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Gypsy Moth

Forestry Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

The Asian gypsy moth has been detected in North Portland! Come to a public open house to learn more about the impacts of moth establishment, proposed treatment, and have your questions answered.

For more information, http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/IPPM/SuppressionEradication/Pages/SuppressionEradication.aspx

Gypsy Moth

Forestry Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Saturday, February 20, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Asian gypsy moth has been detected in North Portland! Come to a public open house to learn more about the impacts of moth establishment, proposed treatment, and have your questions answered.

For more information, http://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/IPPM/SuppressionEradication/Pages/SuppressionEradication.aspx

Flat-Panel Display Backplanes: Past, Present, and a Possible Future Option

Environment Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Wednesday, February 17, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

John F. Wager, Michael and Judith Gaulke Endowed Chair
School of EECS, Oregon State University

An overview of flat-panel display backplanes is offered. This involves briefly reviewing the primary past (and present) technology, amorphous hydrogenated silicon (a-Si:H) thin-film transistors (TFTs). Next, a progress report on oxide TFTs is presented. It is argued that the pace of development of oxide TFTs warrants (arguably) their classification as a present-day backplane technology. Then, the pros and cons of oxide TFTs are compared to the other important present-day backplane technology, low-temperature polysilicon (LTPS) TFTs. Finally, an assessment of the challenges and potential advantages of amorphous metal non-linear resistor (AMNR) thin-film diodes (TFDs), a possible future flat-panel display backplane option, is provided.

Additional information: http://sid.org/Chapters/Americas/PacificNorthwest.aspx

Peace Corps Information Session

Environment Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Come and learn about opportunities with the Peace Corps.

Peace Corps Information Session

Environment Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Thursday, February 25, 2016 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Come and learn about opportunities with the Peace Corps.

Mass Timber Conference

Forestry Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - Thursday, March 24, 2016 (all day event)
Mark your calendar for March 23-24, 2016. Forest Business Network’s new Mass Timber Conference will focus on cross-laminated timber (CLT), glulam, nail laminated timber, and other mass timber wood products and their applications. The newly-redesigned Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, Oregon will serve as home for the conference where we will address the obstacles and opportunities for

– the entire supply chain in creating a CLT industry in North America,
– midrise and tall wood buildings,
– incorporating more mass timber products in hybrid commercial structures,
– and more.

 The event website and social media pages will launch by end of summer. Registration should open in September. Look for event progress updates in our weekly newsletter. If you are interested in exhibiting and/or sponsoring the event, please send us a note via our contact form.

Washington County Small Woolands Association Meeting

Forestry Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mary Castle from Weyerhaeuser will speak on the topic of Woodland Roads.

US Forest Carbon Projects

Forestry Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Thursday, March 10, 2016 10:00 AM - Friday, March 11, 2016 3:45 PM

The development of a US forest carbon project involves many of the same tools, data, and analytical processes as are needed in other complex forestry projects. These include a complete forest inventory, growth and yield models, volume and biomass equations, and the use of a harvest scheduling model. However, in the application of each of these items, there are subtle (or not so subtle) differences when the aim is the development of a carbon project.

In two days, this workshop will focus on forest inventory and modelling considerations specific to the development of a US forest carbon project. The approach taken will be to identify and discuss the needs of a hypothetical project, with consideration given to recommendations on tools to use and approaches to take. Particular points will be made in clarifying differences between the needs of a carbon project and those of a similar project that is focused on more traditional industrial forestry goals.

Attendees will gain insights into the process of developing a forest carbon project, with recommendations and specific suggestions on approach.

For more information,  http://westernforestry.org/upcoming-conferences/us-forest-carbon-projects

Fire ecology and & fuels management in riparian areas of the Klamath-Siskiyous

Forestry Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - Wednesday, March 9, 2016 (all day event)

This 1.5 day workshop will explore key questions surrounding riparian area management in a fire-prone environment. 

Click the link to REGISTER, http://cpe.forestry.oregonstate.edu/riparianfirewkshp

Tree School

Forestry Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Saturday, March 19, 2016 (all day event)

Be looking for your Tree School Catalog to be mailed out the week of January 19.

Here is the link for the catalog: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/tree-school-0

BpS Review in the Pacific Northwest: What is it? How does it work? Why does it matter?

Forestry Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Thursday, February 18, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

All ecosystems are dynamic, changing due to growth, succession and disturbances. Modeling large landscapes in the United States requires the collective knowledge of experienced and knowledgeable vegetation and fire experts. In collaboration with hundreds of colleagues, LANDFIRE produced more than 1,000 state-and-transitions models and descriptions — one for every ecosystem (called Biophysical Settings or BpS) mapped by the Program. The result is a major contribution to basic and applied vegetation ecology across the country.

These models and descriptions play a part in national vegetation mapping and assessment, and on-the-ground management across the country and right here in the Pacific Northwest (e.g. A new approach to evaluate forest structure restoration needs across Oregon and Washington, USA). A new phase is underway as LANDFIRE deepens and broadens the science and applicability of those models and descriptions through the “BpS Review” review project. Input from ecologists, land managers, fire practitioners and others who are interested in how vegetation systems function is critical to improve this unique encyclopedia of ecological knowledge. Kori Blankenship, Fire Ecologist with The Nature Conservancy, will give a brief primer on BpS, a review of the dedicated website, and will show how and why the descriptions and expert review are important. She will end by showing how you can become involved. Here's a link to the BpS review!

Click here to REGISTER!

Great Gray Owl

Forestry Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Thursday, February 18, 2016 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
For details, see

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/feb_2016_flier.pdf

Please RSVP

Finding the Best Available Science on Fire Effects and Fire Regimes in Northwestern and Northern Rockies Ecosystems

Forestry Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Monday, February 22, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us Feb 22 for demonstrations of new search functions and fire regime products in the Fire Effects Information System (FEIS) that help inform fire management planning and decision-making in the Northwestern US and Northern Rocky Mountain region. 

Recently, FEIS staff added Fire Regime Reports and Fire Regime Syntheses to their list of fire science products. Fire Regime Reports summarize information from thousands of LANDFIRE Biophysical Settings models, which are grouped according to similarities in vegetation and fire history. Fire Regime Syntheses add comprehensive, thoroughly documented, reviews of the science to information in these Fire Regime Reports.

New FEIS Fire Regime Syntheses provide the best science available on:

  • historical fire frequency, spatial pattern, and extent
  • historical ignition sources and seasonality
  • historical patterns of fire intensity and severity
  • contemporary changes in fire regimes, especially in relation to changes in fuels, climate, and invasive species

The New FEIS user interface provides easy access to these publications and links them to nearly 1,100 Species Reviews.

Click here to REGISTER!

Mentored Management Planning Workshops

Forestry Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Thursday, March 10, 2016 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
As this goes to print I am working with the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to develop a collaborative workshop series to help landowners write or update management plans. Locations are still flexible, so let us know if you are interested and where you are located, and we can schedule accordingly. Workshops will be held March-April.

Beaver Battalion Tuesday Soup Lunch

Environment Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Naval ROTC Beaver Battalion is participating in the OSU Food Drive student competition to help our local friends and neighbors. Please join us for a soup lunch every Tuesday in February. A donation of $3.50 for a single bowl or $5 for an endless bowl. Breads and desserts also available. Bring a hearty appetite!

Beaver Battalion Tuesday Soup Lunch

Environment Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
The Naval ROTC Beaver Battalion is participating in the OSU Food Drive student competition to help our local friends and neighbors. Please join us for a soup lunch every Tuesday in February. A donation of $3.50 for a single bowl or $5 for an endless bowl. Breads and desserts also available. Bring a hearty appetite!

Bell Pole Yard Tour

Forestry Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:00 PM
Save the date, details to be announced.

Oregon Season Tracker

Forestry Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Become an Oregon Season Tracker citizen scientist and help collect rainfall and seasonal plant phenology data. It is a fun way to contribute to science and learn about your local weather patterns. Cost: $35 includes approved rain gauge. See our website http://extension.oregonstate.edu/columbia/forestry/events for details.

Living on a few acres

Forestry Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Saturday, March 12, 2016 (all day event)

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 assessment and more!

For more information, http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/LOAFA

Community Forestry Days

Forestry Events - 2 hours 53 min ago
Saturday, March 12, 2016 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Want to know how to accomplish reforestation after logging? February 13, 8:30-3:00pm, plant tree seedlings with a professional tree planter. Learn how the pros do it! You can also help transplant native herbs collected from other parts of Hopkins Forest for planting in the riparian area. There is an option to join the Reforestation Field Workshop (information on page three), which is also taking place the same day.
Community Forestry Days are an opportunity for you to learn by doing in a sustainably managed woodland--it’s sort of like a “dude ranch” in the forest. Volunteers help with tree planting and pruning; reducing fire hazards and controlling invasive weeds; repairing trails, maintaining facilities, and other seasonal tasks..
For either date, registration is requested.