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Corning Open House

Environment Events - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Corning Day is Oct. 25: Drop in anytime to talk with visiting Corning representatives at the Corning Open House on Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Johnson 219. A Corning Information Session is scheduled for 5-6 p.m. in Johnson 102. Corning is recruiting for internships and entry-level and higher; there are several job postings in Handshake – application deadline is  Oct. 22. On-campus interviews will be scheduled by invitation, on Oct. 26.

Corning Info Session

Environment Events - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Corning Day is Oct. 25: Drop in anytime to talk with visiting Corning representatives at the Corning Open House on Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in Johnson 219. A Corning Information Session is scheduled for 5-6 p.m. in Johnson 102. Corning is recruiting for internships and entry-level and higher; there are several job postings in Handshake – application deadline is  Oct. 22. On-campus interviews will be scheduled by invitation, on Oct. 26.

Energy Storage 2017

Environment Events - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
Sunday, November 5, 2017 6:00 PM - Monday, November 6, 2017 9:30 PM
Organized by Oregon State University (OSU) with assistance from the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR), this one-and-a-half-day symposium will be held Nov. 5-6, 2017, at OSU to bring together thought leaders driving the implementation of novel energy storage systems for the grid, wave and other power generation technology.   The goal of this meeting is to discuss the use of energy storage for the grid and the challenges pairing storage with different types of sustainable energy. The event will serve as a forum for industry, utility companies, academic and government researchers, and policy makers to discuss energy storage challenges in the Northwest region and across the country.    We have a sponsored reception from 6 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis, and a full-day meeting (with sponsored meals) on Nov. 6. More info: http://cbee.oregonstate.edu/energy-storage-symposium

Pacific NW Maple Syrup Production Workshop

Forestry Events - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
Friday, November 3, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Come out to see a young active sugar bush and learn how to tap your own bigleaf maples at home! Each participant will leave with their own spile and sap collecting bag! We will also tour the property to see planned riparian restoration, a pre-commercial thin, and other unique NTFP production!

This event is free! Registration is required.

BRING A PICNIC LUNCH TO ENJOY
FROM 11-12 FOLLOWED BY A TOUR
OF THE LACHENBRUCH & HANSEN
PROPERTY. OR, ARRIVE AT TWO FOR
THE SUGAR BUSH PRESENTATION!
Location: 15 miles SW of Alsea. More
information will be provided to those who
register with: Tiff any.fegel@oregonstate.edu
or 971-409-4030

After the Fire - Brookings

Forestry Events - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Technical information for small woodland owners and the local community.
Reforestation ● Seedling Info ● Salvage harvesting Sources of professional assistance ● Resources and regulations Restoration ● Defensible space ● Sudden Oak Death
Natural Resources Professionals representing Natural

Resource Agencies, Non-Profits and Trade Associations will be on site to answer questions

Spalting Tour - OSU

Forestry Events - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Come visit Dr. Seri Robinson at the Applied Mycology Lab at Oregon State University and learn about some of the wonderful things fungus can do by “spalting” wood. See firsthand, how she and her team are learning how to manage the spalting process in pursuit of beautiful and valuable wood and other applications. This is a follow-up to the great teaser presentation Seri gave at last year’s Benton Chapter OSWA Annual meeting.
spalting:
1. (noun) Any coloration of wood, either living or dead, by fungi, which is considered visually or texturally appealing.
2. (verb) Process producing spalted wood

Location: OSU campus, meet at the south entrance to Richardson Hall before heading to the lab. Parking on campus free after 5:00 pm.

Registration required, space is limited. Register by October 30th. Call Benton County Extension office 541-766-6750, or email include a contact phone and the number attending. 

Oregon Season Tracker: An OSU Extension Citizen Science Program

Forestry Events - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

As a citizen scientist volunteer you will gather scientific data on precipitation and seasonal plant changes (phenology) at your home, woodland, farm, ranch or school to share with other observers and research partners statewide. Do you like the outdoors and like the idea of contributing to science research? If so, join us and become an OST citizen scientist volunteer!

Registration link on website, or questions email

$40 per individual or family sharing materials. $30 for Linn County residents requesting a discount from LCEA grant. Includes program-approved rain gauge. 

Woodland Management Shortcourse - Linn County

Forestry Events - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 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.

Woodland Management Shortcourse - Linn County

Forestry Events - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 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.

Woodland Talk: Growing a Diverse Forest

Forestry Events - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension agent Brad Withrow-Robinson to learn about ways to enhance the diversity of your woodland property for habitat or aesthetic values. The woodland talk series is hosted by the Linn Chapter OSWA and OSU Extension.

Permaculture - Central Point

Forestry Events - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

This program is designed for traditional and non-traditional woodland owners, and other interested individuals.
It will cover a range of topics, including permaculture principles and ethics, design methodologies, appropriate
rural technologies, forestry, fuel hazard materials utilization, soils, desert forest water management, wildlife
enhancement, incorporating techniques for carbon neutrality and generally understanding ecological
relationships from a permaculture perspective in the management of small woodlands. This program will be
educational and thought-provoking; geared for those who really want to "dig deep" into how their land works.

Pre-register: 541-776-7371

More details and flyer here

 

 

Making Shiitake Happen! - Clatsop

Forestry Events - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
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 - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
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.

 

Living on the Land - Lane County

Forestry Events - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
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 - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
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 - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
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 - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
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 - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
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 - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
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 - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 2:40pm
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!