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Silvopasture Field Walk

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June 4, 2024

On Wednesday, June 12 we're offering an opportunity to get out on the back forested section of Colvin Ranch on an evening pasture walk with experts from NRCS, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

You'll get a chance to learn about the oak grove along Scatter Creek and the native species that live there, and walk through a pasture that is being transitioned to silvopasture. It's definitely a work in progress, so you'll get to see where we're at in the messy middle. We'll cover what's been done so far, what's left to do, and where we hope to end up at the end of this multi-year project.

If you're wondering how you can incorporate silvopasture on your property, you'll want attend. Sign up here.

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