Wednesday, June 16, 2010
WOWnet Recap: Benzel Tour
The kind of view you only get after a clearcut.
In May we got a chance to visit Nancy's woodlands and pasture in Yoncalla. Nancy was a gracious host, taking time from a very busy schedule to show us a recent logging operation, tree planting, pasture management, an impressive tool shed, not to mention beautifully maintained roads. We followed up with a dinner (where we were joined with about 70 hummingbirds!) and a lively discussion.
A recent re-planting and snag.
Nancy discusses the challenges of successful reforestation.
Nancy does most of the work herself, so she has figured out great ergonomic ways to travel and work.
We loved Nancy's gear-nnovation.
Perfect place for kids to explore!