Valerie Elder, an Oregon State University Extension forestry and natural resources faculty member, presents “Know Your Forests, Know Your Trees: Native Tree Identification and Ecology,” the first in the Nature Matters series of the season, at 7 p.m. Thursday at Fort George’s Lovell Building showroom. The event is free and open to the public, and the doors open at 6 p.m.
Elder works primarily with small woodland owners, helping them meet their diverse management objectives like increasing wildlife habitat or productivity of their land. She is also an adjunct professor in dendrology at Tillamook Bay Community College. Her presentation focuses on where common coastal trees are found, why they are well suited to the coastal fog belt, and how wildlife and people use them.
Nature Matters is hosted by Lewis and Clark National Historical Park in partnership with the North Coast Watershed Association, the Lewis & Clark National Park Association and Fort George. For information, call 503-861-2471 or go to www.nps.gov/lewi
‘Know your trees’ is subject
of Nature Matters talk