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Natural Resources Section
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ORPA's Natural Resources Section (NRS) is a special interest network for professionals who are responsible for enhancement, management, and long-term viability of natural areas and open spaces. The focus of this group is to promote an environmental stewardship ethic, with emphasis on habitat restoration, management, and protection of ecosystems and natural processes within the framework of conservation biology and open space planning and management.

The Natural Resources Section is led by Tonia Williamson, Natural Resources Coordinator of North Clackamas Park and Recreation  District.  NRS typically provides two workshops per year, one in the spring and one in the fall that are targeted to natural resource professionals. Workshop topics vary based on members' needs and focus on information related to trails, species conservation, wetlands restoration, invasives, and more.

For 2017 there was a workshop in April on managing invasive plants. See below for information and resources presented at the workshop. Planning is underway for a fall workshop on Best Management Practices for Managing Amphibian Species. Information on course content and registration will be presented here later in the year.

In 2016 A Pollinators in Parks Workshop was held to provide information on providing habitat for pollinators. The NRS fall retreat will be held December 13, 2016.

In 2014, the Natural Resources Section offered its spring workshop highlighting trails and other issues at Powell Butte in Portland. The fall NRS workshop was held in October and explored conservation projects in the Eugene area.

In 2013, the NRS spring workshop focused on restoration of Crystal Springs Creek and Westmoreland Park wetlands in Portland. The fall NRS workshop explored recently-completed forest thinning, trail restoration, and natural play area projects at Silver Falls State Park.

Contact Tonia Williamson to learn more about the Natural Resources Section and to get involved with NRS.

Click here to see the section's adopted goals.


 

At the recent workshop, Managing Invasive Plant Species, our wonderful speakers provided valuable information and were kind enough to provide documents for your use.  Please feel free download any of the following resources by clicking on the name of the document.

DOCUMENTS
Biological Control of Noxious Weeds in Oregon Brochure Biological Control of Noxious Weeds in Oregon - Brochure  Inpatiens of the PNW Brochure  Inpatiens of the Pacific Northwest - Brochure 
 IPM Guide for Common Weeds Integrated Pest Management Guide for Common Weeds  Noxious Weed Policy and Classification Noxious Weed Policy and Classification System (ODA)
 Integrated Pest Management Policy and Operations Manual Integrated Pest Management Policy and Operations Manual: Pesticide Notification, Posting Policy and Posting Templates Invasive Species BMP Calendar
Clark County Invasive Species BMP Calendar
Communicating with the Public about Pesticides Powerpoint
Communicating with the Public about Pesticides (NPIC) - PowerPoint Communicating Risk of Pesticide Links
Communicating Risk of Pesticides - Links
 Pesticide Resistance Prevention Pesticide Resistance Prevention - What You Can Do    
APPLICATOR SIGNS
 Notice of Emergency Insecticide Notice of Emergency Insecticide Application - Sign  Restoration in Progress Attention Herbicide Application Sign NPIC
 Notice of Herbicide Application Notice of Herbicide Application - Sign

 Notice of Recent Herbicide Notice of Recent Herbicide Application - Sign 
 Notice of Upcoming Herbicide Application Notice of Upcoming Herbicide Application - Sign 
   
 LABELS
Competitor Modified Vegetable Oil
Competitor Modified Vegetable Oil - Label Element 3A Specialty Herbicide Label
Element 3A Specialty Herbicide - Label
Rodeo Herbicide Label
Rodeo Herbicide - Label Vastlan Herbicide Label
Vastlan Specialty Herbicide - Label

  

Missed this event?  Check out our calendar for a list of upcoming workshops! 


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