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Get Outdoors Day

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Saturday, May 31, 2014 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Again this year OSU College Forests, OSU Extension Service, Benton County and many community partners will be hosting a National Get Outdoors Day event at Peavy Arboretum north of Corvallis.  The event will be held on Saturday, May 31st from 10:00am-3:00pm and is focused on introducing first time visitors to the forest.

It is a no cost event and will feature a variety of hands-on activities for youth.

Free fishing for youth 12 and under

Bilingual guides (Spanish & English)

2014 Starker Lecture Series

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 AM

The field trip will visit and discuss the "Cool Soda All Lands Project" in the Sweet Home area of Linn County, a 10,000 acre collaborative project among local landowners.

Featured speakers include:  Dave Furtwangler, Cascade Timber Consulting, Eric Hartstein, South Santiam Watershed Council, and Cindy Glick, Willamette National Forest.

 

Note Registration for this field trip is open until May 20th, or until seats are full

Citizen Fire Academy

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The OSU Extension Service is pleased to offer the new Citizen Fire Academy state-wide program.  The first regional training will take place in Southwest Oregon including Jackson and Josephine Counties to help local residents learn about ways to create a healthy, firewise environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management/safety plan for their property.

The 8-week training course will provide training for southern Oregon residents on topics such as fire science, home protection strategies, fuels reduction, evaluating risk, fire-adapted communities and emergency preparedness, and much more.  The Citizen Fire Academy is an education and service program that seeks to increase the outreach capacity of wildfire agencies, to help local residents safely prevent and prepare for wildfire, and to create more fire-adapted communities.

Weekly classes will take place on Tuesday afternoons, April 15th - June 3rd 1:00 - 5:30 pm.  Citizen Fire Academy participants will be required to invest 30 service hours to support and expand programs and projects related to wildfire and preparedness.

Application Deadline:  Friday, April 11th, 2014.

Citizen Fire Academy

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The OSU Extension Service is pleased to offer the new Citizen Fire Academy state-wide program.  The first regional training will take place in Southwest Oregon including Jackson and Josephine Counties to help local residents learn about ways to create a healthy, firewise environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management/safety plan for their property.

The 8-week training course will provide training for southern Oregon residents on topics such as fire science, home protection strategies, fuels reduction, evaluating risk, fire-adapted communities and emergency preparedness, and much more.  The Citizen Fire Academy is an education and service program that seeks to increase the outreach capacity of wildfire agencies, to help local residents safely prevent and prepare for wildfire, and to create more fire-adapted communities.

Weekly classes will take place on Tuesday afternoons, April 15th - June 3rd 1:00 - 5:30 pm.  Citizen Fire Academy participants will be required to invest 30 service hours to support and expand programs and projects related to wildfire and preparedness.

Application Deadline:  Friday, April 11th, 2014.

Outdoor Business Workshop

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Presentations are held indoors and in the field.

  • Enterprise revenue potential
  • Liability and legal considerations
  • Marketing your business
  • Business management
  • Outdoor recreational operations and amenities
  • Tour of Fort Vannoy Farms
  • NRE opportunities on the farm
  • Wildlife habitat management and conservation

Citizen Fire Academy

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Tuesday, April 29, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The OSU Extension Service is pleased to offer the new Citizen Fire Academy state-wide program.  The first regional training will take place in Southwest Oregon including Jackson and Josephine Counties to help local residents learn about ways to create a healthy, firewise environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management/safety plan for their property.

The 8-week training course will provide training for southern Oregon residents on topics such as fire science, home protection strategies, fuels reduction, evaluating risk, fire-adapted communities and emergency preparedness, and much more.  The Citizen Fire Academy is an education and service program that seeks to increase the outreach capacity of wildfire agencies, to help local residents safely prevent and prepare for wildfire, and to create more fire-adapted communities.

Weekly classes will take place on Tuesday afternoons, April 15th - June 3rd 1:00 - 5:30 pm.  Citizen Fire Academy participants will be required to invest 30 service hours to support and expand programs and projects related to wildfire and preparedness.

Application Deadline:  Friday, April 11th, 2014.

Citizen Fire Academy

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The OSU Extension Service is pleased to offer the new Citizen Fire Academy state-wide program.  The first regional training will take place in Southwest Oregon including Jackson and Josephine Counties to help local residents learn about ways to create a healthy, firewise environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management/safety plan for their property.

The 8-week training course will provide training for southern Oregon residents on topics such as fire science, home protection strategies, fuels reduction, evaluating risk, fire-adapted communities and emergency preparedness, and much more.  The Citizen Fire Academy is an education and service program that seeks to increase the outreach capacity of wildfire agencies, to help local residents safely prevent and prepare for wildfire, and to create more fire-adapted communities.

Weekly classes will take place on Tuesday afternoons, April 15th - June 3rd 1:00 - 5:30 pm.  Citizen Fire Academy participants will be required to invest 30 service hours to support and expand programs and projects related to wildfire and preparedness.

Application Deadline:  Friday, April 11th, 2014.

Citizen Fire Academy

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The OSU Extension Service is pleased to offer the new Citizen Fire Academy state-wide program.  The first regional training will take place in Southwest Oregon including Jackson and Josephine Counties to help local residents learn about ways to create a healthy, firewise environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management/safety plan for their property.

The 8-week training course will provide training for southern Oregon residents on topics such as fire science, home protection strategies, fuels reduction, evaluating risk, fire-adapted communities and emergency preparedness, and much more.  The Citizen Fire Academy is an education and service program that seeks to increase the outreach capacity of wildfire agencies, to help local residents safely prevent and prepare for wildfire, and to create more fire-adapted communities.

Weekly classes will take place on Tuesday afternoons, April 15th - June 3rd 1:00 - 5:30 pm.  Citizen Fire Academy participants will be required to invest 30 service hours to support and expand programs and projects related to wildfire and preparedness.

Application Deadline:  Friday, April 11th, 2014.

Citizen Fire Academy

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The OSU Extension Service is pleased to offer the new Citizen Fire Academy state-wide program.  The first regional training will take place in Southwest Oregon including Jackson and Josephine Counties to help local residents learn about ways to create a healthy, firewise environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management/safety plan for their property.

The 8-week training course will provide training for southern Oregon residents on topics such as fire science, home protection strategies, fuels reduction, evaluating risk, fire-adapted communities and emergency preparedness, and much more.  The Citizen Fire Academy is an education and service program that seeks to increase the outreach capacity of wildfire agencies, to help local residents safely prevent and prepare for wildfire, and to create more fire-adapted communities.

Weekly classes will take place on Tuesday afternoons, April 15th - June 3rd 1:00 - 5:30 pm.  Citizen Fire Academy participants will be required to invest 30 service hours to support and expand programs and projects related to wildfire and preparedness.

Application Deadline:  Friday, April 11th, 2014.

Woodland Wildlife Workshop

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Saturday, May 17, 2014 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

This is an all-day field workshop looking at both habitat enhancement and wildlife damage aspects of managing your woodlands for wildlife.  We are fortunate to have Jim Taylor, USDA wildlife biologist for APHIS in Corvallis, as our resident forest wildlife expert to cover the damage side of the equation.  And on the habitat side, Fran Cafferata-Coe is a forest wildlife consultant with extensive experience in the world of applied wildlife biology on working forests.

Please register by May 12, 2014.

Woodland Weed Workshop 1

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Weed control is often the key to success or failure in establishing trees and maintaining tree growth.  These workshops will cover principles and practices of vegetation management for establishing and maintaining trees in forest restoration.

Key topics include

  • vegetation management with herbicides
  • non-chemical methods and
  • integrated pest management approaches for selecting and combining methods

Field sites will feature common situations and important weeds that compete for site resources.

The goal is to help you to plan and implement site-specific management strategies for the long-term success of your trees.

Registration is required. Register by April 14.

Forest Road Surfacing

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 9:00 AM - Thursday, May 15, 2014 4:30 PM

Speakers:

Rene' Renteria is a civil/geotechnical engineer with 28 years of experience in pavement and geotechnical engineering for the USDA Forest Service, including 10 years with the Oregon DOT.  His responsibilities include pavement management guidance for both paved and unpaved roads of the national forests in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

Bill Shelmerdine is a Civil Engineer with the Forest Service and Licensed Engineering Geologist in the state of Washington.  He has 28 years of experience working in geology and geotechnical engineering with the USDA Forest Service in Washington State.  His responsibilities include transportation management, rock material management, geologic hazards, design, and construction.

Society of American Foresters CFE credits:  Workshop attendees will be eligible for CFE credits thru the Society of American Foresters.

Register on-line at:  www.westernforestry.org

 

CCSWA Log Scaling Workshop

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Saturday, April 19, 2014 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Don't miss the chance to see Van Natta's Tree Farm

Follow the signs off of Apiary Road

9 a.m.    Coffee and donuts
10 a.m.  Log scaling starts
                     Logs (with defects) will be laid out, scaled and each will be discussed by a local log scaling bureau
Noon:     Box Lunches will be provided to CCSWA members ($10 for non-CCSWA members
After Lunch:  More discussion until 2 p.m.

Bring your hard hat!!!

Reservation are REQUIRED for the workshop and lunch.

Please RSVP no later than April 7th

Tree School

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Tree School EAST will be on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Baker High School in Baker City.  Tree School will feature 24 great classes this year on everything from how to plant trees to early pioneer survival skills.  Our goal is to provide a wide variety of topics valuable for family forestland owners, professional foresters and forest contractors.

Classes vary in length from single 80 minute sessions to half-day offerings and you can participate in up to four of the 80 minute classes over the course of the day.

Snack and catered lunch provided.

Registration must be done in advance by Friday, April 11th (sorry no walk-ins allowed).

2014 Starker Lecture Series

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Thursday, April 24, 2014 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Lecture 3 - "Beyond Boundaries:  Social Challenges and Opportunities in Forest Landscape Management"

Paige Fischer, Research Social Scientist, Western Wildland Environmental Threat Assessment Center and PNW Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Prineville, OR

For more information

Discover Your Forestland

Forestry Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This is an online discovery of available information.  Learn where to find arieal photos, topography maps, soils maps, species, etc pertaining to your land. 

Co-sponsored by Linn County Small Woodlands Association and OSU Extension

Event is free and registration is not required.

Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Friday, May 30, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Panel Discussion: Academic Trajectories: From Graduate Student to Tenured Professor" Co-Directors of the Schools in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences

2014 Master Food Preserver Program

Food Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Thursday, May 29, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Master Food Preserver program trains and certifies volunteers in food safety, food preservation, and food security.  In return for over 48 hours of training, volunteers "pay back" hours by assisting others in learning correct food handling and preservation procedures.

Who can apply?  Anyone interested in healthy food who is able to commit to a 48 hour weekly training program AND in return, volunteer at least 48 hours during the food preservation season.

Registration deadline:  April 18, 2014

For an application and detailed schedule contact:  Janice Greg or Lenore Chavez at the Linn County Extension Office (541) 967-3871

Training is held at the

Linn County Extension Office104 4th St, Albany, OR 

Celebration of Excellence

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Sunday, May 4, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Celebrating our generous donors and the outstanding students they support. Fellowships, scholarships and awards for the 2012-2013 academic year will be presented during the college's annual event. Recipients are seated with their donors. Families and  Faculty are invited to attend and share in the celebration of their students' accomplishments. More information and photos available at Celebration of Excellence.

2014 Master Food Preserver Program

Food Events - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 4:23pm
Thursday, May 1, 2014 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Master Food Preserver program trains and certifies volunteers in food safety, food preservation, and food security.  In return for over 48 hours of training, volunteers "pay back" hours by assisting others in learning correct food handling and preservation procedures.

Who can apply?  Anyone interested in healthy food who is able to commit to a 48 hour weekly training program AND in return, volunteer at least 48 hours during the food preservation season.

Registration deadline:  April 18, 2014

For an application and detailed schedule contact:  Janice Greg or Lenore Chavez at the Linn County Extension Office (541) 967-3871

Training is held at the

Linn County Extension Office104 4th St, Albany, OR