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Octave Levenspiel Memorial

Environment Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Saturday, April 29, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

A memorial service in celebration of the life of Professor Octave Levenspiel will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, in the Memorial Union Lounge. The service will start around 2 p.m. All are welcome. Further details can be found at: http://levenspiel.com.

National Get Outdoors Day

Environment Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Saturday, June 3, 2017 (all day event)

The fifth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 from 10am-3pm at Peavy Arboretum. This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and families with the great outdoors. Spanish speaking volunteers will provide bilingual assistance. 

Join us and discover the forest in your backyard. For more information visit the website at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day

Undergraduate Engineering Expo

Environment Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Friday, May 19, 2017 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

This year's Senior Design Showcase features nearly 200 student-built projects from across the disciplines: Biological & Ecological Engineering; Chemical, Biological & Environmental Engineering; Civil & Construction Engineering; Electrical Engineering & Computer Science; Mechanical, Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering; and Nuclear Science & Engineering.

FIRST robots from local high schools will also be on display.

High school teachers - register to bring your students:

The Expo is a great learning opportunity for high school students who are interested in science and technology or may be considering a career in engineering. 

Reservations must be made for all groups of 15 or more. Register here!

Oregon State engineering students may volunteer for this event. Volunteer for at least two hours and receive a free t-shirt. Register to volunteer here. 

Start Smart

Environment Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Wednesday, May 17, 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.

COE Faculty Development Workshop

Environment Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Friday, May 12, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

This workshop focuses on ways to improve your teaching practices. Presenters include:

Dr. Milo Kretsky

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

Southwest Oregon District Forestland Classification Committee Sets First Meeting

Forestry Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Oregon Department of Forestry's Southwest Oregon District provides wildland fire protection services to forestlands in Jackson and Josephine counties, funded by a Forest Patrol Assessment on protective lands.

Classifying which lands require wildland fire protection services from ODF occurs at the county level. Classification changes do not increase ODF's fire budget. Rather, the classification review helps ensure that protection costs are fairly distributed. In most cases, a review typically results in some lands being removed from forest classification and others being added.

The committee will be examining all lands within Jackson and Josephine counties, classifying them either as "forestland" or "not forestland" according to:

-      Fire risk potential

-      Vegetation type (fire fuel)

-      Community structure

-      Proximity to other forestland

The committee's efforts will help resolve issues pertaining to ODF's Fire suppression role on forestlands and adjacent properties. This will be the basis for assessing lands for the costs of wildland fire protection.

At the May 9 meeting, the committee will be electing its officers, reviewing its bylaws and begin looking at forestlands in Jackson county. Landowners and the public can learn about the history, process and current plans for the project. Upon completing its work, the committee will present a list of lands from both counties it classified as forestland so those properties can be accessed for fire protection by ODF.

Managing Natural Risk: Creating Greater Resilience to Wildfires and Climate Change on Small Farms and Ranches

Forestry Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Friday, May 12, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Learn how to build resilience on your farm or ranch with affordable site-specific design and management techniques!

Save the date and PLEASE pass it on!  Register today!  

 

Winter Storm Cleanup and Risk Assessment

Forestry Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Experts will be on hand to provide advice on assessing forest and tree health risks from winter storms, tips for cleaning up your property, and minimizing future storm damage. We’ll discuss storm damage to trees both in forests and around homes. Cosponsored by West Multnomah SWCD and OSU Extension.

Master Woodland Manager Course

Forestry Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Thursday, June 8, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Do you want to make sure your forest is resilient to fire, pests or diseases?  Are you interested in how your land can better suit wildlife, timber production, or recreation? Would you like to make sure your roads are well-built, and know that you filed your taxes correctly? The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) program shows you how to “read” your woodland by understanding local ecological factors as well as how to conduct assessments to determine where your woodland is heading as it grows and matures. You will learn how various management activities can help you meet your long term vision for the property.   This is the flagship course of the OSU Extension Forestry program.  MWM volunteers represent a 20 year legacy, and include a wide array of people and woodlands throughout Oregon. Whether you own 5 or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you gain skills for tending your woodland and provide opportunities to share your passion for stewardship.  View the Master Woodland Manager application/registration brochure.

New Riparian Rules

Forestry Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Oregon Department of Forestry is holding a training on the proposed new riparian rules (SSBT, or salmon, steelhead and bull trout) on May 18th, 9 am – noon at the Columbia River PUD community room. Space is limited. Please direct your RSVP and any questions to John Krause, contact info below.

 

National Get Outdoors Day

Forestry Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Saturday, June 3, 2017 (all day event)

The fifth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 from 10am-3pm at Peavy Arboretum. This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and families with the great outdoors. Spanish speaking volunteers will provide bilingual assistance. 

Join us and discover the forest in your backyard. For more information visit the website at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day

CoastalWoodlands Roads Workshop

Forestry Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Friday, June 2, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Use your road maintenance dollars effectively. Learn to assess your existing road for potential problems and prioritize repairs. Workshop covers maintenance and improvement techniques, water quality and aquatic habitat concerns, regulations, contracts, technical and financial assistance available to small woodland owners.

With:

Steve Bowers – Timber Harvesting Extension Specialist

Francisca Belart - Timber Harvesting Extension Specialist

Jon Souder- Forest Watershed Extension Specialist

Guillermo Giannico - Associate Professor, Fisheries Extension

Valerie Grant- North Coast Agent, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources

RSVP by May 30

Reservations Required: call 541-574-6534 or email Valerie.Grant@oregonstate.edu

Native Tree Identification & May Day Basket Workshop

Forestry Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Monday, May 1, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Sponsored by the Women Owning Woodlands Network

Come learn about the Women Owning Woodlands Network, how to identify trees & shrubs around your woodland, and make a festive May Day basket!

Snacks provided!

With Tiffany Fegel, WOWnet Coordinator & Valerie Grant, North Coast Agent, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources

RSVP by April 27

Reservations Required: call 541-574-6534 or email Valerie.Grant@oregonstate.edu

 

 

Cover crops and soil health workshop

Forestry Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Thursday, May 25, 2017 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This will be an opportunity to visit two Christmas tree farms whose owners have been using in-row cover crops
for many years. Learn from those who have tried a variety of seeding methods and different grass and clover
species. We will visit with farm owners, Dan Logan and Dan Zimmermann. Dean Moberg, Resource Conservationist with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service will also join us to share his expertise. We will
meet at Dan Logan’s farm at 19830 NW Dixie Mountain Rd, North Plains, OR. 97133 at 3 pm.

Please pre-register by calling Chal Landgren at 971-801-0381. There is no fee. Maps and additional information will be available at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/NWREC/programs/christmas-trees.

Intro to Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (all day event)
6 total classes - April 12, 19, 29 & May 3, 10, 24. Topics:
assessing your property, reforestation, weeds/
invasives, forest development, wildlife habitat, forest
health, thinning, fire, harvest systems, roads/
transportation, forest practices, sources of assistance,
income opportunities. Call Alicia at (541) 236-3002 for
more details.

Fires in the Pacific Northwest-Past, Present & Future

Forestry Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:00 PM - Thursday, May 25, 2017 3:30 PM

Join us for a summit on the state of knowledge and available research on fire regimes for forests and grasslands west of the Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington. The summit will provide an opportunity for dialog and interaction between participants, discussion of shared field experiences, and will feature key speakers from the field of fire ecology. The target audience for this event is federal and state land managers, private forest land managers, fire managers, fuel specialists, collaborative groups in the wildland-urban interface, extension faculty, and other technical service providers and educators. For more information, or to register, please visit: http://cpe.forestry.oregonstate.edu/wsidefiresummit

Christmas tree farm leases and agreements

Forestry Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

It can be expensive to buy land for Christmas tree production. Leasing is a viable alternative. Learn all the nuts
and bolts about leasing land, starting with clear language in the leasing agreements combined with practical
stories from growers who lease and manage Christmas tree fields. Find out what growers can expect to pay,
how to spell out property access, chemical use, condition of property after the lease is over and many other
considerations. Bring your questions, there will be time to get input.

The meeting will start with a 15 minute business meeting for the Pacific Northwest Christmas Tree Association
followed by the evening’s special program on leasing.
Presenters: Nellie McAdams, attorney and Farm Preservation Director for Rogue Farm Corps will guide you
through important considerations and formats for lease documents. Jim Puff, President of Northwest Evergreen, Inc. will share his experience with leasing. Jay Kittams owner of Hilltop Trees, will highlight his experiences
with leasing land and managing Christmas tree production.

There is no fee but registration is required by May 22. Send in the registration form on page 11 or contact Jean
Bremer at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Woodland Management – Basic Forestry Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Saturday, May 6, 2017 (all day event)

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.

Topics covered:
-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.
-Saturday Field Trip to see first hand examples of what you've learned.

Register: R.S.V.P by April 5th call 503-325-8573
or email valerie.grant@oregonstate.edu

Emerging Forest Health Issues and Best Management Practices to Improve Resilience

Forestry Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Friday, May 12, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Health problems for trees and forests in the western Columbia Gorge continue to emerge in response to extremes of heat, drought, ice, snow, flood, and wind interacting with diseases and insects. Attend this workshop to learn about specific problems and solutions - to respond to emerging issues and promote tree vigor and forest resilience. Major current issues include: storm damage, Douglas-fir beetle, California fivespined Ips beetles, root diseases, abiotic stress and damage, maple decline, defoliators, and invasives.

This workshop is designed for Natural Resource Professionals including foresters, arborists, loggers, contractors, agency staff, and also active forest landowners: people that work in the woods implementing non-commercial and commercial forest treatments. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with speakers and other participants on the important issues affecting forest and tree health.

Earn Continuing Education Credits! The training will offer continuing education credits for SAF, ISA, pesticide
applicators, and professional loggers programs in both Oregon and Washington.

For more information and registration by May 1, go to: http://cpe.forestry.oregonstate.edu/EmergingIssues
or contact Glenn Ahrens 503-655-8631 or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu.

Co-sponsored by Oregon State University Extension, Oregon Department of Forestry, the U.S. Forest Service,
Washington State University Extension, and Washington Department of Natural Resources.

Master Woodland Manager Course

Forestry Events - 3 hours 53 min ago
Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Do you want to make sure your forest is resilient to fire, pests or diseases?  Are you interested in how your land can better suit wildlife, timber production, or recreation? Would you like to make sure your roads are well-built, and know that you filed your taxes correctly? The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) program shows you how to “read” your woodland by understanding local ecological factors as well as how to conduct assessments to determine where your woodland is heading as it grows and matures. You will learn how various management activities can help you meet your long term vision for the property.   This is the flagship course of the OSU Extension Forestry program.  MWM volunteers represent a 20 year legacy, and include a wide array of people and woodlands throughout Oregon. Whether you own 5 or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you gain skills for tending your woodland and provide opportunities to share your passion for stewardship.  View the Master Woodland Manager application/registration brochure.