Just the Facts
OTFS Annual Meeting, Workshop, and Recognition Luncheon
Monday, November 19th, 2012, 8:30a.m. - 3:00 p.m. World Foresrty Center, Portland
November 14, 2012 deadline
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OTFS Inspector WANTED
Do you know a forester, or retired forester, that may be interested in becoming an OTFS Inspector?
Inspectors need to have training to become an OTFS Inspector. If you or someone you know would be interested, please send
an e-mail to:
Michael Atkinson, OTFS Inspector Coordinator,
coyote8199 at wildblue dot net
Training will take place the summer of 2011, with a date to be announced.
What to do if a Natural Disaster Happens to Your Tree Farm
Just before the recent severe weather events that took place in and around Almsville, Oregon in early December of 2010, the USDA Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) announced their Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP).
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The Oregon Tree Farm Memorial Fund
The Memorial Fund can accept donations from persons or organizations as Memorials, as Honorariums, or as Special Gifts. Donations can be cash, property, securities or any other form of wealth acceptable to the Fund Administrator. Current donations amount to slightly over $30K working for OTFS through security investments.
The donated principal amount can never be withdrawn. Only interest, dividends, long and short term capital gains, and/or investment gain can be removed from the Memorial Fund as measured by a clear formula applied yearly at December 31.
The Memorial Fund was designed to provide property owners an opportunity to offer conditional or non-conditional property gifts, for example, Family Tree Farms.
Conditional gifts could carry a written contractual agreement instructing the Fund Administrator how that donation must be handled. The landowner may instruct the Memorial Fund to manage the property for benefit of the Memorial Fund or any other named beneficiary.
Alternatively, instructions may provide the Memorial Fund direction for selling the property. Conditional gifts must be approved by the Fund Administrator before acceptance. Inquiries held in strictest confidence.
Please send your donations or phone inquiries to:
genetechs at aaahawk dot com
Dick Courter, Standing Chair and Founder
OTFS Memorial Fund
1600 NW Skyline Blvd.
PORTLAND, Ore. 97229
2012 Oregon Tree Farmer of the Year Named
Elkton, Ore. from the News Review 12-08-12
The name Paradise Creek Ranch is truly fitting for Bill and Joan Arsenault. The couple own and live on 277 acres in the Coast Range eight miles west of Elkton. The two say they believe they live in paradise.
The way they’ve managed the land — its trees, wildlife, fish, water and pasture — since purchasing the land in 1971 has earned them the Oregon Tree Farmer of the Year honor for 2012.
The selection is made by the Oregon Tree Farm System, a nonprofit group that promotes the conservation and growing of forest resources in a sustainable manner on family forests. The group also promotes the conservation of water and wildlife.
“I’m very flattered,” Bill Arsenault said. “I look at (the award) as a culmination of 35 to 40 years of effort on this land.”
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Jamie Knight Honored as Oregon Tree Farm System (OTFS) Inspector of the Year
Jamie Knight honored as Oregon Tree Farm System (OTFS) Inspector of the Year November 19th at OTFS’s Annual Awards Luncheon held at the World Forestry Center in Portland.
Jamie's, an Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) forester working in LaGrande completed 11 inspections in 2012, and has a long history of Tree Farm volunteering and other activities in support of family forest landowners and stewardship of Oregon’s forests.
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