Managing Your Woodlands – A basic forestry short course
The Oregon State University Lincoln County Extension Service is offering the Managing Your Woodlands – a Basic Forestry Short Course as an introduction to forest management for new and potential woodland owners or for those just interested in learning about forest management. It covers what you need to know and who you might want to contact to begin managing your forest. Class size is limited so register early – Registration deadline is Monday, March 3rd. Cost for the course and materials is $45 per person or $60 per couple (share the materials).
There are 5 evening sessions on March 5, March 13, March 20, April 3 and April 10, and a one-day field session on April 26. Classes will be at the OSU Lincoln County Extension Service office. To register, please stop by the Lincoln County Extension Office, 29 SE 2nd Street in Newport or access a copy of the agenda and registration form at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lincoln/forestry/news
If you have questions about the course, contact Jim Reeb at Jim.Reeb@OregonState.edu
Web Soil Survey and Other Internet Tools for Ag and Forest Landowners Oregon State University Lincoln County Extension Service and the Oregon Coast Community College are offering a workshop to help you learn how to use the Web Soil Survey. A soil survey is an inventory of the different soil types and their location in the
county. The Web Soil Survey is a useful web-based tool that was created, and is maintained, by the Natural Resource and Conservation Service. You can use several methods for choosing a location including: an address, or Section Range and Township, or Latitude and Longitude. An aerial photo is available so you can select your area of interest.
Information is available about what soils are present, their characteristics, agriculture or forest productivity, suitability for using heavy equipment, and much more. However, the Web Soil Survey is not always easy to use. Bring a description of the location of your property and leave the class with your own Soil Survey Report (an important part of a written management plan). If you think that this type of information would be valuable for you and you are not familiar with the Web Soil Survey, this workshop might be just what you are looking for. If time allows, we will look at some other internet tools that can help you
manage your land. Registration fee is $25 to cover refreshments and printing costs.
Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 4th. Space is limited, so register early. Class will be from 5:30PM – 8:30PM at the Oregon Coast Community College Newport Campus, Computer Lab. To register come by the OSU Lincoln County Extension Office at 29 SE 2nd Street in Newport or download the registration form at:
For more information, contact Jim Reeb at 541-574-6534 or Jim.Reeb@OregonState.edu.