FREE WORKSHOP: Hands-on Forest Health Strategies for Jefferson County Forest Owners
Are you a forest owner? Check out this FREE Workshop to learn hands-on strategies for managing healthy forests in Jefferson County! Saturday, July 17th 9:30am-3:30pm at Valley View Forest, brought to you by Northwest Natural Resources Group, Jefferson Land Trust, and the Jefferson County Conservation District. Space is limited. Follow the link to learn more and reserve your spot today.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FORESTLAND AERIAL HERBICIDE SPRAYING
The Jefferson County Conservation District will no longer assist Pope Resources, a forest products company, with the publication of a map and other information concerning the aerial spraying of herbicides as part of Pope Resource’s forest management practices.
Said Al Latham, Chairperson of the Jefferson County Conservation District Board or Supervisors, “Since the late 1980’s the Conservation District has broadened public notification of aerial spraying through an informal agreement that was negotiated with area commercial timberland managers.” By this agreement the Conservation District issued press releases, including a map showing the areas those companies were intending to spray with herbicides, and also listed the types of chemicals to be used along with the approximate dates of spraying.
According to Al Cairns, Conservation District Manager, after over 30 years that arrangement has ended. “Pope Resources has informed us that they will manage public notification themselves”, Cairns said. “We did agree that the Conservation District would publish notice of this change and direct our residents to an area of the Pope Resources webpage which has all the information the Conservation District used to compile and publish.”
Information about aerial spraying, including maps of areas to be sprayed and the herbicides used, can be found at: https://www.popeneighbor2neighbor.com/. Pope Resources will provide written notification to all landowners within 1,000 feet of aerial applications.
PT Leader Article:
This article was written following a Livestock Watering for Managed Grazing workshop hosted by JCCD and co-sponsored by the Chimacum Grange on March 30, 2017.