We recently bought a large farm in Oregon, which is mostly planted in Ponderosa pines and is classified as Small Tract Forest Land.
As ecosystems conservators our plan is to enhance the biodiversity of this land through
improvement of the habitat for both flora and fauna, water management that reduces run-off and cleans the water that leaves the property, and organic methods that increase the fertility of the land.
We will work toward managing the forest in a way that increases carbon sequestration and photosynthesis and we will endeavor to be mindful of balancing the needs of daily life and self-sufficiency with the goal of improving the ecosystem.
Coming from the city this is all new to us–living in the country with a big piece of land to manage and being mindful of conservation, but we’re looking forward to the challenge and hoping to enjoy a slower, more peaceful way of life.
The first challenge is to figure out how to use this blog format, so we can chronicle our adventures.