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CCFFA Tree Farm of the Year

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, September 12, 2015 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Mark your calendar for the Clackamas County Farm Forestry Association annual summer picnic and tour of the Clackamas County Woodland Farmer of the Year.

There are four generations of the family living and working on Ten Eyck Ranch. It has been in family ownership since 1882. When Dan Ten Eyck bought the property from his father in 1966 it was “five miles of fence on the ground, about 120 acres of brush, and 20 acres of good Douglas-fir.” Join the tour to see what it looks like now.

BBQ meat and drinks are provided. Bring your favorite side dish. Dress for the weather and for walking in the woods. Admission is free. Please register to get directions and get on our list of attendees.

Summer Picnic of the Benton Chapter of OSWA

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, August 15, 2015 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bring your friends, neighbors and family to a potluck picnic at the Oakes Family Shelter west of Bellfountain. There are hiking trails, a pond, play equipment for kids, as well as a beautiful setting and facilities for the picnic.

Bring: If you are able, a chair, a dish to share, and your appetite.
Provided: bottled water, plates and plastic flatware

Directions: from Corvallis take 99W south 13 miles to Dawson road. Turn right on Dawson. 2 miles west of Bellfountain turn right at a gated gravel road. The Oakes Family Shelter is about 1.5 miles up the road. Watch for signs.

Union County Tree Farmer of the Year

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Friday, September 11, 2015 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Some of the things we’ll see and talk about include site preparation techniques such as slash pile planting, spot herbicide applica-tions, scarification, thinning strategies in young pine plantations and naturally regen-erated stands, management strategies in old-er stands with a mixture of age classes and species, mixed species stands with dwarf mistletoe and root disease, wildlife plantings and habitat enhancement, ponds for wildlife, pruning, using small trees in pre-commercial thinning areas and more!

Bring your own lunch and drink.  We’ll have a van or two at the rendez-vous site and some extra water.  You’ll need a high clearance vehicle if you don’t use the van. And, be sure your exhaust system is up to date. We will be travelling through some grassy areas.  Also, wear boots and appropri-ate clothes for the weather, we’ll be hiking short distances during part of the tour. 

Please pre-register by Wednesday, September 9th! 

Sundown Concert Series

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Thursday, August 6, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

In 2015, join us on First Thursdays for our sixth annual summer concert series. We’re pulling out all the stops: the best local bands, the most inspiring and tenacious organizations and businesses, lip-smacking food and drink, and kid’s activities galore. Plus, Sundown is free! You belong here.

http://www.ecotrust.org/project/sundown/

Juniper & Gin

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Thursday, September 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Help us turn environmental challenges into economic opportunity for rural communities. Join us and be a part of our vision for a thriving Northwest with strong communities, vibrant economies, and healthy and productive landscapes.

This summer we’re highlighting our Western Juniper project that is already helping make this vision a reality. This native tree is acting more like an invasive species, pushing out other plants and wildlife, lowering the water table, and transforming grasslands into desert. Sustainable harvest of Western Juniper can repair the landscape, protect the livelihoods of farmers and ranchers, and employ local millers and harvesters in a fragile economic region.

We're looking forward to another fun evening with live music, a silent auction, and a signature gin cocktail.

Click HERE for more information.

Biogeomorphology of Riparian Ecosystems

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Monday, August 31, 2015 9:00 AM - Thursday, September 3, 2015 5:00 PM

This workshop will present a synthesis and application of scientific literature and field methods designed to help participants develop a better understanding of interactions between channel processes and riparian plant communities. It is intended for novice-to-intermediate restoration practitioners, resource managers, and/or environmental educators, and is particularly well suited for early career professionals seeking to gain better knowledge of riparian plant communities and/or hydrogeomorphic channel processes. Aspects of channel evolution theory, properly function condition (PFC) assessment, and greenline methods will be emphasized. Field areas will include restoration monitoring sites in the Upper Klamath Basin. Focus is on semi-arid riparian ecosystems of the eastern Cascades, although content is applicable to regions where riparian grazing and other agricultural land uses are relevant.

Participants should be prepared to camp and supply their own field gear, including waders.

Transportation, some meals (Tues lunch through Thu lunch, inclusive), and reference materials will be provided.

Click HERE to register.

2015 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through weekly field classes, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. The course is great for land owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyles. 

The 11-week program provides training for Southern Oregon residents on topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, encouraging (and controlling) wildlife, stream ecology, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Course Fee (includes resources)
SAVE $50 Early Bird registration by August 7
$150; couples $200

Registration Deadline: August 14
Standard fee (after Aug. 7) $200; couples $250 

Lincoln County Howdy Neighbor Tour

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, August 8, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

To learn more about this day of Information and fun , as well as to get complete directions, download a copy of the event flyer here.

Registration is required.  To Register email oswaevents@gmail.com
or call (503) 588-1813 by July 31st
Please mention the event date – August 8th

FREE Admission & Lunch

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Community Forestry Day

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, August 8, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Twilight Tour

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Thursday, August 13, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Join us for a Twilight tour of Ilene and Monte Waldorf’s Windy Ridge Tree Farm. They will share their experience and observations from their multi-generational family forest enterprise. The fourth generation is currently involved on their land. Bring your questions with you.
Sights to see and topics for discussion include:
-Opportunities and challenges with foreststewardship across the generations.
-Perspectives on changing times - from wheatfields to Christmas trees to forest.
-Timber harvesting and marketing - how to workwith foresters and loggers to achieve what’sright for you
-Managing fuel breaks, forest fire resistance,and access at the interface with a high-useforest recreation area.
-Firewood processing demonstration.
-Utilizing leftover wood and minor species.
Dress appropriately for weather and walking in the woods. Refreshments provided.
There is no fee, but registration is required.

Tree Genetics Field Tour

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Thursday, August 27, 2015 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for an exciting look into the world of supertrees! OSU is partnering with Bureau of Land Management and private industry - Port Blakely Tree Farms to treat you to an inside look at genetics in Forestry.

There is no fee, but registration is required. For more information, click HERE

Rural Living Field Day

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, August 22, 2015 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Rural Living Field Day is a fun event sponsored by West Multnomah, Tualatin and Columbia Soil & Water Conservation Districts and the Oregon Small Woodland Association. Topics include wildlife, forests, pollinators, invasive weeds, streamside areas, orchards, crops and health soil, horse health and manure composting. $15/ person or $20/two includes lunch. Register at www.wmswcd.org or contact carolyn@wmswcd.org.

Linn County Tree Farmer of the Year

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Sunday, August 23, 2015 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Linn County Tree Farmers of the Year, Dave and Karen Bateman, are hosting a tour of their property. All are welcome. The walking tour will feature thinning options and practices in a couple stands of different ages, a look at some invasive species, and a discussion of the production and marketing of essential oils of several conifer species with the Oregon Woodlands Cooperative.

The potluck will follow the tour and start around 6 PM. Bring a potluck item to share and your favorite lawn chair. Linn County will provide beverages and Dave and Karen will provide chicken, paper plates and plastic ware.

The property is a half mile up the hill from the end of the asphalt and on Fish Hatchery Drive, on the left at the top of the hill. Weyerhaeuser’s white gate comes into view when you go past their driveway. Tree Farm Yellow Tour Signs will be up starting near the Larwood Covered Bridge.

Beaver Restoration Workshop

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Friday, August 21, 2015 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Beaver are being hailed as one of the most cost effective and sustainable solutions for ecological restoration and climate change resilience. This project seeks to provide the scientific context through which beaver related restoration is undertaken. Products include a comprehensive synthesis of the science, the Beaver Restoration Guidebook, and a series of dissemination workshops. While the project will be officially complete in June, 2015, the project team intends to maintain this website, update the Guidebook as needed, and continue to provide workshops as requested.

Twilight Tour - Apiary Tree Farm

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Cooney Family hosts this twilight tour. There will be interesting plantings of commercial trees grown in Oregon, including Douglas-fir, Western redcedar, Willamette Valley ponderosa pine, incense-cedar, and Port-Orford-cedar. We will see and discuss tree performance, pruning and thinning practices. There will be an easy walk about 1.5 miles (shelter provided for those who do not wish to walk). Coffee, water, and snacks provided.

No RSVP needed – simply show up and bring along a neighbor for this informal educational gathering.  The driveway is near the junction of Meissner Rd. on Apiary Rd. Look for signs.

Washington County Small Woolands Association

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Saturday, August 15, 2015 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Free admission, lunch and fun!

Registration required – to register email oswaevents@gmail.com

Please be sure to mention the event date (August 15th) when you register!

Walking woods tour with stations on: “rookie” tree farm ownership, forest inventory and management planning, identification of tree diseases, beavers, songbirds and riparian habitat, management options, and log markets.

Other planned activities: coffee and donuts at 8:30, meet other family forest neighbors, identify tree species on homemade quilt, live music by The Mavericks (country/folk band), fir cone driving range, ODF fire truck, and lunch.

Location: north of North Plains on Pumpkin Ridge Rd. Take Glencoe Rd. exit off Hwy 26, north on Glencoe to Pumpkin Ridge (veer left). Tree Farm is 3 miles past the end of the pavement. See attached flyer for more details.

To learn more about this day of Information and fun , as well as to get complete directions, download a copy of the event flyer here.
 

Educating for Systems Thinking - Level A

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Monday, August 3, 2015 (all day event)

Purpose: To make systems thinking tools relevant to educators

Attendees will learn:

  • How to utilize systems thinking tools and concepts to deepen student understanding within their particular subject area.
  • How to address the systems thinking content strand of the Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan, and how it supports STEM

Details:

  • Free for formal and non-formal K-12 educators / administrators
  • Register early, space is limited.
  • more information

Participants will develop an awareness of systems thinking concepts and tools (such as Habits of a Systems Thinker, Behavior Over Time Graphs, connection circles, “Fixes that Backfire” archetype, iceberg, feedback loops). They will begin to analyze systems with these tools, using exercises that can be repeated in the classroom. The Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan will be introduced and participants will consider how they can utilize the systems thinking tools to address the Plan’s learning strands, and STEM.

Educating for Systems Thinking - Level B

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 (all day event)

Note: The Level A workshop on August 3 is a prerequisite for this workshop!

Purpose: To make systems thinking tools relevant to educators

Attendees will learn:

  • How to utilize systems thinking tools and concepts to deepen student understanding within their particular subject area.
  • How to address the systems thinking content strand of the Oregon Environmental Literacy Plan, and how it supports STEM

Details:

  • Free for formal and non-formal K-12 educators / administrators
  • Register early, space is limited.
  • more information

Participants will become more deeply acquainted with the tools and concepts introduced in Level A, and how these connect to the Oregon Environmental Literacy learning strands. They will expand their systems thinking toolbox with additional archetypes, feedback loops and an intro to dynamic computer modeling. They will report out about their progress using the tools introduced in Level A, and will have opportunity for collaborative planning.

Into the Forest: A workshop for teachers to extend outdoor school learning

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Wednesday, August 12, 2015 9:00 AM - Friday, August 14, 2015 1:00 PM

Three-day free workshop for Oregon fifth- and sixth-grade teachers whose students will attend outdoor school during the 2015-16 school year.

  • practice "hands-on" experiential activities that can be used in the classroom and in the field
  • apply field techniques in the forest and hear from content experts
  • see how forest-related content can be infused into the curriculum, especially with regard to science and math
  • engage in experiential activities used in forest research and science inquiry
  • receive forest education resources, including a new OFRI publication for sixth-graders and an accompanying teacher guide
  • work with colleagues to create lessons that are aligned with outdoor school curriculum, NGSS and Common Core State Standards
  • develop strategies and activities that will help you integrate forestry content and science inquiry skills into your practice

Twilight Tour to Linn County Seed Orchard

Forestry Events - 4 hours 23 min ago
Thursday, August 6, 2015 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Come learn about the production of improved seed at the Roseburg Forest Products’ seed orchard. Geneticist Sara Lipow will give a layman’s overview of how tree improvement programs work and talk about the availability of genetically improved seed/seedlings to small landowners. Orchard manager Mike Albrecht and Sara will then walk us through orchard blocks of various ages where we will view and discuss the various treatments used to encourage trees to produce cones, view some cross pollinations being carried out and give a general overview of how seed orchards are managed.