Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Pulling barb wire on an untypical rainy August day at Luscher Farm

As the Treasurer of the Friends of Luscher Farm I volunteered to pull the barb wire along the fence rows. This is a prelude for the restoration of wildlife habitat and eventual creation of an oak savannah on a portion of Luscher Farm. I learned this valuable skill along with my wife several years ago volunteering with the Mazama's at Hart Mountain Antelope Wildlife Refuge. We are hopeful of receiving funding to finance this restoration project. Luscher Farm was a few short years ago a working dairy farm owned by Rudy Luscher. Mr. Luscher basically donated his farm to the City of Lake Oswego. It is being maintained as open space, community garden spaces, CSA gardens, etc. Luscher Farm is one of a series of large parcels of land purchased by the residents of Lake Oswego in the Stafford Basin to help preserve the basin's rural character.