Vandevert Ranch Stewardship Plan
The original ranch stewardship plan was written
by the ranch foreman in 2004 under a grant from the Oregon
Department of Forestry. In 2008 the plan was updated,
expanded, and reformatted for presentation on the World Wide Web by
the ranch foreman and the ranch webmaster. The Vandevert Ranch
Association’s board of directors approved the original plan and
endorsed the creation of this updated version. But the board has not
yet officially reviewed or approved the plan as it exists today.
The stewardship plan addresses the management
of the common area woodlands, riparian areas, and the meadow. Private owner lots are addressed in the CC&R’s. Roads,
structures, fences, paddocks, the riding arena, and landscaped areas
are addressed separately under Operations. Rainbow Lake, being
manmade, will also be addressed under
Operations rather than in the
Purposes of the Plan (also appear in the
To present the natural resource mission and objectives of the
Vandevert Ranch Association (the owners’ association).
To describe the natural resources of the ranch, past actions
taken to protect and enhance the resources, and organizations that
can assist in managing them.
To describe best practices and recommend future actions in
the furtherance of the plan objectives.
To present issues, challenges, and choices to be made by the ranch
About the Authors
The Ranch Foreman has 37 years experience in
forestry operations, from harvesting to property management. He is
a Master Woodland Manager, Master Watershed Steward, and former
Tillamook County Tree Farmer of the year award winner. He was
forestry manager for Shiloh Forest Enterprises, logging
superintendent for the Colville Confederated Tribes, project manager
for the Okanogan Conservation District, and a two-year member of the
working committee that developed Oregon SB 360 (Oregon
Forestland-Urban Interface Protection Act of 1997). He has been a
member of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association for 26 years and is
past vice-president of the Upper Deschutes River Coalition.
The Webmaster has been an owner on the ranch
since 1996. Prior to retirement he was a marketing consultant
serving high technology companies. He is the author of The
Electronic Commerce Dictionary and of an unpublished novel.
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