LCSWA tour displays county conservation efforts
November 16, 2022
By Larry Mauter
Family forestry has flowered at Oak Basin Tree Farm.
The Linn County property is a checkerboard of wildlife habitat, agroforestry and productive timber stands spanning 940 acres in the Coburg Hills.
In the fall of 2020, co-owner Jim Merzenich wrote an article about Oak Basin for Northwest Woodlands magazine.
“Our primary objective is to demonstrate that a sustainable flow of harvestable timber can be produced from property that is managed for native species protection,” he said. “We believe that habitat protection is best achieved by active management.”...