Small Acreage Program
The Small Acreage program provides outreach to residents on how to manage issues small acreage landowners confront, such as mud and manure management, fencing and pasture management, wells and septic system maintenance, and other management topics unique to small acreage properties.
The Small Acreage program helps residents reduce pollution entering storm and surface water coming from residential and agricultural properties by giving residents the knowledge and skills necessary to manage their land and animals in a way that will help keep water clean. Often, these improved management practices also save small acreage owners money.
The Watershed Stewards of Clark County work with residents to increase understanding and encourage practices that lead to healthy watersheds. Residents learn about watersheds and how individuals affect those watersheds, water quality, and habitat improvement.
The program trains volunteers to partner with agencies, environmental organizations, and community groups and individuals to promote community participation in local water quality and habitat enhancement educational outreach and activities. Volunteers work independently and jointly with agencies and organizations to monitor water quality in Clark County’s streams, lakes, and wetlands.
WSU Skamania County Extension serves Clark residents to answer forestry related questions. Education programs include Forest Stewardship, timber sales, reforestation, wildlife and other aspects of woodland management are provided.
The Rural Technology Initiative (RTI) is a technology transfer program created as a partnership between the University of Washington, Washington State University, and the USDA Forest Service to provide forest managers with the best scientific knowledge and tools needed to solve today’s complex forest management problems.
You can view RTI presentations at http://www.ruraltech.org/video/index.asp such as:
- Changing Markets: Red Alder and Red Cedar
- Forest Fire and Fuel Reduction
- Riparian Management
- Wildlife Habitat
Oregon State University forest industry directory, including non-timber forest products. The Oregon Forest Industry Directory facilitates the establishment of business connections between the broad array of interests in Oregon's forestry sector. The directory is a joint effort of the Oregon Wood Innovation Center at Oregon State University and the Oregon Small Woodlands Association.
If you are involved in a business that harvests, sells, buys, and processes nontimber forest products in the Pacific Northwest, check out the Wild Forest Goods business directory at www.orforestdirectory.com to market your products.