Yamhill County Chapter

Chapter President Hal Hagglund hal.elin@gmail.com


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

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

Wednesday, April 26; 7pm Forest Landowner Rules: Notification, Fire equipment requirements. with Brent O’nion, Oregon Department of Forestry.
Wednesday,May 24 Banquet. Julie Woodward from OFRI to present Oregon Garden’s Rediscovery Forest, etc..


Saturday April 22; 9:30am-1pm Oregon Woodland Cooperative Annual Meeting
It’s Earth Day and let’s celebrate by visiting a productive small woodland tree farm.

Our hosts for the day are Pat and Karen Karger on their tree farm near Gaston Oregon.

Terry Lamers has traveled the world gathering information about chain saws. He will share his extensive knowledge with us. Bring your chain saw and Terry guarantees he will show you something you did not know and maybe your saw will cut better and safer as a result.

Taylor Larson has been learning how to tap our local Big Leaf Maple for the making of maple syrup. A way for you to create a great Christmas gift or maybe even makes some money from a new secondary product. Terry will demonstrate how to tap a maple and the equipment you will need to do it yourself.

Jim Merzenich will show us how to make a small oak log produce Shitake mushrooms. If you ever wanted to create your own mushroom crop, this may be for you. Jim will share what you need to start your own crop.

Co-op members will demonstrate how to split and bundle firewood for the OWC firewood program. This may be a way for you to make money from young stands, logging debris and hardwoods.

A tour of the Karger Tree farm will also be included in the day’s activities.

Make this Earth Day a rewarding experience. After all, for a tree farmer every day is Earth Day

From Gaston, travel South on Hwy 47 3.8 miles to the junction of Cove Orchard Road, travel .7 mile to the tree farm entrance on the left.

From Yamhill, travel north on Hwy 47 3.9 miles to the junction of Cove Orchard Road, travel .2 miles to the tree farm entrance.

Watch for OWC tree Farm signs (22700 Cove Orchard Road). Stay on the driveway up the hill 1/4 mile to the meeting location.

Bring a side dish of dessert, salad or casserole you want to share. The Co-op will provide the main dish.

Monday April 24; 5:30pm-8:30pm Passing it On: Farm and Forest Succession Workshop
Public Works Auditorium – OSU Extension Office – 2050 NE Lafayette Ave. McMinnville

Two-thirds of Oregon’s agricultural land will be changing hands in the next 20 years, but the vast majority of Oregon’s farmers and ranchers don’t have succession plans.
- Want to hear about the trends in farm/ranch succession, access to land, and land use in Oregon?
- Want to learn the steps for preparing a succession plan for your property?
- Want to hear the stories of local farmers who have gone through the process?
Cost: Free

RSVP: Heather.Stoven@oregonstate.edu or 503-434-7517

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.


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.


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


Current Chapter Bylaws version May 26, 2004.

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


Web Page Last Updated: 04-18-2017