The Polk SWCD is seeking bidders for contracted services for spring and fall 2021 broadcast chemical control of invasive weeds on 12.5 acres of agency owned property. There is up to $2,000 this grant can be invoiced, $1,000 per treatment. A mix of both grass specific and broadleaf chemicals will need to be applied. Spraying will require sufficient dye additive to identify treated vegetation in spot spraying section (see map below), as well as spraylogs to be sent along with invoices. Must be appropriately licensed and insured for consideration. Located on Sunnyside road north of Dallas and off of Van Well Road, the Polk SWCD will be doing active restoration on other acres this property for many years into the future as well; prior experience on site will be given weight when considering contractors for future work.
This site has sensitive plant and invertebrate species in nearby areas that should not be disturbed between June and July; As labeled on the maps, the areas to be sprayed are accessible by most vehicles spring to fall. Terrain is sloping but not difficult.
Photos of site’s current conditions are attached, as well as maps. Polk SWCD Planner Marc Bell is available to discuss details or arrange a time for you to see the site on the ground yourself if requested – please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional details needed.
Please respond as soon as possible with rates for relevant tasks, availability, and relevant licenses / equipment to be used for consideration.
The Polk SWCD is seeking bidders for contracted services related to wildlife habitat restoration grant commitments on agency owned property. There is up to $15,000 this grant can be invoiced for remaining. We are looking to have several plant establishment related tasks performed across a total of 54 acres: spot spray for black berry (all acres), hogsweed (present across 8ac or less), cutting, chemical treatment and piling of hawthorn where found, as well as processing of already downed oak tree limbs left after the winter storms (approximately 10). Located on Smithfield road north of Dallas and adjacent to the Baskett Slough NWR, the Polk SWCD will be doing active restoration on other acres this property for many years into the future as well.
This site has sensitive plant and invertebrate species in multiple areas that should not be disturbed between May and July; we hope to spread the remaining grant funds on the above invasive and weed management activities over at least two seasonal treatments between now and the end of 2022 for the most effective weed control. As labeled on the maps, Corridor A and C are accessible by a 4 wheel drive vehicle during all but the winter months, and all remaining areas are accessible by RTV or ATV type vehicles.
Photos of site’s current conditions are attached, as well as maps. Polk SWCD planner Marc Bell is available to discuss details or arrange a time for you to see the site on the ground yourself if requested – please email email@example.com. Any spraying will require sufficient dye additive to identify treated vegetation, as well as spray logs to be sent along with invoices.
Please respond by April 30th with rates for relevant tasks, availability, and with relevant licenses and equipment to be used for consideration.
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Join the Traditional Ecological Knowledge Club and the College of Forestry Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative as we celebrate INDIGENOUS WAYS OF KNOWING: TRADITIONA ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE.
Monday, November 9th at 3 PM
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Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield (Siletz and Cherokee) will discuss some of the underlining elements of Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Elder Esther Stutzman (Kalapuya and Coos) will share her experiences with TEK.
The Traditional Ecological Knowledge Club will also share information about how they integrate TEK in research, life practices, and personal development, with an enriching community discussion to follow.
Dr. Samantha Chisholm Hatfield is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians (Tututni and Chinook Bands), and is also Cherokee. She has earned an American Sign Language Interpretation certification, a Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies with a concentration in Native American studies and a minor in Cultural Anthropology from Oregon State University. She holds her Doctorate in Environmental Sciences from Oregon State University. Her pioneering dissertation work has been considered groundbreaking research and heralded for the way she has melded physical and social science, combining empirical research with social science methodology. Dr. Chisholm Hatfield's specializations include: Indigenous TEK, tribal adaptations due to climate change, Native culture issues, and Diversity and Equity issues.
Elder Esther Stutzman is a native Oregonian and traditional American Indian storyteller of Kalapuya/Coos heritage, a descendant of the Headman Camafeema (Halo ) of the Komemma/Kalapuya and is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. She learned the stories from her grandmothers and she has been telling stories of the ancient ways for over fifty years. Esther works with Title VII Indian Education programs and Arts in Education Programs throughout the state of Oregon. She has been a long-time presenter for the Oregon Chautauqua History Series and a recipient of several Oregon Historical Society Folk Life awards. In 2017 she was presented with the Oregon Governor's Lifetime Achievement Award for her work with oral history and culture preservation.
Hosted by the Traditional Ecological Knowledge Club and the College of Forestry Diversity, Equity and inclusion Initiative.
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