Yamhill County Chapter

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Our meetings will be held virtually thru Zoom in order to limit COVID-19 exposure until further notice.
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Meetings & Events

Meetings are open to all – You need not be a member to attend.
Virtual Meetings: via Zoom
In-person Meetings: OSU Yamhill County Extension Auditorium, 2050 NE Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128

Upcoming meetings & events> YCSWA 2021-2022 – [Current]

Archived 2020-2021> YCSWA 2020-2021

Archived 2019-2020> YCSWA 2019-2020

Archived 2018-2019> YSWA 2018-2019

Tree Farmer of the Year

Yamhill County Tree Farmer Of The Year

By Dan Upton

Steve and Mary Walker have been selected as Yamhill County 2021 Tree Farmers of the Year.

Purchased in 2012, their Dupee Valley Timber LLC property has been on the receiving end of intensive forest management.

Previous logging and forestry practices left a large portion of their 1,100 acres supporting a healthy crop of Scotch broom, Himalayan blackberry, and, where it can squeeze in, poison oak.

Steve and Mary made the commitment early on to convert brush land and poorly-stocked areas to productive timberland.  This was the start of their ten-year reforestation program. Harsh growing sites and warm, early springs (and scorching summers) have been challenging for seedling establishment. But, with time and persistence, new trees are showing up on the hillsides. And plans are in place for additional clearing and planting.

Joining with other interested owners whose land supports Oregon oak, the Walkers coordinated with NRCS to develop an Oak Management program to promote oak management as the best management practice for the chosen area. When the prescription required removal of undesirable species, the top candidate within the mature oak patch turned out to be Douglas-fir.  Over time, Douglas-fir will overtop oak and dominate the site. That was one area where picking out the culprit species was easy.

Congratulations to Steve and Mary!

The Snag Newsletters:


Yamhill Chapter Newsletter – The Snag – September 2021


Yamhill Chapter Newsletter – The Snag – June 2021

Yamhill Chapter Newsletter – The Snag – March 2021

Yamhill Chapter Newsletter – January 2021

Yamhill Chapter Newsletter – September-October 2020

Yamhill Chapter Newsletter – July-August 2020

Yamhill Chapter Newsletter – May-June 2020


Helpful Links

Know Your Foresthttps://KnowYourForest.org
TreeTopics Blog:http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/treetopics
Tall Timber Topics Quarterly Newsletter:http://extension.oregonstate.edu/newsletter/tall-timber-topicss
Oregon Forest Resource Institutehttps://OregonForests.org
American Tree Farm Systemhttps://TreeFarmSystem.org
Oregon Department of Forestryhttps://Oregon.gov/odf
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlifehttps://dfw.state.or.us
Yamhill Soil and Water Conservation District https://yamhillswcd.org
Native Plant Society of Oregon – Cheahmill Chapter – Yamhill https://npsoregon.org/chapters/ch.html

Current Chapter Contact

Chapter Co-Presidents
Darcy Davis
Nicole Wood, RN

Bylaws for Yamhill Chapter 

Current Chapter Bylaws version May 26, 2004.

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Upcoming Events

Dec 2021

Benton Chapter Monthly Meeting - 12/06/2021 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Umatilla/Morrow Chapter Winter Meeting - 12/11/2021 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Jan 2022

DSWA Annual Dinner - 01/25/2022 at 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Jun 2022

2022 State OSWA Convention - Jun 23-25, 2022 - Corvallis, Oregon - 06/23/2022 - 06/25/2022 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jul 2022

BCSW Annual Summer Picnic - Castle Family Forest - 07/23/2022 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Jul 2023

BCSW Annual Summer Picnic - Castle Family Forest - 07/23/2023 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Jul 2024

BCSW Annual Summer Picnic - Castle Family Forest - 07/23/2024 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Jul 2025

BCSW Annual Summer Picnic - Castle Family Forest - 07/23/2025 at 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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