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Internet Tools for Small Woodland Owners

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:00 PM

        On Wednesday, 25 January 2017, the Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association and the OSU Extension Service are presenting “Internet Tools for Small Woodland Owners” by Amy Grotta, OSU Extension Forester for Columbia, Washington, and Yamhill Counties.
        The Social half hour will start at 6:30 pm and the presentation will start at 7:00 pm at the OSU Yamhill County Extension Auditorium, 2050 NE Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128.  You do not have to be a member to attend.
        Free refreshments and door prizes by will be provided, and contributions of door prizes would be appreciated.  All woodland owners and the general public are invited to attend.
         Woodland Association membership applications will be at the meeting or downloadable at OSWA.org.  The YSWA pays $25 for new Yamhill County Chapter members, so bring your application to the meeting. For more YSWA information, check out our blog at  http://oswa.org/blog/yamhill

Leonard Rydell, YSWA Sec. LARydell@teleport.com    (503) 538-5700

Woodland Management – Basic Forestry Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Saturday, March 4, 2017 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 also 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
•Taking 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.

Instructor: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent.

Registration required: Cost for the course is $40 for one participant/$50 for two or more participants from the same family. Please pre-register no later than February 5. Use the form on the next page or contact Jean at
503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Questions? Contact Glenn Ahrens, 503-655-8631 or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu.

COE Faculty Development Workshop

Environment Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Friday, March 3, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

This workshop focuses on managing your budgets at OSU. Presenters include:

Luke McIlvenny, Shaun Bromagem, and Dana Ainsworth from the Business and Engineering Business Center (BEBC)

 


Full Workshop series and registration: http://red.engr.oregonstate.edu/2016-2017

The Era of Megafires

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Thursday, March 2, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Megafires, wildfires over 100,000 acres 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. If we are going to make effective progress towards increasing fire resiliency, we must increase awareness and stimu-late conversation about this important issue across all levels of society.

Woodland Management – Basic Forestry Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Thursday, March 2, 2017 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 also 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
•Taking 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.

Instructor: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent.

Registration required: Cost for the course is $40 for one participant/$50 for two or more participants from the same family. Please pre-register no later than February 5. Use the form on the next page or contact Jean at
503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Questions? Contact Glenn Ahrens, 503-655-8631 or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu.

Christmas Tree Genetics & Tree Improvement Webinar Series

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Understanding genetics and tree improvement is critical to the success of your Christmas tree farm, whether you know it or not. From selecting the right species for your site to starting your own seed orchard, tree genetics impact your operation every day.


In this five part webinar series, leading Christmas tree scientists from throughout the U.S. will present an in-depth discussion of the critical elements of Christmas tree improvement and how genetic selection can improve the growth, health, and quality of your trees and make your farm more profitable.


Webinar schedule:
Feb. 1 The Tree Improvement Process: Selection, Testing & Breeding
Feb. 8 Capturing Genetic Gain: Seed Collection Zones & Seed Orchards
Feb 15 Tree Improvement Techniques: Grafting, Controlled-pollination & Tissue Culture
Feb. 22 Tree Improvement Case Studies From Around the Country and Around the World
March 1 Future Issues: Genetic Engineering and Genomics of Fir Species


Presenters:

Rick Bates - Penn State University

Gary Chastagner - Washington State University

Bert Cregg - Michigan State University

John Frampton - North Carolina State University

Chal Landgren - Oregon State University

Lilian Matallana - North Carolina State University

Jim Rockis - Reliable Source Seeds and Transplants


Cost: No charge - registration is required. Register by January 25 at:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/ChristmasTreeWebinar2016/

Contact: Bert Cregg cregg@msu.edu 517-353-0335
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Jill O’Donnell, 231-779-9480 by January 25, 2017 to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.

Succession Planning Workshop Series

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Succession planning for farm, ranch and working lands is a valuable practice that provides clarity, direction and accountability to families for land and business transitions. See flyer for additional details.

Second Session: 
Date & Time: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 9am-4pm
Location: Chemekata Eola Viticulture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Rd, Salem
Morning session: Introduction to estate planning strategies, state & federal tax issues, Oregon Natural Resource Credit, structuring ownership & assets, and record keeping.  And, Conservation Easements and how they can be used as a tool in estate planning.
Afternoon session: Expand on 1/17 class with more in depth look at family business basics and building a foundation for succession planning focusing on family business topics. And, an introduction to estate planning specifically addressing estate planning issues for farm and ranch landowners.

Cost: $50 per family (up to 5 people) includes Planning Workbook and food

State of Fire: Risks, Effects, and Treatment Options

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Saturday, January 21, 2017 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
State of Fire: Risks, Effects and Treatment Options. This updated presentation reviews the history of fire in Oregon's forests. It assesses the causes and effects of forest fires as well as options for reducing the vulnerability of Oregon’s forests to catastrophic fires. Also, you'll learn what can be done to enhance the recovery of forest ecosystems that have been damaged by fire. With the current dry conditions and low snowpack, there is increasing concern that there will be big wildfires this summer making this topic very timely.

Speaker: Sue Bowers , sbowers@certurytel.net

Funding Land Conservation in OR with RCPP

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Please join us for a free webinar on the Regional Conservation Partnership Program in Oregon. This webinar is geared toward land trusts, soil and water conservation districts, and conservation partners who are working to advance large scale conservation projects in Oregon. Hear examples of how conservation partners and agricultural producers to work together to harness innovation, expand the conservation mission and demonstrate the value and efficacy of voluntary, private lands conservation.

Click here to register for the webinar

Woodland Discovery Workshops

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Thursday, February 2, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Purpose
This program is for forest owners thinking about managing their forestland and those folks interested in find-ing out what resources are available locally for supporting woodland management. It’s also an opportunity to learn more about how to tap into these resources, gather information and potentially access financial as-sistance for management activities such as thinning and fuels reduction.


Program

Come and join us for a great opportunity to learn more about what is available in your local area and who can provide support for and enhance your ability to manage your woodland property. We’ll have a variety of re-source folks in attendance who will provide a brief overview of their programs, including the My Blue Moun-tains Woodland project, Wallowa Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry Programs, Oregon State Univer-sity Extension Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation District, Water-shed Councils, Tree Farm Program/Oregon Small Woodlands Association/Landowner Cooperatives, and Blue Mountains Cohesive Wildfire Strategy Project and Community Wildfire Protection Plans.


We’ll also be discussing woodland management planning, such as benefits of planning, what’s in a plan, how to get started and financial incentives. Finally, we’ll reserve plenty of time for questions and discussion with local resource professionals as well as woodland owners who are actively managing their woods.


Please call ahead to the OSU Extension Offices below so we can plan for adequate handouts and snacks.


For Island City, 541-963-1010; For Enterprise, 541-426-3143; For Pendleton: 541-278-5403


Sponsors and supporters: American Forest Foundation, My Blue Mountains Woodland Project, Oregon De-partment of Forestry, Wallowa Resources, OSU Extension, US Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Watershed Councils, Soil and Water Conservation Districts.


Hope to see you there!

Timber Tax Filing for the 2016 Tax Year

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:00 PM

You are invited to attend our latest Live Webinar sponsored by: USDA Forest Service, Southern Regional Extension Forestry, NC State Cooperative Extension, Texas Forest Service.

Title: Timber Tax Filing for the 2016 Tax Year

What will you learn?
What will you learn? Join this webinar to get the latest tax information, filing season updates, and practical tax tips on: • How to report timber sale • What timber-related expenses and losses can be deducted • Who are responsible for filing 1099 on timber sales • What are the IRS rules on record keeping and substantiating expenses The presenter will answer your specific questions through the online interactive session. learn more here...

Presenters/Authors:
Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, USDA Forest Service

Basic Woodland Management - Washington County

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Saturday, February 25, 2017 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, forest ecology and habitat
• Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
• Getting it Done: Timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.
• Field trip to see first-hand examples of what you’ve learned

Details...

• Cost for the course is $50 for one participant/$60 for two or more participants from the same family.
• Course is taught in a blended online/in person format. Participants will be given short online assignments to complete prior to each class session.
• Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties
• To attend you must pre-register no later than January 25th. Use the form below or register online at: http://tinyurl.com/basicwoodlandmanagement.
• Questions? Contact Amy Grotta, (503) 397-3462 or amy.grotta@oregonstate.edu
Basic Woodland

Washington County Small Woodlands Association

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Topic: Water Rights and Water Wrongs Related to Small Woodland Ownership

Please join us for a presentation on water rights by Jake Constans, Watermaster for District 18 which includes Washington County. The presentation will include general background information on water rights, water management in Washington County and will also touch on information related to water rights that is available and how to find it. Plan to join us and learn more about the how’s and why’s of water management in the area from our watermaster.

Master Woodland Manager Training is coming to Central Oregon!

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Thursday, February 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Master Woodland Manager (MWM) is our Forestry and Natural Resources Extension premier forest stewardship and volunteer program. This program has been running for over 25 years, serving more than 500 landowners around the state, and in 2017 it is coming to Central Oregon.

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

During the Master Woodland Manager program, you will:

• Visit woodlands and ranches around the region. Field days will occur in the Sisters, La Pine, Bend, and Prineville areas.

• Meet and learn from other woodland owners.

• Get to know our region’s forest and natural resource professionals from various agencies.

• Learn from Oregon’s State University’s forest, river, and wildlife experts!

• Gain knowledge and skills that you can apply on your property.

• Become part of Central Oregon’s tremendous woodland owner and forestry community.

This unique training combines at-home readings and videos, online discussions, and field days. This allows us to focus our face-to-face time in the field (instead of in the classroom enduring long lectures!), reinforcing concepts and practicing new skills.

Field days are spaced out so that there is enough time to do the pre-session preparation, and for you to apply concepts at home and ask questions as needed in between sessions.

Central Oregon MWM Agenda:

February 23: Introduction, Landscape Setting and Fire Ecology

March 15: Upland Ecology and Management

March 30: Business Management and Taxes

April 13: Riparian And Watershed Systems

May 4: Reforestation and Young Forests

May 25: Harvesting, Marketing Forest Products and Roads

June 15: Forest Health, Graduation Dinner

Woodland Management – Basic Forestry Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Thursday, February 23, 2017 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 also 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
•Taking 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.

Instructor: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent.

Registration required: Cost for the course is $40 for one participant/$50 for two or more participants from the same family. Please pre-register no later than February 5. Use the form on the next page or contact Jean at
503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Questions? Contact Glenn Ahrens, 503-655-8631 or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu.

Start Smart

Environment Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Leadership Academy Pillar: Member Choice: PURPOSEFUL or PROFESSIONAL

This workshop is for women students in Engineering and Business. It will teach you how to determine what employers are paying for the job you want when you graduate and how to negotiate to be paid what you are worth doing that job. 
Participants will learn about salary resources they can use and will have the opportunity to discuss negotiation dynamics in roundtables with professional women from industry and 
academia at the conclusion of the session. Dinner will be provided!

This event is offered in partnership through the COE’s Program for Women & Minorities, the COE Leadership Academy, and the COB Career Success Center.

Register here for this session.

Leadership Academy members DO NOT register through the Leadership Academy Portal for this event, instead register here. The attendance will be recorded via the Leadership Academy Portal and follow up surveys will become available in your account.

Christmas Tree Genetics & Tree Improvement Webinar Series

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Understanding genetics and tree improvement is critical to the success of your Christmas tree farm, whether you know it or not. From selecting the right species for your site to starting your own seed orchard, tree genetics impact your operation every day.


In this five part webinar series, leading Christmas tree scientists from throughout the U.S. will present an in-depth discussion of the critical elements of Christmas tree improvement and how genetic selection can improve the growth, health, and quality of your trees and make your farm more profitable.


Webinar schedule:
Feb. 1 The Tree Improvement Process: Selection, Testing & Breeding
Feb. 8 Capturing Genetic Gain: Seed Collection Zones & Seed Orchards
Feb 15 Tree Improvement Techniques: Grafting, Controlled-pollination & Tissue Culture
Feb. 22 Tree Improvement Case Studies From Around the Country and Around the World
March 1 Future Issues: Genetic Engineering and Genomics of Fir Species


Presenters:

Rick Bates - Penn State University

Gary Chastagner - Washington State University

Bert Cregg - Michigan State University

John Frampton - North Carolina State University

Chal Landgren - Oregon State University

Lilian Matallana - North Carolina State University

Jim Rockis - Reliable Source Seeds and Transplants


Cost: No charge - registration is required. Register by January 25 at:
https://events.anr.msu.edu/ChristmasTreeWebinar2016/

Contact: Bert Cregg cregg@msu.edu 517-353-0335
Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Jill O’Donnell, 231-779-9480 by January 25, 2017 to make arrangements. Requests received after this date will be fulfilled when possible.

Basic Woodland Management - Washington County

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 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, forest ecology and habitat
• Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control
• Getting it Done: Timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.
• Field trip to see first-hand examples of what you’ve learned

Details...

• Cost for the course is $50 for one participant/$60 for two or more participants from the same family.
• Course is taught in a blended online/in person format. Participants will be given short online assignments to complete prior to each class session.
• Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties
• To attend you must pre-register no later than January 25th. Use the form below or register online at: http://tinyurl.com/basicwoodlandmanagement.
• Questions? Contact Amy Grotta, (503) 397-3462 or amy.grotta@oregonstate.edu
Basic Woodland

COE Faculty Development Workshop

Environment Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Friday, January 20, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

This workshop focuses on proposal writing & success strategies for Federal Agencies and Industry partnerships.  Presenters include:

COE Faculty Panel representing NIH, DOE, DOD, NASA

The Office of Commercialization & Corporate Development

Full Workshop series and registration: http://red.engr.oregonstate.edu/2016-2017

Tree Seed and Seedling Supply for Forest Landowners and Christmas Tree Growers

Forestry Events - 56 min 50 sec ago
Thursday, January 26, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

If you intend to plant trees after a timber harvest, replant your Christmas tree farm, or establish a new forest, this session will help you plan for obtaining tree seedlings. There have been reductions in availability of seed and seedlings due to increasing demand and also changes in the forest tree nursery business. Understand the big picture of supply limitations, learn how you can overcome scarcity in the short term and how to best provide for your seedling needs over the long term.

Presenters: Glenn Ahrens and Jen Gorski, OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources will provide local background information. Mike Taylor of IFA Nurseries will guide us through a new online system for ordering trees. Stan Beyer, Clackamas County Farm Forestry Association’s Seedling Sale Manager will provide information about sourcing seedlings through their program.

Registration is requested. Please call Jean Bremer at (503) 655-8631 or email: jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

For more information, please contact Jen Gorski at (503) 655-8684 or email: Jennifer.gorski@oregonstate.edu.