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Ettihad Cultural Festival

Environment Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Sunday, May 15, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Ettihad Cultural Center is hosting the fourth annual Ettihad Culture Festival on May 15th 2016 from 5pm-8pm at the Memorial Union Quad. This is one of the biggest annual events on campus with 2500+ attendees. It’s a great opportunity for the both OSU and Corvallis community to experience the dynamic and diverse cultures of the region of Southwestern and Central Asia, as well as Northern Africa. There will be educational and interactive booths dedicated to each country within the region, as well as music, live performances, catered dinner, henna body art, and much more. For more information please contact us at ettihadcc@oregonstate.edu

NW Regional Learning Assistants Workshop

Environment Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - Friday, May 20, 2016 (all day event)

NW Regional Learning Assistants Workshop

Thursday, May 19th- Friday, May 20th, 2016 
Oregon State University Campus

Read more here: http://stem.oregonstate.edu/2016-LA-Alliance-Workshop

Oregon State University's Department of Integrative Biology and the ESTEME@OSU Project invite you to attend a two-day interactive workshop on the implementation of undergraduate learning assistants in undergraduate classrooms. Held May 19th-20th on the OSU Campus, participants will gain insight and practical knowledge regarding program creation, mentoring, and support of LAs. Registration cost includes meals, handouts, and supplies. 

In addition to the regular program, the workshop will include opportunities to attend: 

-A meet-and-greet with workshop facilitators and other LA implementers,

-A panel with learning assistants from Oregon State University,

-And a panel with faculty members about on-the-ground challenges and opportunities. 

 

OSU Staff/Faculty Registration: FREE (email victoria.bonebrake@oregonstate.edu for a fee waiver)

 Early Bird Registration: $75.00

Regular Registration: $85.00

Start Smart

Environment Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Thursday, May 19, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Leadership Academy Pillar: PURPOSEFUL or PROFESSIONAL (member's choice)

Start Smart is a program of the AAUW and is specifically designed for college students about to enter the employment market. The Start Smart workshop is a great professional development opportunity for women to learn how to determine what employers are paying for the job you want when you graduate and how to negotiate to be paid what you are worth doing that job.  Participants get nuts-and-bolts, real world information, learn about salary resources they can use, and have the opportunity to discuss these dynamics in roundtables with professional women. 

Registration is required and should be completed HERE

Undergraduate Engineering Expo

Environment Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Friday, May 20, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

College of Engineering

Environment Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Friday, May 20, 2016 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The Undergraduate Engineering Expo is one way we prepare students for responsible citizenship and global competitiveness. Our undergraduate students will share their work through the use of models, demonstrations, and posters with industry partners, alumni, the media, prospective students, their peers, other academic institutions, and the general public. Attendees will have the opportunity to interact directly with individual students, ask questions, and exchange ideas.

Forest Health: Identification and Management of Forest Insects and Diseases

Forestry Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 9:00 AM - Thursday, June 16, 2016 2:00 PM
For more information, http://westernforestry.org/upcoming-conferences/forest-health-identification-and-management-of-forest-insects-and-diseases-2

How to determine the most appropriate treatments before and after wildfire in sagebrush and pinon-juniper ecosystems

Forestry Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Friday, June 3, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Details can be found here, http://ow.ly/4ng2Qf

Please register by May 27th.

Swiss Needle Cast Spring Field Tour

Forestry Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The SNCC Spring Field trip is open to everyone!  Bring your own lunch, but we will provide some snacks and drinks.  This year we focus on Swiss needle cast research with a drive through Tillamook, and visit to Cascade Head Experimental Forest, a USFS PNW Research Station managed experimental forest.  BUT, we start with a visit to Stimson ground where we will visit a tree farm with unusual amounts of black stain root disease mortality.  

7:30 AM.  Meet in Corvallis, at the west side of Richardson Hall in the shared lot with USFS.  Drive to Gaston to the Stimson Office and Mill Site. 49800 SW Scoggins Valley Road, Gaston, OR 97119.  The 2-story building by the second mill entrance is where you want to head.   Come to the office parking, or if needed park to the right near the front gate.  We’ll have a rig with coffee in the Parking lot.

Oregon Master Naturalist Program

Forestry Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Friday, June 10, 2016 12:00 PM - Sunday, June 12, 2016 12:00 PM
For information on 2016 course schedule in the Klamath Basin, http://oregonmasternaturalist.org/eastcascades

Ties to the Land - Your family forest heritage

Forestry Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
This interactive, DVD-based, workshop provides the tools families
with small woodlands need to decide the future of their land and landbased businesses.
Topics Included:
  • Developing a shared vision and passion for the land
  • Keeping the land in the family - maintaining generational ties
  • Pass on the land with reduced estate taxes
  • Identifying and addressing challenges facing family business

Oregon Small Woodlands Annual Conference

Forestry Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - Saturday, June 11, 2016 (all day event)
Sustaining Family Forests for 75 Years. Save the Date!

Ecological Forestry 101: Intro to Silviculture and Wildlife

Forestry Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Saturday, June 4, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

With careful stewardship, forests can be perpetually managed on a regenerative cycle that allows for multiple entries and a sustained yield of a broad range of high-value forest products. The timing and design of thinning practices can result in a wide variety of forest conditions depending on the landowners’ objectives—including those that benefit wildlife habitat, forest health, and long-term income generation.

This workshop will introduce you to the principles of ecological forestry as well as tools to implement it successfully on smaller parcels. Learn about harvest management strategies and how they relate to wildlife habitat.

For information about this program, go to: www.nnrg.org/beginning-forestry

All woodland owners are encouraged to attend!

Oregon Master Naturalist Program

Forestry Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Friday, June 3, 2016 12:00 PM - Sunday, June 5, 2016 12:00 PM
For information on 2016 course schedule in Central Oregon, http://oregonmasternaturalist.org/eastcascades

Forestry Tour to Sweden & Norway

Forestry Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Friday, May 27, 2016 12:00 PM - Tuesday, June 14, 2016 12:00 PM

The Oregon Woodland Cooperative (OWC), Washington Co. Small Woodlands Association (WCSWA) and Oregon State University Forestry & Natural Resources Extension (OSU) have organized a tour to Scandinavia especially for small woodland owners, forestry professionals and forest products producers. Guided by experienced foresters, this educational tour will focus on private forestry in Sweden and Norway and the role of woodland owner cooperatives. We will meet private woodland owners and tour their tree farms, see harvesting equipment in action, and visit forestry companies, sawmills, equipment manufacturers, and forestry museums. In addition, tour participants will see and experience outstanding natural beauty in the farms, forests, mountains and fjords of Sweden and Norway, and enjoy the cultural highlights of the towns and cities along the way. Includes special group-rate international airfare. Travel will be by private motor coach and accommodation in first-class hotels.

For more information, click HERE

Corvallis Forest Tour - Corvallis Watershed

Forestry Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Thursday, May 26, 2016 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Focus on forest management practices and objectives in the watershed. Visit recent thinning and variable retention harvests that demonstrate the City’s approach to balancing resource protection, habitat enhancement, and long-term sustainable management goals. Includes root rot infected areas management. Speakers include Mark Miller of Trout Mountain Forestry, and Jennifer Ward, City of Corvallis Watershed Specialist. Sponsored by Benton County Small Woodlands Association.

Location: carpool from the Benton Co Extension office 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis OR 97333. Please park to the side, or in back of the building.

RSVP by email  (include name, contact phone, and number attending) or call OSU Extension Benton County

National Get Outdoors Day

Forestry Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Saturday, May 21, 2016 (all day event)

The fourth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday May 21st, 2016 from 10am-3pm at Peavy Arboretum. This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and families with the great outdoors. Spanish speaking volunteers will provide bilingual assistance. 

Join us and discover the forest in your backyard. For more information visit the website at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day

NW Wood-Based Biofuels + Co-Products

Forestry Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (all day event)
For more information, http://ow.ly/10gN3S

Spring 2016 Plant Identification Walks

Forestry Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Saturday, May 7, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Knowing common native plants, as well as some key invasive species, is a critical skill for woodland owners and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Recognizing native plants and understanding some of their characteristics can provide valuable information about the site where you find them; you can also use this knowledge to choose plants that enhance wildlife on your property. Recognizing invasive plants can help you in early detection of new arrivals and avoid spreading them around.

This walk will be led by Oregon Master Naturalist and botanist Jeanie Taylor. We will cover common trees, shrubs, and wildflowers in both conifer forest and oak woodland, with a focus on how native plants can be used in woodland management to attract wildlife. Vineyard owner Emily Gladhart will be on hand to talk beneficial insects and share her experience with cultivating native plants on her property. Bring your binoculars; the property is on the Willamette Valley Birding Trail map and nesting season will be in full swing.

**You may also join us after the plant walk for lunch and discussion at the Winter’s Hill tasting room from 12:30 – 1:30pm. Bring a bagged lunch. Optional wine tastings available.

Information for plant walks

Dress for the weather and bring:

·         Plenty of water;

·         A camera or your phone to take pictures of plants;

·         And your favorite plant identification guide.

We will have both Trees to Know and Shrubs to Know available for sale at the walks. If you’d like to purchase a copy, let us know when you register. Space is limited for both of these events. Please register by following this link. If you have any questions, please contact Brandy Saffell (email and phone number below).  

Spring 2016 Plant Identification Walks

Forestry Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Saturday, May 14, 2016 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Knowing common native plants, as well as some key invasive species, is a critical skill for woodland owners and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Recognizing native plants and understanding some of their characteristics can provide valuable information about the site where you find them; you can also use this knowledge to choose plants that enhance wildlife on your property. Recognizing invasive plants can help you in early detection of new arrivals and avoid spreading them around.

This walk will be led by local botanist Ginny Maffitt. We will identify common trees, shrubs, and wildflowers in a riparian setting (i.e. in wet areas near rivers and streams), and you will receive a list of native plants on the refuge with some background about their uses.  Check out this article for information about the TRNWR mini-wetland that we will visit during the tour. The paths are gravel, level and ADA-friendly for wheelchairs and walkers.

Information for plant walks

Dress for the weather and bring:

·         Plenty of water;

·         A camera or your phone to take pictures of plants;

·         And your favorite plant identification guide.

We will have both Trees to Know and Shrubs to Know available for sale at the walks. If you’d like to purchase a copy, let us know when you register. Space is limited for both of these events. Please register by following this link. If you have any questions, please contact Brandy Saffell (email and phone number below).  

Weed Watcher Trainings

Forestry Events - 6 hours 34 min ago
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Worried about invasive plants and other weeds? Our FREE Weed Watcher workshops will train you to identify the species of most concern now and report them. Meet these plants up close and personal in our Speed Dating round, and take home a free weed id guide. All workshops run from 6-8pm and include a light snack. Please RSVP at www.swcd.net/workshops-education/weed-watchers/ or via Facebook.