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Ecological Forestry 101: Intro to Silviculture & Wildlife

Miller Woods 15580 Orchard View Road
Event Contact Person: Cailin Mackenzie

About this event

This event is provided by Ecological Forestry 101: Intro to Silviculture & Wildlife

This workshop will introduce you to the principles of ecological forestry,
tools to implement it successfully on smaller parcels, and the structural and
biotic features of forests that help wildlife thrive. Come learn about forest
growth, harvest strategies, and steps you can take to enhance wildlife
habitat on your land.

Topics this class will cover include: Forest dynamics, Forest health, Young
stand management, Uneven-aged management, Hardwood management, Habitat needs
of keystone PNW species, Maintaining & enhancing wildlife habitat,
Incorporating wildlife habitat enhancements into forest management practices,
And much more!

WHEN: Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
WHERE: Miller Woods, 15580 Orchard View Road, McMinnville, OR 97128
COST: $15.00 – Registration fee covers event costs and lunch
In the morning, speakers will include: Glenn Ahrens, forester and researcher
for Oregon State University Extension in Clackamas, Hood River and Marion
Counties; Lori Hennings, senior natural resource scientist for Metro; Michael
Ahr, forest conservationist for West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation
District; and Jeanie Taylor, owner of Gopher Valley Forest.

In the afternoon, Mike Crabtree will lead a tour of Miller Woods, Yamhill
Soil & Water Conservation District’s 130-acre forest and natural area that
underwent a harvest treatment in 2015 to enhance forest health by removing
lower quality trees and thinning the stands to create proper spacing that
will promote healthy tree growth. Participants will learn how they can manage
their own projects that can provide periodic income, improve forest
structure, and enhance wildlife habitat