Yamhill County Chapter

Chapter President Hal Hagglund hal.elin@gmail.com


MEETINGS CALENDAR

WHEN WHO – WHAT – WHERE
Social half hour at 6:30pm,
Meeting at 7:00pm.
Meetings are open to all – You need not be a member to attend.

Location:
OSU Yamhill County Extension Auditorium, 2050 NE Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128

Wednesday,May 24 Banquet. Julie Woodward from OFRI to present Oregon Garden’s Rediscovery Forest, etc..

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHEN WHO – WHAT – WHERE
Friday May 5; 8am-1pm Salem OSWA day at the Capitol
OSWA’s day at the Capitol is Friday, May 5th. We need to have another big showing so our legislators know we have a presence in the Capitol.

The agenda on May 5th will be as follows:
· 8:00 am – Meet in Room 50 in the basement of the Capitol (same room as we have used in the past) for coffee, pastries, and morning prep discussions
· 8:30 to 12:00 – Legislators will visit us in Room 50 for their overview of this session, issues important to them, and some Q&A
· 12:00 – Hosted lunch and luncheon speaker Senator Betsy Johnson
· 1:00 – Tour of the Capitol by Roger Beyer and visits to your legislator’s offices with messages about bills opposed or supported by OSWA.

I do need a head count for the pasties and lunches.
Please register for this event by emailing me jimjamesoswa@yahoo.com leaving a message on my cell (541) 619-4252, or emailing your name and event to OSWA’s event email address oswaevents@gmail.com

Please register by May 3rd if possible.

Parking can be a challenge near the Capitol. I will also have some parking permits that will pay for the parking meters available for the first 15 that register, providing I have time to mail them to you. It is a permit you can place on your dash and not pay the $1.50 per hour rate at parking meters.

This year Society of American Foresters (SAF) and Associated Oregon Loggers (AOL) will be having their Day at the Capitol on the same day. I have invited then to join us in our activities. I believe there will be a loaded log truck parked in front of the Capitol.

This should be a fun event. Please plan to join others for an informative day.

Saturday May 13; 10am-Noon Portland Oregon Season Tracker Citizen Science Training
The Oregon Season Tracker (OST) program recruits and trains citizen scientist volunteers to collect and report local data precipitation and plant seasonal events like bud break and flowering. OST volunteers track these events in their backyard, on their farms and woodlands, and in schoolyards. They report their data online, making it available to researchers at OSU and across the country.

If you like the outdoors and the idea of contributing to science research… Join us!.
Take an online training at home (approx. 2 hrs.) and then attend
one local hands-on skill building session.
- Wednesday March 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Stayton OR
- Tuesday April 4, 6:00 – 8:00 pm Wren OR
- Saturday May 13, 10:00 – 12:00 noon, Portland OR
Cost: $40 per family sharing materials/$30 for Linn County
residents requesting a LCEA grant discount.
Training cost covers a program-approved rain gauge.

Click Web link for more information.
Click Web link registration.

RECENT PAST EVENTS:

WHEN WHO – WHAT
Wednesday, September 28; 7pm 2016 Fire Season Report, Target Shooting & Update on Forest Classification
by Mike Cafferata, Oregon Department of Forestry.
Wednesday, October 26; 7pm Assistance for Small Woodland Owners with
Mike Crabtree, Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District (YSWCD), Senior Conservation Technician.
Amie Loop-Frison, Habitat Conservationist, Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).
Tom Hoskins, new Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) District Conservationist.
Josh Togstad, Wetland and Riparian Planner, Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).
Wednesday, November 16; 7pm Forest Restoration by Steve Walker
Dupee Valley Timber LLC now owned by Steve Walker has a cutting history spanning three decades. Of the 1100 acres, 500 acres suffered failed reforestation attempts. That resulted in 400 acres of pure Scotch Broom, Himalaya Blackberry and Poison-oak. One hundred acres have some level of conifer stocking mixed with Big Leaf Maple, Scotch Broom, Himalaya Blackberry and Poison-oak.
Steve has made the commitment of converting the non-stocked and poorly stocked land into well stocked Douglas-fir forest and developing some natural Oak stands into either Oak Savannah or Oak Woodland. Currently, Steve is into year three of a ten year program.
Saturday, November 19; 9am “Forest Restoration Field Tour” with Steve Walker
15761 S.W Dupee Valley Road, Sheridan
Drive 3 miles north on Dupee Valley Rd from Grauer Rd,
Look for a green gate on your left.
Enter property and wait near the pond.
Coffee and efreshments will be provided.
Please come prepared for the weather and a hike.
Wednesday, January 25; 7pm “Internet Tools for Small Woodland Owners” by Amy Grotta, OSU Extension Forester for Columbia, Washington, and Yamhill counties.
Wednesday, February 22; 7pm “Wildlife Enhancement Opportunities on Your Property” by Neyssa Hays, Community Engagement Specialist, Greater Yamhill Watershed Council and a presentation by Sharon Selvaggio of the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides
Wednesday, March 22; 7pm Legislative session update and new riparian rules with Seth Barnes, Forest Policy Director, Oregon Forest and Industries Council.
The Oregon Legislature is in session and you need to know what they are discussing that may affect you. Seth will provide a review of the most significant measures that are before the members of the House and Senate this session. Changes such as a legislative rewrite of the Forest Practices Act, changes to application of forest chemicals and removal of the special assessment of forest lands which could result in a major increase in forest property taxes.
The final phase of the new Riparian Rule is soon coming. All public comment is in and the Board of Forestry will now consider the final wording for the rule changes. The BOF is also reviewing how to treat the Marbled Murrelet in the FPA which could have a major impact on your ability to harvest timber.
Most important, what is your role in the arena of public policy and how can you be involved and why should you be involved.
Wednesday, April 26; 7pm Forest Landowner Rules: Notification, Fire equipment requirements. with Brent O’nion, Oregon Department of Forestry.

WEB LINKS

Oregon Forest Resource Institute http://OregonForests.org
Brad & Amy’s TreeTopics Blog: http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/treetopics
Tall Timber Topics Quarterly Newsletter: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/columbia/forestry/newsletters
Join OSWA online http://www.oswa.org/view-available-memberships
Download OSWA Membership Application http://www.oswa.org/images/docs/OSWA-Membership-2015-printable-application.pdf

BYLAWS for OSWA YAMHILL CHAPTER:

Current Chapter Bylaws version May 26, 2004.

Yamhill is an energetic, friendly and fun chapter to be a part of.

 

Web Page Last Updated: 04-27-2017