Happy New Year 2013! We have several items to tell you about this January.
First, our annual Tree Planting Day for boy/girl scouts is Saturday, January 26th. Call our office at 541-929-2477 for more information or to sign up.
Most of our recreation permits that are issued expire at the end of each calendar year. Please come by our office to get a new permit for 2013 if you recreate on our lands. You can change the location or tree farms that you are permitted to use anytime during the year by calling our office.
Each summer we hire a seasonal crew of mostly college students to assist us with our forest management objectives. The work period is mid-June to mid-September. The work can include firefighting, brushing roads, tree farm maintenance, and sampling our tree stands to measure tree stocking and growth. Applications will be accepted for these positions until February 19, 2013. Call our office for more information.
Lastly, we issue firewood cutting permits during the non-fire season. Recently we have had a number of storms that have caused blowdown (trees falling over) on our forestlands. We have suspended all firewood permits until we can salvage the blowdown. This means that we cut the fallen trees to proper lengths so that we can sell them to mills. That makes the tree much more valuable than cutting it up for firewood!