David will discuss “Current and Future Markets for Carbon and Co-Benefits from Oregon Forests.” The speakers will then take your questions.

This will be a Zoom meeting. Here are the details for joining the meeting:

Topic: WCSWA Annual Meeting
Time: November 18, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada) Please join a few minutes early so we’re ready to go at 7pm sharp.
To join the Zoom Meeting: A direct link to the WCSWA November 18 Zoom Meeting can be obtained either by copy/paste from the online version of the November 2020 Forest Forum or by sending an email requesting a live link to washcosmallwoodlandsassoc@gmail.com.

Revitalizing Forests in the Tualatin Watershed
Notes from October 28 WCSWA Zoom Meeting

Brandy Saffell, Conservation Specialist-Forest Program for Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District (TSWCD) was the presenter for our program via Zoom at 7:00pm on October 28.  Brandy works with woodland owners and program partners to implement Tualatin SWCD’s forest conservation objectives throughout Washington County and brought us the work done on two different tree farms. Brandy presented the on-the-ground work done on these two farms using technology called “ArcGis Story Map” showing maps, text and video.  It worked great! If you’d like to view the Story Map yourself, you can find it here: https://arcg.is/11euW9

Landowners, Eric and Cheryl Belt have 30 acres on the E. Fork of Dairy Creek.  They had invasives they needed to deal with, an escaped Christmas tree stand, some agricultural land they wanted to plant in trees, plus wanting to enhance wildlife throughout their farm.  They also wanted to increase the variety of tree species.

TSWCD was able to help with direct cost-share and the creation of a Habitat Conservation Plan.

See “Forests” on page 5 of November Forest Forum.

2020 Virtual Neighbor to Neighbor Woods Tour – Did You Miss It?

Our first Virtual Neighbor to Neighbor Woods Tour premiered Wednesday, September 23rd, and was a great success.
This video was created as an alternative to our usual in-person woods tours that OSWA/OTFS typically hold annually. This tour was on Barrett and Susan Brown’s tree farm in Washington County, the Snooseville Tree Farm.

If you were unable to attend live, you can view the video here:

If you prefer to watch only the individual topic segments of the tour, you can find them here:

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: November 5, 2020 at 18:07 pm