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

Done for this year,
Next regular meeting in September.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

WHEN WHO – WHAT – WHERE
Thursday July 13, 2017; 5:30-7:30pm YCSWA Annual Picnic BBQ & Tour
Ed and Trish Zakocs Tree Farm
Dan Upton will lead a tour of the property, trails through the conifers and the hardwoods, two different eco systems for sure.
Yamhill Small Woodlands Association will supply paper plates, napkins, plastic silverware, burgers, hot dogs, buns, condiments including cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, etc., and drinks.
Please bring a side dish or dessert.
Please RSVP Hal and Elin by Monday July 11th if you plan to attend.
Hal & Elin hal.elin@gmail.com, or phone 503-843-2173
June 29, 2017 at 6pm – 8pm

or

July 18, 2017 at 6pm – 8pm

Yamhill Forest Classification – public information meetings
June 29, 2017 at 6pm – 8pm at West Valley Fire Department, 825 NE Main Street, Willamina, OR 97396
or
July 18, 2017 at 6pm – 8pm at Carlton Fire Department, 343 W Roosevelt St., Carlton, OR 97111

The forest classification committee has completed a draft of classification of forestland in Yamhill County and we have a series of informational meetings.

The Oregon Department of Forestry is inviting landowners in western Yamhill County and interested members of the public to informational meetings to explain the process by which rural lands are classified as forestland. Owners of land designated as forestland in Oregon are assessed for forest fire prevention and suppression. A committee has reviewed all these lands to provide consistency and equity in the wildland fire suppression system.

The forest classification committee has completed a draft of classification of forestland in Yamhill County and we will have a series of informational meetings.

The Oregon Department of Forestry is inviting landowners in western Yamhill County and interested members of the public to informational meetings to explain the process by which rural lands are classified as forestland. Owners of land designated as forestland in Oregon are assessed for forest fire prevention and suppression. A committee has reviewed all these lands to provide consistency and equity in the wildland fire suppression system.

At the informational meetings, landowners and the public can learn about the history, process and current status of the project. Upon completing its work, the committee will provide a list of lands it classified as forestland so those properties can be assessed for wildland fire protection by ODF. The Oregon Department of Forestry has also mailed letters to all affected landowners in an attempt to reach everyone affected by the change. More informational meetings will be planned if needed to give everyone a chance to learn about the process.

The Oregon Department of Forestry provides wildland fire protection services to forestlands in Yamhill County, funded by a Forest Patrol Assessment on protected lands. The committee looked at lands in Yamhill County west of Highway 47 and Highway 18, classifying them either as “forestland” or “not forestland” according to:
* fire-risk potential
* vegetation type (fire fuel)
* community structure
* closeness to other forestland
Classification changes don’t increase ODF’s fire budget. Rather, the classification review helps ensure that protection costs are fairly distributed. In most cases, a review results in some lands being removed from forest classification and others being added.

For more information on the Yamhill County forestland classification project see:
http://www.co.yamhill.or.us/content/forestland-classification-review-committees

You can also contact the Oregon Department of Forestry at 503-357-2191.

Mike Cafferata
Oregon Department of Forestry
Forest Grove District Forester

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

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.

 

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