Timber to Table – New Life for an Old Friend

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Sometime before 1950, the young couple, May and Spencer Hess, planted two Sequoia seedlings beside their new, forest-surrounded home in the Coast Range foothills.  They grew fast and large and by 2012 began to drop large chunks of their tops onto the house and surrounding yard.  Stewardship of the house and surrounding forest is now […]

A “Counter Culture” Through Partnership

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As one more example of the good things that can happen through unique partnerships, Food Front Coop grocery is pleased to have a new and beautiful front counter in their NW Portland store.  The project’s success owes thanks to the cooperative efforts of a consumer (Food Front), an artistic craftsman (James Thompson of Jetwoodshop) and, you guessed […]

Pacific Student Scientists Feel the Pulse – Again

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We’re pleased to welcome the students in Dr. Gunderson’s Environmental Science course at Pacific University back to the Manning and Timber Forests for a second year of creek health monitoring and analysis.  Here is their report: The Environmental Science class from Pacific University sampled Lousignont Creek on Friday October 25, 2013. It was a cool […]

Our Annual News Recap

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Hyla Woods News – November 2013: The deadline of once again writing to invite you to join us in welcoming the spawning coho back to the forest constructively prods us to send along the following chronicle of forest highpoints from the past year.  As stewards of these community-connected forests, we value and welcome the many […]

Cohoho Rendezvous 2013 Report

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We learned long ago that each year’s annual celebration of the return of the coho and the turning of the year is uniquely different – and this year’s was no exception.  The main challenges included a temperature of 8 degrees at the meeting time and snowy driving.  Rewards for the roughly 30 brave souls included […]