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Hopkins Community Forest Day

Forestry Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Saturday, August 12, 2017 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
This is your chance to learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland. Volunteers help with essential seasonal tasks of managing a working demonstration forest.
LEARN BY DOING—IT’S THE HOPKINS WAY WE MANAGE OUR FOREST!
The focus for the summer months is on trail and building maintenance, and trail and road brush removal.
Registration is requested and hot lunch will be provided. Please let us know you are coming to get a count for lunch. Contact Jean at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.
For more information contact Peter Matzka at peter.matzka@oregonstate.edu.

Many Shapes and Sizes: A Tour of “Good Wood” Management and Products

Forestry Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Join the Build Local Alliance, Forests Forever, Inc., and OSU Extension for an exploration of “Good Wood” Management and Products from local forests.


Background
The Build Local Alliance (BLA) seeks to improve the vitality of local forests and related human communities by connecting local, responsibly grown and processed wood with local projects. The BLA is comprised of forest owners and millwrights, retailers and distributers, designers and architects, craftsmen and builders, developers and homeowners, and other individuals who are interested in developing our local economy through sustainable forestry.
Forest Forever, Inc. (FFI) promotes science-based education to enhance understanding of, and appreciation for the complexities and benefits of woodland management. FFI operates Hopkins Demonstration Forest as an accessible example of sustainable forestry.


Mutual interests of BLA, FFI, and OSU Extension include:
•Sustainable management of local forests
•Forest-related enterprises that add value to the local economy
•Alternative markets for a wide range of wood products
•Improved returns for small scale harvest operations
•Connecting people and enterprises, from forest to finished product
•Improved connections between urban consumers and rural producers
•Improved awareness and understanding of sustainable forestry in Oregon

Registration: The cost is $15. Registration is required. To register BLA will provide eventbrite online registration - coming soon. Questions? Call 503-655-8631 or email jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu .

First-Year START orientation program Session 2

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Friday, June 30, 2017 (all day event)

START is a two-day program that occurs during the summer and is required for you to attend if you are entering Oregon State in the fall or summer term. You will need to attend both days and on-campus housing accommodations are offered, but it is not required for you to stay on campus during START.

At START you will:

  • Meet with advisors
  • Register for your fall term courses
  • Tour your residence hall and learn about what to expect
  • Meet other new students and hear from a current student’s experience
  • Learn about what it means to be part of the OSU Community
  • Take care of any business you still need to prepare for fall term

For all First Year START details, schedule and registration visit
First-Year Student | New Student Programs & Family Outreach | Oregon State University

For College of Public Health and Human Sciences' START details, contact the CPHHS Office of Student Success

 

First-Year START orientation program Session 3

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - Friday, July 7, 2017 (all day event)

START is a two-day program that occurs during the summer and is required for you to attend if you are entering Oregon State in the fall or summer term. You will need to attend both days and on-campus housing accommodations are offered, but it is not required for you to stay on campus during START.

At START you will:

  • Meet with advisors
  • Register for your fall term courses
  • Tour your residence hall and learn about what to expect
  • Meet other new students and hear from a current student’s experience
  • Learn about what it means to be part of the OSU Community
  • Take care of any business you still need to prepare for fall term

For all First Year START details, schedule and registration visit
First-Year Student | New Student Programs & Family Outreach | Oregon State University

For College of Public Health and Human Sciences' START details, contact the CPHHS Office of Student Success

 

First-Year START orientation program Session 4

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Sunday, July 9, 2017 - Monday, July 10, 2017 (all day event)

START is a two-day program that occurs during the summer and is required for you to attend if you are entering Oregon State in the fall or summer term. You will need to attend both days and on-campus housing accommodations are offered, but it is not required for you to stay on campus during START.

At START you will:

  • Meet with advisors
  • Register for your fall term courses
  • Tour your residence hall and learn about what to expect
  • Meet other new students and hear from a current student’s experience
  • Learn about what it means to be part of the OSU Community
  • Take care of any business you still need to prepare for fall term

For all First Year START details, schedule and registration visit
First-Year Student | New Student Programs & Family Outreach | Oregon State University

For College of Public Health and Human Sciences' START details, contact the CPHHS Office of Student Success

 

Transfer START orientation program Session 2

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 (all day event)

Transfer START is a one-day program that occur during the summer and is required for you to attend if you are entering Oregon State in the fall or summer term. You will need to attend the full day in order to be eligible to register for classes.

At START you will:

  • Meet with advisors
  • Register for your fall term courses
  • Take care of any business you still to need to prepare for fall term
  • There are option components that allow you to learn about opportunities and resources that may be of interest to you.

For all Transfer START details, schedule and registration visit
Transfer START | New Student Programs & Family Outreach | Oregon State University

For College of Public Health and Human Sciences' START details, contact the CPHHS Office of Student Success

 

First-Year START orientation program Session 5

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017 (all day event)

START is a two-day program that occurs during the summer and is required for you to attend if you are entering Oregon State in the fall or summer term. You will need to attend both days and on-campus housing accommodations are offered, but it is not required for you to stay on campus during START.

At START you will:

  • Meet with advisors
  • Register for your fall term courses
  • Tour your residence hall and learn about what to expect
  • Meet other new students and hear from a current student’s experience
  • Learn about what it means to be part of the OSU Community
  • Take care of any business you still need to prepare for fall term

For all First Year START details, schedule and registration visit
First-Year Student | New Student Programs & Family Outreach | Oregon State University

For College of Public Health and Human Sciences' START details, contact the CPHHS Office of Student Success

 

First-Year START orientation program Session 6

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Monday, July 17, 2017 - Tuesday, July 18, 2017 (all day event)

START is a two-day program that occurs during the summer and is required for you to attend if you are entering Oregon State in the fall or summer term. You will need to attend both days and on-campus housing accommodations are offered, but it is not required for you to stay on campus during START.

At START you will:

  • Meet with advisors
  • Register for your fall term courses
  • Tour your residence hall and learn about what to expect
  • Meet other new students and hear from a current student’s experience
  • Learn about what it means to be part of the OSU Community
  • Take care of any business you still need to prepare for fall term

For all First Year START details, schedule and registration visit
First-Year Student | New Student Programs & Family Outreach | Oregon State University

For College of Public Health and Human Sciences' START details, contact the CPHHS Office of Student Success

 

First-Year START orientation program Session 7

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - Friday, July 21, 2017 (all day event)

START is a two-day program that occurs during the summer and is required for you to attend if you are entering Oregon State in the fall or summer term. You will need to attend both days and on-campus housing accommodations are offered, but it is not required for you to stay on campus during START.

At START you will:

  • Meet with advisors
  • Register for your fall term courses
  • Tour your residence hall and learn about what to expect
  • Meet other new students and hear from a current student’s experience
  • Learn about what it means to be part of the OSU Community
  • Take care of any business you still need to prepare for fall term

For all First Year START details, schedule and registration visit
First-Year Student | New Student Programs & Family Outreach | Oregon State University

For College of Public Health and Human Sciences' START details, contact the CPHHS Office of Student Success

 

First-Year START orientation program Session 8

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Monday, July 24, 2017 - Tuesday, July 25, 2017 (all day event)

START is a two-day program that occurs during the summer and is required for you to attend if you are entering Oregon State in the fall or summer term. You will need to attend both days and on-campus housing accommodations are offered, but it is not required for you to stay on campus during START.

At START you will:

  • Meet with advisors
  • Register for your fall term courses
  • Tour your residence hall and learn about what to expect
  • Meet other new students and hear from a current student’s experience
  • Learn about what it means to be part of the OSU Community
  • Take care of any business you still need to prepare for fall term

For all First Year START details, schedule and registration visit
First-Year Student | New Student Programs & Family Outreach | Oregon State University

For College of Public Health and Human Sciences' START details, contact the CPHHS Office of Student Success

 

Transfer START orientation program Session 3

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 (all day event)

Transfer START is a one-day program that occur during the summer and is required for you to attend if you are entering Oregon State in the fall or summer term. You will need to attend the full day in order to be eligible to register for classes.

At START you will:

  • Meet with advisors
  • Register for your fall term courses
  • Take care of any business you still to need to prepare for fall term
  • There are option components that allow you to learn about opportunities and resources that may be of interest to you.

For all Transfer START details, schedule and registration visit
Transfer START | New Student Programs & Family Outreach | Oregon State University

For College of Public Health and Human Sciences' START details, contact the CPHHS Office of Student Success

 

First-Year START orientation program Session 9

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017 (all day event)

START is a two-day program that occurs during the summer and is required for you to attend if you are entering Oregon State in the fall or summer term. You will need to attend both days and on-campus housing accommodations are offered, but it is not required for you to stay on campus during START.

At START you will:

  • Meet with advisors
  • Register for your fall term courses
  • Tour your residence hall and learn about what to expect
  • Meet other new students and hear from a current student’s experience
  • Learn about what it means to be part of the OSU Community
  • Take care of any business you still need to prepare for fall term

For all First Year START details, schedule and registration visit
First-Year Student | New Student Programs & Family Outreach | Oregon State University

For College of Public Health and Human Sciences' START details, contact the CPHHS Office of Student Success

 

Hopkins Community Forest Day

Forestry Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Saturday, July 8, 2017 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
This is your chance to learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland. Volunteers help with essential seasonal tasks of managing a working demonstration forest.
LEARN BY DOING—IT’S THE HOPKINS WAY WE MANAGE OUR FOREST!
The focus for the summer months is on trail and building maintenance, and trail and road brush removal.
Registration is requested and hot lunch will be provided. Please let us know you are coming to get a count for lunch. Contact Jean at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.
For more information contact Peter Matzka at peter.matzka@oregonstate.edu.

Logger Forum for Woodland Owners

Forestry Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Logger Forum is a moderated panel discussion, featuring five different loggers/logging companies. Each logger will discuss their operation size, their equipment and how they like to handle various aspects of logging jobs. The goal is to help woodland owners get an understanding of how logging jobs might be set up, whether or not to contract with loggers directly or to hire a consulting forester to handle the job.


The Logger Forum is organized by the Polk and Marion County chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands under the leadership of Chapter President Mark Havel. The forum is modeled after the very successful event held in Polk County earlier this year (April 18, Independence, OR).


“If you have any interest in logging or have some logging planned ‘in the future’ come to hear commercial loggers discuss their equipment, capabilities and limitations, as well as costs and time frames. This is the most important presentation we’ve ever put together for folks that are considering hiring out an upcoming logging job.” Mark Havel, President, Polk-Marion Small Woodlands Association.


There is no fee and registration is not required. Entrance to the gardens and parking are free for those attending this event. The Natural Resources classroom is right next to the main entrance and visitor center for The Oregon Garden.

National Children and Youth Garden Symposium

4-H Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Saturday, July 15, 2017 (all day event)

Summer is almost here!  We hope your plans include joining us for the 25th National Children & Youth Garden Symposium (NCYGS)!  The deadline for online registration has been extended until Monday, June 26 (a nod to our educator friends - we know the end of the school year is busy)!  Registration onsite at the Hilton Vancouver, WA will also be available.

NCYGS is a one-of-a-kind professional development event for garden designers, public garden and school garden educators, parents, and anyone else who wants to learn more about getting kids excited about gardening and caring for the earth.

Learning doesn't stop during the summer, right?  Attend educational sessions that will answer the following questions and many more.

  • Where do the Maker and Local Food Movements intersect with youth gardening?
  • How can we make gardens inclusive, culturally-responsive, and allergen-free environments?
  • Who are Citizen Scientists and Plant Heros and how might they become the horticulture industry leaders of tomorrow?
  • What types of grants, corporate sponsorships, community partnerships, and micro-enterprise opportunities exist for funding youth gardening?

In addition to our educational sessions, excursions to local botanical, therapy, and school gardens, and fun keynote presentations, NCYGS has a lot more to offer:

  • a bookstore with a carefully-curated collection of brand new fiction and non-fiction titles and the ever-popular half-price table!
  • a farmers market just steps away on Saturday morning (and a break in the schedule to encourage a visit).
  • raffles and door prizes of great books and gardening swag from generous local companies Timber Press, Nature Play Sign, and Portland Nursery.
  • discounts at local shops, eateries, and transportation services, courtesy of Visit Vancouver.

 

Cloverbud Day Camp

4-H Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Oregon Cloverbuds Program is an informal education program designed for children 5-8 years old (as of September 1st, 2016). Cloverbud Camp is an opportunity for youth to explore the fun world of 4-H. Youth do not need to be registered 4-H members to attend.

Camp activities will include: Arts & Crafts, Science Experiments, Tortilla Making, Search & Rescue Dogs, and Much, Much More!

Cost:  $15 per camper if paid by June 30th after that date the price is $25 per camper.    

Camp is limited to 30.                        

(Those living within the city limits of Reedsport and Canyonville are required to pay the full $25 camp fee, due to living outside the Extension Service  District.)

REGISTRATION: Online registration available on our website at  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/4h

 

 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones): How they operate and their potential for improving your forest and range land management.

Forestry Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 9:00 AM - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:00 PM

-Tuesday, June 27, Oberteuffer Research and Education Forest, Elgin
-Wednesday, June 28, Defrees Ranch, Sumpter
-Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon both days.


Directions:
Oberteuffer Research and Education Forest:
To get there…1) Drive 7.3 miles from Elgin NE on Highway 82 to the Stubblefield Mountain/Pine Grove Loop
road; 2) Turn right; and 3) Travel 2.5 miles on the main gravel road to the northeast corner property access gate.
There is a sign at the entrance. Go through the gate and drive about 1/2 mile to the building.


Defrees Ranch:
From Baker City drive west on Highway 7 towards Sumpter for 24 miles. Turn Left onto Huckleberry Loop (you
will drive past the Sumpter Valley Railroad station). Drive for approximately 1 mile then turn left onto the Defrees
driveway which will be marked for the event.
Content: A question we frequently get from landowner’s is how can UAV’s be utilized to help manage woodland
and range properties in eastern Oregon? To help answer your questions we are going to demonstrate and discuss
how these machines can be used as a tool for management and provide some guidelines for their
purchase.


Come and join us for a great opportunity to learn more about this new technology from experts who have been
using them.

Our special instructors for this program are:
Mark Ducey, Ethan Blair, Frankie Sullivan, University of New Hampshire Angela Boag, University of Colorado

We will have extra water. Bring appropriate clothes for the weather and wear boots, there will be some
walking.


We need to know how many copies of handouts to make so please RSVP for the demonstration at the Oberteuffer
Research and Education by contacting the OSU Union County Extension Office in La Grande at 541-963-
1010. For the Defrees Ranch demonstration, please RSVP with the OSU Baker County Extension Office in Baker
City at 541-523-6418.


This is a unique opportunity to see how this technology works and its application to managing your woodlands
and rangelands.

Tethered Harvester Tour

Forestry Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Thursday, June 29, 2017 2:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Mechanized harvesting with cut-to-length processors has revolutionized forest management in recent decades. This equipment allows earlier selective harvest in young stands, which helps landowners manage for a wider range of objectives. Tethering is the newest technological advancement, which allows this equipment to operate on slopes otherwise too steep for ground-based harvesting. On this tour, we will see a tethered harvester in operation and look at the results of recent thinnings. Sponsored by the Benton Chapter of OSWA, Miller Timber Services, Starker Forests and OSU Extension.

Date: Thursday June 29, 2017

Time: 2:45 to 6:30 pm

Location: We will meet at 2:45 at the office of Miller Timber Services, 24745 Alsea Hwy, Philomath to load vans before heading to sites in the Alsea area. We will depart promptly at 3:00. 

Space is limited and registration is required and will close by June 26. Register by calling Benton County Extension 541-766-6750, or by email including your phone contact and number attending.

Cost: $5 fee to help cover van costs 

What to bring: Please come prepared for the weather of the day and a visit to an active harvest site. Closed-toed shoes, long pants and hardhat are recommended. Bring a water bottle, snacks or other personal items you need.

Basic Forest Measurement Tools Workshop

Forestry Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Friday, July 14, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This hands on workshop introduces participants to tools commonly used to measure trees, forests and the land they grow on. Instruction will include proper tool use, general accuarcy, choosing a tool, and available resources. This course is a primer for the Basic Forestry Short Course offered this fall.

Tools covered: clinometer, woodland stick, compass, loggers tape, diameter tape, relaskop, and GPS.

Registration required. Class size is limited. No walk-ins please. Registration closes 7/11/17 at 5pm.

Basic Forest Measurement Tools Workshop

Forestry Events - 3 hours 41 min ago
Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This hands on workshop introduces participants to tools commonly used to measure trees, forests and the land they grow on. Instruction will include proper tool use, general accuarcy, choosing a tool, and available resources. This course is a primer for the Basic Forestry Short Course offered this fall.

Tools covered: clinometer, woodland stick, compass, loggers tape, diameter tape, relaskop, and GPS.

Registration required. Class size is limited. No walk-ins please. Registration closes 7/11/17 at 5pm.