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, 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, Oregon Forest Industry Council (OFCI).
Wednesday, April 26; 7pm Forest Landowner Rules: Notification, Fire equipment requirements. with Mike Cafferata, Oregon Department of Forestry.
Wednesday,May 24 Banquet. Julie Woodward from OFRI to present Oregon Garden’s Rediscovery Forest, etc..

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHEN WHO – WHAT – WHERE
March 2, 3, 4 Native Plant Sale
Yamhill Valley Heritage Center
22450 SW Durham Lane | McMinnville
South of McMinnville off Hwy 18 at Durham Lane

2016 was our first Native Plant Sale at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center and what a successful event it was. Over 700 people attended the event and 30,000 native plants were sold. The location provided indoor shopping with ample space to browse. Staff and volunteers were on hand to answer questions and plenty of parking was available in a safe
and controlled environment.
With all the positive feedback, of course the district will once again hold the annual Native Plant Sale at the Yamhill Valley Heritage Center. The event will be held
in March this year, so please make a note of the dates.
Native Plant Sale Catalog and on-line ordering

Saturday March 25; 8:00am-5:15pm Tree School
Clackamas Community College, Oregon City
Tree School opens at 7:15am in the lobby of Randall Hall. Come here first to pick up your class packet that includes your schedule and class-room assignments. Join us for coffee, refreshments, and snacks before you head to class. There will also be ice water available. The reception area is open all day to accommodate those arriving later in the day for classes.
Class Selection Guide
Class Block A – Classes begin at 8:15am. Go to assigned classrooms.
Exhibit Area – Open from 9:30am to 4:00pm in Randall Hall gymnasium.
Morning Break – Located in the Exhibit Area from 9:45-10:30am. Enjoy beverages and snacks while visiting our Exhibitors.
Class Block B – Classes begin at 10:30am. Go to assigned classrooms.
Lunch – Included in your registration fee and will be available in the lobby of Randall Hall at noon. Seating is available in the Exhibit Area or out doors, weather permitting. The Exhibit Area is open throughout the lunch break.
Menu: Ginger & garlic chicken, sweet chili pork meatballs, jasmine rice, broccoli slaw, rice noodle salad with mint, cilantro & black sesame seeds.
Vegetarian, gluten & dairy free options available.
Class Block C – Classes begin at 1:30pm. Go to assigned classrooms.
Afternoon Break – Located in the Exhibit Area from 3:00-3:45pm. Enjoy beverages and cookies while visiting our Exhibitors. Don’t miss the Forests Forever raffle.
Class Block D – Classes begin at 3:45pm. Go to assigned classrooms.

If you would like to receive a 2017 Tree School catalog in the mail, please contact the Extension Office at 503-655-8631 or contact the Tree School Registrar to be put on the mailing list.
Click Web link for more information and 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.

WEB LINKS

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: 02-10-2017