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Woodland workshop is set for Saturday near Canby


The OSU Extension Service will offer a Woodland Wildlife Workshop, Saturday, May 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Hopkins Demonstration Forest east of Canby.

The field workshop will feature habitat enhancement and wildlife damage aspects of managing private woodlands for wildlife. Those who register will learn from wildlife experts, Jimmy Taylor, forest wildlife biologist for the USDA animal and plant health inspection service (APHIS) and Fran Cafferata-Coe, certified wildlife biologist with extensive experience in wildlife management on working forests.

This will be a walking tour of the 140-acre Hopkins demonstration forest, highlighting wildlife management opportunities and challenges across 20 different forest types. The workshop will provide extensive opportunities for questions and answers. Topics to be covered include: game camera demonstration-installation, biology and management of species including deer, elk, river beaver, mountain beaver, birds, and predators. Other topics include: methods of damage prevention and protection; managing habitat features including snags, down wood, and forest canopy structure; wildlife calling and inventory; and habitat opportunities around ponds and streams.

Coffee and other refreshments are provided. Participants should dress for a field day (rain or shine) and bring their own lunch. There is a $15 fee. To register and obtain more details, contact Jean Bremer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 503-655-8631.