Yamhill County Chapter

Current Chapter Contact

Chapter President
Hal Hagglund

Meetings Calendar
Recent Past Events
Meetings Calendar
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 27, 2019 7pm Forest Insects by Christine Buhl, PhD, Forest Entomolgist, Oregon Dept. of Forestry.
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 7pm Forest Policy Issues by Seth Barnes, Director of Forest Policy, Oregon Forest & Industries Council. (arranged by Mike)
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 7pm Effects of Climate Change in Douglas-fir Forests by Dave Shaw, professor, O.S.U. College of Forestry and Extension Forest Health Specialist. (arranged by Susan)
Wednesday, May 22, 2019; Social Hour 6:00pm, Dinner 6:30pm Annual Banquet Program and venue to be determined.
Thursday, March 7, 2019 Finding Value in a Down Market WINTER POLE HARVESTING TOUR FOR SMALL LANDOWNERS Where: Yamhill County Extension Office 2050 Lafayette Ave McMinnville, OR 97128 When: 1:00pm, Thursday, March 7, 2019 Instructions: We will meet in the parking lot of Wortman Park across the road from the Extension Office and consolidate vehicles. The logging site is on a gravel road and there is plenty of parking on site. Please wear closed toe shoes and hard hats. Dress for the weather and mud. This tour is accessible for those with mobility challenges.
Spring, 2019 Master Woodland Manager Training I am very excited to announce that our next local MWM training is coming right up, in spring 2019! This class will span Washington, Yamhill, Polk and Benton Counties under the shared direction of Brad Withrow-Robinson and myself. We have dates nailed down (starting April 6th) and applications will be available within the next two weeks. We have limited space in the class – so if you know of anyone that you think would be a great candidate for the MWM training, please send their names my way so that I can send them an application. Additionally, some of you in Washington and Yamhill Counties can expect to hear from me after the New Year about helping out here or there with some of the class sessions. I am hoping to combine a Columbia County MWM class with Clatsop County a couple years down the road. Finally, please let me know if you have an updated email, have moved, or have other pertinent life updates. I would like to share will you that we lost one of our MWM’s, Art Dummer (class of 2000) who sadly passed away this fall. Art was active in Washington County for a very long time and will be missed. Thanks again for all that you do and hope to see you in 2019. Have a wonderful holiday season, Amy Amy Grotta, Associate Professor Extension Forester – Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties Oregon State University| Forestry & Natural Resources Extension 505 N. Columbia River Hwy, St. Helens, OR 97051 Ph: (503) 397-3462 | Blog | Twitter
Spring, 2019 Helping landowners learn from their peers about harvest options Northwest Natural Resource Group (NNRG) and Oregon State University (OSU) are reaching out to forest owners for a voluntary study about timber harvesting methods to understand how they affect financial returns from the forest as well as its post-harvest condition. The goal of this research project is to help landowners who are considering a timber harvest to learn from the experiences of others. Currently there is limited information about the economics of commercial timber harvests that use thinning or uneven-aged management, and how those results compare with other harvest methods. The researchers are surveying Oregon and Washington forest owners who harvested timber from their forest in the last 5 years (since 2014) and are willing to share information about the silvicultural methods and financial outcomes from these recent timber harvests - information that will be held in strict confidence by the researchers. The survey asks detailed questions about the harvest techniques and equipment used, the volume of timber harvested, cost of the harvest work, and the harvest revenues. The results of this study will be shared with forest owners through a variety of methods including articles, papers, and classes taught by NNRG, OSU, and partner organizations. Data in the study will remain confidential within the research team. Information will be aggregated so it cannot be traced to any individual ownership. Data will be collected through at least June 2019. As a thank you to forest owners who take the time to complete the survey, the first 100 participants are eligible to receive a $50 gift card to a forestry supply business. Learn more about this research project at: www.nnrg.org/thinning_study If you have questions about the project, contact Lindsay Malone, one of the project researchers, at lindsay@nnrg.org.
Recent Past Events
Wednesday, September 26, 2018; 7pm Status of Native Fish in Oregon by Conrad Gowell, Fellowship Program Director, and Board Member Doug DeRoy of the Native Fish Society. (arranged by Leonard)
Wednesday, October 24, 2018; 7pm How Tree Growth Affects Properties of Wood and Oregon Big-leaf Maple Syrup by Barbara Lachenbruch, professor emeritus, O.S.U. College of Forestry.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018; 7pm Forest Herbicides by Bruce Kelpsas, herbicide specialist.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 7pm Hunting by Bill Dollar, Yamhill Co. president of Oregon Hunter's Association. (arranged by Susan)


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/newsletter/tall-timber-topicss

Bylaws for Yamhill Chapter 

Current Chapter Bylaws version May 26, 2004.

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Another Great OSWA Annual Meeting

Written by Jim James Congratulations to the Baker County Chapter for another great OSWA annual meeting. On Friday, June 10th, an exceptional group of speakers discussed the resilience of Northeast Oregon, before and after fire, and a multiple list of challenges facing family forest owners and how one might address these issues, all was with […]

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