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Monroe Oak Mill Tour

Forestry Events - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
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.

Young Entrepreneurs Business Week at OSU

Environment Events - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - Friday, July 29, 2016 (all day event)

July 27th and 29th

Leadership Academy Pillar: Member Choice

Every summer, OSU sponsors and hosts the Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW) camp in Weatherford Hall. At YEBW, high school students spend the week running through business simulations and developing original business products to present at the end of the week. They form companies, step into management roles and develop presentations for a panel of judges posing as shareholders, stockholders or potential investors.

Judging at YEBW is fun and a great opportunity to help local high school students develop business leadership, teamwork and presentation skills. It is an especially good fit for any of you who are in the area this summer and have an interest in furthering your business savvy! The students work hard and want to impress you and the other judges with their presentations; this is your chance to provide feedback and guidance as an established college student. 

You will also have the opportunity to network with the rest of the judges who are business professionals; this is the first year YEBW is trying out having college students involved as judges—so the majority of judges will be members of industry.

If you decide to participate in one of these events, please register via the information provided above and email Scott Paja (scott.paja@oregonstate.edu) indicating such—we will record your attendance in the Academy Portal and you will be expected to complete the follow up processing survey as is typical.  

Details and required event registrations are available in the Academy Portal for members.

NOT A MEMBER? SUBMIT YOUR application TODAY!
(All OSU students in good academic standing are eligible to apply)

Young Entrepreneurs Business Week

Environment Events - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 12:00 PM - Friday, July 29, 2016 12:00 PM

Every summer, OSU sponsors and hosts the Young Entrepreneurs Business Week (YEBW) camp in Weatherford Hall.  At YEBW, high school students spend the week running through business simulations and developing original business products to present at the end of the week. They form companies, step into management roles and develop presentations for a panel of judges posing as shareholders, stockholders or potential investors.

 

Judging at YEBW is fun and a great opportunity to help local high school students develop business leadership, teamwork and presentation skills.  It is an especially good fit for any of you who are in the area this summer and have an interest in furthering your business savvy!  The students work hard and want to impress you and the other judges with their presentations; this is your chance to provide feedback and guidance as an established college student.  

Biochar 2016

Environment Events - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
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!

WOWNet Adante Vineyard Tour

Forestry Events - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
Thursday, July 28, 2016 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join other WOWNet ladies on July 28 at 10:30 am on a WOWNet Adante Vineyard Tour. Adante is a local vineyard in Newberg, Oregon. Their focus is not only on grape management but also on forest management practices, including Oak restoration. It is going to be a very unique WOWNet tour and will include a tour of the vineyard and potentially some samples of the wine produced at Adante. Lunch will be provided, but there is no cost!

Andante Vineyard can be found online at http://andantevineyard.com/

Registration is required.

Log Scaling Workshop

Forestry Events - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Audience: This program is for woodland owners, ranchers, loggers and contractors or anyone who is interested in how logs are measured and scaled.

What: Have you ever wanted to know more about how logs are measured/scaled at the mill and what the Scriber
log rule is all about? This is your chance to find out. Steve has put together a straight forward and informative
program that will cover the basic ways timber products are measured, including board foot and cubic foot
rules, history of log scaling, the Scribner log rule and how it is applied, third party scaling, how logs are measured,
log defect and how it is deducted, problems to avoid when processing logs, natural log defects, purchase
orders and scaling, and tracking logs from stump to mill.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about how our current and future log measurement system works and
how you can make the most out of it when selling your timber.

Registration is required.

Community Forestry Days

Forestry Events - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
Saturday, August 13, 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.

August 13: Cleaning and staining outbuildings (pump house, shop, and Hopkins Hall) and resurfacing of trails inthe Native Plant Garden.

Registration is requested.

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

Clackamas County 2016 Woodland Farmer of the Year

Forestry Events - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
Saturday, August 13, 2016 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Thronson family farm began with a homestead in 1887. The farm is now managed by Jack Thronson, and his extended family. Their forest stewardship activities are extensive and directly address their ambitious goals and objectives. Thronsons are leaders in demonstrating how to grow western redcedar and other species resistant to laminated root rot, a common problem afflicting Douglas-fir in NW Oregon.


Agenda:
4:00 pm Arrivals and social time
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Tree Farm Tour, Focus on:
1)History – Century Farm to Tree Farm, Homestead era to present
2)Conversion of non-stocked/brush-filled areas to fully stocked commercial timber
3)Thinning and root disease management to maintain forest health and vigor
4)Lessons from 25 years of establishing western redcedar stands
5)Managing for mixed species and diverse wildlife habitat

Directions
32881 S. Bud Smith Road, Molalla, Oregon.
Head east toward Molalla on Hwy 211 to Mathias Rd.
Veer right on Mathias Rd. (.2 miles)
Veer left on Feyrer Park Rd. (2.1 miles)
Turn right on Wright Rd. (.7 miles)
Turn left onto S. Fernwood Rd. (also called Callahan Rd.) (1.9 miles)
Turn left onto S. Bud Smith Rd. and look for the “Tree Tour” signs


Tour Sponsors: Oregon Small Woodlands Association, Clackamas County Farm Forestry Association, Oregon Tree Farm System, Oregon Forest Resources Institute, and OSU Extension Forestry


Admission and dinner is free but registration is required.

Hopkins to mark 25 years!

Forestry Events - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Everyone is invited to a public re-dedication of the Hopkins Demonstration Forest. The event will be held on
Saturday, September 17. Tours and displays will be available in the afternoon beginning at 2:00 pm. A re-dedication ceremony at Everett (Forest) Hall will be at 4:00 pm. Details for the program are being developed now. “Save the Date” and plan to join the celebration!

Mike Bondi, one of Forest Forever, Inc. charter Board members and still on the Board, recalls the original dedication of Hopkins in September, 1991. “We gathered in the parking lot. It wasn’t even all graveled, then. There weren’t any buildings. But, we did have a nice new gate with incredible stonework, a very impressive entrance sign, and a beautiful cedar split-rail fence. Almost 200 people came out to support us. I guess more than anything, we had a vision.”

“It’s hard to believe it has already been 25 years,” said Ken Everett, FFI’s Executive Director and the only other charter board member still actively involved. “But, it’s even harder to comprehend all that has occurred at Hopkins over these years—the number of people who have come to our forest for learning, all of the improvements we’ve been able to make, the countless volunteers and hours of service that have been provided, and all of the amazing financial contributors and donors that have made the Hopkins Demonstration Forest a very special place.”

Join the celebration on September 17 to re-live the memories, see the present, and help us think about the future!

Tree health in your neighborhood

Forestry Events - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
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, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
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, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
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, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
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, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
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, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
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

Biochar 2016

Forestry Events - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
Monday, August 22, 2016 12:00 PM - Thursday, August 25, 2016 12:00 PM

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, policy makers, biochar producers, industry professionals and entrepreneurs. Students and interested citizens will also benefit from this event.

For more information, http://usbi2016.org/

Linn County Tree Farmer of the Year Tour

Forestry Events - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
Saturday, August 20, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2016 tour and picnic/potluck will be at Joe and Shirley Holmberg’s property.Save the date and watch for more details.

Western Regional Extension Forestry

Forestry Events - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
Monday, August 8, 2016 12:00 PM - Wednesday, August 10, 2016 12:00 PM

This year’s Western Regional Extension Forestry (WCC 1003) meeting will take place August 8-10 in Park City, Utah. It will be hosted by Utah State University Extension Forestry. Please put these dates on your calendar’s and plan on joining us.

Time pressures and distance make collaboration and coordination between extension foresters from different states challenging. The objective of this meeting is to bring together extension professionals in forestry and related disciplines from the western region and offer a comfortable, low pressure venue for sharing program ideas and potential directions for future collaboration. We hope that our time together will lead to:

·           The formation of new programming ideas or ways to improve on existing programs.

·           Identification of ways to overcome barriers (real or potential) for getting ideas off the ground.

·           New partnerships between states where information and ideas are freely shared and used.

Much of this meeting will consist of short presentations (given by you!) of ideas you have for cooperative projects, followed by short, informal meetings to discuss the projects that generate the most interest. Our objective is to get some interstate projects going from this sharing. We expect that many of you have ‘back burner’ ideas that are slowly smoldering away…this will be your chance to share them. And even if you don’t have specific programming ideas in mind, you may be interested in colleagues’ ideas and this meeting could spark new collaborations. Below are two articles about the strategic planning techniques used by Oregon State University Extension Forestry. We are using their ideas as a rough guide for the sharing process we will use for this meeting.

Linking Strategic Thinking and Project Planning: The Oregon State University Extension Forestry Experience

https://www.crops.org/files/publications/jnrlse/pdfs/jnr021/021-01-0064.pdf

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Monday, August 8

Afternoon: WCC Board Meeting (WCC state representatives only)

Evening: Welcome reception (everyone)

Tuesday, August 9

AM: Presentations regarding potential project collaborations among participants. Back burner ideas become front burner ideas!

PM: Presentation from Joint Fire Science Network about recent programming successes and what’s working on the ground. Time will be set aside for strategizing ways to bring relevant, fire-related programming to your state.

Wednesday, August 10

AM: Collaboration and strategic planning (informal) session among peers

PM: Field tour: locations to be determined; will likely include stops at a local sawmill and/or a cross laminated timber manufacturer (see recent feature story from Utah Forest News) and stops in the nearby mountains to see ongoing and past forestry activities. 

Portland | Small Bites Happy Hour featuring Dr. Sam Logan

Health & Wellness Events - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
Monday, August 8, 2016 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Dr. Sam Logan, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and Adapted Physical Activity, will discuss the benefits of mobility and social interaction on childhood development. Dr. Logan directs the Go Baby Go! program which provides modified ride-on cars to children with limited mobility.

Come join us for beer tasting and appetizers while networking with fellow Beavers!

Monday, August 8
5:30 - 7 p.m.

Widmer Brothers Brewery
929 N Russell Street
Portland, OR  97227

Price (includes heavy appetizers and beer tasting)
$10 (OSUAA members)
$15 (nonmembers)

This event is open to the public.

Details and Registration

The OSU Alumni Association and College of Public Health and Human Sciences bring you "Small Bites” a series of presentations on the latest health research in an informal atmosphere where you can interact with experts and network with fellow Beavers.

Summer Picnic and Tour, Benton Chapter Oregon Small Woodlands Assoc.

Forestry Events - Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:35pm
Saturday, August 6, 2016 12:00 PM

Come and enjoy a potluck picnic with fellow small woodland owners and friends at Fort Hoskins Park, in the Kings Valley area. Drinks, plates and utensils will be provided.

Tour following the picnic is a short drive up the road to the Schmidt Family Forest, Hoskins property.

Directions: From Corvallis take Hwy 20 west to the Kings Valley Hwy 223. Turn right on Hwy 223 and go about 5 miles. Turn left on Hoskins road. The entrance to the park is on the right about a mile from Hwy 223