IZEE – A daylong workshop to help area landowners restore, manage and monitor their aspen stands is coming up in Izee.
“Land Manager’s Guide to Aspen Management in Oregon” will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 8 in the Izee Schoolhouse.
The class is offered by the Upper South Fork John Day Watershed Council, with Oregon State University Extension Service agents Nicole Strong, Bob Parker and Shanna Northway as instructors.
Aspen is considered an important tree species for habitat and wildlife, but it has been adversely affected by some prior land-use practices including fire suppression.
The workshop will provide information and tools for assessing and restoring aspen stands.
The morning sessions will cover aspen ecology and health, management practices to improve aspen, incorporating livestock and aspen management, and more.
Lunch will be provided by the Watershed Council.
From noon to 3 p.m., the class will tour aspen stands and examine different treatments.
Funding for the class comes from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Oregon Wildlife Heritage Foundation and OSU.