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Forest Taxation

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Thursday, February 5, 2015 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Free webinar for: Foresters (1 hour CFE), Landowners, Land Managers, Accountants, CPA's and Financial Advisors

The webinar provides tax tips on timber and latest tax law changes for filing the 2014 tax returns

Presenter:  Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, U.S. Forest Service

 http://www.forestrywebinars.net/webinars/timber-tax-update-for-the-2014-tax-year/getLatestMarketingEmailSentPage

Oregon Season Trackers

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Do you want to learn more about the microclimate of where you live?

Do you want to contribute to our understanding of weather and its effect on plants and animals?

Become an Oregon Season Tracker  "Citizen Scientist" and help monitor seasonal patterns of precipitation (rain and snow) and phenology (timing of natural processes such as bud break). You will be helping OSU Extension and HJ Andrews Experimental Forest scientists develop a better understanding of weather and how it affects plants.

In this workshop volunteers will learn how to participate in two national citizen science networks:

CoCoRaHS participants collect rain and snowfall data used by the National Weather Service, climate modelers, emergency managers, and others.

Nature's Notebook observers report on season plant changes in key native species identified across the state.

It is easy to participate and suitable to involve your entire family.  All you need is a computer or smart phone to log in and record your data; a CoCoRaHS rain gauge, one or more plants to observe, and a willingness to make regular rainfall and/or plant observations (depending on if you choose to participate in one or both programs).

To register online:  https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/830

 

Living on a Few Acres Conference

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Saturday, March 14, 2015 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Attention rural landowners! Plan to attend this informative annual conference held on March 14, 2015 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond. Improve your knowledge and acquire new skills by taking courses taught by experts in a variety of subjects. There is something for everyone, from gardeners and hobby farmers to ranch and farm business owners.

This educational experience, presented by the Oregon State University Extension Service, is a successful collaboration of many Central Oregon agencies, sponsors, vendors and volunteers.

Join us this year and learn more about the following topics: native plant management, horses, poultry & livestock, vegetables, hay & pasture, irrigation management, water rights, wine-making, composting & cover crops, food preservation, tractor safety & skills,  small farm/acreage assesment and more!

 http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/living-few-acres-conference-0

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  It serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training.  Topics covered include:

  • Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
  • What's Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
  • Take Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
  • Getting it Done: Safety, tools and techniques, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.
Instructors are Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent, and Julie Woodward, Forest Education Program Manager, Oregon Forest Resources Institute.

Please pre-register no later than February 3.

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/832

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  It serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training.  Topics covered include:

  • Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
  • What's Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
  • Take Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
  • Getting it Done: Safety, tools and techniques, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.
Instructors are Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent, and Julie Woodward, Forest Education Program Manager, Oregon Forest Resources Institute.

Please pre-register no later than February 3.

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/832

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  It serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training.  Topics covered include:

  • Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
  • What's Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
  • Take Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
  • Getting it Done: Safety, tools and techniques, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.
Instructors are Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent, and Julie Woodward, Forest Education Program Manager, Oregon Forest Resources Institute.

Please pre-register no later than February 3.

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/832

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Tuesday, March 3, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  It serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training.  Topics covered include:

  • Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
  • What's Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
  • Take Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
  • Getting it Done: Safety, tools and techniques, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.
Instructors are Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent, and Julie Woodward, Forest Education Program Manager, Oregon Forest Resources Institute.

Please pre-register no later than February 3.

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/832

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  It serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training.  Topics covered include:

  • Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site
  • What's Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology
  • Take Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
  • Getting it Done: Safety, tools and techniques, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.
Instructors are Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent, and Julie Woodward, Forest Education Program Manager, Oregon Forest Resources Institute.

Please pre-register no later than February 3.

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/832

A Contemporary View of Douglas-fir Silviculture

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Thursday, March 12, 2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: Chad Oliver

Finding David Douglas

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Thursday, January 29, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2015 Starker Lecture Series - Douglas Fir: The Legacy & Future of the Pacific Northwest's Most Iconic Tree

Objectives-Driven Silviculture

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Thursday, February 5, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

This workshop will define and explore the “silviculture continuum” in western Oregon forests. Speakers from academia and various private and public forest managers will speak on the span of silviculture treatments and approaches they use from short rotation silviculture to treatments that create middle-aged and older forests comprised of a mix of values. A primary emphasis of this workshop is to discuss the options and outcomes that various silvicultural strategies provide.

For more information or to register: http://www.forestry.org/oregon/Workshops/Silviculture2015/

David Douglas: The Collector and Naturalist at Work

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Thursday, February 12, 2015 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Lecture and book signings by Jack Nisbet & Dick Hermann. Immediately following the lecture, please join us for a book signing event by Jack Nisbet & Richard Hermann.

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Monday, March 9, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  Topics covered 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 logisitics, and laws and regulations

Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forest & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties

To attend you must pre-register no later than January 26th.  The form can me accessed at:

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/823.

 

Ready, Set, Go! Train the Trainer Session

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us Wednesday, February 4 in Salem, OR to learn tips on how to promote the wildland fire preparedness message with a free Ready, Set, Go! Train-the-Trainer.  This session is designed to guide fire service agencies and supporting organizations through the implementation of the RSG! Program and identify program benefits in becoming a fire-adapted community.  The RSG! Program aims to enhance your educational outreach to residents who live in WUI areas how to better prepare themselves and their properties agains fire threats.

Register Now!

http//www.eventbrite.com/e/ready-set-go-tickets-14943437223

Winter Webinar Series: Fire in Riparian and Aquatic Systems

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Monday, February 9, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Winter Webinar Series

http://www.nwfirescience.org/events/climate-change-and-vulnerability-bull-trout-and-spring-chinook-fire-prone-landscape

 

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Monday, March 2, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  Topics covered 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 logisitics, and laws and regulations

Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forest & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties

To attend you must pre-register no later than January 26th.  The form can me accessed at:

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/823.

 

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Monday, February 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  Topics covered 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 logisitics, and laws and regulations

Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forest & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties

To attend you must pre-register no later than January 26th.  The form can me accessed at:

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/823.

 

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Monday, February 2, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  Topics covered 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 logisitics, and laws and regulations

Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forest & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties

To attend you must pre-register no later than January 26th.  The form can me accessed at:

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/823.

 

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Monday, February 9, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  Topics covered 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 logisitics, and laws and regulations

Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forest & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties

To attend you must pre-register no later than January 26th.  The form can me accessed at:

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/823.

 

Take the Initiative, Join the Initiative (TIJI)

Food Events - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:37pm
Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Student Sustainability Initiative will be hosting TIJI: Take the Initiative, Join the Initiative on Thursday at 6pm in Owen 103. Snacks will be provided.
Come meet current staff, learn how the SSI is structured, and find lots of opportunities for student involvement. If you are interested in working on issues of environmental sustainability, social justice, and economic equality, this is your chance! We are looking for students from all educational backgrounds to join the SSI, take on new challenges, and meet great people. 
Here are just a few of the exciting things we'll talk about: 
  • Earth Week events and activities
  • OSU Fair Trade - campaign to increase responsible purchasing
  • Green Campus Coalition - encouraging all OSU organizations to adapt sustainability norms
  • Campuses Take Charge - a two month-long energy conservation effort
  • Growing Food Security - a Clinton Global Initiative to provide fresh produce to the OSU Food Pantry
  • openings for volunteers and interns
Please RSVP on Facebook.
We'll see you in Owen Hall (Room 103) on Thursday at 6pm! Snacks will be provided. Feel free to contact us with any questions at ssi.admin@oregonstate.edu.
Accommodation requests related to a disability can be made to ssi.admin@oregonstate.edu or by calling 541-753-4072.