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Advanced insect and disease field session

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Monday, July 6, 2015 - Thursday, July 9, 2015 (all day event)

This field session offers the most advanced and in-depth insect and disease training available in the Pacific Northwest. The attendees will spend one-on-one field time with top-level entomologists and pathologists from the Pacific Northwest region and gain real-life experience in developing management regimes and silvicultural measures. Each day will consist of site visits to infected stands for a first-hand look and discussion of particular insect and disease problems. Attendees will learn identification, biology, response to stand conditions and management options. Small group sessions will be used to develop management strategies and mock stand prescriptions. The region’s leading entomologists and pathologists will be on hand to provide assistance and advice as the prescriptions are developed.

For more information, click HERE

Native trees: know 'em to grow 'em

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Tree and shrub identification is more than just knowing what you’ve got planted in the backyard or an entire forest. Are they native to the region? Are they suited to the area? Whether your plants are going to survive and thrive for years to come depends on a number of factors, including:

¨ Species

¨ Sun or shade tolerant

¨ Soil quality

¨ Water requirements

¨ Susceptibility to insect & disease

¨ Animal issues

¨ Seedling source

We’ll begin our tour with the Elkton Community Education Center’s (ECEC) new screen enclosure to propagate native butterflies.  Then walk along the mile botanical park trail that contains plantings of the native trees and shrubs of Oregon, as we apply our identification procedure and discuss growing factors. When we complete our walk, participants may purchase native shrubs grown in ECEC’s recently expanded nursery. 

Bailey Butte Fire Tour

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Friday, June 19, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for a day of shared learning and interaction among Collaborative members, interested stakeholders, and the scientific community regarding the following forest and fire topics:

-Historic and modern trends of wildfire on the forest
-Fire effects on vegetation, soil, wildlife, water, unique ecosystem types and other important and relevant resources.
-Effect of fuel treatments and restoration on fire behavior.
-Understanding post-fire restoration work

Bring a lunch, proper clothing and shoes for a day in the woods. We will provide transportation from the ONF office and water.

Please RSVP by 5pm, May 29th, space is limited: nicole.strong@oregonstate.edu or 541-548-6088 x 7955

Community Open House

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Thursday, June 4, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

A Community Open House will unveil preliminary ideas and scope—plus the design and construction process—for a new Clackamas County Extension Education Center. The Open House will be Thursday, June 4 (7:00-9:30pm) at the Clackamas Community College’s Gregory Forum in Oregon City.

All Extension clients, stakeholders, volunteers and the public are invited to the Open House. Opsis Architecture, a design firm located in Northwest Portland, is leading the effort to identify the needs and come up with design concepts for the new building. Two possible sites have been selected for planning by the Clackamas County Commissioners at the Red Soils campus of county government in Oregon City. Opsis will design a one and two story facility at each location for County Commissioner review.

We welcome your input. As we finalize the program and launch into concept design your thoughts and ideas will help shape the project. The Open House is a free event. No registration is needed.  For more information, contact the OSU Extension office in Oregon City at 503-655-8631.

Mingus Park Weed Walk

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Friday, June 5, 2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Walk with us as we explore Mingus Park's varied landscapes.

 · Get to know native trees, shrubs and flowers

· Learn to identify potentially harmful invaders

· Get ideas on how to make your landscaping friendlier to native plants and


Twilight Tour

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Join us for an informal tour and discussion of several thinning projects accomplished over the years at the Keasey Tree Farm. We will plan to visit three stands: one thinned in 2014 with a mechanized processor; one thinned with the same equipment 10 years ago; and a 60-yr-old stand which has been selectively cut. Dennis Nelson, the tour host, Master Woodland Manager and CCSWA board member will lead the tour. No RSVP needed.

Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Social Hour starts at 6:00 P.M. with dinner at 6:30 P.M.  Cost per person for a family style dinner remains at $12.00 per person including gratuity (the YSWA picks up the difference).  Please pay at the door when entering.  Please call Hal Hagglund at (503) 843-2173 or by e-mail at  Hal.Elin@gmail.com by Monday, 26 May if you plan to attend so that an accurate count can be obtained.

Our guest speaker will be Director of Forestry, Mike Cloughesy of Oregon Forest Resources Institute.  He will speak on Forests, Fish and Water.  Mike is responsible for the development and implementation of OFRI's forestry education programs for landowners and the general public, and serves as a liaison with the forestry and forest science communities.

This will also be our Annual Meeting where we elect new Board Members.  Nominations or volunteers for the two year term of office would be appreciated.

HJ Andrews Day 2015

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Thursday, June 25, 2015 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

HJA Day is an annual field gathering to share information about research, outreach, education, management, and arts and humanities at the Andrews Forest

This is a free event. To help us plan transportation and catering,
registration is required by June 18.

For more information, visit http://andrewsforest.oregonstate.edu/lter/new/hjaday/hjaday.cfm

Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
For more information, click HERE

Managing Invasive Weeds

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
If there’s one thing you can count on year after year after year, it’s the ever present problem of managing your property to prevent, reduce or eliminate those pesky weeds.  This month, the Baker County Private Woodlands Association will hear from Arnie Grammon, manager of the Baker County Weed Department who will share information about important weeds to watch out for and what management options are available to prevent or control weed problems you may have. 

Land Manager's Guide to Aspen Management in Oregon

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Monday, June 8, 2015 (all day event)

Aspen is considered an important tree species for habitat and wildlife, but it has been adversely affected by some prior land use practices including fire suppression.  The workshop will provide information and tools for assessing and restoring aspen stands.  Please RSVP by contacting Amy Stiner at 541-792-0435 or Shanna Northway at 541-575-1911.  Funding for the class comes from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Oregon Wildlife heritage Foundation and OSU Extension Service.

Community Forestry Day

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Saturday, June 13, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Join us for the WORK DAYS at Hopkins Demonstration Forest Projects and events for May and June include:

  • Forest Inventory
  • Bus Parking Area
  • Poison Oak Patrol
  • Forest Interpretation Signage

Lunch is provided @ noon in Hopkins Hall. Might be time to start up the BBQ. Please RSVP!

Farm Walk: Farmscaping for Predators, Parasitic Wasps, and Native Bees on Christmas Tree Farms

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

For more information, click HERE

Registration is required!

Forest Health in the Blue Mountains

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Thursday, June 18, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Creating and maintaining healthy and resilient forests are important goals for family forestland owners.  This one day workshop will look at important forest disease and insect problems in the Blue Mountains and how woodland owners can manage their property to minimize the risk of reduced growth or tree mortality.  The class will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will meet at the Wallowa Wayside, in the Wallowa River canyon next to the Wallowa River, Highway 82, 2.5 miles towards Wallowa from Minam (between Elgin and Wallowa).

Please bring your own lunch and boots and be prepared for inclement weather.  Please RSVP for the workshop by calling the OSU Union County Extension Service at 541-963-1010 or the OSU Baker County Extension Service at 541-523-6418.

OSWA 2015 Annual Meeting

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Thursday, June 18, 2015 11:30 AM - Saturday, June 20, 2015 5:00 PM

You are invited to OSWA’s 55th Annual Meeting which includes Day at the Capitol, Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Woods Tour, Silent Auction and Awards Banquet,  and the Oregon Forest Fair, Thursday through Saturday, June 18th, 19th, and 20th. Hosted by OSWA’s Marion-Polk County Chapter, this year’s meeting and events will be held in Salem.  Thursday’s Day at the Capitol will be at the State Capitol, Friday’s 2014 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year woods tour will be on Linda Butt’s McCully Mountain Tree Farm, LLC near Lyons, Friday’s Silent Auction Social and Awards Banquet will be at the Red Lion Hotel on Market Street in Salem, and Saturday’s Oregon Forest Fair will be at Chemeketa Community College in Salem.

For more information, click HERE

Public Opinion in Northeast Oregon on Forests and Natural Resource Management

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Friday, May 22, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Rural communities in the American West are in a transition. Traditional livelihoods in natural resource-based sectors (e.g., farming, ranching, timber) have been eroded by changing markets and policies, resulting in significant demographic change. The effect of climate change on fire regimes has been exacerbated by contemporary changes in land-use patterns and fire suppression efforts, causing fuels to accumulate and risk of large fire to increase. Forecasted growth of large-scale natural disturbances in North American forests, such as insect outbreaks and catastrophic wildfire, have the potential to cause large, abrupt releases of carbon (C), accelerating future climate change. They would also inflict heavy socio-economic costs.  Scientists from the Communities and Forests in Oregon will share their latest research findings with community members, which will provide an integrated social and biophysical assessment of vulnerability and adaptation to climate change and variability in the Blue Mountains Ecoregion of Oregon. 

For more information about the CAFOR project, go to: www.cafor.weebly.com.

For any questions, please contact CAFOR project director Joel Hartter at the University of Colorado: joel.hartter@colorado.edu.

Please pre-register by calling the OSU Extension Union County Office (541) 963-1010

Webinar: Large incident risk assessments: The roles of the agency administrator and the resource specialist

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Presented by: Stephen Gage, Asst. Dir., Operations for fire and aviation management USFS & Kevin Martin, Forest Supervisor,  
Umatilla National Forest

No pre-registration necessary. Link to the webinar

Northwest Fire Science Consortium

OR Master Naturalist Program

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Saturday, June 20, 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

2015 OSWA Oregon Forest Fair

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Many Oregonians care deeply about the environment in the abstract, but lack knowledge about local ecosystems. Forest landowners have been quietly working in the background, on their properties, yet have a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to add to our state’s treasure. As public support for local agriculture increases it is surprising how little public awareness there is that forests, too, are a traditional and important part of the working landscape and how beneficial it is to local communities. OSWA would like to improve this knowledge with the Oregon Forest Fair.

For information, check out the flyer or visit the OSWA website at www.oswa.org

Natural Resources Leadership Academy

Forestry Events - Fri, 05/22/2015 - 2:34pm
Friday, June 19, 2015 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Oregon State University's Natural Resources Leadership Academy (NRLA) is a unique opportunity for professionals and graduate students to enhance leadership skills, gain knowledge and connect with others in the natural resources field. In today's complicated world, each of us has a responsibility to share in leadership. As a part of the NRLA, you will learn about the dimensions of leadership that help to resolve issues. Together we'll evaluate the skills that each of us bring to the table and learn ways to relate to working teams. Leadership is both a science and an art that can be developed by learning and through practice.  In your NRLA course(s), you'll learn to identify leadership concepts and watch how they play out during the various aspects of your course and field trips. As a result, when you get back home, you'll have the value added benefit of knowing that both your knowledge about natural resource topics and your "toolbox" to manage those issues have been greatly enhanced.

For more information, or to register, see the NRLA Website.