A commercial thinning of about 30 acres of 30-year old Douglas-fir plantation is underway at the Matteson Demonstration Forest. On this tour we will talk about how the harvest is meeting management objectives, which include improving the stand, producing income and creating more diversity. We’ll discuss markets for the cut logs (including short poles). We’ll also see how a cut-to-length processing system is used, and fire conditions permitting, will see a demonstration of the logging equipment.
RSVP by contacting Sonia Reagan, 503-397-3462 or Sonia.Reagan@oregonstate.edu. Please include your phone and email so we can contact you if needed. Parking space is limited - please carpool if possible. Wear closed toed shoes and bring a hard hat if you have one.
Directions to the Matteson Forest:
Highway 47 to the Hagg Lake /Scoggins Valley Park turnoff. Follow Scoggins Valley Rd. past the park gate and turn left on West Shore Drive, crossing the dam. Proceed another two miles past the dam on West Shore Drive. Turn left on Hankins Rd. Follow to the property gate on your right.
Thursday, September 6 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Matteson Demonstration Forest Southwest Hankins Road, Gaston, OR