Northwest Seed Managers Association Meeting - Canby, OR


Northwest Seed Orchard Manager’s Association

Annual Meeting and Tours

OSU North Willamette Research & Extension Center

Aurora, OR, June 5-6, 2013


Day 1 Wednesday June 5

Morning Session

8:30 – 9:00 am  Coffee and Registration                                                                                                

9:00 – 9:45 am  Issues Round Table -Jim Smith                                                                                                    

9:45 - 10:15 am  Recap of Contractor Workshop-Keith Jayawickrama, Dan Cress, Bill Marshall                                         

10:15 – 10:30 am  Break                                                                                                                                                           

10:30 – 11:00 am  Tree Seed Certification – Jerry Robinson, Washington State Crop Improvement Association   

11:00 - 11:30 am  Financial Implications/Returns of Tree Improvement  - Mike Warjone, Keith Jayawickrama               

Afternoon Session

11:30 – 4:30 pm  Box Lunch and Travel to Schroeder Seed Orchard – Larry Miller                                                   

5:00– 7:00pm   Dinner at McMenamins in Wilsonville                                                                                                 


Day 2 Thursday June 6

Morning Session

Tour Horning Seed Orchard

9:00 – 11:30 AM  Tour to include administrative site upgrades, alternative species, intensive thinning. Mike Crawford, Jim Fisher      

11:30 – 12:00 PM  Lunch in Field                                                                                                                                           

Afternoon Session

12:00 – 2:30 PM  Tour Genetic Gain Trial and Tree Improvement Sites on Port Blakely Land Adjacent to Horning               

Mike Warjone, Brad St Clair, Keith Jayawickrama

Driving directions to North Willamette Research & Extension Center (NWREC)

15210 NE Miley Road, Aurora, OR:

From I-5 southbound, take exit 282B (Charbonneau District).  From I-5 Northbound, take exit 282 (Canby).  NWREC is 1 mile east of I-5 on the right (south) side of Miley Road

Lodging Information:

No formal arrangements for lodging have been made.  However, there are several nearby choices available in Wilsonville at exit 283, just north of the NWREC on I-5, including:

Guesthouse Inn & Suites: 503/682-9000

Quality Inn: 503/682-2288

Best Western: 503/570-9700

Snooz Inn: 503/682-2333

Registration fees:                                                                  

Participants                                                       $125               

Spouses/Guests (box lunches,                              $50                           

field trip and dinner only)

NWSOMA T-shirt                                            $20,  indicate size:   L  or   XL


The participant registration fee includes two box lunches, two field trips, and dinner on June 24.  T-shirts will be available for an additional $20.  Checks should be made payable to Western Forestry and Conservation Association.  Purchase orders, VISA, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted.  Tax ID # 930-331-712. No refunds for cancellations, but substitutions are always welcome. Electronic registration is available online at


For registration questions, call Annie at 888-722-9416 or 503-226-4562 or


Date / Time

Start Time: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 12:00 AM

End Time: Thursday, June 6, 2013 12:00 AM


Name: Canby

Street: 2200 SW 2nd Street

City: Canby

State: OR

Zip: 97128

Contact Info

Annie or Richard


Phone: (888) 722-9416 or (503) 226-4562

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