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Conference - Forest Growth and Yield Models

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Monday, April 13, 2015 8:00 AM - Tuesday, April 14, 2015 4:30 PM

How to be a competent user . . . Models of forest growth and yield are complex collections of mathematical functions and computer code designed to simulate the biological growth of forest trees and/or stands. While models may differ in the details, most such models rely on a very similar collection of tree, stand, and forest input data. These data may derive from field measurements, external models and equations, and imputation procedures.
An understanding of the model framework is useful to understand the interaction of input data and model components in making predictions. Through this understanding, model users can gain a greater appreciation of models, model results, and conclusions to be drawn from inventory systems. Attendees will also gain insights into approaches for evaluating and comparing the most commonly used models.

For more information, click HERE

Teaching for Strong Communities and Sustainable Forests

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Saturday, April 11, 2015 (all day event)

It just makes sense to envision our communities and their future with middle school students who read about imaginary societies in the Hunger Games and unconsciously apply mathematical patterns to conquer the latest electronic game. They are adept at living in imaginary worlds! Guided by lesson plans from the Project Learning Tree's K-8 Guide and The Place We Live, educators will see how math, science, humanities, visual and language arts can help middle school students transfer their skills to the places they actually live. Together, we'll spend the morning exploring interconnections in a local area, describing issues and proposing possible actions. Time for planning how to use similar activities with students in our local communities will be available in the afternoon. Our goal is to supporting students in using their skills to make informed decisions, exhibit responsible behavior, and take constructive actions that ensure a sustainable future.

Register HERE

OR Master Naturalist Program

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Saturday, April 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Oregon Coast Ecoregion course will present a diverse series of classes, covering the major ecosystems present on the Oregon Coast, from ocean and beaches to nearshore and intertidal to forests, rivers and estuaries. Once completed, this course will enable you to provide well-informed volunteer service to a variety of coastal groups and agencies.

For more information, click HERE

One Shot, One Opportunity

Environment Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Friday, February 27, 2015 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM

Kevin Klock (Chemical Engineering '92) has focused his 23 years of experience in the food and beverage industry to turn Talking Rain into an international success.  His unique approach to business management marries his operational and science background with a passion for building strong teams that collaborate to build success.  He joined Talking Rain in 2006, became Senior Vice President and General Manager in 2010, and CEO and President in 2011.

In 2013, Sparkling ICE was America’s fastest-growing consumer packaged goods business with an upward trajectory showing no signs of plateau. This impressive growth has led to a bevy of honors for Sparkling ICE’s parent company, Talking Rain, including recognition on the Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing private companies, and earning Beverage World’s Liquid Refreshment Company of the Year award in 2014. In addition to the accolades, Sparkling ICE signed its first brand ambassador this year, having found a fan in NBA MVP Kevin Durant. The success of Sparkling ICE has driven Talking Rain’s retail sales from $10 million in 2010 to more than $392 million in measured sales in 2014. With these recent achievements, coupled with the brand’s unique direct-store-distribution (DSD) network, Talking Rain looks forward to further expansion, including breaking into markets outside of the U.S. in 2015.

Kevin Klock will speak about leadership and his experiences at Talking Rain.

Ellie's Log & the Language of Science:

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Using Literature & Art as Inspiration to connect students to our local forests, connect with science in the outdoors, and to connect with hands-on activities. Come explore Ellie’s Log, Project Learning Tree, field journaling and develop new skills for taking students outside.

Register HERE

Forest Wildfire & Watershed Educator Workshop

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Tillamook State Forest, our backyard coastal rain forest, is home to a rich variety of habitats, ecosystems and wildlife. Explore the role of fire in the forest and the interconnected nature of the Wilson River watershed.

Register HERE

Oregon Forest Pest Detectors

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Friday, April 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you want to help protect Oregon’s trees from invasive species? Become an Oregon Forest Pest Detector!

This new course covers two invasive insects that threaten both urban and natural forests in Oregon: the emerald ash borer (EAB) and the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Neither of these invaders has been found in Oregon yet, but in other parts of the U.S., these two insects combined have killed millions of trees and they continue to spread across the country.

We need people who are skilled in recognizing the signs and symptoms of EAB and ALB so that we can quickly eliminate them before they become established in Oregon.Master Gardeners who have an interest in trees or insects, and who are willing to provide this expertise within their county MG program are needed!The OFPD training will teach you how to identify these insects, their hosts, and their signs and symptoms; as well as how to file a report to the appropriate authorities if you suspect an infested tree.

The training is free and consists of a short online course followed by a workshop on Friday April 10th (9am-12pm) in St. Johns. The program is offered through OSU Extension, and counts towards Master Gardener recertification credits.

 http://pestdetector.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

 

 

Center for Global Health Thematic Group Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Friday, March 6, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Professor Anthony Veltri will present his current international research on building Environmental Safety and Health capabilities in Asian factories, specifically China. His talk will also discuss opportunities for involvement for OSU students in Public Health, Engineering and Business.

Faculty research, teaching and outreach activities in this thematic group respond to the growing call to build new and unique occupational safety and health management and technical capabilities in organizations in the United States and abroad. Faculty have considerable experience working closely with Chinese manufacturing organizations to build occupational safety and technical capabilities that are relevant and applicable to Chinese work culture and values. Faculty have expertise in practices in exposure assessment, risk characterization, toxicology and management.

Please RSVP specifying the 'Thematic Group event' to cfgh@oregonstate.edu.

 http://health.oregonstate.edu/global-health

Oregon Forests Student Summit

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The goal of the Oregon Forests High School Student Summit is for high school students who are considering college to: 1) increase their understanding about forests, 2) explore careers in forestry and natural resources, and 3) consider OSU’s College of Forestry for their undergraduate career.

For more information, click HERE

Oregon Forests Student Summit

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Thursday, March 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The goal of the Oregon Forests High School Student Summit is for high school students who are considering college to: 1) increase their understanding about forests, 2) explore careers in forestry and natural resources, and 3) consider OSU’s College of Forestry for their undergraduate career.

For more information, click HERE

OR Master Naturalist Program

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Saturday, March 14, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Oregon Coast Ecoregion course will present a diverse series of classes, covering the major ecosystems present on the Oregon Coast, from ocean and beaches to nearshore and intertidal to forests, rivers and estuaries. Once completed, this course will enable you to provide well-informed volunteer service to a variety of coastal groups and agencies.

For more information, click HERE

 

 

OR Master Naturalist Program

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Saturday, March 21, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Oregon Coast Ecoregion course will present a diverse series of classes, covering the major ecosystems present on the Oregon Coast, from ocean and beaches to nearshore and intertidal to forests, rivers and estuaries. Once completed, this course will enable you to provide well-informed volunteer service to a variety of coastal groups and agencies.

For more information, click HERE

Invasive Plant Best Management Practices

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

What will you learn?
BMPs help you identify effective and realistic practices that can be integrated into any behavior. Whether you’re a gardener, a landowner, a forester to a logger; the movement of invasive species is always a concern. A BMP can be as simple as cleaning your shoes or as complex as pressure washing your bulldozer. Regardless of your practice, the goal is always to minimize the spread of invasive species. Learn how to create best management practices (BMPs) that help identify and minimize the spread of invasive species.Learn more here...

 

Basic Road Design Workshop

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Monday, March 23, 2015 - Thursday, March 26, 2015 (all day event)

This 4-day workshop identifies, through practical examples, the different design requirements necessary for a forest road that has multi-functional demands.  Design requirements to meet transportation needs, as well as landing demands, are stressed.  Basic design techniques are used.  Grade, alignment, drainage, and slope stability problems will be addressed.  ATTENDEES: engineering technicians, sale planners, foresters, road designers, contractors. 

For more information, click HERE

Benton/Linn Woodland Information Night

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Monday, March 9, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tree School Umpqua

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Friday, March 27, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This once a year event in SW Oregon is a one-day mini-college for family forestland owners, foresters, loggers, arborists, teachers and the general public.  Classes typically include vegetation management and reforestration, riparian planting and silviculture, insects and diseases of conifers and hardwoods, thinning, small scale logging, wildfire, hydrogeology and water regulations, soils, forest protection rules, tree identification, Christmas tree management, certification and sustainability, and cruising, falling, bucking, and scaling timber. Included are morning coffee and refreshments, lunch, morning and afternoon break refreshments, portable sawmill demonstrations and vendor tables.  This program is sponsored by Oregon State University Extension Service, Umpqua Community College, Douglas County Small Woodland Association, and Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI).

Registration Deadlines:  5:00 pm, Friday, March 14, 2014 for standard fee schedules.  Fees will increase to $70 per person after March 14, 2014.  Register EARLY since each year some classes fill to capacity.  Seating is limited.

 

For more information, click HERE

Spring term classes begin

Health & Wellness Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Monday, March 30, 2015 (all day event)
Welcome back!

Climate Trends in the Pacific Northwest

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Monday, March 2, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Ag and forest owners and producers are invited to this informal session on what is being observed in the field of climate research by scientists associated with Oregon State. This will address recent/current conditions and how changing trends may affect the long term production in Northeast Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. Geologic mapping and using this to estimate ground and surface water trends and recharge will be covered.

Inland Empire Reforestation Council

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 (all day event)
Site Prep and Beyond: Managing Young Conifer Stands
Hear from State and Private Industry professional foresters on the latest in management, site prep, mitigation, pests and legislative updates. For more information, or to register see the event brochure.

Oregon Woodturning Symposium

Forestry Events - 5 hours 1 min ago
Friday, March 6, 2015 12:00 PM - Sunday, March 8, 2015 12:00 PM
See website for details.  Early registration closes Feb. 13th.