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Woman Owning Woodlands Network

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, April 18, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Take a walk in the woods at WOWNet member Sarah's property. Sarah has 1300+ acres with about 40% hardwood and 60% conifer, plus a small sawmill where they process local hardwood into lumber and flooring. Sarah considers their forest a "working forest" under a permanent conservation easement so they have ongoing oak restoration projects. Join us for some great discussion about these activities and more! Following the walk we will have a potluck so please bring your favorite lunchtime snack to share with everyone. RSVP to Tiffany Fegel, WOWnet coordinator.

Citizen Science:

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Friday, April 17, 2015 (all day event)

Come explore citizen science and how it can be used to provide students with a sense of contributing to a broader impact in their world through the investigation of the environment. We will share several different programs that are easily utilized within and outside the classroom, connecting students to real world researchers.  Workshop will give you time to collaborate and plan with fellow colleagues to utilize these resources.

Register HERE

CPHHS Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Friday, March 6, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Advantages and Pitfalls of Wearable Monitors for Objective Physical Activity Assessments: Future Applications for Health-Related Research" John Schuna, Jr, PhD, Assistant Professor, Exercise and Sport Science, College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

Dr. Schuna's research areas encompass objective physical activity assessment, sedentary behavior assessment, and physical activity and sedentary behavior epidemiology. Recent work has focused on automated technology interfaces for physical activity assessment, and the value of total volume of physical activity (i.e., energy expenditure) irrespective of intensity.

See Dr. Schuna's faculty profile

This college-wide research seminar, is Co-Sponsored by the Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs; the Center for Healthy Aging; the Hallie Ford Center; the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods, Nutrition and Preventive Health and the Center for Global Health. The seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College of Public Health & Human Sciences and other researcher to present their current research in public health and human sciences in an environment conducive to stimulating research collaboration and fostering student learning. Faculty and students from the Division of Health Sciences and other colleges, research centers and institutions are encouraged to participate.

Tree School

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Thursday, March 26, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Tree School is back in Douglas County and will be held on the campus of Umpqua Community College just north of Roseburg.  This mini-college features 24 classes on a wide variety of topics of interest to family forestland owners, professional foresters, loggers, arborists, teachers, and the general public.

The day-long event offers classroom sessions taught by Extension foresters, professional foresters, and other recource management professionals.  Classes are 1.5 hours and you can participate in up to four over the course of the day.

Please complete your registration by March 13 (no walk-ins allowed).

Center for Global Health Special Seminar on Ukrainian Health System

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Monday, March 9, 2015 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

You are invited to a special seminar organized by the Center for Global Health on the health system of Ukraine in the morning of March 9. A delegate of 5 physicians from Uzhhorod, Ukraine will be our guest panelists. Their visit is being sponsored by Corvallis-Uzhhorod Sister City Program.

This seminar includes two parts.

Part 1 (9:30am - 10:30am) is an overview of U.S. health system and its challenges that includes a short presentation by Chunhuei Chi and an open discussion.

Part 2 is a panel discussion focusing on Ukrainian health system, with our delegate as the panelists and an open discussion on their health system.
 
The specialties of these 5 physicians include general practice, obstetrics and gynecology, community health, and family medicine.

 PROGRAM:
Part I: U.S. Health System and Its Challenges
9:30AM – 10:00AM: An overview of U.S. health system and its
challenges [Chunhuei Chi]
10:00AM – 10:20AM: Open discussion
10:20AM – 10:30AM: Break
 
Part II: Ukrainian Health System and Its Challenges
10:30AM – 10:50AM: An overview of Ukrainian Health System and its
challenges [Ukrainian delegates]
10:50AM – 12:00PM: Panel Discussion and Open Discussion

Innovative Applications of Douglas-fir in Building Design

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Thursday, April 16, 2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Ethan Martin

Conference - Forest Growth and Yield Models

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Monday, April 13, 2015 8:00 AM - Tuesday, April 14, 2015 4:30 PM

How to be a competent user . . . Models of forest growth and yield are complex collections of mathematical functions and computer code designed to simulate the biological growth of forest trees and/or stands. While models may differ in the details, most such models rely on a very similar collection of tree, stand, and forest input data. These data may derive from field measurements, external models and equations, and imputation procedures.
An understanding of the model framework is useful to understand the interaction of input data and model components in making predictions. Through this understanding, model users can gain a greater appreciation of models, model results, and conclusions to be drawn from inventory systems. Attendees will also gain insights into approaches for evaluating and comparing the most commonly used models.

For more information, click HERE

Teaching for Strong Communities and Sustainable Forests

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, April 11, 2015 (all day event)

It just makes sense to envision our communities and their future with middle school students who read about imaginary societies in the Hunger Games and unconsciously apply mathematical patterns to conquer the latest electronic game. They are adept at living in imaginary worlds! Guided by lesson plans from the Project Learning Tree's K-8 Guide and The Place We Live, educators will see how math, science, humanities, visual and language arts can help middle school students transfer their skills to the places they actually live. Together, we'll spend the morning exploring interconnections in a local area, describing issues and proposing possible actions. Time for planning how to use similar activities with students in our local communities will be available in the afternoon. Our goal is to supporting students in using their skills to make informed decisions, exhibit responsible behavior, and take constructive actions that ensure a sustainable future.

Register HERE

OR Master Naturalist Program

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, April 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Oregon Coast Ecoregion course will present a diverse series of classes, covering the major ecosystems present on the Oregon Coast, from ocean and beaches to nearshore and intertidal to forests, rivers and estuaries. Once completed, this course will enable you to provide well-informed volunteer service to a variety of coastal groups and agencies.

For more information, click HERE

Ellie's Log & the Language of Science:

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Using Literature & Art as Inspiration to connect students to our local forests, connect with science in the outdoors, and to connect with hands-on activities. Come explore Ellie’s Log, Project Learning Tree, field journaling and develop new skills for taking students outside.

Register HERE

Forest Wildfire & Watershed Educator Workshop

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Tillamook State Forest, our backyard coastal rain forest, is home to a rich variety of habitats, ecosystems and wildlife. Explore the role of fire in the forest and the interconnected nature of the Wilson River watershed.

Register HERE

Oregon Forest Pest Detectors

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Friday, April 10, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Do you want to help protect Oregon’s trees from invasive species? Become an Oregon Forest Pest Detector!

This new course covers two invasive insects that threaten both urban and natural forests in Oregon: the emerald ash borer (EAB) and the Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Neither of these invaders has been found in Oregon yet, but in other parts of the U.S., these two insects combined have killed millions of trees and they continue to spread across the country.

We need people who are skilled in recognizing the signs and symptoms of EAB and ALB so that we can quickly eliminate them before they become established in Oregon.Master Gardeners who have an interest in trees or insects, and who are willing to provide this expertise within their county MG program are needed!The OFPD training will teach you how to identify these insects, their hosts, and their signs and symptoms; as well as how to file a report to the appropriate authorities if you suspect an infested tree.

The training is free and consists of a short online course followed by a workshop on Friday April 10th (9am-12pm) in St. Johns. The program is offered through OSU Extension, and counts towards Master Gardener recertification credits.

 http://pestdetector.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

 

 

Center for Global Health Thematic Group Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Friday, March 6, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Professor Anthony Veltri will present his current international research on building Environmental Safety and Health capabilities in Asian factories, specifically China. His talk will also discuss opportunities for involvement for OSU students in Public Health, Engineering and Business.

Faculty research, teaching and outreach activities in this thematic group respond to the growing call to build new and unique occupational safety and health management and technical capabilities in organizations in the United States and abroad. Faculty have considerable experience working closely with Chinese manufacturing organizations to build occupational safety and technical capabilities that are relevant and applicable to Chinese work culture and values. Faculty have expertise in practices in exposure assessment, risk characterization, toxicology and management.

Please RSVP specifying the 'Thematic Group event' to cfgh@oregonstate.edu.

 http://health.oregonstate.edu/global-health

All About Animals

4-H Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, March 7, 2015 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

All About Animals this year will cover animal health topics, wound care, and moving animals in the following species: Beef, Dairy, Swine, Sheep, Goat, and Horse. Poultry and Rabbit topics will be how to show your animal. Animal experts will be presenting hands on opportunities to learn how to show animals and giving information on how to prepare an animal of that species for show. There is no preregistration; sign up the day of the event.

All youth in grades K-3 must be accompanied by a responsible adult/teen throughout the day. Bring a sack lunch.

For more information, contact Tanya Wehage at 503-842-3433 or at tanya.wehage@oregonstate.edu.

OR Master Naturalist Program

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, March 14, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Oregon Coast Ecoregion course will present a diverse series of classes, covering the major ecosystems present on the Oregon Coast, from ocean and beaches to nearshore and intertidal to forests, rivers and estuaries. Once completed, this course will enable you to provide well-informed volunteer service to a variety of coastal groups and agencies.

For more information, click HERE

 

 

OR Master Naturalist Program

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, March 21, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Oregon Coast Ecoregion course will present a diverse series of classes, covering the major ecosystems present on the Oregon Coast, from ocean and beaches to nearshore and intertidal to forests, rivers and estuaries. Once completed, this course will enable you to provide well-informed volunteer service to a variety of coastal groups and agencies.

For more information, click HERE

Invasive Plant Best Management Practices

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

What will you learn?
BMPs help you identify effective and realistic practices that can be integrated into any behavior. Whether you’re a gardener, a landowner, a forester to a logger; the movement of invasive species is always a concern. A BMP can be as simple as cleaning your shoes or as complex as pressure washing your bulldozer. Regardless of your practice, the goal is always to minimize the spread of invasive species. Learn how to create best management practices (BMPs) that help identify and minimize the spread of invasive species.Learn more here...

 

Basic Road Design Workshop

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Monday, March 23, 2015 - Thursday, March 26, 2015 (all day event)

This 4-day workshop identifies, through practical examples, the different design requirements necessary for a forest road that has multi-functional demands.  Design requirements to meet transportation needs, as well as landing demands, are stressed.  Basic design techniques are used.  Grade, alignment, drainage, and slope stability problems will be addressed.  ATTENDEES: engineering technicians, sale planners, foresters, road designers, contractors. 

For more information, click HERE

Benton/Linn Woodland Information Night

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Monday, March 9, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tree School Umpqua

Forestry Events - 3 hours 23 min ago
Friday, March 27, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This once a year event in SW Oregon is a one-day mini-college for family forestland owners, foresters, loggers, arborists, teachers and the general public.  Classes typically include vegetation management and reforestration, riparian planting and silviculture, insects and diseases of conifers and hardwoods, thinning, small scale logging, wildfire, hydrogeology and water regulations, soils, forest protection rules, tree identification, Christmas tree management, certification and sustainability, and cruising, falling, bucking, and scaling timber. Included are morning coffee and refreshments, lunch, morning and afternoon break refreshments, portable sawmill demonstrations and vendor tables.  This program is sponsored by Oregon State University Extension Service, Umpqua Community College, Douglas County Small Woodland Association, and Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI).

Registration Deadlines:  5:00 pm, Friday, March 14, 2014 for standard fee schedules.  Fees will increase to $70 per person after March 14, 2014.  Register EARLY since each year some classes fill to capacity.  Seating is limited.

 

For more information, click HERE