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Earth Track

Events under 'Earth Track'
Tuesday, December 07, 2021

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Earth Track: Soils & Irrigation-RE-RESCHEDULED!

NEW DATE: Thursday, March 29, 2018, 2:30-4:30pm! What better place to start for our 2018 Earth Track than with "Soils & Irrigation"? Join Paul DeMaggio, Natural Resource Project Specialist with Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District, for a foray into Jackson County soils types and  methods of irrigation. Learn what you need to know to keep  your clients informed on how these two topics impact their search for 'the perfect property', especially in rural residential. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Earth Track: Horse Properties

Have you ever had a client from a major urban center out-of-state who dreamed of owning horses at their new property in southern Oregon? Big dreamers can have big problems if the property they buy isn't zoned correctly or isn't large enough to sustain their little herd. Join us for this class and Clint Nichols, Rural Natural Resource Planner with Jackson Soil and Water Conservation Distrcit, to learn the do's and don'ts of living with horses. 

Wednesday, May 02, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Earth Track: Jackson County Water Rights

In today's world, water rights are a 'must know' factor in the transfer of property, especially rural property. Jackson County Watermaster Shavon Haynes will give you a thorough overview of all things water rights-related. 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Earth Track: Living Next to a Stream

Prospective buyers often fall in love with a property and purchase it because of the idyllic stream that gently flows past their rear deck. Three years later, they're on the phone because that gentle stream is now a raging torrent UNDER their deck! Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District can help you learn how to recognize and deal with potential misfires like that, and how to educate your client so that they can be a 'smart shopper' when looking at property.

Wednesday, August 01, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Earth Track: Storm Water

Whether your client is interested in a home in town or a property out in county, you'll need to be prepared to answer questions about storm water management. Kora Mousseaux, Urban & Community Planner with Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District, will walk you through all facets of storm water management, from city streets to woodlands and everything in between.

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Earth Track: Wildlife Habitat

Even if you live in the city, you can create an environment in your back yard, whatever size it is, that will lure wildlife to your property. Owners of larger property can create marvelous pockets, or 'wildlife playgrounds' on their acreage. Either way, Karelia Ver Eecke can explain what works and what doesn't, and what you'll be facing once you've created your habitat.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Livestock and Stormwater

JSWCD's Clint Nichols returns to share some tips on managing livestock and storm water - which can be challenging! Learn some tips and advice you can share with those urban refugee clients who want to 'live in the country'! 

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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"What My Agent Didn't Tell Me!"

Down at Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District, they get a lot of phone calls from new homeowners who 'just found out...'. Join us in the RVAR conference room and let Karelia from JSWCD fill you in on what your clients wish they had known before you handed them the keys. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Earth Track: Irrigation Issues

He's been here before and we're glad he's back! Join Paul DeMaggio of the Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District for an untangling of the twists and turns surrounding irrigation rights and usage. Bring your questions and your clients' questions, and let Paul give you the information you need to help your clients make informed choices.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Earth Track: Defensible Space - Urban & Rural

Clint Nichols and Kora Mouseaux are here from the Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District to stress the importance of defensible space - especially as we walk into yet another wildfire season. Learn how to prepare not only your clients but your own properties whether you're in an urban setting or a rural one. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Stormwater & Livestock

Attention agents who broker rural properties, farms, ranches and horse properties! Saddle up for a ride with Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District through the mysteries of managing stormwater issues on livestock properties. Clint Nichols and Kora Mousseaux will join us from 2:30-4:30pm in the RVAR Conference Room and address the myriad issues that can result when you mix moisture and hooves. 2 CEs. 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Mud, Livestock & Manure

Mud and manure are two natural side-products of livestock, especially during the rainy season. Join Clint Nichols from Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District to learn what you need to know to help clients looking at rural properties manage the muck. 2 CEs. Regoster at www.roguevalleyrealtors.org. 

Wednesday, February 05, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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CANCELED! Irrigation Water Management & Soil

If you work in rural residential,you know that irrigation and irrigation rights can confusing for clients, especially if this is their first rural property. Give your knowledge of irrigation practices and how to optimize irrigation benefits a boost with this class from the Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District. 2 CEs.

Wednesday, April 08, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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ZOOM CLASS: Wildfire: Forestry Practices and Home Defense

June brings not only the beginning of the summer, but also the beginning of Fire Season. Brush up on your knowledge of woodland management, defensible space, fire-resistant landscaping, etc. Be prepared when your clients have questions about the lovely wooded acreage you're showing them. 2 CEs.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Residential Water Conservation and Stormwater Management

Our friends from Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District are back and ready to bring us up to date on the latest best practices in residential water conservation and stormwater management. The answers you need for the clients you serve! 2 CEs

Wednesday, August 05, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hemp and Cannabis Properties

Are you and a client looking at a property that was used as a hemp or cannabis grow? Does your client want to grow hay or corn instead? Is that soil ready to make the change? Chances are no, it's not. If a property has been farmed for hemp or cannabis, certain steps should be taken before the land is used to farm a different crop. Let JSWCS fill you in on grow soil remediation.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Grazing Management-CANCELED

Do you have a client who wants 'a piece of the country' and livestock? Even though they are from Boston, MA? Let our friends from JSWCD give you the information you'll need to counsel them away from a herd of twenty head on a two-acre parcel! 

Wednesday, December 09, 2020 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Pastures, Grazing & Mud

Start the year off by joining Clint Nichols from the Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District who'll walk you through the challenges and benefits of properties with pastures. Learn about the impact that foraging animals have on pasturage, and how to protect and sustain a healthy pasture. If you work at all in rural residential, this class is a must-have. ;This class will be offered via Zoom. To register, email your education director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, February 03, 2021 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Agricultural Irrigation

Join our friends from Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District for this class on agricultural irrigation, a topic that anyone who every works rural residential should know through and through. The class will review irrigation water rights, methods of irrigation, the purpose of irrigation and how climate impacts the irrigation cycle. If you show properties with irrigation rights, this class will give you the knowledge you need to answer client question factually and honestly. This class will be offered on Zoom. To register, email your education directior at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wednesday, March 03, 2021 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Wildfire Prep & Prevention

As fire season approaches, we are joined in this class by our friends at Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District. They'll bring practical advice on how to not only prepare for wildfires but just as importantly how we can prevent them from having a devastating impact on our communities. 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Stormwater Management

If not managed properly, stormwater can be a destructive force that lowers property values, erodes precious topsoil and floods roads and basements. Join Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District for a discussion about what your clients can do to abate stormwater damage. 

Wednesday, July 07, 2021 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Riparian Restoration

Riparian restoration is a process by which stream beds/banks are freed of non-native vegetation and where necessary, new vegetation is planted. If you are representing a stream-side property, you'll want to know what state the beds/banks are in, so that you can point a potential buyer towards the right resources to have it restored. Join our friends from the Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District to learn what can be done, who can do it, and how to put a riparian restoration plan in place. 

Thursday, September 09, 2021 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Riparian Restoration-POSTPONED UNTIL NOVEMBER 17TH

Riparian restoration is a process by which stream beds/banks are freed of non-native vegetation and where necessary, new vegetation is planted. If you are representing a stream-side property, you'll want to know what state the beds/banks are in, so that you can point a potential buyer towards the right resources to have it restored. Join our friends from the Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District to learn what can be done, who can do it, and how to put a riparian restoration plan in place. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Hemp and Cannabis Properties

If you are representing a property that was previously used as either a hemp or a cannabis farm, there are things you need to know if the potential buyer is interested in farming a different crop. The soil has to be remediated before that can happen. Join us for a presentation by Meghan Montgomery of the Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District that will explain the process and give you the resources to hand on to potential buyers so that they are prepared in the event that they purchase the property.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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Riparian Restoration

Join our friends from Jackson Soil & Water Conservation District for this class on riparian restoration. It's an overview of the subject, but also will specifically address riparian restoration in the wake of wildfires. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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