Western Juniper?! ‘Why Not?’ Says Small Mill Owner

Grand old juniper tree

Western Juniper is a native species in Central Oregon. Over the past century, it has begun to outcompete other native vegetation and interfere with the balance of the local ecology. Because harvesting Western Juniper in Central Oregon is critical for grassland restoration, there is a tremendous opportunity to create an income stream for the region…

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Heidi Khokhar

BC Rural Centre
Heidi Khokhar
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Eugene, Oregon-based Rural Development Initiatives (RDI), has supported the creation of resilient rural communities in Oregon and northern California for over 25 years. Through programs such as WealthWorks Northwest, Rural Economic Vitality Workshops, and First Impressions, RDI has forged lasting working relationships with dozens of rural communities and stakeholders. Its Leadership Development program has provided services…

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