Woodland Management course set at Hopkins Demonstration Forest
The OSU Extension Service is offering a management course for owners of woodland starting Feb. 8 at Hopkins Demonstration Forest, located south of Oregon City.
Thursday classroom sessions run from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 15, 22 and March 1. A Saturday field session will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 3.
This five-session course is for anyone who wants to learn the basics of taking care of a woodland property. It also serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training. Topics covered include:
? Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
? What's Going On In Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
? Taking Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
? Getting It Done: Safety, tools and techniques, selling timber, and laws and regulations.
The instructor is Glenn Ahrens, OSU forestry and natural resources extension agent. Cost for the course is $40 for one participant; $50 for two or more participants from the same family. Register at tinyurl.com/BFS2018Clack or call 503-655-8631.