Annual WCSWA Potluck, May 24, 2022

Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve, 2600 SW Hillsboro Hwy, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Meeting Place:
Main Visitors Building in Multipurpose Room, Parking in Front of Building
• 5 to 6 pm Arrival and Socialize
• 6 to 7 pm Potluck Meal
• 6:45 to 7:30 Speaker and Presentation: “Forestry for the Birds in the Pacific Northwest”. A voluntary program that offers resources and insights for augmenting bird habitat on working lands. (See details on page 8)
What to bring:
This will be an old –fashioned Pot-luck with no main dish provided. Always lot of choices!
WCSWA will furnish plates, cups, eating utensils, napkins, lemonade, water, and coffee. Hillsboro Parks has no-alcohol policy.
About Jackson Bottom:
Located minutes south of downtown Hillsboro, Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve’s 635 acres are a quiet sanctuary for both people and wildlife. Over 211 species of birds are sighted annually at Jackson Bottom, including Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, and thousands of Tundra Swans and Northern Pintails, making Jackson Bottom a haven for bird watchers. The Preserve is home to deer, otters, beavers, and thousands of other species. Wetlands Nature Center includes an exhibit hall filled with interactive exhibits on wetlands and natural history, and the only bald eagle nest on display in the continental United States.

New Tri-County Extension Forester Named

Alex Gorman has been selected as OSU Extension Forester in Columbia, Washington, and Yamhill Counties.  Holly Ober, Associate Dean for Science Outreach and Forestry and Natural Resources Program Leader of the College of Forestry, Oregon State University said that Alex will begin his new job on June 30, 2022. The tri-county Extension Forester position has been vacant for the past two years, following the untimely and deeply felt loss of Amy Grotta, who had been Extension Forester for the area since early 2009.

Alex grew up in northern California, where he spent his childhood among the wildland urban interface and the forests of the Sierra Nevada. Alex received his Bachelor of Science in Forestry from California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt, where he focused his studies on the interface between forest health and active forest management in Douglas-fir and redwood forests. After Cal Poly Humboldt, Alex worked for Green Diamond Resource Company (GDRC), where his main role was to manage crews as they carried out active forest management practices in the form of vegetation management, burning, and planting. Afterwards, Alex went to work for Foothill Horizons Outdoor School. There, Alex learned how to apply tools such as the Universal Design for Learning and the Extension Logic Model to educate and connect with audiences.

For continuation see Page 6 of the May 2022 Forest Forum


Last Updated on May 9, 2022