Day: January 10, 2022

How The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Built a Nursery that Supports Land and Community

This article originally appeared in the December 2021 newsletter of Treeline, the regional forest adaptation network. It is reprinted here with permission. You can find the complete newsletter here. A conversation with Jeremy Ojua, Lindsay McClary and Kayla Seaforth The Natural Resources Department at the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde (CTGR) has been operating the Tribal Native Plant Materials Program since 2014. It started with a vision of producing locally sourced native plants for habitat restoration and cultural education, and was originally funded by an Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board “Plants for the People” grant, which they were awarded in partnership

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New Event: NNRG Fireside Chats

Talk directly with NNRG staff and connect with other forest owners in western Washington and Oregon. Calling all forest owners and land managers — NNRG is launching a new monthly community event we’re calling Fireside Chats. On the third Wednesday of every month, we invite you to join NNRG Director of Forestry Kirk Hanson, others from NNRG’s forestry team, and fellow forest landowners and land stewards to discuss forest management topics, share information and resources relevant to those topics, and connect with others face some of the same challenges and opportunities as you in stewarding their lands.  Bring your winter drink

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2020 Reforestation Project: Year 2 Report

This article is part of the Hanson Family Forest series. In January 2020 we planted 18 acres on our family’s land near Bucoda, WA in an effort to restore several degraded sites that had been logged by a previous landowner, but not replanted. These were challenging sites to recover as they were comprised of either dense brush, Himalayan blackberry, mixed grasses, a smattering of naturally regenerated hardwoods, thin or compacted soils, or any combination of these conditions. The site preparation and planting strategy we used is summarized in an earlier blog, Raising 5,200 Children by Shovel and Machete, so I

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