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2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, October 30, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, October 30, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

Creating Fire Resistant Communities in

Forestry Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, September 18, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jackson-Josephine Small Woodlands Association Presents:

 Rich Fairbanks will present ideas for reducing the wildfire threat to both community and forest.

Fire is a big part of life in Southwest Oregon.  In 2002 we earned the dubious distinction of having the largest fire in Oregon's history.  An event like the 500,000 acre Biscuit fire will happen again, according to the experts.  Meanwhile, most of our house are wood frame construction, our fire agencies face declining budgets and severe drought promises nasty fire seasons ahead.

We can address these problems by individual and community action.  We can create fire permeable communities here if we can learn from each other, from other communities and from the fire science research.

The presentation proposed specific actions we can take now to move our community and our forest toward a fire permeable landscape.

Speaker:  Rich Fairbanks has worked in fire management since 1972.  He was Interdisciplinary Team Leader for the Biscuit Fire Recovery Project.  He currently teaches fire training courses at RCC.

Campbell Lecture

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Friday, October 10, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Studying Lives in Changing Times: A Life Course Journey" Glen H. Elder Jr. Howard W. Odum Distinguished Research Professor of Sociology, research professor of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Glen H. Elder Jr., author of “Children of the Great Depression,” will share the story of his career and how his work has contributed to the flourishing field of life course studies. For more information about Prof. Elder view Glen H. Elder Jr.'s website

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

FREE and open to the public

See Campbell Lecture website

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

Understanding Fire Ecology

Forestry Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Wildfire has become a topic of ever-greater importance to people living in Oregon. This class will delve into the main issues surrounding wildfire today in fire-adapted landscapes.  The following concepts will be discussed during this hands-on class:  pre-settlement forest conditions, outcomes from historic fire suppression, principles of fire ecology (fuels,oxygen, heat, fire behavior), immediate impacts from a wildfire, ecosystem recovery post-widlfire, fire as a management tool, wildland urban interface, and implications of wildfire in a changing climate.  The field trip will visit several locations to illustratre these concepts first hand.

Instructors:  John Bailey (OSU Professor of Silviculture and Fire Management, College of Forestry); Steve Fitzgerald (Statewide Silviculture Specialist - OSU Extension Forestry & Natural Resources); Janean Creighton (OSU Professor & administrative Director, Northwest Fire Science Consortium)

Visit:  http://bit.ly/1q1d594 to researve your spot today!

Enrollment restricted to those who have completed an Oregon Master Naturalist Ecoregion

This class is a join effort between the Northwest Fire Science Consortium, OSU Extension Forestry & Natural Resources Extesnion, OSU College of Forestry, Citizen Fire Academy & the Oregon Master Naturalist Program.

'Run For Your Life' benefit run

Health & Wellness Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Sunday, September 21, 2014 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Run For Your Life supports the critical work of the CPHHS Multiple Sclerosis Exercise Program and raises awareness for multiple sclerosis. For 15 years the program has been providing individualized physical activity instruction for people with multiple sclerosis (MS). The program is offered free of charge. Two graduate students run the program with the assistance of 25 undergraduates who volunteer their time. The program has no funds to purchase new equipment for participants. Primary pieces have been handed down from gyms on campus, which often need to be repaired or modified for the participants with disabilities. Your sponsorship would assist the program providing the latest in equipment to help those with MS reach their potential for activity. For example, arm ergometers and seated cable stations could be purchased for individuals in wheelchairs or with balance issues.

Details, course maps and register at http://corvallisrunforyourlife.com/

PWLA Innovation Summit

Forestry Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Friday, October 17, 2014 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Please join us for a morning of learning with professors from the Oregon State University Department of Wood Science and Engineering. We’ll get to learn about exciting new fields of study in our industry, and connect with the instructors at the forefront of forestry innovation. We’ll get to hear about multi-story wooden structures, related code issues and what to expect in the future. After the lectures, we will tour the lab facilities.  A more detailed schedule will be provided upon RSVP.

Coffee and light snacks will be available in the morning, followed by lunch at Woodstock’s Pizza. Pizza and soda are included with your registration fee.

Agenda and registration information on the PWLA website.

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

Central Oregon Citizen Fire Academy

Forestry Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, September 25, 2014 5:30 PM - Wednesday, November 19, 2014 5:30 PM

The Citizen Fire Academy (CFA) volunteer education program represents a joint effort of many statewide and local agencies. The goals of this program are to develop your skills and knowledge so that you may help reduce the risk of catastrophic effects of wildfire for your home, your neighborhood, and your community.

Topics we will cover:
  • Fire Science and Ecology
  • Living in a Fire Environment
  • Home Protection Strategies
  • Fire-Resistant Landscapes
  • Evacuation Planning
  • Fuels Reduction Strategies

Skills you will gain:

  • Conduct home assessments
  • Assess fuels and fire risk
  • Communicate effectively with a wide array of people
  • Work with local partners (e.g. Project Wildfire, homeowner associations) to create neighborhood fire plans.

CLASS FORMAT: The Central Oregon CFA program will be offered with a mix of online modules and experiential field tours. Each online module includes reading and video tutorials, a self-quiz (not graded), discussion board, and “office hour” session that you can either attend in person at the OSU Extension office in Redmond or as a phone call. In addition, you will work on your own fire preparedness plan throughout the course and present your final plan at the graduation session.

 VOLUNTEER: It is hoped that after taking the course, you will contribute to wildfire preparedness in some capacity. This might look like helping your neighbors assess their properties, to staffing a booth at an outreach event, to writing articles. How you serve will depend on your personal strengths, interests, and abilities.

 For more info:              http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/

 Agenda:

Introductory Session and Dinner, October 8th, 5:30pm -8:00 P.M.

Online Module 1: Fire Science, October 9th – October 15th

Office Hour: Oct. 15th, noon – 1pm

Online Module 2: Living in a Fire Environment, October 16th – 25th

Office Hour: Oct. 24th noon – 1pm

OPTIONAL FIRE ECOLOGY FIELD TOUR, October 22nd, 8:30am – 4:30 pm

Field Tour: Fire Science, Living in a Fire Adapted Ecosystem and the Wildland-Urban Interface. October 25th, 8:30am – 4:30 pm

 Online Module 3: Home Protection Strategies, October 27th – November 5th. Office Hour: Nov. 5th, noon-1:00pm

Online Module 4: Fuels Reduction Strategies. November 6th – November 12th. Office Hour: Nov. 12th, noon – 1:00pm

Field Tour: Evaluating Fire Risk around homes and neighborhoods, fuels reduction treatments, volunteerism. November 15th, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Final Session November 19th, 5:30pm – 8:00 pm

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, October 9, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

Forest of Arts

Forestry Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Saturday, October 4, 2014 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 5, 2014 5:00 PM

Hopkins Demonstration Forest and Three Rivers Artist Guild present the Second Annual Forest of Arts.

So much to discover in 140 acres of native forest...

  • Free Admission
  • Meet the artists selling sculpture, paintings, jewelry, woodwork and more
  • Family friendly, hands-on crafts and demonstrations
  • Performances, interactive displays, plein air painting and music
  • Local food and wine
  • Free Parking and shuttle to the event
  • Free Forest tours

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, October 2, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, September 25, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Thursday, September 18, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf

NWREC Specialty Vegetable Variety Field Day

Small Farms Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Monday, September 22, 2014 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us at NWREC for a field day featuring specialty vegetable variteies.

There will be field tours, raw tastings and discussions on:

Mild habenero peppers

Leaf celery

Specialty beets

Thai Basil

Cilantro

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OSU Forage Management Series

Small Farms Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This is a multi-part series including sessions on forage assessment, harvest management, irrigation, renovation techniques, and fertility and includes indoor meetings as well as outdoor to demonstrate the principles of the series.  We will have a "project ranch" that we work on together, including site visits and an on-line document sharing blog.  The project ranch will be the Wilson Farm, the OSU sheep facility with sheep and cattle grazing the pastures.  You can also work on your own ranch as a side project if desired.  The object of the series is to improve knowledge about managing forage on properties in the Willamette Valley.

Instructors:  Shelby Filley and other OSU faculty and local experts

Fee:  $25 per evening per individual or ranch/family group and $100 for the series of five sessions.

Please pre-register by completing the registration form

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2014 Seed Crop and Cereal Production Meetings

Small Farms Events - 3 hours 45 min ago
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

3 ODA PESTICIDE CREDITS AVAILABLE

3 LOCATIONS AND TIMES

FULL AGENDA FLYER:  http://oregonstate.edu/valleyfieldcrops/2014-fall-seed-crop-and-cereal-production-meetings

Categories: OSU Extension Blogs

NAWLA Wood Basics

Forestry Events - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:56pm
Monday, September 8, 2014 8:00 AM - Thursday, September 11, 2014 5:00 PM

The NAWLA Wood Basics Course was started in 1981 to educate and develop a skilled workforce for the forest products industry. Over 1,500 have graduated from the Course since its inception, representing a broad cross section of the industry. Since that time, the curriculum has evolved with the industry, in areas such as technology and global trade. Today, the Wood Basics Course provides companies the best value and option to ensure its employees have the tools and knowledge to help them succeed.

The Wood Basics Course is a four-day immersion class that includes both classroom training and field operations. The curriculum encompasses the entire spectrum of the forest products industry: from seed to tree, from production to sales. Classes are taught be industry experts and cover all the topics relevant to success, such as:

  •  Negotiation Training
  •  Product Knowledge
  •  Understanding Industry Pricing
  •  Logistics & Transportation
  •  Forest Management & Operations 

The instructors are recognized experts in their respective fields, including corporate executives and industry consultants. The Department of Wood Science & Engineering, College of Forestry at Oregon State University & the College of Forest Resources at Mississippi State University provide many of the facilities, while its professors also act as instructors.

See http://www.nawla.org/education/wood-basics-course/ for more information.

2014 Land Stewards Program

Forestry Events - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:56pm
Thursday, September 11, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The Jackson County OSU Extesnion Service and Jackson Soil and Water Conservation District is please to offer the 2014 Land Steward Program.

This is an 11-week training course - weekly classes will meet at the OSU Extension auditorium, on Thursday afternoon, September 11 - December 4 from 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.. (With a break for the Thanksgiving holiday).

Land Steward training will help local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through classroom sessions, field trips and the creation of a personalized management plan for their property, the course is targeting owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyle.

Land Stewards will be equipped to design and implement programs to help people:

  • Live safely in wildfire-prone areas
  • Identify and eradicate noxious weeds
  • Promote and develop wildlife habitat
  • Conserve water and reduce runoff
  • Reduce yard waste and wood biomass
  • Make their own mulch and compost
  • Maintain healthy trees and forest

Applications received before August 28th save $25 ($150 per person, or $20 for couples).

Applications received on/after August 29th, subject to standard fee ($175 per person, or $225 for couples).

For application please go to:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/ls_application_course_info_2014.pdf