The Needle; current news for Willamette Valley woodland owner/managers
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The Needle is the OSU Extension electronic announcements to help keep you informed about local workshops, tours, and other happenings for woodland landowners/managers in Benton, Linn and Polk Counties. 
Starker Forest Tour - Site Preparation, Reforestation, and Fire
Join the Benton County Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Assoc. for a Starker Forest Tour on Site Preparation, Reforestation, and Fire: How they can work together to create your next forest.  This is an encore presentation of a popular stop at the Oregon Family Forest Convention in June.
The tour will highlight various forms of site preparation and fuels reduction. We will see the site of a commercial thinning and discuss options to treat slash and the use of prescribed burns to reduce the risk of fire. We will hear about Starker’s lessons learned and experience in the field and how important early planning is to a successful operation.  
Date: Saturday, October 15
Time:  8:30 am to noon
Location: Starker Forests, near Philomath
Space is limited, registration is required. Use this link to register and include your name, contact phone and number attending. Detailed directions will be emailed after registration.
Questions contact or 541-713-5000
Sunnyside Park Ponderosa Pine Grove and Kiosk Dedication
Join the Linn County Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Assoc. Please bring your own camp chairs for seating. 
Date: Saturday October 15, 2022
Time: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: Sunnyside Park location, first parking lot past main park entrance, Quartzville Road.
Story and more details on the Linn OSWA website 
Questions contact Larry Mauter at 805-400-8552
OSU Extension Service Linn County Open House
Come meet the staff and learn about our programs. Refreshments, door prizes and more!
Date: October 17, 2022
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Location: 33630 McFarland Rd. Tangent (Corner of Old Hwy 34 & McFarland Rd.)
For more information see the OSU Extension Linn County website 
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OSU Extension Benton County Forestry
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OSU Extension Benton County
4077 Research Way
Corvallis OR 97333

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