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Hopkins Community Forest Day

Forestry Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Saturday, July 8, 2017 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 essential seasonal tasks of managing a working demonstration forest.
LEARN BY DOING—IT’S THE HOPKINS WAY WE MANAGE OUR FOREST!
The focus for the summer months is on trail and building maintenance, and trail and road brush removal.
Registration is requested and hot lunch will be provided. Please let us know you are coming to get a count for lunch. Contact Jean at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.
For more information contact Peter Matzka at peter.matzka@oregonstate.edu.

Logger Forum for Woodland Owners

Forestry Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Logger Forum is a moderated panel discussion, featuring five different loggers/logging companies. Each logger will discuss their operation size, their equipment and how they like to handle various aspects of logging jobs. The goal is to help woodland owners get an understanding of how logging jobs might be set up, whether or not to contract with loggers directly or to hire a consulting forester to handle the job.


The Logger Forum is organized by the Polk and Marion County chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands under the leadership of Chapter President Mark Havel. The forum is modeled after the very successful event held in Polk County earlier this year (April 18, Independence, OR).


“If you have any interest in logging or have some logging planned ‘in the future’ come to hear commercial loggers discuss their equipment, capabilities and limitations, as well as costs and time frames. This is the most important presentation we’ve ever put together for folks that are considering hiring out an upcoming logging job.” Mark Havel, President, Polk-Marion Small Woodlands Association.


There is no fee and registration is not required. Entrance to the gardens and parking are free for those attending this event. The Natural Resources classroom is right next to the main entrance and visitor center for The Oregon Garden.

National Children and Youth Garden Symposium

4-H Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 - Saturday, July 15, 2017 (all day event)

Summer is almost here!  We hope your plans include joining us for the 25th National Children & Youth Garden Symposium (NCYGS)!  The deadline for online registration has been extended until Monday, June 26 (a nod to our educator friends - we know the end of the school year is busy)!  Registration onsite at the Hilton Vancouver, WA will also be available.

NCYGS is a one-of-a-kind professional development event for garden designers, public garden and school garden educators, parents, and anyone else who wants to learn more about getting kids excited about gardening and caring for the earth.

Learning doesn't stop during the summer, right?  Attend educational sessions that will answer the following questions and many more.

  • Where do the Maker and Local Food Movements intersect with youth gardening?
  • How can we make gardens inclusive, culturally-responsive, and allergen-free environments?
  • Who are Citizen Scientists and Plant Heros and how might they become the horticulture industry leaders of tomorrow?
  • What types of grants, corporate sponsorships, community partnerships, and micro-enterprise opportunities exist for funding youth gardening?

In addition to our educational sessions, excursions to local botanical, therapy, and school gardens, and fun keynote presentations, NCYGS has a lot more to offer:

  • a bookstore with a carefully-curated collection of brand new fiction and non-fiction titles and the ever-popular half-price table!
  • a farmers market just steps away on Saturday morning (and a break in the schedule to encourage a visit).
  • raffles and door prizes of great books and gardening swag from generous local companies Timber Press, Nature Play Sign, and Portland Nursery.
  • discounts at local shops, eateries, and transportation services, courtesy of Visit Vancouver.

 

Cloverbud Day Camp

4-H Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The Oregon Cloverbuds Program is an informal education program designed for children 5-8 years old (as of September 1st, 2016). Cloverbud Camp is an opportunity for youth to explore the fun world of 4-H. Youth do not need to be registered 4-H members to attend.

Camp activities will include: Arts & Crafts, Science Experiments, Tortilla Making, Search & Rescue Dogs, and Much, Much More!

Cost:  $15 per camper if paid by June 30th after that date the price is $25 per camper.    

Camp is limited to 30.                        

(Those living within the city limits of Reedsport and Canyonville are required to pay the full $25 camp fee, due to living outside the Extension Service  District.)

REGISTRATION: Online registration available on our website at  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/4h

 

 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones): How they operate and their potential for improving your forest and range land management.

Forestry Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 9:00 AM - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:00 PM

-Tuesday, June 27, Oberteuffer Research and Education Forest, Elgin
-Wednesday, June 28, Defrees Ranch, Sumpter
-Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon both days.


Directions:
Oberteuffer Research and Education Forest:
To get there…1) Drive 7.3 miles from Elgin NE on Highway 82 to the Stubblefield Mountain/Pine Grove Loop
road; 2) Turn right; and 3) Travel 2.5 miles on the main gravel road to the northeast corner property access gate.
There is a sign at the entrance. Go through the gate and drive about 1/2 mile to the building.


Defrees Ranch:
From Baker City drive west on Highway 7 towards Sumpter for 24 miles. Turn Left onto Huckleberry Loop (you
will drive past the Sumpter Valley Railroad station). Drive for approximately 1 mile then turn left onto the Defrees
driveway which will be marked for the event.
Content: A question we frequently get from landowner’s is how can UAV’s be utilized to help manage woodland
and range properties in eastern Oregon? To help answer your questions we are going to demonstrate and discuss
how these machines can be used as a tool for management and provide some guidelines for their
purchase.


Come and join us for a great opportunity to learn more about this new technology from experts who have been
using them.

Our special instructors for this program are:
Mark Ducey, Ethan Blair, Frankie Sullivan, University of New Hampshire Angela Boag, University of Colorado

We will have extra water. Bring appropriate clothes for the weather and wear boots, there will be some
walking.


We need to know how many copies of handouts to make so please RSVP for the demonstration at the Oberteuffer
Research and Education by contacting the OSU Union County Extension Office in La Grande at 541-963-
1010. For the Defrees Ranch demonstration, please RSVP with the OSU Baker County Extension Office in Baker
City at 541-523-6418.


This is a unique opportunity to see how this technology works and its application to managing your woodlands
and rangelands.

4-H Camp - Animal Planet Theme

4-H Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 9:30 AM - Friday, June 23, 2017 1:00 PM
4-H Camp is open to all youth who have completed 4th, 5th, or 6th grade.  You do not have to be a current 4-H member to attend!

Our resident, overnight camp is a fun adventure in outdoor living, supervised by a trained and responsible leadership team.  Swimming, hiking, crafts, games, archery, discovery sessions, new skills, new friends, singing, and nature study are all a part of the 4-H camp experience.

Cost:  $155/non 4-H members; $100/4-H members (This fee includes bus transportation to and from camp, meals, housing, crafts, t-shirt, backpack and many other camp program experiences.) No refunds after June 11th. Those living withing the city limits of Reedsport or Canyonville are required to pay the full $255 camp fee, due to living outside the Douglas County Extension Service Tax District.

Registration is available online at:  2017 4-H Camp Myrtlewood 

Click here for a flyer.

Tethered Harvester Tour

Forestry Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Thursday, June 29, 2017 2:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Mechanized harvesting with cut-to-length processors has revolutionized forest management in recent decades. This equipment allows earlier selective harvest in young stands, which helps landowners manage for a wider range of objectives. Tethering is the newest technological advancement, which allows this equipment to operate on slopes otherwise too steep for ground-based harvesting. On this tour, we will see a tethered harvester in operation and look at the results of recent thinnings. Sponsored by the Benton Chapter of OSWA, Miller Timber Services, Starker Forests and OSU Extension.

Date: Thursday June 29, 2017

Time: 2:45 to 6:30 pm

Location: We will meet at 2:45 at the office of Miller Timber Services, 24745 Alsea Hwy, Philomath to load vans before heading to sites in the Alsea area. We will depart promptly at 3:00. 

Space is limited and registration is required and will close by June 26. Register by calling Benton County Extension 541-766-6750, or by email including your phone contact and number attending.

Cost: $5 fee to help cover van costs 

What to bring: Please come prepared for the weather of the day and a visit to an active harvest site. Closed-toed shoes, long pants and hardhat are recommended. Bring a water bottle, snacks or other personal items you need.

Basic Forest Measurement Tools Workshop

Forestry Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Friday, July 14, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This hands on workshop introduces participants to tools commonly used to measure trees, forests and the land they grow on. Instruction will include proper tool use, general accuarcy, choosing a tool, and available resources. This course is a primer for the Basic Forestry Short Course offered this fall.

Tools covered: clinometer, woodland stick, compass, loggers tape, diameter tape, relaskop, and GPS.

Registration required. Class size is limited. No walk-ins please. Registration closes 7/11/17 at 5pm.

Basic Forest Measurement Tools Workshop

Forestry Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

This hands on workshop introduces participants to tools commonly used to measure trees, forests and the land they grow on. Instruction will include proper tool use, general accuarcy, choosing a tool, and available resources. This course is a primer for the Basic Forestry Short Course offered this fall.

Tools covered: clinometer, woodland stick, compass, loggers tape, diameter tape, relaskop, and GPS.

Registration required. Class size is limited. No walk-ins please. Registration closes 7/11/17 at 5pm.

Twilight Tour: Clackamas Woodland Farmer of the Year Nominee Satori Springs Woodlands

Forestry Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Mark your calendar for the summer Twilight Tour of Satori
Springs Woodlands. Satori Springs Woodlands, along with Christopher Bridge Winery, is managed by Chris Carlberg and family. Chris grew up on this farm and has been tending trees for over 50 years, creating an increasing diversity of woodland patches adding up to about half of the 80-acre farm. He has a passion for showing visitors the benefits and values sustained by small farms and woodlands. Progress towards the Carlbergs’ vision
and goals will be easy to see on the tour, including:
• Providing a “bridge” to connect people to working farm and
forest lands
• Improving health and productivity of woodlands
• Enhancing natural beauty and spiritual values
• Controlling blackberry and other invasive species by replacing them with trees
• Increasing woodland area by planting trees on old pasture land
• Producing valuable wood products supporting the family farm-forest enterprise
• Engaging the next generation in sustaining the family farm-forest

Stay tuned for further notice. Call Jean at 503-655-8631, email jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu or you can visit
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/forestry for more information closer to the event date.

Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Association Annual Tour & Picnic

Forestry Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Saturday, June 24, 2017 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a tour in the Applegate of the Griffin Lane property of Hope Robertson and Neal
Anderson. Hope and Neal have been taking care of this 242 acre property for 11 years. There will be a
walking tour of about 2 miles; a moderate hike with some uneven footing. There will also be a shorter,
flatter walking tour option. Bring water, hiking boots, and hiking poles if you wish.
Non-members welcome!

Tour topics and highlights:
• Home fire protection & defensible space
• Forest management
• Non-commercial thinning
• Trail-building
• Fuel reduction

Please bring: a chair, something to grill, eating utensils, a salad or dessert to share. Drinks and
barbeque grill and utensils will be provided. See directions to the property below.


*Please RSVP to (541) 776-7371

The Era of Megafires

Forestry Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Sunday, June 25, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

"The Era of Megafires" presentation, is taking place at the OK Theater, in Enterprise, OR, on Thursday, May 25th, 2017, from 6-8pm (doors open at 5:30pm).  This is an outstanding multimedia presentation that has been seen by many, across the region, in recent months. It features Dr. Paul Hessburg, and is the culmination of his 3+ decades of research in the field.  As I've mentioned to many of you, this may be our final opportunity to experience this presentation/film in its current iteration - with Dr. Paul Hessburg present, live and in person, for a time of Q&A.  Please see the attached poster, for more details, as well as the link to the film's producers, North40Productions:

http://www.north40productions.com/wildfire

Christmas Tree Training Day

Forestry Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Monday, June 26, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Audience: FNR and other OSU staff wanting to learn about Christmas tree production and management to help with client questions. Will discuss- “How to find answers to those Christmas tree questions that may come your way”.

Chal Landgren, OSU Extension Christmas Tree Specialist, will be the instructor.

Where: Holiday Tree Farm Nursery, 30132 Beaver Creek Rd. Corvallis, Oregon. Look for the “Christmas Tree Class” sign near the front office. Class will be a mix of field and indoor discussions, assuming it stops raining.

When: Monday, June 26; 8:30-4:00 pm

Topics:

·         The Basics- costs/returns, where Oregon fits? statistics, rules, associations and the National Check- Off Program.

·         Getting started-soils and nutrient management (EM 8856-E-Christmas Tree Nutrient Management Guide). Just the high points- what growers need to do to assess their site and be successful before planting a tree.

·         All about seedlings- Tour of nursery and Christmas tree seed orchard (Scott Godwin- Holiday Nursery Manager)

·         Growing trees- tree culturing and genetics- field and class (PNW 6 and 684)

·         Keeping trees healthy-diseases/insects/weed control- field and class (PNW 659+ PNW Disease, Weed and Insect Handbooks)

·         A Growers Perspective- Issues and concerns in the industry- Mark Arkills, Holiday Tree Farm Area Manager.

·         Where to get help for growers and yourself? - Associations, WSU, ODA, OSU connections.

Bring your lunch. Snacks and refreshments provided.

 

To Register for the class: E-mail Chal Landgren (chal.landgren@oregonstate.edu) or call 971.801.0381. Preregister by 6/22/17.

DCWFN - Farm tour and work party (medicinal herb farm and garlic cleaning)

Small Farms Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Viriditas Wild Garden & Foundhorn Gardens, Days Creek, OR
Farm tour and work party (medicinal herb farm and garlic cleaning)

 For more info click HERE

 

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Dry Farming Collaborative Field Day

Small Farms Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 (all day event)

More than ten Dry Farming Collaboratize members will be hosting tours for our field days in August! Come learn about dry farming, see crops (tomatoes, potatoes, squash, melon, zucchini, dry beans, corn) grown without any supplemental irrigation in the field.

SAVE THESE DATES:

  • August 1st - Corvallis
  • August 8th - Springfield
  • August 15th - Southern Oregon
  • August 22nd - Elmira/Veneta
  • August 29th - Philomath

Registration will open in June!

See http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/dfdemo for more details. 

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DCWFN - Farm tour (high tunnel production and marketing farming)

Small Farms Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
held at Big Lick Farm, Winston, OR

for more information click here

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Irrigation Management in Pastures

Small Farms Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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Irrigation Management in Pastures

Small Farms Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Thursday, June 29, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Blueberry Field Day

Small Farms Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mark your calendars for our field days at Oregon State University’s North Willamette Research and Extension Center in Aurora.
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International Master Gardener Conference

Small Farms Events - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 2:37pm
Monday, July 10, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017 (all day event)

The International Master Gardener Conference (IMGC) has been held every two years since 1987.  The IMGC provides an opportunity for Master Gardeners, State and County coordinators to come together and learn through seminars and tours, celebrate successes through the International Search for Excellence Program, and meet and network with Master Gardener volunteers, faculty and staff from across the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and South Korea.

In 2017, the Oregon State University Extension Master Gardener Program and the Oregon Master Gardener Association will host the 2017 International Master Gardener Conference at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon, July 10-14, 2017, with support from many generous sponsors and friends.

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