Pull Together 2023

January 18th, 2023 ·

The 4-County CWMA’s 14th annual Pull Together was a resounding success, with over 200 people in attendance!

The event was held as a webinar, so you can view the recording at any time. Learn all about the status of emerald ash borer in Oregon, OSU Extension’s new Solve Pest Problems resource, harvesting weeds to make art, and a few exciting projects from our member organizations.

The 2023 Pull Together Comics

courtesy of Jon Wagner, East Multnomah SWCD

Presentations & Speaker Contacts

Expand the section below to view the speaker's presentation slides and contact information.

8:30am   Welcome & Introductions

Aaron Shaw (Tualatin SWCD)

8:35am   Word from WIN

Presentation Slides | Courtney Gattuso (Western Invasives Network) | 

8:45am   4-County CWMA Data Standardization Template

Presentation Slides | Demonstration Video

Tyler Pedersen (Tualatin SWCD) |

Eli Staggs (Tualatin SWCD) |

9:15am   4-County CWMA Committee Updates

Steering Committee: Aaron Shaw (Tualatin SWCD)

Education & Outreach Committee: Mitch Bixby (Portland BES)

Mapping & Data Committee: Tyler Pedersen (Tualatin SWCD)

Technical & Scientific Committee: Michelle Delepine (West Multnomah SWCD)

9:30am   Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Oregon Updates

Presentation Slides | State of Emerald Ash Borer in OregonAlex Gorman (OSU Extension) |

Presentation Slides | Emerald Ash Borer Management – Mariah Davis (USDA – APHIS) |

10:00am   New Plant Species Review

Presentation Slides | Mitch Bixby (Portland BES)

10:15am   Break

10:30am   Alienweeds — The Invasive Plant Harvest

Presentation Slides | Patterson Clark |

11:00am   Solve Pest Problems

Presentation Slides | Weston Miller (OSU Extension) |

11:35am   CWMA Partner Highlights

Presentation Slides | Portland Garlic Mustard Partners: A Decade in Review – Michelle Delepine (West Multnomah SWCD) |

Presentation Slides | Hogweed in Portland – Mitch Bixby (Portland BES) |

Presentation Slides | Weedy Tree Removal for Fuel Reduction and Land Resilience in Lake Oswego – Jack Halsey (Oswego Lake Watershed Council) |

12:20pm   Closing Comments & Comics

Aaron Shaw (Tualatin SWCD)

Jon Wagner (East Multnomah SWCD)