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Tree School

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Saturday, March 24, 2018 (all day event)

If you would like to receive a Tree School catalog in the mail, please contact the Extension Office at 503-655-8631 or contact Jean Bremer to be put on the mailing list.

For more information, http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/tree-school

Woodland Information Night: Managing for Wildlife and Diversity

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Speakers: Fran Cafferata Coe, Cafferata Consulting , Jim Rivers, OSU College of Forestry, and Brad Withrow-Robinson, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

Starker Lecture: Forestry in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Save the Dates-2018 Starker Lecture Series

Series Title: “What’s next: The future of managing for healthy productive forests”

March 14, 3:30 pm: Zach Parisa, Silvia Terra “ Forestry in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”

April 25, 3:30 pm: Carlton Owens, U.S. Endowment For Forestry Communities “Working with Nature – The Century of Forests and Forest Products”

May 23, 3:30 pm: Connie Harrington, US Forest Service “How should we manage our forests in the face of uncertainty? What we know and what we don’t know about how trees respond to climate.”

All lectures will be held at LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall. Reception to follow.

http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

Oregon Season Tracker Citizen Science Training; help track the local weather

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Thursday, March 15, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

After registering & taking a 2 hour online training, evening classroom session.

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

2018 International Mass Timber Conference

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Thursday, March 22, 2018 (all day event)
Get more information here, http://www.masstimberconference.com/2018-mtc-homepage-v5/

Extended: SURF 2018 deadline

Environment Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Friday, February 23, 2018 (all day event)
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program will award approximately 15 to 20 fellowships of $4,500 to undergraduate students to support hands-on research in the areas of community resilience, clean water engineering, safety, and infrastructure renewal. During the eight-week program, students will work with a faculty mentor and graduate student on a specific project and will develop research skills to increase graduate school opportunities. More information, including current research topics, eligibility, expectations, application information, and example projects from 2016 and 2017, is available at cbee.oregonstate.edu/surf.

80th Annual Oregon Logging Conference & Equipment

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - Saturday, February 24, 2018 (all day event)

Join Us at the 80th Oregon Logging Conference and Equipment Show

Showcasing, Logging, Construction, Trucking and Heavy Equipment

February 22, 23, and 24, 2018, Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds

Eugene, Oregon - Headquarters Hotel - Eugene Hilton

For more information visit www.oregonloggingconference.com

or call 541.686.9191

Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Thursday, February 22, 2018 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. It also serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training.

Topics covered 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, tools and techniques, timber
sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

Instructor: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent.


Please pre-register no later than February 5. Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/BFS2018Clack

Questions? Contact Glenn Ahrens, 503-655-8631
or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu

Woodland Mini Series - Clatsop

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Saturday, February 24, 2018 (all day event)

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.

Forest Health & Fuels Field Day

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn & practice skills for creating & maintaining a healthy, fire-resistant woodland, including the assessment, thinning, pruning, slash disposal and safe and effective use of chain saws.  This is a field program, rain or shine; dress accordingly. 

Location: Wimer. 

Cost:  $10/person, $15/ couple.  Pre-registration required; see www.extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/forestry for details. 

Introduction to Woodland Management: A Basic Forestry Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Saturday, February 24, 2018 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This shortcourse is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Classes are designed to provide woodland owners with a broad and thorough overview of many topics of importance when managing a woodland.

To register online, visit:
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/classes-events
Or call (541) 672-4461

Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2018

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - Thursday, March 1, 2018 (all day event)
To register and view the full agenda, http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/foresthealth/

Ornamental Nursery and Christmas Tree Production Webinar Series

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This series will enable you to more effectively manage insects, diseases, nematodes and other issues found in field-grown nursery crops and Christmas trees.

Certification credits: Pesticide recertification credits will be offered for participants from Michigan.

For more information and to register, click on the link below: https://events.anr.msu.edu/2018SustainableChristmasTreeWebinars/

Tree care on a small acreage

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This program will cover evaluating tree health & basic tree care practices on a small acreage property including thinning, pruning, clearing for fuel reduction, disposing of debris & tree planting. 

More information: See flyer
Register: http://bit.ly/treecareonsmallacreage18 or call 541-476-6613

Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Thursday, March 1, 2018 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. It also serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training.

Topics covered 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, tools and techniques, timber
sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

Instructor: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent.


Please pre-register no later than February 5. Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/BFS2018Clack

Questions? Contact Glenn Ahrens, 503-655-8631
or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu

Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It also serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training.

Topics covered 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, tools and techniques, timber
sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

Instructor: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent.


Please pre-register no later than February 5. Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/BFS2018Clack

Questions? Contact Glenn Ahrens, 503-655-8631
or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu

Oak restoration and management

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This half-day workshop is designed for land owners who have oak woodlands, but is open to all. We will review the basic biology of oaks and oak woodlands found here in the Rogue Basin and Northern California. Included will be descriptions of wildlife and birds that are dependent on oaks, guidelines for managing oak habitat, a review of the status of oak habitat and oak woodlands in this area, and a list of potential opportunities to restore oak woodlands. Following a classroom presentation, we’ll carpool to Lower Table Rock for a relaxed hike of up to 2 miles to view oak woodlands, included areas that have been recently thinned to reduce fire threats and restore habitat.
With Terry Fairbanks: Terry is a retired BLM silviculturist who works to restore oak habitat on federal and private lands. She is active with the Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network (KSON) locally and works with her husband to release oaks on their own property.
$10/person, $15/couple


More information: See flyer
Register: http://bit.ly/JacksonCountyForestry or call (541)776-7371

Living on a Few Acres Conference

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Saturday, March 10, 2018 (all day event)

Plan to attend this informative annual conference held on March 10, 2018 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond. Improve your knowledge and acquire new skills by taking courses taught by experts in a variety of subjects. There is something for everyone, from urban gardeners and hobby farmers to ranch and farm business owners.

This educational experience, presented by the Oregon State University Extension Service, is a successful collaboration of many Central Oregon agencies, sponsors, vendors and volunteers.

Join us this year and learn more about the following topics: Food safety from garden to kitchen, fermentation, beginning beekeeping, enhancing wildlife habitat on your land, wildlife intervention strategies, water rights, new irrigation projects from COID, use and calibration of backpack and ATV-mounted sprayers, irrigation system maintenance and cost share ideas, and many more!

For more information,http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/loafa

Small Woodlands Program: Ticks in Your Woods

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

How to spot & avoid ticks in SW Oregon.

Location:  OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd, Central Point. 

Cost: $10/person, $15 couple, JJSWA members free.  Pre-register by calling 541-776-7371 or visit our website:  www.extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/forestry

DIY Biochar. Know it. Make it. Use it.

Forestry Events - 8 hours 11 min ago
Friday, March 16, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This half-day workshop covers the basics of Do-it-yourself biochar production. We’ll start inside for an overview presentation and then head outside to a demonstration. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy around the bonfire – and stay to the end to take home a small bag of biochar!


Topics: Basic biochar science; Biochar applications – compost, manure management, farms, trees, gardens; Biochar and the carbon cycle; How to make your own biochar;  Demonstration of biochar kiln.


With Kelpie Wilson: Kelpie is an engineer and analyst with 30 years of experience in renewable energy, sustainable forestry and resource conservation. Since 2008 she has focused on biochar, and has consulted with private industry and government agencies through her company, Wilson Biochar Associates. Her contracts have included work for the International Biochar Initiative, Washington Department of Ecology, Utah State University, and many others. Currently, she is directing a Conservation Innovation Grant, working with farmers to make biochar from waste biomass and use it in manure management.


$10/person, $15/couple
More information: See flyer
Register: http://bit.ly/JacksonCountyForestry or call (541)776-7371