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Cruise, Fall, Buck, & Scale

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Cruise, Fall, Buck, & Scake - April 22  

This field will take you through the steps required to prepare a tree(s) for market. Learn to use the Woodland Stick and tariff system to measure, Cruise, merchantable log volume. We will also discuss the steps involved in evaluating a tree to be safely and properly cut down, Fall. Once the tree is on the ground we will observe some sample purchase orders and discuss cutting techniques, Buck, that generate the greatest revenue from the tree. After the logs have been bucked and limbed, we will observe the steps involved in conducting westside grading and scaling to determine individual log grade and volume, Scale.             

Presenters:
Steve Bowers and Francisca Belart, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension - Timber Harvesting Specialists      

See the Flyer!  

Information and Registration

Forest carbon inventory and marketing for woodland owners

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Saturday, May 6, 2017 (all day event)
Location and details TBA. Contact jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu to get on the list for more information.

Intro to Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Wednesday, May 3, 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.

PRIVATE FORESTLAND COLLABORATION IN EASTERN OREGON:

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Tuesday, May 2, 2017 (all day event)

Save the Date!

Landowners and partners involved in collaborative private forestland projects in eastern Oregon are invited to a one-day workshop. Topics will include how landowners can work together on market access, restoration projects, and fuels reducNon. We will learn from the efforts of the Ritter Land Management Team, East Face of the Elkhorns, and Blue Mountain Forest Cooperative.


Financial aid for travel available.

Woodland Discovery Plan Workshops

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Thursday, April 6, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This two-evening OSU Extension workshop helps families discover the potential of their property and explore their relationship with their land. See flyer for more details. Offered in two locations:

Dallas: Thursdays April 6 & 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Polk County Extension Office

Corvallis: Thursdays April 13 & 27, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Benton County Extension Office

Cost: $20 per family sharing materials

Register online  

For more information call the Benton Extension office 541-766-6750 or email Jody

Woodland Discovery Plan Workshops

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Thursday, April 13, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This two-evening OSU Extension workshop helps families discover the potential of their property and explore their relationship with their land. See flyer for more details. Offered in two locations:

Dallas: Thursdays April 6 & 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Polk County Extension Office

Corvallis: Thursdays April 13 & 27, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Benton County Extension Office

Cost: $20 per family sharing materials

Register online  

For more information call the Benton Extension office 541-766-6750 or email Jody

Woodland Discovery Plan Workshops

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Thursday, April 20, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This two-evening OSU Extension workshop helps families discover the potential of their property and explore their relationship with their land. See flyer for more details. Offered in two locations:

Dallas: Thursdays April 6 & 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Polk County Extension Office

Corvallis: Thursdays April 13 & 27, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Benton County Extension Office

Cost: $20 per family sharing materials

Register online  

For more information call the Benton Extension office 541-766-6750 or email Jody

Woodland Discovery Plan Workshops

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Thursday, April 27, 2017 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This two-evening OSU Extension workshop helps families discover the potential of their property and explore their relationship with their land. See flyer for more details. Offered in two locations:

Dallas: Thursdays April 6 & 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Polk County Extension Office

Corvallis: Thursdays April 13 & 27, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Benton County Extension Office

Cost: $20 per family sharing materials

Register online  

For more information call the Benton Extension office 541-766-6750 or email Jody

Weed Management Methods in Reforestation and Restoration

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Saturday, April 8, 2017 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Full spectrum weed management options in forestry and wildland management. This workshop is limited to 20 people. You can register online by April 6.

Intro to Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Saturday, April 29, 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.

Oregon Season Tracker Training

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

OSU Extenison citizen science program observing and reporting precipitation and seasonal plant changes like leaf buds.  Participants take a self paced online training at home (approx. 2 hrs) and then attend one classroom hands-on session to practice protocols, ask questions, and pick up you rain gauge.

Attend one classroom sessions:
     Wednesday March 22, 2017 in Stayton, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
     Tuesday April 4, 2017 in Wren, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
     Saturday May 13, 2017 in Portland, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $40 per family sharing materials/$30 for Linn County residents requesting a LCEA grant discount
Register: online 
For information contact Jody or call 541-766-6311

Oregon Forest Pest Detector Training

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Thursday, March 23, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Oregon Forest Pest Detectors (OFPDs) are volunteers that help prevent the damaging impacts of invasive forest pests by monitoring for and reporting potential infestations. The OFPD training is composed of two parts: (1) a short online course and (2) an in-person field workshop.

Field Workshop: March 23, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm
Location: Avery Park, Corvallis
See website for additional information and to register

Oregon Season Tracker Training

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

OSU Extenison citizen science program observing and reporting precipitation and seasonal plant changes like leaf buds.  Participants take a self paced online training at home (approx. 2 hrs) and then attend one classroom hands-on session to practice protocols, ask questions, and pick up you rain gauge.

Attend one classroom sessions:
     Wednesday March 22, 2017 in Stayton, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
     Tuesday April 4, 2017 in Wren, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
     Saturday May 13, 2017 in Portland, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $40 per family sharing materials/$30 for Linn County residents requesting a LCEA grant discount
Register: online 
For information contact Jody or call 541-766-6311

COE Faculty Development Workshop

Environment Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Friday, April 28, 2017 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM

This workshop focuses on ways to recruit, retain, and mentor GTAs and GRAs. Presenters include:

Dr. Dorthe Wildenschild, Dr. Joe McGuire, and Dr. Irem Tumer

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

Women Owning Woodlands Network Walk in the Woods

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Twilight (~5-8pm). Do not have to be involved with WOWnet to attend. More details to come! Call Alicia for more info - (541) 236-3002.

The CO Corvallis Maker Fair

Environment Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Saturday, April 15, 2017 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The CO  is an annual Oregon maker fair, hosted by Oregon State University. It is free and open to all ages, and supports the open and inclusive exploration of hands-on learning opportunities.

 

http://www.corvallismakerfair.org/

 

Living on Your Land - Tree School Rogue

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Saturday, April 22, 2017 (all day event)

27 classes to choose from...

Details and Registration Information Coming Soon!

Living on Your Land – Tree School Rogue presents a one-day conference for small farmers, small woodland owners, land owners/managers, wildlife enthusiasts, backyard gardeners, and those invested in our region's natural resources. Expand your knowledge and leave with a renewed enthusiasm and enhanced vision for your land.

The registration brochure is now available at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/treeschoolrogue2017finalweb.pdf

Please note that call-in registration opens March 8.

 

Cruise, Fall, Buck, & Scale

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
In this field event we will take you through the process required to prepare a tree(s) for market. Including measuring volume, safely cutting, bucking to generate revenue, and scaling.

Oregon Woodland Cooperative Annual Meeting

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Saturday, April 22, 2017 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM

It’s Earth Day and let’s celebrate by visiting a productive small woodland tree farm.

Our hosts for the day are Pat and Karen Karger on their tree farm near Gaston Oregon.

Terry Lamers has traveled the world gathering information about chain saws. He will share his extensive knowledge with us. Bring your chain saw and Terry guarantees he will show you something you did not know and maybe your saw will cut better and safer as a result.

Taylor Larson has been learning how to tap our local Big Leaf Maple for the making of maple syrup. A way for you to create a great Christmas gift or maybe even makes some money from a new secondary product. Terry will demonstrate how to tap a maple and the equipment you will need to do it yourself.

Jim Merzenich will show us how to make a small oak log produce Shitake mushrooms. If you ever wanted to create your own mushroom crop, this may be for you. Jim will share what you need to start your own crop.

  Co-op members will demonstrate how to split and bundle firewood for the OWC firewood program. This may be a way for you to make money from young stands, logging debris and hardwoods.

  A tour of the Karger Tree farm will also be included in the day’s activities.

Make this Earth Day a rewarding experience. After all, for a tree farmer every day is Earth Day

From Gaston, travel South on Hwy 47 3.8 miles to the junction of Cove Orchard Road, travel .7 mile to the tree farm entrance on the left.

From Yamhill, travel north on Hwy 47 3.9 miles to the junction of Cove Orchard Road, travel .2 miles to the tree farm entrance.

Watch for OWC tree Farm signs (22700 Cove Orchard Road). Stay on the driveway up the hill 1/4 mile to the meeting location.

Bring a side dish of dessert, salad or casserole you want to share. The Co-op will provide the main dish.

Master Woodland Manager Course

Forestry Events - 6 hours 51 min ago
Thursday, April 20, 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.