New Healthy Forest Plan
By Charlie Williams
August 3, 2020
Camp Lutherwood Oregon is happy to announce a new stewardship plan aimed at caring for our trees, stream, and wildlife for current campers and future generations to enjoy. As a complex, coast range forest, Camp Lutherwood hosts vast biodiversity with a deep ecological history worth protecting and celebrating.
Over the course of the next five years, our team hopes to improve the health of the forest by thinning trees too densely planted, improve the fish habitat in Luther Creek, increase access to our forest for educational use, plant new trees and shrubs encouraging new growth and stopping the spread of invasive species.
This is a long term project, but we are well on our way thanks to our friends at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) who have provided a grant to get this project off the ground. Keep an eye out for future updates in our newsletter and social media!
Currently, our staff is walking the larger property at camp and tagging trees that may need removal. Don’t fret: doing so will encourage the growth of the forest understory essential to the wildlife and ecosystem.