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OSU Extension Hosts Wildfire Education Seminar Series Starting March 17

By Shannon Richardson / March 15, 2021
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Follow the link below to learn more about this free upcoming series and to register for the Wednesday seminars. This series emphasizes that fire preparation is not just for agencies, but for everyone, and focuses on how you and your community can be the most prepared for fire. The first webinar will kick off with…

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Local landowners recognized for restoration work

By Shannon Richardson / March 9, 2021
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Recently, Capital Press reporter George Plaven caught up with South Santiam Watershed Council Board President Lee Peterman and his partner Shirley Jolliff to talk about the work that Lee and Shirley have done at their property near Scio. A link to the original article is included at the end of this post. We are grateful…

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Bogwood: A landowner-NRCS partnership success story

By Shannon Richardson / February 22, 2021
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Recently, board President Lee Peterman and his partner Shirley Jolliff were honored with Linn County’s Tree Farmers of the Year award from the Small Woodlands Association. The work they have done at their property, called Bogwood, has been a labor of love. Releasing oaks from a conifer canopy and working to enhance the historic water…

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Plan for Your Land Workshop 2021

By Mike Vernon / January 4, 2021
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Attend this FREE 4-part workshop series online at the end of January! Dates Four consecutive Tuesday evenings from 5 pm – 8 pm starting January 26, 2021. Location Zoom meetings. Details will be sent to registrants. What you will gain Learn about natural resources. Get professional guidance on conservation projects on your land. Connect with…

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Welcome to our new website!

By Shannon Richardson / December 26, 2020
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We hope that our new look will help you find the information that you’re looking for. If you live in the South Santiam watershed, or if it’s a special place to you regardless of where you call home, we are here to help you become even more invested in the watershed than you already are.…

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Learn By Doing Grant Writing Workshop

By Eric Andersen / July 26, 2019
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SSWC Science Pub June 20 – How busy are beavers in Oregon?

By Eric Andersen / June 10, 2019
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Have you ever wondered “How busy are beavers in Oregon?” Join us Thursday evening June 20 from 6:30 to 7:30 at Barsideous Brewing in Lebanon to find out!  The event is free and open to the public. We are pleased OSU senior faculty researcher Vanessa Petro will be answering this question and more!  Vanessa is…

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Army Corps of Engineers seeks comments for Willamette Valley System EIS

By Eric Andersen / May 22, 2019
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The Army Corps of Engineers seeks comments for Willamette Valley System EIS. Click the link below for more info on the project and upcoming public meeting dates: https://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Locations/Willamette-Valley/System-Evaluation-EIS/    

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Join Us for an Arbor & Earth Day Celebration!

By Eric Andersen / April 15, 2019
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Join us on Wednesday April 24 at Sankey park in Sweet Home to celebrate Arbor Day and Earth day with tree planting.  Festivities start at 3:30 pm.      

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Effective Forest Roads workshop

By Eric Andersen / March 11, 2019
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Effective Forest Roads: Keep legal, reduce costs & protect water quality Learn to assess your existing road for potential problems and prioritize repairs. Workshop covers maintenance and improvement techniques, water quality and aquatic habitat concerns, regulations, contracts, technical and financial assistance available to small woodland owners.  The workshop starts in the morning with an indoor…

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