Tree climbing workshop. Dorena Genetic Resource Center. Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Note: Dorena's Tree Climbing Workshop offers, "Hands-on climbing training designed to provide first-time and experienced climbers with the necessary skills to safely access, move about, work in and descend from conifer and hardwood trees. A minimum of three full days of intensive training and practice provide climbers the opportunity to observe, and perform a variety of climbing techniques needed to perform their intended program of work. Tools and equipment necessary for each task are also thoroughly explained and explored. Whether it is cone collection, nest box installation, canopy research or anything in between, our master climber/instructors have the experience and skills, and are willing and able to teach you what you need to know. ..." For more, see: www.fs.fed.us/treeclimbing/training.shtml
Photo by: Richard Sniezko Date: October 23, 2003
Credit: USDA Forest Service, Region 6, Umpqua National Forest, Dorena Genetic Resource Center. Source: DRGC digital photo collection; courtesy Richard Sniezko, Cottage Grove, Oregon.
Dorena Genetic Resource Center (DGRC) is the USDA Forest Service's regional service center for genetics in the Pacific Northwest Region. Dorena houses disease resistance breeding programs for five-needled pines and Port-Orford-cedar, a native plant development program, and the National Tree Climbing Program. For additional photos of the DGRC program, see: www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r6/landmanagement/resourcemanageme...