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Clatskanie Log Quality Session

Forestry Events - 1 hour 8 min ago
Friday, July 17, 2015 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
This year the Clatskanie log quality session will be held on Friday July 17th 12:30 PM @ the Clatskanie log yard.  We will start the session with lunch followed by a log rollout where we will look at grades, defect decisions, and overall log quality issues.  Following the rollout those who are interested will go on a mill tour and look at some of the products the mill produces.  We would encourage those directly responsible for log quality to attend.  Please RSVP with a total number of attendees by company no later than July 7th.

Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association

Forestry Events - 1 hour 8 min ago
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

BBQ and Yamhill Co. Tree Farmer of the Year Tour at Terry and Ellen Lane's

5:00 social hour
6:00 eat and history of property
7:00 tour
You may bring a side dish.  Hamburgers, chips, and soda provided.
RSVP to hal.elin@gmail.com

PICNIC DIRECTIONS:

From Willamina, Sheridan, McMinnville and Lafayette take Abbey Rd, North and Merge onto Kuehne Rd, At Hy 240 turn right, Drive approximately, 2-3miles and turn right on Williamson Rd. This is a paved road but you will be turning left in 1/2 mile onto Williamson Rd, Continued, Drive 6/10s of a mile and turn Right onto the first paved driveway on the right going up the hill.

From Newberg, St. Paul, Sherwood, Take 99 South into Newberg, On Main St, Turn right. Follow the yellow line in the middle of the road approximately, 3 miles, Turn Left onto Red Hills Rd.  Go approximately 1.5 miles turn right onto Williamson Rd.  Take odometer reading now.  Go 1.2 miles, turn Left onto asphalt driveway going up the hill.

 Please park where you will be out of the way. Let the older people whom do not walk well park at the house. We will have the house temperature nice and cool. We look forward to sharing a burger and conversation. We will be cooking burgers and have chips and soda pop. Look forward to seeing all of you here.

Twilight Tour - Apiary Tree Farm

Forestry Events - 1 hour 8 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. 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.

Washington County Small Woolands Association

Forestry Events - 1 hour 8 min ago
Saturday, August 15, 2015 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

This tour is hosted by John and Cathy Dummer. There will be learning stations with presentations on: The Ridge Tree Farm history and management plan, forest inventory systems and management planning, diseases, wildlife, and silviculture options and markets. RSVP TBA

Lunch is provided.

Educating for Systems Thinking - Level A

Forestry Events - 1 hour 8 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 - 1 hour 8 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 - 1 hour 8 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 - 1 hour 8 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.

Summer Picnic of the Linn County Chapter OSWA

Forestry Events - 1 hour 8 min ago
Saturday, July 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

The Udell family will be hosting the annual picnic and tour at their Happy Valley Tree Farm near Lebanon. There will be activities for all ages. The morning tour will include thinning plots from an OSU thinning study in the 80’s, two ponds, a small clearcut, and firewood bundling activities with the Oregon Woodland Coop. Kids can learn about forestry and insects with Fay.

Hotdogs, paper plates, flatware, cups, coffee and water will be provided. Bring a potluck dish or two that you can share.

Twilight Tour near Wren

Forestry Events - 1 hour 8 min ago
Thursday, July 23, 2015 5:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a twilight tour at Karen Fleck Harding’s family property near Wren. Wildlife habitat management is the focus on the family’s 230 acre woodland property on the Marys River. Karen (the 2010 Benton Tree Farmer of the Year) will be joined by Jennifer Weikel, ODF Wildlife Biologist, Master Woodland Manager and Small Woodland owner to talk about managing for wildlife. Be prepared for a walk, long pants are recommended, and bring field glasses if desired.

Directions: From Corvallis take Highway 20 to Kings Valley Highway OR 223. Turn right onto 223 and take the first right onto Ritner then right on Wren Rd. Left on Echo Hills Rd. Go approximately 2 miles to the end of the gravel road. Drive slow and watch for oncoming cars.

For those who prefer to carpool from Corvallis, plan on meeting at the Benton Extension office. Be prepared to leave at 5:20

Columbia County Small Woodlands Assoc./ OSU Extension Summer Woodland Tour

Forestry Events - 1 hour 8 min ago
Saturday, July 25, 2015 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM

 The Skeans family (three-time Columbia County tree farmers of the year) hosts this year's tour. Coffee and pastries at 8:30, tree farm tour at 9:00, and BBQ picnic lunch provided. After lunch, stick around for a presentation by Oregon Department of Forestry’s fire division about fire season safety and preparedness. Wear comfortable sturdy shoes. Required RSVP by July 17th (Family is welcome; please include number of visitors in your RSVP).

First-year START orientation

Health & Wellness Events - 1 hour 8 min ago
Monday, July 6, 2015 (all day event)

First-year START is an extensive two-day orientation, advising, and registration program with sessions offered June through September, attendance on both days is required. New Student Programs also offers a program for parents and family members of first-year students on the same day for an additional fee.

For more information, registration and other START session dates see First-Year START Information

First-year START orientation

Health & Wellness Events - 1 hour 8 min ago
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 (all day event)

First-year START is an extensive two-day orientation, advising, and registration program with sessions offered June through September, attendance on both days is required. New Student Programs also offers a program for parents and family members of first-year students on the same day for an additional fee.

For more information, registration and other START session dates see First-Year START Information

First-year START orientation

Health & Wellness Events - 1 hour 8 min ago
Thursday, July 9, 2015 (all day event)

First-year START is an extensive two-day orientation, advising, and registration program with sessions offered June through September, attendance on both days is required. New Student Programs also offers a program for parents and family members of first-year students on the same day for an additional fee.

For more information, registration and other START session dates see First-Year START Information

First-year START orientation

Health & Wellness Events - 1 hour 8 min ago
Friday, July 10, 2015 (all day event)

First-year START is an extensive two-day orientation, advising, and registration program with sessions offered June through September, attendance on both days is required. New Student Programs also offers a program for parents and family members of first-year students on the same day for an additional fee.

For more information, registration and other START session dates see First-Year START Information

First-year START orientation

Health & Wellness Events - 1 hour 8 min ago
Monday, July 13, 2015 (all day event)

First-year START is an extensive two-day orientation, advising, and registration program with sessions offered June through September, attendance on both days is required. New Student Programs also offers a program for parents and family members of first-year students on the same day for an additional fee.

For more information, registration and other START session dates see First-Year START Information

First-year START orientation

Health & Wellness Events - 1 hour 8 min ago
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 (all day event)

First-year START is an extensive two-day orientation, advising, and registration program with sessions offered June through September, attendance on both days is required. New Student Programs also offers a program for parents and family members of first-year students on the same day for an additional fee.

For more information, registration and other START session dates see First-Year START Information

First-year START orientation

Health & Wellness Events - 1 hour 8 min ago
Thursday, July 16, 2015 (all day event)

First-year START is an extensive two-day orientation, advising, and registration program with sessions offered June through September, attendance on both days is required. New Student Programs also offers a program for parents and family members of first-year students on the same day for an additional fee.

For more information, registration and other START session dates see First-Year START Information

First-year START orientation

Health & Wellness Events - 1 hour 8 min ago
Friday, July 17, 2015 (all day event)

First-year START is an extensive two-day orientation, advising, and registration program with sessions offered June through September, attendance on both days is required. New Student Programs also offers a program for parents and family members of first-year students on the same day for an additional fee.

For more information, registration and other START session dates see First-Year START Information

First-year START orientation

Health & Wellness Events - 1 hour 8 min ago
Monday, July 20, 2015 (all day event)

First-year START is an extensive two-day orientation, advising, and registration program with sessions offered June through September, attendance on both days is required. New Student Programs also offers a program for parents and family members of first-year students on the same day for an additional fee.

For more information, registration and other START session dates see First-Year START Information