News & Events

Virtual Workshop: Planning a Native Landscape

On December 14th and January 12th, District manager, Joe Holtrop presented on how to plan and implement a native plant-based landscape. The presentations covered basic site analysis, an overview of common native trees and shrubs, plant selection, bare-root plant care, planting and maintenance. Please use the following links to access the recorded presentations: 

December 14, 2021, 4:00-5:30pm: https://transcripts.gotomeeting.com/#/s/17e1d93ce8c120ea3131d687ab78c20c1bd623e9a81648b62b71978a166a77bf
January 12, 2022, 6:30-8:00pm: https://transcripts.gotomeeting.com/#/s/ebccf823001e139227738b8b8f8adaa4debc724f7ef301e8464e395cf0a71b56

WSU Extension Presents: Introduction to Bigleaf Maple Sugaring Webinar – January 12, 2022

    Did you know you can make maple syrup from our native bigleaf maple?   

Bigleaf maple syrup is delicious with a unique flavor that is arguably better than the syrup produced from sugar maples in the northeast. Hobbyists have been producing bigleaf maple syrup for years for personal enjoyment, and this high-value syrup is just starting to be produced commercially to meet demand from consumers, including high-end restaurants. In this introductory webinar for beginners, we will explain the basics of bigleaf maple syrup production at the hobbyist scale, including equipment needed, weather and site conditions, tapping and sap collection, and boiling off the water and finishing the syrup.   

The webinar will be offered twice: 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m on January 12th. The webinar is free, but pre-registration is required. Registration closes 24 hours before the webinar.   

Can’t make those times? Sign up anyway to receive a link to the recording afterward.

Click Here to Pre-Register 


Produce Safety Alliance Remote Grower Training
All virtual: January 26th & 27th / February 9th & 10th
Who Should Attend: Fruit and vegetable growers and others interested in learning about produce safety, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Produce Safety Rule, Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs), and co-management of natural resources and food safety.

Visit https://foodsafety.wsu.edu/training-programs/psagtandttt/ for full information and to register.

PRESS RELEASE

8/5/2019

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:

Good fences make safer shellfish, healthy salmon

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.