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Pole Harvest Tour

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tour an active pole harvest site and learn about specific requirements for timber to be sold for use as power poles. The discussion will include when to take poles out of a stand, tree form, roads, site requirements, and economics of such a harvest.

Ken Nygren, Certified Forester of White Oak Natural Resource Service, will lead the tour and will be joined by a Forester from Bell Pole yard in Lebanon. Tour sponsored by Linn and Benton County chapters of Oregon Small Woodlands Assoc.

Directions: Head west from Philomath on Hwy 20 to Wren. Turn right on Hwy 223 Kings Valley Hwy. Go 6.3 miles and turn left on Hoskins Rd (watch for event sign) Proceed 5.2 miles up Hoskins / Luckiamute Rd. There will be another event sign at the gate on the right side of the road. Nearest house address is 39720 Luckiamute Rd. Parking will be across the private bridge. Approximately 30 minutes from Corvallis. 

Visioning and Conservation Planning for Your Rural Property

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you recently purchased a rural property or are looking to purchase rural property?  This survey workshop series is meant to introduce relevant issues regarding land ownership and provide answers and tips from local experts for new property owners to be successful land managers!

For more information, http://www.yamhillswcd.org/LandStewardshipWorkshopSeries 

Introduction to Oregon Water Rights and Small Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you recently purchased a rural property or are looking to purchase rural property?  This survey workshop series is meant to introduce relevant issues regarding land ownership and provide answers and tips from local experts for new property owners to be successful land managers!

For more information, http://www.yamhillswcd.org/LandStewardshipWorkshopSeries 

Logs to Lumber to Living: A Cabin in the Woods

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

What’s better than woodland ownership? How about living there? Or at least the opportunity for a secluded
weekend. Whether it’s pride of ownership, a primary residence or second home, utilization of resources, or
resale value, building on your respective woodlands consists of a number of things you need to consider.
Among those are: permits, material costs (portable mills versus big box stores), design features, amenities
(water, septic, electricity), optional accessories (ponds, docks, decks, firepits …. make it your own), and access/
liability (roads, gates, fire, safety features). We’ll also show you a start-to-finish cabin project that was
recently completed, including information on materials, costs and added amenities. This is a new program
offering from OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension, so we hope to see you there!

Registration: Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/
Or in person or by mail (check or cash) *must be received by 10/24/16 by 5:00 PM
Make checks payable to: OSU Extension Service
Mail along with this form to: OSU Extension Forestry, PO Box 1165, Roseburg, OR 97470

Web Soil Survey, Farm Bill Programs for Beginning Farmer/Rancher, Year Round Pasture Management

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you recently purchased a rural property or are looking to purchase rural property?  This survey workshop series is meant to introduce relevant issues regarding land ownership and provide answers and tips from local experts for new property owners to be successful land managers!

For more information, http://www.yamhillswcd.org/LandStewardshipWorkshopSeries 

Ties to the Land - Your family forest heritage

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, November 5, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This interactive workshop provides the tools families with small woodlands need to decide the future of their land and land-based 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

Please register, space is limited!

Tax Assessments for Rural Properties and Noxious Weed Management

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Tuesday, November 8, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Have you recently purchased a rural property or are looking to purchase rural property?  This survey workshop series is meant to introduce relevant issues regarding land ownership and provide answers and tips from local experts for new property owners to be successful land managers!

For more information, http://www.yamhillswcd.org/LandStewardshipWorkshopSeries 

Community Leader's Forestry Tour

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Clatsop Forestry and Wood Products Economic Development Committee invites you! Join us for a tour of forestry operations and demonstrations related to the protection and enhancement of forests in Clatsop County. Morning refreshments, box lunch, and bus transportation provided by the committee. Please wear boots or sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for the field tour.

Reservations required by Sept. 30 at 4:30pm.

Log Scaling Workshop

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This Program is for woodland owners, ranchers, loggers and contractors or those interested in how logs are measured and scaled.

Want to improve your skills and understanding of how our current and future log measurement system works and how you can make the most out of it when harvesting or selling your timber? Join us! No prior experience necessary.

Workshop followed by refreshments. Please R.S.V.P.

Woodland Farmer Recognition Banquet

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Thursday, October 20, 2016 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join your fellow tree farmers in recognizing the 2016 Woodland Farmer of the Year.

Reservations required by Oct. 14th.

CPHHS Alumni Gathering at Homecoming's Beaver Bash

Health & Wellness Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Friday, October 28, 2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) at Homecoming's Beaver Bash! Look for our table to mingle with fellow CPHHS Beavers, play our quick interactive game and pick up some cool college swag. Enter for a chance to win a college travel mug, tote bag and other goodies.

Friday, Oct. 28
5 - 9 p.m.

Memorial Union
Ground Floor Ballroom

Free.  No need to register, just stop by to see us.
More information

CPHHS Gathering at APHA Conference

Health & Wellness Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Monday, October 31, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) at the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting and Expo. The CPHHS will have a booth at the Expo and a reception the evening of Oct. 31 for college alumni, faculty, students and friends. Marie Harvey, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, and other college faculty will be in attendance. Come mingle with fellow Beavers who work in public health fields!

Monday, Oct. 31
Location near the Colorado Convention Center and exact time TBD
Denver, Colorado

The CPHHS gathering is free to all registered attendees of the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo. Registration for the gathering is not required, but appreciated by Oct. 28.

Stop by the college's booth at the Expo to get further details about the gathering on Oct. 31. Event details will be emailed to registrants as soon as arrangements are finalized.

The Expo will be held at the Colorado Convention Center, Hall A/F. The college will be at booth 222. Browse the Expo's floor plan using the Virtual Expo.

Event details and registration

Plant Propagation Class

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Thursday, November 10, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Would you like to learn how to propagate native plants for your forest or landscape? Native plants support the local wildlife habitat, and are low maintenance when planted in the proper place. If you have a natural area that needs to be restored, or are just interested in putting more natives into your home garden, farm or woodlot, then propagating your own can be very rewarding and save you money to boot!

Clackamas Community College’s fall term Plant Propagation class will emphasize native plants this year, and is designed to give you hands-on experience reproducing a variety of plants from seeds and cuttings. There is also an online component where you will get more of the background on how and why plants are propagated the way that they are.

The class is offered by the Horticulture Department at Clackamas Community College on the Oregon City campus Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm, September 29 - December 8, 2016, taught by Jen Gorski.

Start Smart

Environment Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Leadership Academy Pillar: Member Choice: PURPOSEFUL or PROFESSIONAL

This workshop is for women students in Engineering and Business. It will teach you 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 will learn about salary resources they can use and will have the opportunity to discuss negotiation dynamics in roundtables with professional women from industry and 
academia at the conclusion of the session. Dinner will be provided!

This event is offered in partnership through the COE’s Program for Women & Minorities, the COE Leadership Academy, and the COB Career Success Center.

Register here for this session.

Leadership Academy members DO NOT register through the Leadership Academy Portal for this event, instead register here. The attendance will be recorded via the Leadership Academy Portal and follow up surveys will become available in your account.

2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Visit our website for details and registration here.

·        -Have land but not sure how to take care of it? 

·        -Need a plan for your property? 

·        -New to the area?

·        -Thinking of purchasing land?

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property.  The program incorporates weekly field classes, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. This program is great for land owners who want to learn or enhance or develop land management skills as a part of their rural lifestyles. 

The 11-week training covers topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, natural vegetation and wildlife, rivers and stream ecosystems, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Weekly classes will meet at OSU Extension at 569 Hanley Road, Central Point

Wednesday afternoons, September 7th – November 16; 12:00-5:00pm

Sick Trees In Curry County

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adaptive Management: Practical Ideas for Woodland Owners and Managers in the Face of Drought and Wildfire

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a fun day learning about how we can manage our eastern Oregon forests for resiliency and health when faced with persistent drought and wildfire. We have a great set of speakers and specialists on hand for the day, including Jeff Blackwood, USFS Umatilla National Forest Supervisor (retired), Dave Powell, USFS Umatilla National Forest Silviculturist (retired) Richie Gardener, Supervisory Forester, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla (CTUIR) and Hans Rudolf, Oregon Department of Forestry Stewardship Forester, as well as the speakers below discussing specific topics to stimulate our thinking.

In the morning we’ll focus on these topics in a classroom setting:
-What is the Current Climate Situation in Eastern Oregon and Predictions for the Future? Kathie Dello, OSU Climate Change Research Institute
-Management Strategies to Improve Forest Resiliency and Health. Steve Fitzgerald, OSU Extension Silviculture Specialist and Director of College Forests
-What is Biochar and How Does it Fit Into Management Now and in the Future? Jim Archuleta, Umatilla National Forest

At around 11:00 we’ll shift to the field which will include these stops:
Stop 1: Westminster Woods thinning and fuels reduction project
Stop 2: Deadman’s Pass: Overview of the Weigh Station Fire
Stop 3: Ernie Strahm, Paul and Mary Davis and CTUIR properties---wildfire and fuels reduction practices, post-fire management issues and lessons learned

Wrap-up, questions and where do we go from here, feedback discussion. Adjourn at 3:30 PM


Please register by Tuesday, October 11.

Oregon-Canadian Forest Products Facility

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Friday, September 30, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what they do at the Oregon-Canadian Forest Products facility in North Plains? Now's your chance to find out! We are scheduled for a tour of the Oregon-Canadian Forest Products facility in North Plains on Friday, September 30 at 9:30 am.

They are the largest remanufacturer of specialty softwood products in North America. As such, they pretty much have at least one of every type of saw imaginable. Their business is to buy high-grade product from sawmills and then sort, dry, re-saw, plane, and ship to wholesale buyers like window and door manufacturers. At their headquarters facility in North Plains, they produce high grade Douglas-fir, Western Red Cedar and Hemlock lumber. In addition, they import and manufacture large volumes of lumber from South America for a variety of specialty applications.

Parking and driving directions:
We will meet at their main building on NW Commercial Street in North Plains. The building is located on the south side of Commercial Street between NW 318th and NW 321st. There is a large American flag and a saw blade with their logo out front. Please park along the north side of Commercial Street but not directly opposite the main building, as that is where the semi trucks stage. Use the head-in paved and striped parking closer to Main St. The facility covers a fairly large site and will require about 1 mile of walking, but they can have a car drive the long distances if we have people who can't walk that far. Expect the tour to take 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

WOWNet Retreat

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Friday, November 4, 2016 - Sunday, November 6, 2016 (all day event)

Join other WOWNet members for a weekend at beautiful Silver Falls State Park participating in workshops such as tree id, how to hire a logger, invasive insect management, wildlife habitat, non-timber forest products, and much more.

Register by October 18th by contacting Tiffany Fegel and hurry, space is limited!

Plant Propagation Class

Forestry Events - 7 hours 23 min ago
Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Would you like to learn how to propagate native plants for your forest or landscape? Native plants support the local wildlife habitat, and are low maintenance when planted in the proper place. If you have a natural area that needs to be restored, or are just interested in putting more natives into your home garden, farm or woodlot, then propagating your own can be very rewarding and save you money to boot!

Clackamas Community College’s fall term Plant Propagation class will emphasize native plants this year, and is designed to give you hands-on experience reproducing a variety of plants from seeds and cuttings. There is also an online component where you will get more of the background on how and why plants are propagated the way that they are.

The class is offered by the Horticulture Department at Clackamas Community College on the Oregon City campus Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm, September 29 - December 8, 2016, taught by Jen Gorski.