Are you interested in how your lands can better suit wildlife, timber production, or recreation? Do you want to make sure your forest is resilient to fire, insects or disease? Are you interested in making sure your roads are well-built, that you are prepared for conducting logging or other operations, and that you file your taxes correctly?
Master Woodland Manager (MWM) shows you how to assess your woodland property by understanding local ecological factors (soils, historical land use, tree and plant species and associated wildlife) as well as how to conduct assessments to determine where your woodland is heading as it grows over time. You will also learn how various management activities will help you meet your long term vision for the property.
After taking the MWM program, volunteers are expected to provide 60 hours of volunteer service, which is done in many different manners, depending on your interests and strengths.
MWM volunteers represent a 25 year stewardship legacy, and include a wide array of people and woodlands throughout Oregon. Whether you own 5 or 1,000 acres, the MWM community will help you gain skills for tending your woodland, and provide you with opportunities to share your passion for stewardship.
(Classes meet at the extension office in Eugene, run from 9am-4pm and include a mix of class and field activities unless otherwise noted.)
Introduction, Landscape Setting (cascades)
Landscape Setting (Coast), Forest Health
Landscape Setting (Willamette Valley, Management Planning
Forest Ecology and Management
Reforestation, Invasive Species
Business Management & Taxes, Stream Habitats
Harvesting, Marketing, Forest Products & Roads
Riparian Forests, Stream Ecology & Management
For More information or to get an announcement when registration opens contact Lauren Grand at Lauren.Grand@oregonstate.edu or 541-579 2150.
Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 12:00am to 11:59pm
996 Jefferson Street, Eugene, OR