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Oregon-Canadian Forest Products Facility

Forestry Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Friday, September 30, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what they do at the Oregon-Canadian Forest Products facility in North Plains? Now's your chance to find out! We are scheduled for a tour of the Oregon-Canadian Forest Products facility in North Plains on Friday, September 30 at 9:30 am.

They are the largest remanufacturer of specialty softwood products in North America. As such, they pretty much have at least one of every type of saw imaginable. Their business is to buy high-grade product from sawmills and then sort, dry, re-saw, plane, and ship to wholesale buyers like window and door manufacturers. At their headquarters facility in North Plains, they produce high grade Douglas-fir, Western Red Cedar and Hemlock lumber. In addition, they import and manufacture large volumes of lumber from South America for a variety of specialty applications.

Parking and driving directions:
We will meet at their main building on NW Commercial Street in North Plains. The building is located on the south side of Commercial Street between NW 318th and NW 321st. There is a large American flag and a saw blade with their logo out front. Please park along the north side of Commercial Street but not directly opposite the main building, as that is where the semi trucks stage. Use the head-in paved and striped parking closer to Main St. The facility covers a fairly large site and will require about 1 mile of walking, but they can have a car drive the long distances if we have people who can't walk that far. Expect the tour to take 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

WOWNet Retreat

Forestry Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Friday, November 4, 2016 - Sunday, November 6, 2016 (all day event)

Join other WOWNet members for a weekend at beautiful Silver Falls State Park participating in workshops such as tree id, how to hire a logger, invasive insect management, wildlife habitat, non-timber forest products, and much more.

Register by October 18th by contacting Tiffany Fegel and hurry, space is limited!

Plant Propagation Class

Forestry Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Thursday, November 3, 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 National Convention of the Society of American Foresters

Forestry Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - Sunday, November 6, 2016 (all day event)

Forests form the fabric of the landscapes of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes area, influencing generations of foresters and figuring prominently in the cultures, traditions, and economies of the region. Madison is central to a robust Midwestern forestry community that offers a rich history, a legacy of pioneering forestry environmentalism, and an active contemporary forestry industry. It is a vibrant, safe, walkable capital city that is home to the University of Wisconsin and the world-renowned USFS Forest Products Lab.

The 2016 SAF National Convention will explore the rich history of forestry, land stewardship, and the connections that unite all who create, manage, use, and conserve forests and associated resources to meet desired goals, needs, and values.

For more information,  http://www.xcdsystem.com/safconference/website/

2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Wednesday, November 2, 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

Citizen Fire Academy

Forestry Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Citizen Fire Academy, September 29 - November 3, Hopkins Demonstration Forest, online learning modules, 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. Join 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. More information can be found on this flyer. Cost for the full program is $35/person or $50/couple. Register by September 16, 2016. You can register at this link https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/1067. For more information contact jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

An OSU Extension course for Lane, Linn, and Benton County area. This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. 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, and Getting it Done: Safety, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

This date is the field session.

Register online here, registration deadline Sept. 27th

NWREC Public Farm Tours

Small Farms Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Friday, October 28, 2016 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Last tours of the year are on Friday September 23rd and October 28th.

North Willamette Research and Extension Center (NWREC)
will provide two-hour afternoon farm tours. Anyone interested in seeing the latest research and education activities taking place at the farm are encouraged to attend.

  •  Tours begin at 2:00pm and conclude by 4:00pm. Bring friends, family or neighbors.
  • Call 503-678-1264 or stop by the Main office from 8:00am until 4:30pm daily to reserve your spot.
  • Alltours are provided free of charge as a public service.

Larger groups (up to 24) can be accommodated, too. Call ahead to schedule a convenient time.

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Forest Field Day & Equipment Demonstration

Forestry Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Saturday, October 1, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This field day will feature demonstrations fo small-scale equipment and techniques useful to woodland owners and other rural landowners.

Fuels reduction, brushing, pruning, slash disposal & chipping, log handling & yarding, pole peeling & utilization, tree planting, fire control and more.

You'll see everything from hand and power tools to tractors with winches for pulling logs and the Ascender, a self-propelled tree pruning system. Small acreage and new and inexperienced landowners are especially encouraged to attend, but there will be something for landowners of every experience level!

More info:

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/forest_field_day_equip_demo_2016_002.pdf

Campbell Lecture Series

Health & Wellness Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Friday, October 14, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Parenting and Adolescent Mental Health" Nicholas B. Allen, PhD, Ann Swindells Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon.

Nick Allen will discuss how parent behavior affects adolescent depression and other mental health problems, and how interventions to improve parenting and family relationships might reduce the risk of poor outcomes for teenagers.

The Cynthia and Duncan Campbell Lecture on Childhood Relationships, Risk and Resilience is presented annually and made possible by Cindy and Duncan Campbell.

If you are unable to join in person, the Campbell lecture can be viewed at live.oregonstate.edu

Your Legacy, Your Land

Forestry Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for our monthly Your Legacy, Your Land Webinars.  We are partnering with OSU and their Ties to the Land program to connect you with experts as you work through your plans.  On the fourth Thursday of every month at 11 pm (PST), we will discuss a different topic associated with your legacy plan, from setting goals to communicating with your family to understanding the different estate planning tools.   Register for each webinar: http://mylandplan.org/content/your-legacy-your-land-monthly-webinar-series

Logs to Lumber to Living: A Cabin in the Woods

Forestry Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pride of ownership is continually listed near the top of why folks own woodland properties. What better way to increase that pride than building a cabin for you and others to enjoy?   Better yet: build a cabin from your own trees!   Before you take the plunge, it is best to consider the alternatives. Maybe you should buy the lumber because your trees aren’t the right size, species or quality. We’ll help you find-out. Join us in a discussion on the merits of owning and/or hiring a portable mill contractor. And the building is only the beginning.   How ‘bout water? Power? Heating and lighting? Can you access the site, aka roads?  And, the all-important septic: it does happen, you know. Included in the presentation will be a step-by-step cost and material analysis of a real-life example of a woodland cabin.  

Information and Registration

Plant Propagation Class

Forestry Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Thursday, October 27, 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 - 7 hours 40 min ago
Wednesday, October 26, 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 - 7 hours 40 min ago
Tuesday, October 25, 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.

The Era of Megafires

Forestry Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

A short film and discussion that combines research perspectives and personal stories about the devastating effects of two megafires in Washington during the summers of 2014 and 2015. The film focuses on how we as a society can shift our cultural views of fire, learn to embrace it as an inevitable and crucial to our landscapes, and finally, learn to co-exist with it more peacefully through learning, adaptation, and proaction.

http://www.north40productions.com/wildfire/

Designing Your Career Path: Guidance and Opportunities

Health & Wellness Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Friday, October 7, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

“Designing Your Career Path: Guidance and Opportunities” with Dr. Ramesh Krishnamurthy, PhD, MPH. The College of Public Health and Human Sciences presents a Coffee and Conversation: A Professional Development Seminar and Q&A.

Dr. Krishnamurthy, an OSU alum is a senior advisor at the World Health Organization, Health Metrics Network. Previously, he was a senior advisor at the CDC, with appointments in the Global AIDS Program and the Coordinating Office for Global Health.

Dr. Krishnamurthy’s career path has taken him across the globe and offered diverse and challenging professional opportunities. His talk will focus on highlighting the vast and exciting career possibilities for graduates of the College of Public Health and Human Sciences

Read more about Dr. Krishnamurthy

OSU students have said the following about Dr. Krishnamurthy:

“[He] was an absolutely brilliant speaker!  His stories were eye-opening and inspirational.”

“I wish I could revisit/re-watch the [his] presentation when I need inspiration in the future...”
 

CPHHS Graduate Student-Faculty Welcome Luncheon

Health & Wellness Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Friday, October 7, 2016 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Luncheon Keynote “Emerging Trends in the Use of Big Data and Data Analytics for Public Health” Keynote speaker: Dr. Ramesh Krishnamurthy, PhD, MPH

Dr. Ramesh Krishnamurthy leads the Information Systems and Framework team at the Health Metrics Network (HMN) within the World Health Organization. He has extensive experience in designing, implementing, coordinating, and managing national and subnational eHealth systems and services, including health information systems, emergency operations centers, and public health surveillance information systems. Previous to the WHO, he worked for the CDC as a scientist and Senior Informatics Advisor with appointments in the Global AIDS Program and the Coordinating Office for Global Health.
Dr. Krishnamurthy is an OSU alum (MS Wildlife Biology, MA International Studies).

Click here to RSVP (required)

For more information, please contact Marie.Harvey@oregonstate.edu.

McCool Mill Works Tour

Forestry Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
This tour will visit a mill that refinishes old timbers for commercial use. The tour is hosted by Linn County chapter of OSWA.

Seattle | CPHHS Mixer at OSU vs. Washington

Health & Wellness Events - 7 hours 40 min ago
Saturday, October 22, 2016 12:00 AM

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) will be at the Washington tailgater (brought to you by OSUAA and Our Beaver Nation). Look for our table inside the tailgater to mingle with fellow CPHHS Beavers and for a chance to win college swag!

Saturday, Oct. 22
2.5 hours before kickoff
Kickoff TBD

A game ticket and registration for the OSU vs. Washington tailgater are required to attend the free CPHHS mixer.

Details and registration

Registration requested by Oct. 17.