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Precision Tree Felling: SAWW Training Levels 1 & 2

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Thursday, September 22, 2016 12:00 PM - Friday, September 23, 2016 12:00 PM

This hands-on two-day training will introduce you to some of the world’s leading methods for safe, efficient, and precise tree felling.

For more information, http://nnrg.org/beginning-forestry/ or REGISTER HERE

2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, September 21, 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

Cultural History of the Northern Basin and Range Ecoregion

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Sunday, August 28, 2016 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This class will provide a historical context about indigenous cultures as a way to put into context our understand of this Ecoregion, its native ecosystems and working landscapes.

For more information, http://oregonmasternaturalist.org/basinrange

Geology and Earth Processes in the Northern Basin and Range Ecoregion

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Monday, August 29, 2016 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM

This class will focus on the geological features and processes of the Northern Basin and Range Ecoregion and their connections to the region’s natural and cultural history.

For more information, http://oregonmasternaturalist.org/basinrange

Aquatic Ecology in Wetland and Riparian Ecosystems (Basin & Range)

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This class will introduce you to the ecology of aquatic ecosystems, specifically wetlands and riparian areas in the Northern Basin and Range Ecoregion. Field locations include locations such as Malheur Lake and streams and streams and canals that are located within the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge and adjacent land.

For more information, http://oregonmasternaturalist.org/basinrange

Desert & Shrub-steppe Ecology

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This class will focus on the history, ecology and management of grasslands, sagebrush, shrub-steppe and deserts of the Northern Basin and Range Ecoregion.

For more information, http://oregonmasternaturalist.org/basinrange

Ecology and Management of Steens Mountain

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Thursday, September 1, 2016 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This class will focus on the ecology and management of Steens Mountain ecosystems, in particular the plant communities of Western Juniper, bunch grass, sagebrush and aspen. The BLM will spend the day with us, including a visit to land in private landownership.

For more information, http://oregonmasternaturalist.org/basinrange

Regional Forest Health Workshop

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Audience: professional land managers, woodland owners, students, contractors

This educational opportunity will focus on three major insect/disease issues common in northeast Oregon and their management: 1) Important bark beetles of eastern Oregon: what you need to know; 2) Dwarf mistletoe’s of the region: impact, benefits and management; and 3) Root diseases: what to look for and how to manage. We’ll throw in some management perspectives: silvicultural strategies for healthy forests.

Master Woodland Manager Course

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Thursday, September 15, 2016 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.

2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, September 14, 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

Poplar for Biofuels

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Monday, September 12, 2016 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a tour and lunch! Register at http://goo.gl/forms/h5dO0E0SLfmNhZMH2

Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest (AHB) invites you to join AHB researchers for a day out in the field. We will be visiting AHB’s Jefferson Demonstration Site. The hybrid poplars near Jefferson, Oregon will be showing much of their full re-growth potential as they continue into their third growing season after being initially harvested in the fall of 2013. Lunch included!

As a purpose-grown crop for bioenergy, the poplars highlight their potential as a sustainable feedstock for biofuel and biochemical production in the Willamette Valley.

Community Forestry Days

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Saturday, September 10, 2016 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

This is your chance to learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland. Volunteers help with all the essential seasonal tasks of managing a working demonstration forest. Learning by doing – it’s the Hopkins way we manage our forest.

September 10: Cleaning and staining of Everett (Forest) Hall, foot bridge maintenance, and preparations forHopkins 25th Anniversary rededication on September 17.

Registration is requested.

For more information contact Peter Matzka at peter.matzka@oregonstate.edu

Monroe Oak Mill Tour

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Friday, August 26, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sponsored by Marion/Polk Small Woodlands Association. Tour of family-owned mill that processes Oregon white oak
and other hardwoods. Wear closed-toed shoes and bring a hard hat.

Biochar 2016

Environment Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Monday, August 22, 2016 - Thursday, August 25, 2016 (all day event)

The conference will be held at Oregon State University's CH2MHill Alumni Center August 22nd-25th, 2016.

The conference aims to bring together stakeholders in the applied biochar research community and the private sector to further biochar market development. This event is designed for farmers, foresters, policy makers, biochar producers, industry professionals and entrepreneurs. Students and interested citizens will also benefit from this event.

For more information, or to register for the event, please see USBI2016.org. Student, Non-profit, and one-day rates are available. Early bird registration closes on July 15th!

Tree health in your neighborhood

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

What’s causing tree dieback in your neighborhood this season? What can be done about it?
Problems with dying trees or partial dieback are continuing through the summer, particularly in Douglas-fir and increasingly in western redcedar. Common problems include:
•Drought and stem canker fungus
•Drought, bark beetles, and wood borers
•Root diseases and drought
•Stand density stress
•Maladaptation and off-site tree problems
•Leaf diseases and foliage dieback
•Soil problems and poor drainage
•Too wet and then too dry


Attend this evening session to learn and share about forest and tree health problems in the region this year. Bring your examples, photographs, and questions for discussion.

This session will be led by Glenn Ahrens, OSU Extension Forester.


Space is limited so registration is required. There is no fee.

2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, September 7, 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

Joint Forest Communicators Meeting

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Monday, August 29, 2016 - Thursday, September 1, 2016 (all day event)

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:     Forest communication practitioners and researchers

THEMES: The meeting will address major challenges and opportunities for forest communication, including presentations from members of each network and other experts. Meeting themes include:

  • Sustainability and Trust: Communicating Across Sectors to Benefit Forests
  • Thinking Global and Acting Local; Thinking Local and Acting Global: Scaling Forest Communications Up, Down and Across Continents
  • Skill Development: Improving Communications Tools and Techniques

WHAT TO PRESENT:   Academic research, case studies, business examples and more!  Oral presentations only (no posters).

All presentations must be delivered in English.

HOW TO SUBMIT:     Complete the template on the attachment and then email your proposal to Cynthia Miner (clminer@fs.fed.us) or Ingwald Gschwandtl (Ingwald.GSCHWANDTL@bmlfuw.gv.at)

MWM Mini College

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - Saturday, August 27, 2016 (all day event)

MWM Mini-College is a chance for Master Woodland Managers statewide to come together to continue on their path of life-long learning. Mini-College instructors take topics to more in depth places knowing that MWMs have already been through a rigorous forestry training.

http://extensionweb.forestry.oregonstate.edu/mwm

Your Legacy, Your Land

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Thursday, August 25, 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

The Synergy of Science & Industry

Forestry Events - Tue, 08/23/2016 - 2:36pm
Monday, August 22, 2016 8:00 AM - Thursday, August 25, 2016 5:00 PM

Experience the Synergy…

Over the last several years, researchers have helped open up many promising avenues for biochar market development in North America. Likewise, many entrepreneurs and small business owners have made investments to develop commercial markets. With so much research being published on biochar (over 5000 publications in 2015 alone!), there is a need to bring together these two groups to share information, lessons learned, and to solicit ideas on the pathway forward for biochar commercial development. The US Biochar Initiative and Sustainable Obtainable Solutions aims to bring together stakeholders in the applied biochar research community and the private sector to further biochar market development.

Who should attend?

This event is designed for farmers, foresters, policymakers, biochar producers, industry professionals and entrepreneurs. Students and interested citizens will also benefit from this event.

Registration will open in May 2016. See the website for more details: http://www.usbi2016.org