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Twilight Tour & Woodland Owner Social

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Held at BRranch, (owned by Evan Barnes & Lorreen Robinson) in Roseburg. 4pm - 7pm. Free. Hosted by the Douglas Small Woodlands Association & OSU Extension Service. Just before twilight, tour the tree farm, followed by discussion & apple cider in the barn. Save the date - more info to come!

Living on the Land - Lane County

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Thursday, October 5, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Living on the Land is a workshop series tailored for small acreage landowners and those new to managing land. There are 5 two hour classes in the series, 6-8pm. You can take just one class for $10, or all of the classes for $30. This program is sponsored by the OSU Extension Service in Lane County and Eugene Water and Electric Board. 

Topics covered include: land stewardship planning, soils, and water resources; well and septic systems; woodlands and wildlife; pasture and grazing management; weed management

Information and Registration

Seed and Seedling Field Tour For Forest Landowners and Christmas Tree Growers

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us for a fascinating look at cone and seed processing. See the lean but effective method of removing seed from cones. We’ll learn the complete process from cone processing to hardening off seedlings before you receive them at your woodlot or Christmas tree farm. You will get an insider’s viewpoint of:
•Cone quality, storage and processing
•Innovative equipment tailor-made for seed cleaning
•Seed cleaning in action
•Seed storage and environmental requirements
•Seed treatment before planting
•Timing and how crucial it is
•Seedling growing conditions
•Hardening off seedlings for success in field
•Best practices for ordering seedlings for fall or winter


We’ll start at IFA Nursery (1887 N Holly St., Canby) where you can leave your vehicles. We’ll tour IFA Nursery’s cone and seed processing warehouse, seed lab and seedling production facilities. We’ll then board vans and stop at Molalla River State Park to eat lunch. Our last stop will be PRT Nursery in Hubbard where we’ll learn about seed pre-treatment, view aeration tanks in their Seed Lab and see their seedling production greenhouses. We will then return to vehicles at IFA nursery.


The cost is $15/person for transportation and handouts. Bring your own sack lunch and water and dress for rain or shine field conditions. Pre-registration is required online by September 29: Register at this link: https://apps.ideal-logic.com/osuextension?key=F3T9-25VWY_WPG5-2H2G_68ea7c7c. Registration questions can be directed to Jean Bremer at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu. Program questions can be directed to Jen Gorski at 503-655-8684 or Jennifer.gorski@oregonstate.edu.

Fire, Water, and Forest Health Workshop

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

The Emerald and Marys Peak Chapters are teaming up to provide a science workshop around the themes of Fire, Water, and Forest Health. 

The registration fee is $95/person if signed up before September 17 and $120 after. The student registration fee is $50. Registration fee includes materials, breaks, and lunch.

Registration is Open

To register and pay via credit card, please click here.

To register and pay via check, or to register multiple parties, please use this hard copy form.

This event qualifies for 6.5 Category 1 CFE credits.

Cancellations received by September 17 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations after September 17 will be charged the full registration fee, but substitutions are always welcome.

Questions?

Registration: Melinda Olson, SAF Northwest Office, 503-224-8046

Program: Noelle Arena

A special thanks to our sponsor: Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Hope to see you there!

2017 OSU Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Early Bird Registration before Aug. 1 save $50:   Register online here
Registration Deadline Aug. 15; Cost Full Registration price: $200 individual, $275 Couple.

For more information visit The Land Steward Web Page or call 541-776-7371

Apply today to participate in this fun and informative, field-based educational program that helps landowners learn what they have, decide how to manage it, and make a plan to get there. The program is based out of the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point.

 
The Land Steward Program, is an 11-week field-based course.  It is designed to help landowners, from small plots to large acreage, develop a management plan to accomplish their goals.
 
The program covers a full spectrum of land management considerations, from forests to farms, soils, water, pasture management, fire awareness, wildlife, economics and connection to resources that help landowners implement their plans.  Participants receive handouts, references, resources, professional presentations and site visits to bring the learning alive!

Woodland Management, A Basic Forestry Short Course

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Norma Kline, OSU Ext. Forester for Coos & Curry Counties

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 logistics, and laws and regulations. FIELD TRIP: See real examples of things learned in class.

Pre-Registration Required: Class size is limited. No walk –ins

Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ *Registration closes 09/01/2017 at  5:00 PM. Questions: Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext. 

Native Tree Walk

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Learn how to identify our common native trees ranging from oaks and maples to pines, firs, cedars and others. Following a short classroom introduction, we’ll head outside for an easy walk and hands-on practice. We’ll also talk about best practices for native tree care.


$25/person or household, includes a copy of Trees to Know in Oregon, a wonderful 151-page guide with many color photos. Pre-registration required. $10/person or household without the book.

Register online, https://apps.ideal-logic.com/osuextension?key=F3T9-25VWY_K9KH-5PTF_0dee385b

 

Master Woodland Manager

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Friday, September 15, 2017 12:00 PM

The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) is our Forestry and Natural Resources Extension premier forest steward-ship training program. This program has been running for over 25 years, serving more than 500 landowners around the state, and it is coming to Eastern Oregon beginning September 15th. Whether you own five or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you to: meet your long-term goals for your property; integrate forest management with ranching; make your forest better suited for wildlife, timber production and recreation; make your forest resilient to fire, insects and diseases, and much more!

Here is the schedule for the training (Friday sessions are evening based):


September 15 Introduction, Your Landscape & Setting
September 16 Upland Forest Ecology and Management
September 22 Watersheds, streams & fish
September 23 Riparian Forest Ecology Management
October 6 Forest Business Management
October 7 Marketing and Roads
October 20 Reforestation, Vegetation Management, Leadership & Volunteer Service
October 21 Forest Health & Graduation


This program only comes around to a given region about every 10 years, so take advantage of this opportunity!

For more information on the program, please contact Bob Parker at the OSU Baker County Extension Service office at 541-523-6418 or email at bob.parker@oregonstate.edu. You can also visit the MWM website at:
http://extensionweb.forestry.oregonstate.edu/mwm

Master Woodland Manager

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Saturday, September 16, 2017 12:00 PM

The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) is our Forestry and Natural Resources Extension premier forest steward-ship training program. This program has been running for over 25 years, serving more than 500 landowners around the state, and it is coming to Eastern Oregon beginning September 15th. Whether you own five or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you to: meet your long-term goals for your property; integrate forest management with ranching; make your forest better suited for wildlife, timber production and recreation; make your forest resilient to fire, insects and diseases, and much more!

Here is the schedule for the training (Friday sessions are evening based):


September 15 Introduction, Your Landscape & Setting
September 16 Upland Forest Ecology and Management
September 22 Watersheds, streams & fish
September 23 Riparian Forest Ecology Management
October 6 Forest Business Management
October 7 Marketing and Roads
October 20 Reforestation, Vegetation Management, Leadership & Volunteer Service
October 21 Forest Health & Graduation


This program only comes around to a given region about every 10 years, so take advantage of this opportunity!

For more information on the program, please contact Bob Parker at the OSU Baker County Extension Service office at 541-523-6418 or email at bob.parker@oregonstate.edu. You can also visit the MWM website at:
http://extensionweb.forestry.oregonstate.edu/mwm

The Era of Megafires - Pendleton

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

TICKETS: FREE – PLEASE REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE
https://eom2017pdt.eventbrite.com

Large megafires and their impacts on people and ecosystems is a serious and growing issue to our region. Our communities, homes, businesses and our very way of life are threatened.

Education, community action and policy change are ways that can help increase fire resiliency and reduce losses. Era of Megafires is a 70-minute, multi-media program featuring Dr. Paul Hessburg (research scientist with U.S. Forest Service). Paul has conducted fire and landscape ecology research for more than 27 years. The Megafires program features fast-paced, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video stories. Program videos were created by an award-winning documentary film company, North 40 Productions of Wenatchee, WA. The program also features work by a Northwest photographer, John Marshall.

The Megafires program effectively describes why conditions are now conducive to megafires, what’s at stake, and how we can tackle the problem. A question-and-answer discussion will follow the program, when local experts will join Dr. Hessburg and respond to comments from the audience.

Master Woodland Manager

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Friday, September 22, 2017 12:00 PM

The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) is our Forestry and Natural Resources Extension premier forest steward-ship training program. This program has been running for over 25 years, serving more than 500 landowners around the state, and it is coming to Eastern Oregon beginning September 15th. Whether you own five or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you to: meet your long-term goals for your property; integrate forest management with ranching; make your forest better suited for wildlife, timber production and recreation; make your forest resilient to fire, insects and diseases, and much more!

Here is the schedule for the training (Friday sessions are evening based):


September 15 Introduction, Your Landscape & Setting
September 16 Upland Forest Ecology and Management
September 22 Watersheds, streams & fish
September 23 Riparian Forest Ecology Management
October 6 Forest Business Management
October 7 Marketing and Roads
October 20 Reforestation, Vegetation Management, Leadership & Volunteer Service
October 21 Forest Health & Graduation


This program only comes around to a given region about every 10 years, so take advantage of this opportunity!

For more information on the program, please contact Bob Parker at the OSU Baker County Extension Service office at 541-523-6418 or email at bob.parker@oregonstate.edu. You can also visit the MWM website at:
http://extensionweb.forestry.oregonstate.edu/mwm

Master Woodland Manager

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Saturday, September 23, 2017 12:00 PM

The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) is our Forestry and Natural Resources Extension premier forest steward-ship training program. This program has been running for over 25 years, serving more than 500 landowners around the state, and it is coming to Eastern Oregon beginning September 15th. Whether you own five or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you to: meet your long-term goals for your property; integrate forest management with ranching; make your forest better suited for wildlife, timber production and recreation; make your forest resilient to fire, insects and diseases, and much more!

Here is the schedule for the training (Friday sessions are evening based):


September 15 Introduction, Your Landscape & Setting
September 16 Upland Forest Ecology and Management
September 22 Watersheds, streams & fish
September 23 Riparian Forest Ecology Management
October 6 Forest Business Management
October 7 Marketing and Roads
October 20 Reforestation, Vegetation Management, Leadership & Volunteer Service
October 21 Forest Health & Graduation


This program only comes around to a given region about every 10 years, so take advantage of this opportunity!

For more information on the program, please contact Bob Parker at the OSU Baker County Extension Service office at 541-523-6418 or email at bob.parker@oregonstate.edu. You can also visit the MWM website at:
http://extensionweb.forestry.oregonstate.edu/mwm

Woodland Management, A Basic Forestry Short Course

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Saturday, September 30, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Instructor: Norma Kline, OSU Ext. Forester for Coos & Curry Counties

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 logistics, and laws and regulations. FIELD TRIP: See real examples of things learned in class.

Pre-Registration Required: Class size is limited. No walk –ins

Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ *Registration closes 09/01/2017 at  5:00 PM. Questions: Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext. 

Citizen Fire Academy - Douglas County

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Friday, September 29, 2017 (all day event)
Online modules from the comfort of your own home. Each online module includes reading and video tutorials, review exercises, discussion board. Throughout the course, you will work on your own fire preparedness plan and present your final plan at the graduation session.

Beavers: Understanding Nature's Architects

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 12:00 PM
On August 22nd, the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council welcomes Vanessa Petro, Oregon State University Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society Faculty Research Assistant, for our August 2017 Science Pub presentation entitled Beavers: Understanding Nature’s Architects. Ms. Petro will discuss research findings on topics such as beaver landscape genetics, relocation responses and home range estimates for studies recently conducted throughout Oregon. Her presentation will elucidate the realities of working with beaver in stream restoration and the knowledge gaps that still remain regarding beaver populations in Oregon. To find out more about this event, click here!

Benton & Polk County 2017 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Tour and Picnic

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Saturday, September 2, 2017 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Please join us to recognize this year’s honorees, Dave Hibbs and Sarah Karr and visit their Cedar Springs Tree farm property near Airlie. Dave and Sarah have been managing this property for twenty years to balance sound conifer management and production with unique wildlife considerations. The couple have lots of insights and stories to share about managing for diverse objectives.

Tour sponsors include: Dave and Sarah, OSWA Benton and Polk County Chapters, Oregon Tree Farm System and OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension.

Details on lunch to follow

Location: Since space is limited, we are encouraging carpooling. Please arrive at the Adair County Park group picnic area by 8:30 a.m. for a car pool to the property. We will return to the park for lunch. Watch for signs within the park.

Registration Required by August 29. Call Benton County Extension 541-766-6750, or email including your phone contact and number attending. 

Please come prepared for the weather of the day and being in the brush, and possible poison oak. Bring a water bottle, snacks or other personal items you need.

The 27th Annual Forestry Tour for Community Leaders

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 7:45 AM - 2:00 PM

FEATURED TOPICS: FOREST MANAGEMENT, STREAM RESTORATION, AND STREAM PROTECTION

• Forest site visits include Lewis & Clark Timberlands/Greenwood Resources,

and Weyerhaeuser in the Highway 26 area.

• Join us for a discussion of forest management operations, stream buffers and

stream enhancement projects.

Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made by September 7th by calling Clatsop County Extension (503) 325-8573.

RSVP by September 7th. Call OSU Extension at (503) 325-8573

Morning refreshments, lunch, and transportation provided by the committee.

Please wear boots or sturdy shoes (no open toes) and appropriate clothing for the outdoors.

Christmas Tree Field Tour

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Monday, September 18, 2017 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kirk Stroda is always trying new techniques and new ideas as he grows Christmas trees. Kirk will share his enthusiasm in growing trees by discussing some of the topics:

  1. Nordmann/Turkish fir top work- Kirk Stroda and Chal Landgren are working on a small pictorial trial investigating what we think will be the best strategies to trim tops. We will have before and after photos of specific trees. Come and see if the trees agreed with our guesses!
  2. Culturing noble fir to achieve a narrow and layered appearance
  3. Table top tree culturing of noble fir.
  4. Soil treatments for improved water retention and sod waterways.

Information and Registration

Citizen Fire Academy - Douglas County

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 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. Over the course of 6 weeks, participants will attend two in-person classes, two field classes, and complete four online modules from the comfort of your own home. Each online module includes reading and video tutorials, review exercises, discussion board. Throughout the course, you will work on your own fire preparedness plan and present your final plan at the graduation session. Topics covered in the course include fire science, living in a fire environment, home protection strategies, and fuels reduction models.

 

Dates:

September 28 – 6-8pm – Introductory Session

September 29 – Begin Online Module 1: Fire Science

October 9 – Begin Online Module 2: Living in a Fire Environment

October 19 – Begin Online Module 3: Home Protection Strategies

October 21 – 9am to 3pm – Douglas Complex Fire burn area – Field Tour: Fire Science, Living in a Fire Adapted Ecosystem and the Wildland-Urban Interface

October 30 – Begin Online Module 4: Fuels Reduction Methods

November 4 – 9am to 3pm –Field Tour: Evaluating Fire Risk around Homes and Neighborhoods, Fuels Reduction Treatments

November 9 – 6pm to 8pm – Graduation Session

Woodland Management, A Basic Forestry Short Course

Forestry Events - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Norma Kline, OSU Ext. Forester for Coos & Curry Counties

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 logistics, and laws and regulations. FIELD TRIP: See real examples of things learned in class.

Pre-Registration Required: Class size is limited. No walk –ins

Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ *Registration closes 09/01/2017 at  5:00 PM. Questions: Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext.