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Webinar: Timber tax filing for the 2016 tax year

Forestry Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Friday, February 17, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Join this webinar to get the latest tax information, filing season updates, and tax tips. Log in at http://www.forestrywebinars.net/.

Logs to Lumber to Living

Forestry Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Thinking of building a cabin on  your woodland?  Whether it’s a primary residence or second home, building on your woodlands consists of a number of things you need to consider. Among those are: permits, material costs (wood from your property vs. purchased), design features, amenities, and access/liability. We’ll also show you a start-to-finish cabin project that was recently completed, including information on materials, costs and added amenities.

Cost: $15/family (same  household). Register: online at: http://tinyurl.com/Logs2LumberSH, or call Vicki at 503-397-3462.

Starker Lecture Series

Forestry Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
See website for details  

 

Dates:  

Thurs., January 19, Film. "Pedal Driven" at the Whiteside

Wed. Feb. 15. Dr. Nina Roberts, "The Big Picture"

Wed. Mar. 8. John Allen, "Managing Impacts of Recreation"

Wed. Apr. 12. Paul Jakus, "Economics"

Wed. May 17 Capstone Tour. "Local Perspectives"

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

This six-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include:

•Getting started: Assessing your property and your site •What’s going on in your woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology •Taking care of your woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control •Getting it done : Safety, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations •Field trip :  See real examples of things learned in class

Information and Registration 

Global Opportunity Information Session and Panel

Health & Wellness Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Learn more about global opportunities in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Women’ s Building Rm 205

●Learn about CPHHS summer programs in Bangalore(India), the Dominican Republic and London from faculty members leading the programs.

●Hear from current CPHHS students about their experiences studying overseas.

●Review the application process.

●Get your questions answered!

Free & open to the public - and registration is appriciated.

Accommodations for disabilities may be made by calling 541-737-3256, preferably one week in advance.

Internet Tools for Small Woodland Owners

Forestry Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:00 PM

        On Wednesday, 25 January 2017, the Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association and the OSU Extension Service are presenting “Internet Tools for Small Woodland Owners” by Amy Grotta, OSU Extension Forester for Columbia, Washington, and Yamhill Counties.
        The Social half hour will start at 6:30 pm and the presentation will start at 7:00 pm at the OSU Yamhill County Extension Auditorium, 2050 NE Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128.  You do not have to be a member to attend.
        Free refreshments and door prizes by will be provided, and contributions of door prizes would be appreciated.  All woodland owners and the general public are invited to attend.
         Woodland Association membership applications will be at the meeting or downloadable at OSWA.org.  The YSWA pays $25 for new Yamhill County Chapter members, so bring your application to the meeting. For more YSWA information, check out our blog at  http://oswa.org/blog/yamhill

Leonard Rydell, YSWA Sec. LARydell@teleport.com    (503) 538-5700

Woodland Management – Basic Forestry Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Saturday, March 4, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It also serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training. Topics covered include:
•Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
•What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
•Taking Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
•Getting it Done: Safety, tools and techniques, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

Instructor: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent.

Registration required: Cost for the course is $40 for one participant/$50 for two or more participants from the same family. Please pre-register no later than February 5. Use the form on the next page or contact Jean at
503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Questions? Contact Glenn Ahrens, 503-655-8631 or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu.

COE Faculty Development Workshop

Environment Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Friday, February 3, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

This workshop focuses on managing your budgets at OSU. Presenters include:

 

Luke McIlvenny, Shaun Bromagem, and Dana Ainsworth from the Business and Engineering Business Center (BEBC)

 


Full Workshop series and registration: http://red.engr.oregonstate.edu/2016-2017

The Era of Megafires

Forestry Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Megafires, wildfires over 100,000 acres and their impacts on people and ecosystems is a serious and growing issue to our region. Our communities, homes, businesses and our very way of life are threatened. If we are going to make effective progress towards increasing fire resiliency, we must increase awareness and stimu-late conversation about this important issue across all levels of society.

Woodland Management – Basic Forestry Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Thursday, March 2, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It also serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training. Topics covered include:
•Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
•What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
•Taking Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
•Getting it Done: Safety, tools and techniques, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

Instructor: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent.

Registration required: Cost for the course is $40 for one participant/$50 for two or more participants from the same family. Please pre-register no later than February 5. Use the form on the next page or contact Jean at
503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Questions? Contact Glenn Ahrens, 503-655-8631 or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu.

Christmas Tree Genetics & Tree Improvement Webinar Series

Forestry Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Understanding genetics and tree improvement is critical to the success of your Christmas tree farm, whether you know it or not. From selecting the right species for your site to starting your own seed orchard, tree genetics impact your operation every day.


In this five part webinar series, leading Christmas tree scientists from throughout the U.S. will present an in-depth discussion of the critical elements of Christmas tree improvement and how genetic selection can improve the growth, health, and quality of your trees and make your farm more profitable.


Webinar schedule:
Feb. 1 The Tree Improvement Process: Selection, Testing & Breeding
Feb. 8 Capturing Genetic Gain: Seed Collection Zones & Seed Orchards
Feb 15 Tree Improvement Techniques: Grafting, Controlled-pollination & Tissue Culture
Feb. 22 Tree Improvement Case Studies From Around the Country and Around the World
March 1 Future Issues: Genetic Engineering and Genomics of Fir Species


Presenters:

Rick Bates - Penn State University

Gary Chastagner - Washington State University

Bert Cregg - Michigan State University

John Frampton - North Carolina State University

Chal Landgren - Oregon State University

Lilian Matallana - North Carolina State University

Jim Rockis - Reliable Source Seeds and Transplants


Cost: No charge - registration is required. Register by January 25 at:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/ChristmasTreeWebinar2016/

Contact: Bert Cregg cregg@msu.edu 517-353-0335
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Jill O’Donnell, 231-779-9480 by January 25, 2017 to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.

Succession Planning Workshop Series

Forestry Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Succession planning for farm, ranch and working lands is a valuable practice that provides clarity, direction and accountability to families for land and business transitions. See flyer for additional details.

Second Session: 
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 9am-4pm
Location: Chemekata Eola Viticulture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Rd, Salem
Morning session: Introduction to estate planning strategies, state & federal tax issues, Oregon Natural Resource Credit, structuring ownership & assets, and record keeping.  And, Conservation Easements and how they can be used as a tool in estate planning.
Afternoon session: Expand on 1/17 class with more in depth look at family business basics and building a foundation for succession planning focusing on family business topics. And, an introduction to estate planning specifically addressing estate planning issues for farm and ranch landowners.

Cost: $50 per family (up to 5 people) includes Planning Workbook and food

Funding Land Conservation in OR with RCPP

Forestry Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join us for a free webinar on the Regional Conservation Partnership Program in Oregon. This webinar is geared toward land trusts, soil and water conservation districts, and conservation partners who are working to advance large scale conservation projects in Oregon. Hear examples of how conservation partners and agricultural producers to work together to harness innovation, expand the conservation mission and demonstrate the value and efficacy of voluntary, private lands conservation.

Click here to register for the webinar

Woodland Discovery Workshops

Forestry Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Thursday, February 2, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Purpose
This program is for forest owners thinking about managing their forestland and those folks interested in find-ing out what resources are available locally for supporting woodland management. It’s also an opportunity to learn more about how to tap into these resources, gather information and potentially access financial as-sistance for management activities such as thinning and fuels reduction.


Program

Come and join us for a great opportunity to learn more about what is available in your local area and who can provide support for and enhance your ability to manage your woodland property. We’ll have a variety of re-source folks in attendance who will provide a brief overview of their programs, including the My Blue Moun-tains Woodland project, Wallowa Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry Programs, Oregon State Univer-sity Extension Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation District, Water-shed Councils, Tree Farm Program/Oregon Small Woodlands Association/Landowner Cooperatives, and Blue Mountains Cohesive Wildfire Strategy Project and Community Wildfire Protection Plans.


We’ll also be discussing woodland management planning, such as benefits of planning, what’s in a plan, how to get started and financial incentives. Finally, we’ll reserve plenty of time for questions and discussion with local resource professionals as well as woodland owners who are actively managing their woods.


Please call ahead to the OSU Extension Offices below so we can plan for adequate handouts and snacks.


For Island City, 541-963-1010; For Enterprise, 541-426-3143; For Pendleton: 541-278-5403


Sponsors and supporters: American Forest Foundation, My Blue Mountains Woodland Project, Oregon De-partment of Forestry, Wallowa Resources, OSU Extension, US Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Watershed Councils, Soil and Water Conservation Districts.


Hope to see you there!

Timber Tax Filing for the 2016 Tax Year

Forestry Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:00 PM

You are invited to attend our latest Live Webinar sponsored by: USDA Forest Service, Southern Regional Extension Forestry, NC State Cooperative Extension, Texas Forest Service.

Title: Timber Tax Filing for the 2016 Tax Year

What will you learn?
What will you learn? Join this webinar to get the latest tax information, filing season updates, and practical tax tips on: • How to report timber sale • What timber-related expenses and losses can be deducted • Who are responsible for filing 1099 on timber sales • What are the IRS rules on record keeping and substantiating expenses The presenter will answer your specific questions through the online interactive session. learn more here...

Presenters/Authors:
Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, USDA Forest Service

PUBLIC HEALTH UNDER OCCUPATION

Health & Wellness Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A videoconference direct from the Gaza Strip with Dr. Yasser Abu Jamei, Director of the Gaza Community Mental Health Program, and Dr. Yousef AlJeesh, Dean of Nursing Faculty at Islamic University, discussing issues and challenges in promoting public health under seige.

THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE OF DISPLACEMENT

Health & Wellness Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Friday, January 27, 2017 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM

What do current struggles in Palestine have in common with Syrian refugees, Standing Rock, and Tibet? A panel session featuring College of Public Health and Human Sciences Dean Javier Nieto and students Mohammed al-Astal, Sal Bortcos and Meghan Fitzgerald. Dr. Chunhuei Chi will facilitate a discussion of the impact of displacement on health around the globe and the unique example of Palestine.

CHALLENGES IN REFUGEE HEALTHCARE

Health & Wellness Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A videoconference with Dr. Akihiro Seita, UNRWA’s Director of Health Programme, sharing challenges, innovations and new paths forward in providing health care to refugees.

Basic Woodland Management - Washington County

Forestry Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include:
• Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
• What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology, forest ecology and habitat
• Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
• Getting it Done: Timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.
• Field trip to see first-hand examples of what you’ve learned

Details...

• Cost for the course is $50 for one participant/$60 for two or more participants from the same family.
• Course is taught in a blended online/in person format. Participants will be given short online assignments to complete prior to each class session.
• Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties
• To attend you must pre-register no later than January 25th. Use the form below or register online at: http://tinyurl.com/basicwoodlandmanagement.
• Questions? Contact Amy Grotta, (503) 397-3462 or amy.grotta@oregonstate.edu
Basic Woodland

Washington County Small Woodlands Association

Forestry Events - 7 hours 16 min ago
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Topic: Water Rights and Water Wrongs Related to Small Woodland Ownership

Please join us for a presentation on water rights by Jake Constans, Watermaster for District 18 which includes Washington County. The presentation will include general background information on water rights, water management in Washington County and will also touch on information related to water rights that is available and how to find it. Plan to join us and learn more about the how’s and why’s of water management in the area from our watermaster.