This manual is a step-by-step guide through the process of getting soil information from the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service’s (NRCS) Web Soil Survey (WSS). This is a free website that serves as a nationwide clearinghouse of soil information.
Selling logs is one of the most important decisions a landowner can face. This curriculum package for forestry educators brings together consulting foresters, log buyers and loggers to teach participants how to get a fair deal for their timber, how to protect themselves from exposure to unnecessary liability and how to make sure their property looks the way they want it to when the operation is done. The package includes sample agendas, PowerPoint presentations, field trip how-tos and follow-up evaluations.
Russian olive trees are fast-growing plants that since the 1950s have become invasive throughout many areas of the Inland Pacific Northwest, particularly in riparian ecosystems. They form impenetrable masses, create inferior wildlife habitat, and provide minimal forage value for big game and livestock. This publication helps landowners and land managers to control these woody invaders by providing a detailed botanical profile of the species and discussions of the latest regrowth research and weed-control methods and strategies. Supplemental materials, including a printable appendix, conveniently identify which native species are suitable as replacements (based on landscape type, size, and soil traits) and which herbicides and application techniques are the most effective for Russian olive control.
Authors: Danielle Gunn, Ronald Patterson
In this module, Jeff deGraan, Forestry Consultant, Cascade Woodland Design, discusses six principles of managing for aesthetics and enjoyment. Access to the modules is free, but registration is required. See below for registration information.