August 20, 2022
  • WCSWA Field Tour - ODF Seed Orchard

    August 20, 2022  9:30 am - 12:00 pm
    3700 Mahoney Road NE St. Paul, OR 97137

    The August WCSWA tour will be on Saturday, August 20th, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Schroeder Seed Orchard.  The J.E. Schroeder Seed Orchard is located on a 400-acre agriculture site near St. Paul, in the heart of the Willamette Valley. The site had excellent terrain, soil, and climate for Schroeder’s main business — production of tree seed. 

    The Seed Orchard is located at:
    3700 Mahoney Road NE St. Paul, OR 97137

    The property is south of St. Paul on Mahoney Road, halfway between Hwy. 219 and River Road. 

    Don Kaczmarek, ODF Forest Geneticist, will lead the tour. The seed orchard is a public/ private partnership which provides seed to State Forest districts, private industry, family forest, and federal government cooperators and stakeholders. The seed they provide is high-quality and adapted to local forest environments. Don will give us a presentation on the seed orchard and the associated seed bank. We will also get the opportunity to walk around the seed orchard, which will be in the process of being harvested, although the crews will probably not be picking on Saturday.

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September 27, 2022
  • WCSWA Monthly Meeting - Tribal Forestry

    September 27, 2022  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    30780 NW Highland Ct., North Plains, OR, USA

    Join us as our speaker, Mike Wilson, a Grand Ronde Tribal Member, covers the historical impact of laws, treaties, and land ownership that ultimately laid the groundwork for current land use laws. Mike is the former manager of the Natural Resources Division for the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde.

    The Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon is a federally recognized Tribe that includes over 30 Tribes and bands from western Oregon, northern California, and southwest Washington.

    These include tribal bands from the Kalapuya. The Atfalati band of the Kalapuya Indians, who settled in the basin of the Tualatin Valley some 10,000 years ago, were the first peoples to call Washington County home. Historical records indicate they dwelt from villages at Wapato Lake in what is now Forest Grove to Chakeipi, or "Place of the Beaver," located in present day Beaverton.

    Mike holds an Associate’s Degree in Forest Technology from Lane Community College, a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Environmental studies from Linfield College, and an MBA from George Fox.He has worked as a tree planter, timber cruiser, wildland firefighter and several other jobs in the woods.

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October 25, 2022
  • WCSWA Monthly Meeting - New Extension Agent Alex Gorman

    October 25, 2022  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    30780 NW Highland Ct., North Plains, OR, USA

    Meet Alex Gorman, our new OSU Extension Forester for Washington, Columbia and Yamhill Counties. He will talk about his new job, the Emerald Ash Borer and Matteson Forest.

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