Moving from town to the country does not automatically confer knowledge of how to take care of the land.
And a few longtime city- or suburb-dwellers may be a little mystified about the needs of landscapes and their inhabitants. Which is why Oregon State University's Extension Service runs a Land Steward Program.
Even people who grew up in the country can benefit from a brush-up on skills. The program includes an annual Living On Your Land conference, set for mid-April in Grants Pass.
Jack Duggan and Brian Barr will speak at the conference, and they visit with details of their expertise.