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National Get Outdoors Day

Environment Events - 35 min 55 sec ago
Saturday, June 3, 2017 (all day event)

The fifth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 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

The Era of Megafires

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Sunday, June 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

"The Era of Megafires" presentation, is taking place at the OK Theater, in Enterprise, OR, on Thursday, May 25th, 2017, from 6-8pm (doors open at 5:30pm).  This is an outstanding multimedia presentation that has been seen by many, across the region, in recent months. It features Dr. Paul Hessburg, and is the culmination of his 3+ decades of research in the field.  As I've mentioned to many of you, this may be our final opportunity to experience this presentation/film in its current iteration - with Dr. Paul Hessburg present, live and in person, for a time of Q&A.  Please see the attached poster, for more details, as well as the link to the film's producers, North40Productions:

http://www.north40productions.com/wildfire

Christmas Tree Training Day

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Monday, June 26, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Audience: FNR and other OSU staff wanting to learn about Christmas tree production and management to help with client questions. Will discuss- “How to find answers to those Christmas tree questions that may come your way”.

Chal Landgren, OSU Extension Christmas Tree Specialist, will be the instructor.

Where: Holiday Tree Farm Nursery, 30132 Beaver Creek Rd. Corvallis, Oregon. Look for the “Christmas Tree Class” sign near the front office. Class will be a mix of field and indoor discussions, assuming it stops raining.

When: Monday, June 26; 8:30-4:00 pm

Topics:

·         The Basics- costs/returns, where Oregon fits? statistics, rules, associations and the National Check- Off Program.

·         Getting started-soils and nutrient management (EM 8856-E-Christmas Tree Nutrient Management Guide). Just the high points- what growers need to do to assess their site and be successful before planting a tree.

·         All about seedlings- Tour of nursery and Christmas tree seed orchard (Scott Godwin- Holiday Nursery Manager)

·         Growing trees- tree culturing and genetics- field and class (PNW 6 and 684)

·         Keeping trees healthy-diseases/insects/weed control- field and class (PNW 659+ PNW Disease, Weed and Insect Handbooks)

·         A Growers Perspective- Issues and concerns in the industry- Mark Arkills, Holiday Tree Farm Area Manager.

·         Where to get help for growers and yourself? - Associations, WSU, ODA, OSU connections.

Bring your lunch. Snacks and refreshments provided.

 

To Register for the class: E-mail Chal Landgren (chal.landgren@oregonstate.edu) or call 971.801.0381. Preregister by 6/22/17.

New Reparian Rules Training

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Oregon Department of Forestry - North Cascade District and Oregon State University Extension will be hosting a training session on the new stream buffer rules for salmon, steelhead, and bull trout streams which go into effect on July 1, 2017. The training will be held at Hopkins Demonstration Forest, Everett Hall on June 7, 2017 from 10am – 2pm. See other dates and locations posted here. The classroom training is intended to cover the new stream buffer retention requirements for streams classified as SSBT. This session will also feature a field demonstration of the new rules. Please contact the Oregon Department of Forestry Molalla Office at 503-829-2216 for questions regarding the training or to find out if your property contains streams that will be effected by the new rules. For additional information see http://www.oregon.gov/ODF/AboutODF/Pages/ProposedLawsRules.aspx

There is no fee but you must register by Monday June 5 by calling or emailing Doah Ellis at 503-829-2216 or Shenandoah.L.Ellis@oregon.gov  Registration is limited to 50 participants.

 

Salmon, Steelhead, Bull Trout Rules Training

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
This training will be held June 13th, from 12:30 – 5:00 pm at the Western Lane headquarters office located at 87950 Territorial Road in Veneta.
 
The training is intended for landowners, operators, timber owners, consulting foresters, and others that may have an interest in the new rules.  We would ask that you please RSVP by calling the Springfield office at 541-726-3588, or by calling the Veneta office at (541) 935-2283 (Ext 222) by June 7th. Specific questions regarding the training can be answered by Brain Dally (Stewardship Forester) at the Springfield number.  SAF and AOL credit hours will be available with this training.

Making Shiitake Happen!

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Shiitake mushrooms have been claimed as the world’s healthiest food and are the second most harvested mushroom worldwide. In this workshop you will not only learn about the ecology of these mushrooms but also how to grow these tasty edibles in your own woodland! In this hands-on class, you will inoculate a log with mushroom
spores for at home production and cultivation.

To register contact Tiffany Fegel:
tiffany.fegel@oregonstate.edu
Space is limited!

 

Cruise, Fall, Buck & Scale

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

In this field event we will take you through the process required to prepare a tree(s) for market.


Learn to use the Woodland Stick and tariff system to measure, Cruise, merchantable log volume. We will include simple shortcuts for estimating volume in a standing tree using only a loggers tape.


Then, we will cover the steps involved in evaluating a tree to be safely and properly cut down, Fall. This section will include a discussion on sighting, facing, the back cut, and escape route.


Once the tree is on the ground we will observe some sample purchase orders and discuss proper cutting techniques, Buck, that generate the greatest revenue from the tree.


After the logs have been bucked and limbed, we will observe the steps involved in westside grading and scaling procedures to determine individual log grade and volume, Scale.

Register Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/classes-events
Or in person or by mail (check or cash) *must be received by Tuesday 6/13/17 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

WOWNet Workshop

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Saturday, June 3, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This workshop will provide you with networking and some really great educational opportunities! This year we have two themes for the day; Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP) and Forest Measurements. Non Timber Forest Products will include a presentation from the Oregon Woodland Co-op president including potential income opportunities with their group as well as a more general overview of potential value added species you can find on your property. This is a great presentation, I have seen it and it is inspiring! There will also be FOUR NTFP make-and-takes! Forest measurements will include, how to measure trees in a plot, including tree diameter, and tree height, how to calculate the volume of those trees, and more! Space at the workshop is limited, so send in your registration information as soon as possible!

There is a registration fee of $20 that covers snacks, lunch, workshop supplies, and an exciting piece of WOWNet Swag. If you cannot pay the fee, scholarships are available in exchange for volunteer service during the workshop.


Return your registration with a check for $20 (or note that you will pay in person) written to OSU Extension Service, by May 25th to:
Tiffany Fegel
350 Richardson Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331
Questions? Contact Tiffany Fegel: Tiffany.Fegel@Oregonstate.edu, (971) 409-4030

The Role of Predators, Parasitic Wasps, and Native Bees in Christmas Tree Farms

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Thursday, June 1, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

We will be meeting at Green Valley Farm to learn about beneficial insects and native pollinators and the plants, landscapes and farming practices that support them in Oregon Christmas tree farms.  Your farm likely already has currently existing plants and locations that can be further exploited to provide resources beneficial insects need to remain on the farm.  Come learn about these beneficials that can aid in pest management.  The Farmscaping for Beneficials Project of the Integrated Plant Protection Center (IPPC) at Oregon State University (OSU), and the farmers at Green Valley Farm encourage all interested growers, extension personnel, consultants and conservationists to take a break with us for a period of discovery with native bees, predators and parasitic wasps Thursday June 1, 2017

 You will learn:

what plants and practices support beneficial insects and native pollinators

what conservation practices Christmas tree growers are currently using and why

how these practices are integrated into Christmas tree production systems

field identification, and biology of beneficial insects and native bees

latest data on beneficial insects that occur on OR Christmas tree farms

 Green Valley Farm is a second-generation family farm located in the western foothills of the Oregon Cascade Mountains.

They currently have approximately 300 acres,that include Christmas trees, hay, and timber.  Noble fir, Nordman fir, Grand fir, and Scotch pine in 3 different grades are wholesaled to retail lot operators.  Having operated a retail lot in Texas 20 years ago, they have a keen understanding of the value of customer service, the intrinsic value of fresh trees and sustainable practices.  The farm is surrounded by diverse habitat and they have established grass cover in the trees.

 Using Green Valley Farm as our classroom we will discuss designing and enhancing on-farm habitat in and around the Christmas tree fields.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to take in advice from innovative, veteran growers and OSU researchers as we begin to understand and observe how the complex web of on-farm biodiversity and crop production interact on Oregon Christmas tree farms. Lunch will be provided.

 

Trees & Taxes

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This class is a must for anyone with forest management expenses, recent forest income, or planning for future    income from their forestland. Many landowners are unaware of the special provisions in the Internal Revenue Code that pertain to forestland and income generated from their land. This session will help you improve the records you keep on your forestland as well as minimize the taxes that you pay for income generated by your forest.

Registration is required by June 16th. 

 

Oak Habitat Stewardship Workshop

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Saturday, June 3, 2017 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Clackamas County Farm Forestry Association Annual Picnic and Woodland Farmer of the Year Tour: Camp Adams

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Saturday, June 17, 2017 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mark your calendar for the annual CCFFA Summer picnic on June 17, featuring a tour of Camp Adams, Woodland Farmer of the Year 2016. Camp Adams has 216 acres of woodlands with about two miles of stream running through it. Owned by the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ, Camp Adams has been a forest camp used by church groups of all ages since the 1940’s.

Bob and Natalie Becker have been the Directors of Camp Adams for five years, doing an amazing job of managing both the camp and the forest. Working with Barry Sims of Trout Mountain Forestry, they developed a forest management plan and obtained certification under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) criteria for sustainable forestry. Camp Adams exemplifies conservation-based management across diverse forest types, providing outstanding outdoor experiences for young campers and church retreatants.

Registration required, details to be finalized in early May. Send in the registration form on page 11, email Jean at
jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu or 503-655-8631. Visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/forestry for
further details.

Drought and Rangelands

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

What will you learn?
Drought can affect the productivity and long-term species composition of rangelands in the western United States, as well as habitat quality for wildlife and forage for livestock. Drought is a periodic and sometimes chronic stressor in arid and semi-arid landscapes, creating challenges for public land managers to ensure that rangelands contain functional ecosystems and provide forage and other ecosystem services. Learn more...

Presenter(s):

  • Matt Reeves, Research Ecologist - Rocky Mountain Research Station in Missoula
  • Melinda Smith, Professor of Biology and Director of the Semi-arid Grassland Research Center (SGRC) - Colorado State University
  • Mike Pellant, retired range conservationist, ecologist, and coordinator for three Great Basin regional programs.

Session Details: Jun 7, 2017 2:00 pm US/Eastern     Duration: 01:30 (hh:mm)     Export Event to Calendar
*** Please join the session 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. ***

All live webinars are recorded. Within a week of the live event, a View button provides access to the on-demand replay. CEUs are available for on-demand webinars.

Who should participate?
Foresters, Land Managers, Climate Specialist, Loggers

Education Credits Units:

Society of American Foresters - 1 hour Category 1 Credit    [status: Applied For]

Root Disease Management – Field Workshop and Twilight Tour

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This field workshop is for woodland owners and forestry professionals who are interested in:
• Learning to identify common root diseases
• Observing root disease symptoms and effects in typical valley margin woodlands
• Sharing and comparing different management strategies to reduce the impact of root diseases

The primary root disease on the tour is laminated root rot, which is estimated to affect Douglas-fir across 10-15% of northwest Oregon forests. The workshop will be led by Dave Shaw, OSU Extension Forest Health Specialist and Glenn Ahrens, OSU Extension Forester.

Meet at the Thronson Family Tree Farm where transportation will be provided to tour sites there and at the OSU Rams Dell Forest. The tour will feature a variety of examples of root disease and surveys, management
techniques and long-term results after 25-30 years.

Please dress for the weather of the day with appropriate boots and field clothes. Refreshments, snacks, and van transportation will be provided. There is a $15.00 fee and
registration is required by June 7, 2017.


Questions? Email Jean at jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu or 503-655-8631.

Master Woodland Manager Course

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Do you want to make sure your forest is resilient to fire, pests or diseases?  Are you interested in how your land can better suit wildlife, timber production, or recreation? Would you like to make sure your roads are well-built, and know that you filed your taxes correctly? The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) program shows you how to “read” your woodland by understanding local ecological factors as well as how to conduct assessments to determine where your woodland is heading as it grows and matures. You will learn how various management activities can help you meet your long term vision for the property.   This is the flagship course of the OSU Extension Forestry program.  MWM volunteers represent a 20 year legacy, and include a wide array of people and woodlands throughout Oregon. Whether you own 5 or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you gain skills for tending your woodland and provide opportunities to share your passion for stewardship.  View the Master Woodland Manager application/registration brochure.

National Get Outdoors Day

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Saturday, June 3, 2017 (all day event)

The fifth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 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

CoastalWoodlands Roads Workshop

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Friday, June 2, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Use your road maintenance dollars effectively. Learn to assess your existing road for potential problems and prioritize repairs. Workshop covers maintenance and improvement techniques, water quality and aquatic habitat concerns, regulations, contracts, technical and financial assistance available to small woodland owners.

With:

Steve Bowers – Timber Harvesting Extension Specialist

Francisca Belart - Timber Harvesting Extension Specialist

Jon Souder- Forest Watershed Extension Specialist

Guillermo Giannico - Associate Professor, Fisheries Extension

Valerie Grant- North Coast Agent, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources

RSVP by May 30

Reservations Required: call 541-574-6534 or email Valerie.Grant@oregonstate.edu

Cover crops and soil health workshop

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Thursday, May 25, 2017 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This will be an opportunity to visit two Christmas tree farms whose owners have been using in-row cover crops
for many years. Learn from those who have tried a variety of seeding methods and different grass and clover
species. We will visit with farm owners, Dan Logan and Dan Zimmermann. Dean Moberg, Resource Conservationist with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service will also join us to share his expertise. We will
meet at Dan Logan’s farm at 19830 NW Dixie Mountain Rd, North Plains, OR. 97133 at 3 pm.

Please pre-register by calling Chal Landgren at 971-801-0381. There is no fee. Maps and additional information will be available at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/NWREC/programs/christmas-trees.

Fires in the Pacific Northwest-Past, Present & Future

Forestry Events - 35 min 56 sec ago
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:00 PM - Thursday, May 25, 2017 3:30 PM

Join us for a summit on the state of knowledge and available research on fire regimes for forests and grasslands west of the Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington. The summit will provide an opportunity for dialog and interaction between participants, discussion of shared field experiences, and will feature key speakers from the field of fire ecology. The target audience for this event is federal and state land managers, private forest land managers, fire managers, fuel specialists, collaborative groups in the wildland-urban interface, extension faculty, and other technical service providers and educators. For more information, or to register, please visit: http://cpe.forestry.oregonstate.edu/wsidefiresummit

Injury Prevention for Commercial Fishermen: From Surveillance to Interventions

Health & Wellness Events - 35 min 58 sec ago
Friday, May 26, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Laurel Kincl, PhD, Assistant Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health, College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Laurel's research focuses on quantifying, communicating and controlling occupational and environmental exposures to health and safety hazards. She has particular interest in reducing adverse health outcomes with targeted interventions, including working with special populations such as young workers and people with disabilities.

Her current research is funded by CDC NIOSH regarding workforce safety for commercial fishing in the Pacific northwest and the west coast Dungeness crab fleet; and  personal environmental exposure assessment in disadvantaged communities. 

Laurel Kincl, PhD, received her MS in Industrial Hygiene and PhD in Occupational Safety and Ergonomics from the University of Cincinnati. Before joining OSU in 2011, Dr. Kincl was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL) in Barcelona, Spain, for two years and a Research Associate at the Labor Education and Research Center at the University of Oregon from 2003-2009.
 
The college-wide research seminar is Co-Sponsored by the College Research Office; the Hallie Ford Center; the Center for Healthy Aging; the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods Nutrition and Preventive Health; and the Center for Global Health.

The seminar is Co-sponsored with the Environmental and Occupational Health Program.

The seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College of Public Health & Human Sciences and other researchers to present and discuss current research topics 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.