LCSWA tour displays county conservation efforts


November 16, 2022

By Larry Mauter

LCSWA member

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.”...

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