Archive | March, 2014

Oregon’s juniper team nabs big victory

Oregon’s juniper advocates chalked up a sizable win that validates efforts to cultivate hardwoods from the invasive Eastern Oregon plants.

The Oregon State Weed Board has crafted a policy backing “efforts to thin juniper to levels that are historically more in balance with protecting and restoring watershed function.”…

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http://sustainablebusinessoregon.com/articles/2014/03/oregons-juniper-team-nabs-big.html. Sustainable Business Oregon. March 11, 2014.

Signing marks new stage for community forest

Representatives of a wide range of local, state and federal government agencies, private organizations and local businesses and residents gathered at the Jim Riggs Community Center Monday, March 10, to send the South Santiam Community Forest project forward to its next chapter.

They signed a declaration of cooperation on the project, which essentially states the goals of the project and the role each intends to play in achieving those goals… (see attached PDF for full article)

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Signing marks new stage for community forest . The New Era- Sweet Home news. March 12, 2014.

South Santiam Community Forest Corridor members formalize land deal

SWEET HOME — Speaking in Chinuk wawa, the native language of the Grand Ronde tribe, Michael Karnosh said Monday afternoon that “his heart was very happy to be standing here today.”

Karnosh was one of several dozen stakeholders who formalized their commitment to the South Santiam Community Forest Corridor concept by signing a declaration of cooperation at the Jim Riggs Community Center.

The Grand Ronde, Siletz and Warm Springs tribes have all participated in and support the process…

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South Santiam Community Forest Corridor members formalize land deal. Albany Democrat-Herald. March 11, 2014.