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Woodland Management Shortcourse - Linn County

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse is an Extension program ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It gives a broad introduction to woodland ownership activities. It is offered in four evening sessions with a Saturday fieldtrip. Course themes include:
     • 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.

 

Registration by October 20th. Register online or call the Benton County Extension 541-766-6750  

Space is limited and registration is required.

Making Shiitake Happen! - Clatsop

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Wednesday, October 25, 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.

Registration is required. 

Firewise techniques - Jacksonville

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Know what you want to do on your property but not quite sure how best to do it? Sometimes the best way to get answers and learn something new is to go out and do it. Join forest and fire professionals from Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), and Oregon State University Extension (SOREC) to get real-time guidance as you are building your own burn pile, selecting trees that will be thinned, and other activities during this field day. By the end of the day you will have the chance to see the results of your work.

Training Includes:
•Selective Thinning for Fuels
•Effective Pile Burning and Tree Friendly Pruning
•Chainsaw Maintenance
•Chipper Use

RSVP by 10/23 @ 541-776-7371
Or online at http://bit.ly/LandStewardClasses

CARPOOL LEAVES OSU EXTENSION 569 HANLEY ROAD, CENTRAL POINT AT 8:30 A.M.

 

Season Tracker - Clatsop

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This training program connects volunteers to OSU researchers studying weather and ecology.

Volunteers collect and report data on precipitation and native plant seasonal changes from their backyard, farm,
woodland or schoolyard.
1. Register and complete online training at home (approx. 2-3 hrs.)
2. Attend the Nov 15th hands-on skill building session and pick up your rain gauge.
3. Start tracking!

Register by Nov 1st at http://bit.ly/ORSeasonTrackerTraining

Woodland Mini Series - Clatsop

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property, or a woodland owner wanting to write a forest management plan.

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.

Saturday Field Trip to see first hand examples of what you've learned.

Property site visit with instructor or other mentor.

Registration is required.

2017 OSU Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Early Bird Registration before Aug. 1 save $50:   Register online here
Registration Deadline Aug. 15; Cost Full Registration price: $200 individual, $275 Couple.

For more information visit The Land Steward Web Page or call 541-776-7371

Apply today to participate in this fun and informative, field-based educational program that helps landowners learn what they have, decide how to manage it, and make a plan to get there. The program is based out of the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point.

 
The Land Steward Program, is an 11-week field-based course.  It is designed to help landowners, from small plots to large acreage, develop a management plan to accomplish their goals.
 
The program covers a full spectrum of land management considerations, from forests to farms, soils, water, pasture management, fire awareness, wildlife, economics and connection to resources that help landowners implement their plans.  Participants receive handouts, references, resources, professional presentations and site visits to bring the learning alive!

Basic Forest Measurement Tools Workshop

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This hands-on workshop introduces participants to tools commonly used to measure trees, forests, and the land they grow on. Instruction will include proper tool use, general accuracy, choosing a tool, and available resources. Tools covered include: clinometer, Woodland Stick, compass, loggers tape, diameter tape, increment borer, and GPS.

Register Online (credit/debit) at:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/classes-events

 

 

 

Citizen Fire Academy - Douglas County

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Thursday, November 9, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Congratulations!!!   It is Graduation day!

2017 OSU Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Early Bird Registration before Aug. 1 save $50:   Register online here
Registration Deadline Aug. 15; Cost Full Registration price: $200 individual, $275 Couple.

For more information visit The Land Steward Web Page or call 541-776-7371

Apply today to participate in this fun and informative, field-based educational program that helps landowners learn what they have, decide how to manage it, and make a plan to get there. The program is based out of the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point.

 
The Land Steward Program, is an 11-week field-based course.  It is designed to help landowners, from small plots to large acreage, develop a management plan to accomplish their goals.
 
The program covers a full spectrum of land management considerations, from forests to farms, soils, water, pasture management, fire awareness, wildlife, economics and connection to resources that help landowners implement their plans.  Participants receive handouts, references, resources, professional presentations and site visits to bring the learning alive!

Citizen Fire Academy - Douglas County

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Saturday, November 4, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Living on the Land - Lane County

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Living on the Land is a workshop series tailored for small acreage landowners and those new to managing land. There are 5 two hour classes in the series, 6-8pm. You can take just one class for $10, or all of the classes for $30. This program is sponsored by the OSU Extension Service in Lane County and Eugene Water and Electric Board. 

Topics covered include: land stewardship planning, soils, and water resources; well and septic systems; woodlands and wildlife; pasture and grazing management; weed management

Information and Registration

2017 OSU Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Early Bird Registration before Aug. 1 save $50:   Register online here
Registration Deadline Aug. 15; Cost Full Registration price: $200 individual, $275 Couple.

For more information visit The Land Steward Web Page or call 541-776-7371

Apply today to participate in this fun and informative, field-based educational program that helps landowners learn what they have, decide how to manage it, and make a plan to get there. The program is based out of the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point.

 
The Land Steward Program, is an 11-week field-based course.  It is designed to help landowners, from small plots to large acreage, develop a management plan to accomplish their goals.
 
The program covers a full spectrum of land management considerations, from forests to farms, soils, water, pasture management, fire awareness, wildlife, economics and connection to resources that help landowners implement their plans.  Participants receive handouts, references, resources, professional presentations and site visits to bring the learning alive!

Citizen Fire Academy - Douglas County

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Monday, October 30, 2017 12:00 AM - 11:55 PM
Online modules from the comfort of your own home. Each online module includes reading and video tutorials, review exercises, discussion board. Throughout the course, you will work on your own fire preparedness plan and present your final plan at the graduation session.

Selling Logs from your Property- (Lane)

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Saturday, October 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

This two day symposium runs Friday October 27 from 5:00 - 8:30 PM and Saturday, October 28 fro 9 AM to 5:30 PM. Landowners log their property for a number of reasons. For some, it’s the culmination of decades of planning and hard work to produce a valuable crop. For others, it might be a liquidation of an asset to meet a sudden financial need. Still, others might be undertaking a thinning operation to improve forest health and habitat. Whatever your reason or goal, selling logs is a high-stakes endeavor, and mistakes can be costly – this is not a time to cut corners! Make sure your property looks how you want it to when the job is done and don’t risk unnecessary damage to your property that could take decades to restore.

At the symposium, participants will hear from consulting foresters, loggers, log buyers, small woodland landowners, and representatives from OSU Extension Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Topics include:

  • ·         Timber sale fundamentals
  • ·         Fair value for your logs
  • ·         Rights and responsibilities
  • ·         Benefits of a forestry consultant
  • ·         Protecting yourself from liability
  • ·         Inventory and marketing
  • ·         How to select a logger
  • ·         Notifications and harvest regulations
  • ·         Harvest taxes
  • ·         Cost share programs
  • ·         Logging roads and operational logistics
  • ·         Portable sawmilling
  • ·         Log scaling 
Registration Required

Selling Logs from your Property - (Lane)

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Friday, October 27, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This two day symposium runs Friday October 27 from 5:00 - 8:30 PM and Saturday, October 28 fro 9 AM to 5:30 PM. Landowners log their property for a number of reasons. For some, it’s the culmination of decades of planning and hard work to produce a valuable crop. For others, it might be a liquidation of an asset to meet a sudden financial need. Still, others might be undertaking a thinning operation to improve forest health and habitat. Whatever your reason or goal, selling logs is a high-stakes endeavor, and mistakes can be costly – this is not a time to cut corners! Make sure your property looks how you want it to when the job is done and don’t risk unnecessary damage to your property that could take decades to restore.

At the symposium, participants will hear from consulting foresters, loggers, log buyers, small woodland landowners, and representatives from OSU Extension Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Topics include:

  • ·         Timber sale fundamentals
  • ·         Fair value for your logs
  • ·         Rights and responsibilities
  • ·         Benefits of a forestry consultant
  • ·         Protecting yourself from liability
  • ·         Inventory and marketing
  • ·         How to select a logger
  • ·         Notifications and harvest regulations
  • ·         Harvest taxes
  • ·         Cost share programs
  • ·         Logging roads and operational logistics
  • ·         Portable sawmilling
  • ·         Log scaling 

Living on the Land - Lane County

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Living on the Land is a workshop series tailored for small acreage landowners and those new to managing land. There are 5 two hour classes in the series, 6-8pm. You can take just one class for $10, or all of the classes for $30. This program is sponsored by the OSU Extension Service in Lane County and Eugene Water and Electric Board. 

Topics covered include: land stewardship planning, soils, and water resources; well and septic systems; woodlands and wildlife; pasture and grazing management; weed management

Information and Registration

2017 OSU Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Early Bird Registration before Aug. 1 save $50:   Register online here
Registration Deadline Aug. 15; Cost Full Registration price: $200 individual, $275 Couple.

For more information visit The Land Steward Web Page or call 541-776-7371

Apply today to participate in this fun and informative, field-based educational program that helps landowners learn what they have, decide how to manage it, and make a plan to get there. The program is based out of the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point.

 
The Land Steward Program, is an 11-week field-based course.  It is designed to help landowners, from small plots to large acreage, develop a management plan to accomplish their goals.
 
The program covers a full spectrum of land management considerations, from forests to farms, soils, water, pasture management, fire awareness, wildlife, economics and connection to resources that help landowners implement their plans.  Participants receive handouts, references, resources, professional presentations and site visits to bring the learning alive!

Oregon Tree Farms System, Inc

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

For more information, contact Jim James at 503-588-1813 or jimjamesoswa@yahoo.com.

Registration Form

Citizen Fire Academy - Douglas County

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Saturday, October 21, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Douglas Complex Fire burn area

Master Woodland Manager

Forestry Events - 4 hours 19 min ago
Saturday, October 21, 2017 12:00 PM

The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) is our Forestry and Natural Resources Extension premier forest steward-ship training program. This program has been running for over 25 years, serving more than 500 landowners around the state, and it is coming to Eastern Oregon beginning September 15th. Whether you own five or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you to: meet your long-term goals for your property; integrate forest management with ranching; make your forest better suited for wildlife, timber production and recreation; make your forest resilient to fire, insects and diseases, and much more!

Here is the schedule for the training (Friday sessions are evening based):


September 15 Introduction, Your Landscape & Setting
September 16 Upland Forest Ecology and Management
September 22 Watersheds, streams & fish
September 23 Riparian Forest Ecology Management
October 6 Forest Business Management
October 7 Marketing and Roads
October 20 Reforestation, Vegetation Management, Leadership & Volunteer Service
October 21 Forest Health & Graduation


This program only comes around to a given region about every 10 years, so take advantage of this opportunity!

For more information on the program, please contact Bob Parker at the OSU Baker County Extension Service office at 541-523-6418 or email at bob.parker@oregonstate.edu. You can also visit the MWM website at:
http://extensionweb.forestry.oregonstate.edu/mwm