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Understanding the Effects of Fire on Aquatic Ecosystems

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Are wildland fires good or bad for fish and their aquatic habitat? What kinds of restoration are most beneficial? We'll take an in-depth look into the state of the science, research gaps, and opportunities for future management coordination & priority setting.

Co-sponsered by: Columbia Basin Federal Caucus, Ecotrust

RSVP by May 4th to nancy.schifferdecker@noaa.gov / 503.201.0345

For additional information, click HERE

Forest Pest and Disease Management

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Saturday, June 6, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Field workshop. Registration required. Call the OSU Extension Service office at 503-655-8631 for more information or to register.

OR Master Naturalist Program

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Saturday, June 6, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Oregon Coast Ecoregion course will present a diverse series of classes, covering the major ecosystems present on the Oregon Coast, from ocean and beaches to nearshore and intertidal to forests, rivers and estuaries. Once completed, this course will enable you to provide well-informed volunteer service to a variety of coastal groups and agencies.

For more information, click HERE

OR Urban & Community Forestry Conference

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Thursday, June 4, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Invasive pests, changing climate regimes and increased urban density will cause changes in our urban forests in the coming years. What tools and strategies can managers use today to help our community forests adapt? This one-day conference will provide participants with a toolkit full of possibilities, based on the most recent research in our field. Join your colleagues for a lively discussion of the challenges and opportunities coming to a community forest near you.

Registration opens March 23rd, click HERE

Managing Change in Our Community Forests:

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Thursday, June 4, 2015 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Invasive pests, changing climate regimes and increased urban density will cause changes in our urban forests in the coming years. What tools and strategies can managers use today to help our community forests adapt? This one-day conference will provide participants with a toolkit full of possibilities based on the most recent research in our field. Join your colleagues for a lively discussion of the challenges and opportunities coming to a community forest near you.

Speakers:

  • Erica Smith Fichman, TreePhilly Program Manager, Philadelphia Parks & Rec
  • Sam Chan, Oregon State University/Oregon Sea Grant
  • Local Tree Selection Experts:  Erik Burke, Jim Gersbach, and others
  • Paul Ries, Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager, Oregon Dept. of Forestry
  • James Cassidy, Oregon State University
  • Todd Murray, Director, WSU Klickitat & Skamania County Extension
  •  Amy Grotta, Assistant Professor, Forestry & Natural Resources Extension

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/managing-change-in-our-community-forests-a-toolkit-for-action-tickets-15659575211

 

E-Notification Information & Help Session

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Monday, April 27, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The session will begin with an E-Notification program demonstration by Joe Touchstone from ODF Salem. Following the demonstration we will be open for questions and discussion from the group as well as sharing of tips while working in the program. You are welcome to bring your laptop computer for hands on help.

Our goal is to tailor these sessions to your needs so please share comments and questions with your e-mail reply to attend. Also share how you manage your dashboards and what other features would make it better for you. This will help Joe prepare for the session so you get the most out of your class time.

Space is limited so please reply, with E-Notification Session in Subject Line, by Wednesday, April 22nd to bquackenbush@odf.state.or.us  with the following information:

1.       Name (& Company – if applies)

2.       Contact e-mail or phone

3.       Comments – Questions

Oregon Tree Farm System

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Tuesday, May 5, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This training session is for any forestry professional interested in becoming a “certified” Tree Farm inspector or for current inspectors who need to be brought up-to-date on the new 2015 Tree Farm standards.

Who should attend:

-Professional foresters interested in becoming certified tree farm inspectors

-Previously certified Tree Farm inspectors who need to be updated on the new 2015 Tree Farm System Standards

Continuing Forestry Education Credits Available!

Oregon Tree Farm System

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Monday, May 11, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This training session is for any forestry professional interested in becoming a “certified” Tree Farm inspector or for current inspectors who need to be brought up-to-date on the new 2015 Tree Farm standards.

Who should attend:

-Professional foresters interested in becoming certified tree farm inspectors

-Previously certified Tree Farm inspectors who need to be updated on the new 2015 Tree Farm System Standards

Continuing Forestry Education Credits Available!

Oregon Tree Farm System

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This training session is for any forestry professional interested in becoming a “certified” Tree Farm inspector or for current inspectors who need to be brought up-to-date on the new 2015 Tree Farm standards.

Who should attend:

-Professional foresters interested in becoming certified tree farm inspectors

-Previously certified Tree Farm inspectors who need to be updated on the new 2015 Tree Farm System Standards

Continuing Forestry Education Credits Available!

2015 PNW Forest Biomass

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Thursday, May 14, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM

Oregon and Washington timberlands have an abundant supply of woody biomass. Developing a forest biomass project includes market analysis, operational planning and availability of policy incentives.  This workshop will provide an overview of all these aspects to assist land managers in making biomass business and operational decisions.

View the website!

Oregon Tree Farm System

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Monday, May 18, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This training session is for any forestry professional interested in becoming a “certified” Tree Farm inspector or for current inspectors who need to be brought up-to-date on the new 2015 Tree Farm standards.

Who should attend:

-Professional foresters interested in becoming certified tree farm inspectors

-Previously certified Tree Farm inspectors who need to be updated on the new 2015 Tree Farm System Standards

Continuing Forestry Education Credits Available!

Oregon Tree Farm System

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This training session is for any forestry professional interested in becoming a “certified” Tree Farm inspector or for current inspectors who need to be brought up-to-date on the new 2015 Tree Farm standards.

Who should attend:

-Professional foresters interested in becoming certified tree farm inspectors

-Previously certified Tree Farm inspectors who need to be updated on the new 2015 Tree Farm System Standards

Continuing Forestry Education Credits Available!

Oregon Tree Farm System

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This training session is for any forestry professional interested in becoming a “certified” Tree Farm inspector or for current inspectors who need to be brought up-to-date on the new 2015 Tree Farm standards.

Who should attend:

-Professional foresters interested in becoming certified tree farm inspectors

-Previously certified Tree Farm inspectors who need to be updated on the new 2015 Tree Farm System Standards

Continuing Forestry Education Credits Available!

National Get Outdoors Day

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Saturday, May 30, 2015 (all day event)

The third annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday May 30th, 2015 from 10:00am-3:00pm 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 contact OSU Extension Service, Benton County at 541-766-6750 or visit our website at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day

OR Master Naturalist Program

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Saturday, May 30, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

The Oregon Coast Ecoregion course will present a diverse series of classes, covering the major ecosystems present on the Oregon Coast, from ocean and beaches to nearshore and intertidal to forests, rivers and estuaries. Once completed, this course will enable you to provide well-informed volunteer service to a variety of coastal groups and agencies.

For more information, click HERE

Fire Without Borders: Observations, Experiences, and Lessons Learned from the 36-Pit Fire

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Friday, May 29, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

The field tour will begin and end at Timber Park in Estacada to gather participants and board vans/buses. Featured topics include: silviculture, stand management, fuels management, and what was observed/learned about fire behavior in the different forest types and management units across both public and private land ownership.

Learn about the behavior of the 36-Pit fire as told by those who experienced it, including details on fuel conditions, topography, weather, and the suppression effort. Discuss management implications with respect to fire resistance, fire resiliency, and fire safety.

Registration is required ($15) and includes lunch and transportation. Sign up now - space is limited!

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Curry County - Woodland Basics

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Thursday, May 28, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you new to woodland ownership or would you simply like to know more about what makes your trees tick? This four-session shortcourse will give you a strong foundation in general forestry topics and help you get the most out of your property. Whether you are interested in producing timber and other products from your woods or if you simply want to keep your woods healthy, this course is for you. A $20 registration fee covers course materials and light refreshments.

Please pre-register with Samantha Clayburn: 541-572-5263 x25292 or Samantha.Clayburn@oregonstate.edu

Coos County - Woodland Basics

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Are you new to woodland ownership or would you simply like to know more about what makes your trees tick? This four-session shortcourse will give you a strong foundation in general forestry topics and help you get the most out of your property. Whether you are interested in producing timber and other products from your woods or if you simply want to keep your woods healthy, this course is for you. A $20 registration fee covers course materials and light refreshments.

Please pre-register with Samantha Clayburn: 541-572-5263 x25292 or Samantha.Clayburn@oregonstate.edu

Common Ground, Common Goals, Common Solutions

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - Friday, May 1, 2015 (all day event)

The Oregon Society of American Foresters and the Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society will hold a joint annual meeting in Eugene, April 29 to May 1. The theme is "Common Ground, Common Goals, Common Solutions."

"This meeting, for me, is a chance to bring together both professions to continue the conversation about wildlife and working forests," says Fran Cafferata Coe, who serves on the boards of both organizations. 

Cafferata Coe praises the organizing teams from both groups, saying the event will include a wide array of workshops and tours. "There'll be something for everyone," she says.

Fire in Oregon's Forests:

Forestry Events - 4 hours 11 min ago
Thursday, May 21, 2015 (all day event)

Wildfire hit Oregon hard last summer. The fires may be out, but the relevancy of wildfire to those that live in Oregon remains. Understanding and teaching students about the ecology of forests and fire, the issues surrounding wildfire, and prevention methods can be complex and challenging. Participants will learn about wildfires in Oregon: How and why they occur, the effects that fire can have on the land, what strategies can be used to reduce the negative effects of wildfires and obstacles to implementing solutions.

Register HERE