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2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Wednesday, October 12, 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

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property in Lane, Linn, or Benton Counties.

Topics covered:

  • 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.

Johnson Hall Grand Opening

Environment Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Friday, September 23, 2016 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Celebrate the grand opening of Johnson Hall, the College of Engineering's newest facility. Join us as the Oregon State community launches a new era for engineering at OSU, with a strategic focus on community, education, research, and partnerships. Register at http://www.osufoundation.org/johnsonhall

The Art of Managing Up

Environment Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Thursday, October 6, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

October 6th

Featuring: Mike Hermens (Capgemini US LLC)

Leadership Academy Pillar: PROFESSIONAL

New employees have a lot to learn: their job, processes, coworkers, supervisors’ expectations. Most employees quickly develop an understanding of their position and perform well. However, a few will rise at an accelerated pace. Developing a strategy for successfully creating the right kind of visibility for oneself among decision makers is crucial for getting on the fast track. Join us to learn how to develop a strategy that is compatible with your goals and personality.   

 

This event is for Leadership Academy Members only. Not a member?  Submit your application today!

(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing with a minimum of 45 total earned credits are eligible to apply)

Native Trees Walk Identification & Silvics

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Bring your lunch to eat while we have a short “classroom” session. Then we will head outside and take a walk through the Native Oregon Plant Park! Water & iced tea provided.

Learn to identify and care for your trees!
Trouble distinguishing White and Black Oaks? Wondering if that huge cedar is an Incense, PortOrford, or Western red? Love, care, and health of your trees can only be enhanced by learning about what you've got. This seminar with give you all the tricks of the trade to identify the Native tress in Douglas County –even the look-alikes! This seminar will also discuss the tree’s life characteristics, so you know how to give your trees what they need to stay healthy.

*Register online! Visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/classes-events to sign-up & pay online!*


Registration in person or by mail (must be received by Monday, September 19th):
Make checks payable to OSU Extension Service and mail along with this form to:
OSU Extension Service, Attn: Forestry, PO Box 1165, Roseburg, OR 97470

Discovering Value in Your Forest

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Saturday, October 8, 2016 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

In this class you’ll tour local forests and learn about using – and marketing – plant materials for food and craft, small-scale milling, and how to selectively cultivate high-value forest products.

For more information, http://nnrg.org/discovering-value-in-your-forest/

REGISTER AT: http://forest-value-or.eventbrite.com

Plant Propagation Class

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Thursday, October 6, 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.

Drought Impacts on Central Oregon Forest Health

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Join forest health experts from Oregon State University, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and the US Forest Service for a day of forest health learning. We will spend a little time in the classroom and then head out to Roy Beyer’s Wine Down Ranch for hands-on experience diagnosing drought related forest health issues such as bark beetles, mistletoe, and maybe even some root rot! We will also discuss potential mitigation strategies.

2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Wednesday, October 5, 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

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property in Lane, Linn, or Benton Counties.

Topics covered:

  • 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.

Native Seed Propagation Workshop

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Saturday, October 1, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Would you like to know how to propagate your own native plants to grow in your forest? If you’re interested in the biology of plants, would like to know how to do it yourself, and are interested in enhancing wildlife habitat, this is the perfect chance! You’re welcome to bring your own collected native fruit or work with what we’ve been busy collecting all summer. This is a combination of learning the biology first in beautiful Everett (Forest) Hall, then heading out to a seed cleaning area where you will get hands-on experience cleaning many different types of fruit.
You’ll learn:
•How to clean fleshy fruit like red-flowering currant, serviceberry, blackhawthorn, snowberry, red-osier dogwood, and twinberry
•Learn the fleshy fermentation process
•How to clean dry fruit like Pacific ninebark and Douglas spirea
•How to ripen cones
•How to clean seeds from Valley Ponderosa pine, western redcedar,noble fir, and western white pine
•When it’s best to buy seed and when it’s helpful to pick your own
•How to store seed
•How to pretreat and overcome dormancy in seed to get it ready for
sowing

You will take home some of the provided seed and obtain propagation protocols to know how to grow on your own. For more information about the workshop or if you wish to bring in your own collected native fruit to clean, please contact Jen Gorski, to ensure we review the best cleaning practices for all species prior to the workshop.

Registration is required.

Prescribed fire on private lands

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Thursday, September 1, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Join us to learn about planning and implementing prescribed fire on private lands. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet ranchers and woodland owners from Nebraska, Iowa, and Oregon who are using prescribed fire to restore and improve their lands. Field trips both days include visits to recently burned areas.

Prescribed fire on private lands

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Friday, September 2, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Join us to learn about planning and implementing prescribed fire on private lands. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet ranchers and woodland owners from Nebraska, Iowa, and Oregon who are using prescribed fire to restore and improve their lands. Field trips both days include visits to recently burned areas.

Drought, Mistletoes, Root Rots and Beetles

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Morning Classroom Topics and Speakers:
• Important bark beetles of eastern Oregon: what you need to know, Christine Buhl, Oregon Department of Forestry Entomologist
• Dwarf mistletoe’s of the region: impact, benefits and management, Dave Shaw, OSU Extension Forest Health Specialist
• Root diseases: what to look for and how to manage, Sarah Navarro, Oregon Department of Forestry Pathologist
• Silvicultural strategies for healthy forests, Steve Fitzgerald, OSU Extension Silviculture Specialist and Director of College Research Forests

After the classroom sessions we’ll head out to several field sites that will focus on the morning topics as well as talk about slash management, drought effects/management and other forest health issues important locally. Dave Shaw will be bringing a few of his students along to participate.

For the field session, there will be some van space available, otherwise we will car pool from Cloverleaf Hall. Please bring your own lunch and water/drinks and be prepared for some walking in the forest.

So we can plan for handouts and snacks please register by Tuesday, September 13!

This will be a great opportunity to learn about some of the more important forest health issues facing management of our Blue Mountain forest and discuss management opportunities for enhancing healthy forests of eastern Oregon. So, bring your questions and get ready for informative and even lively discussions with forest health specialists from around the state!

Citizen Fire Academy

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Thursday, September 29, 2016 (all day event)

Citizen Fire Academy -Be a leader for Wildfire Preparedness in Your Community

First Session September 29th – Last Session November 3rd

Held at Hopkins Demonstration Forest, online learning workshops,  and Molalla Area field trips

The Citizen Fire Academy (CFA) volunteer education program puts wildfire preparedness into the hands of landowners and the community, with the help of local, state, and federal fire management agencies.  

Are you interested in learning how you and your community can prepare for fire?  Do you want to know how wildfires work and how you can give your home and property the best chance to survive it?  Citizen Fire Academy is the program for you.  Join us in this education and service program that will give you the tools you need and will teach you about who to turn to when wildfire comes.  Coursework consists of online modules that can be done at your own pace, in the comfort of your home, and interactive field tours help you solidify the concepts and strategies you learn. Following graduation, help your community prepare for wildfire with your new knowledge!

CFA starts with an introductory session, held September 29, 2016, 5:00-8:00 pm at Hopkins Demonstration  
Forest, Everett (Forest) Hall. The Introductory Session is a meeting with your fellow CFA participants, local
instructors, fire professionals, with a tutorial on how to use the online Canvas coursework.  Laptop computers will be available for participants who do not wish to bring their own, but bringing your own laptop is recommended!

Cost for the full program: $35/person or $50/couple. Register for Citizen Fire Academy by September 9, 2016, at: https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/1067.

Plant Propagation Class

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Thursday, September 29, 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.

2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Wednesday, September 28, 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

Oregon Forest Pest Detectors Training

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

The Oregon Forest Pest Detector training program is designed to help with early identification of exotic forest pests in Oregon, including the emerald ash borer (EAB) and Asian longhorned beetle (ALB). Oregon Forest Pest Detectors are the front line of defense against these potentially high-risk forest pest invasions. We need people who are killed in recognizing the signs and symptoms of EAB and ALB so that we can quickly respond before they become established in Oregon.

The training will teach you how to identify these insects, their hosts, and their signs and symptoms; and what to do if you find an infested tree. This free course is great for anyone who is involved with tree care in urban or natural areas. The training has two parts: a self-paced, online prerequisite course followed by a field workshop.  

CEUs are available for ODA/WSDA pesticide applicators, ISA, SAF, and Master Gardeners/Naturalists.   For a full course schedule and registration visit our website: http://pestdetector.forestry.oregonstate.edu

OSU LeaderShape

Environment Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Monday, August 29, 2016 12:00 PM - Saturday, September 3, 2016 12:00 PM
Leadership Academy Pillar: ETHICAL, PURPOSEFUL, INCLUSIVE & COLLABORATIVE (1 each = 4 total credits)

Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI), is offering an exciting opportunity this fall and has agreed to provide a few spots for COE Leadership Academy members.  You are invited to be part of a 6 day, nationally recognized leadership program titled Leadershape (http://www.leadershape.org).  The dates for the retreat would be from August 29 – September 3, 2016 at the B’nai B’rith Camp (www.bbcamp.org) on Devil’s Lake, in Lincoln City, Oregon.  All expenses (food, lodging, travel, materials) will be covered.

Space is limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis.  For more info, go to: https://www.leadershape.org/institute

To register go to: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_dgl8IULEnhuP1Dn (email Scott Paja at scott.paja@oregonstate.edu after registering).  If selected, there will be more contact throughout the summer for confirmation and specific information provided as we move closer to the departure date.

IUFRO Extension & Knowledge Exchange Working Party

Forestry Events - 3 hours 34 min ago
Sunday, September 25, 2016 - Thursday, September 29, 2016 (all day event)

The next IUFRO Extension & Knowledge Exchange Working Party conference, to be held at Kenora, Ontario, Canada, from September 25th to the 29th, 2016. 

The theme of the 2016 conference is, "Increasing capacity for program delivery through knowledge exchange networks and peer-to-peer learning".  This is your opportunity to provide examples of successful collaborative programs and partnerships, the process for development, what worked and what didn't, and lessons learned.
 
In addition to oral and poster presentations, we are also providing the opportunity to submit a manuscript for publishing consideration in a special issue of The Forestry Chronicle.  Submission deadline for papers is June 21, 2016.  If you plan on submitting a paper, you must still submit an abstract by the March 21st deadline You are not required to submit a manuscript to be considered for an oral or poster presentation.

Abstracts should be no more than 200 words, and should include the title, all authors and affiliations, and indicate whether it is  to be considered for either an oral or poster presentation, or both. Indicate also if you intend to submit an unpublished manuscript to the Forestry Chronicle, but DO NOT send the manuscript at this time.  

Please include the name and email for the primary contact and title your document and email: "LASTNAME"_IUFRO_EKE

Please email your abstract to janean.creighton@oregonstate.edu