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CPHHS Alumni Gathering at Homecoming's Beaver Bash

Health & Wellness Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Friday, October 28, 2016 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) at Homecoming's Beaver Bash! Look for our table to mingle with fellow CPHHS Beavers, play our quick interactive game and pick up some cool college swag. Enter for a chance to win a college travel mug, tote bag and other goodies.

Friday, Oct. 28
5 - 9 p.m.

Memorial Union
Ground Floor Ballroom

Free.  No need to register, just stop by to see us.
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CPHHS Gathering at APHA Conference

Health & Wellness Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Monday, October 31, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join the College of Public Health and Human Sciences (CPHHS) at the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting and Expo. The CPHHS will have a booth at the Expo and a reception the evening of Oct. 31 for college alumni, faculty, students and friends. Marie Harvey, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Programs, and other college faculty will be in attendance. Come mingle with fellow Beavers who work in public health fields!

Monday, Oct. 31
Location near the Colorado Convention Center and exact time TBD
Denver, Colorado

The CPHHS gathering is free to all registered attendees of the APHA Annual Meeting and Expo. Registration for the gathering is not required, but appreciated by Oct. 28.

Stop by the college's booth at the Expo to get further details about the gathering on Oct. 31. Event details will be emailed to registrants as soon as arrangements are finalized.

The Expo will be held at the Colorado Convention Center, Hall A/F. The college will be at booth 222. Browse the Expo's floor plan using the Virtual Expo.

Event details and registration

Plant Propagation Class

Forestry Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Thursday, November 10, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Would you like to learn how to propagate native plants for your forest or landscape? Native plants support the local wildlife habitat, and are low maintenance when planted in the proper place. If you have a natural area that needs to be restored, or are just interested in putting more natives into your home garden, farm or woodlot, then propagating your own can be very rewarding and save you money to boot!

Clackamas Community College’s fall term Plant Propagation class will emphasize native plants this year, and is designed to give you hands-on experience reproducing a variety of plants from seeds and cuttings. There is also an online component where you will get more of the background on how and why plants are propagated the way that they are.

The class is offered by the Horticulture Department at Clackamas Community College on the Oregon City campus Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm, September 29 - December 8, 2016, taught by Jen Gorski.

Start Smart

Environment Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 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.

2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Visit our website for details and registration here.

·        -Have land but not sure how to take care of it? 

·        -Need a plan for your property? 

·        -New to the area?

·        -Thinking of purchasing land?

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property.  The program incorporates weekly field classes, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. This program is great for land owners who want to learn or enhance or develop land management skills as a part of their rural lifestyles. 

The 11-week training covers topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, natural vegetation and wildlife, rivers and stream ecosystems, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Weekly classes will meet at OSU Extension at 569 Hanley Road, Central Point

Wednesday afternoons, September 7th – November 16; 12:00-5:00pm

Sick Trees In Curry County

Forestry Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Adaptive Management: Practical Ideas for Woodland Owners and Managers in the Face of Drought and Wildfire

Forestry Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Thursday, October 13, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Join us for a fun day learning about how we can manage our eastern Oregon forests for resiliency and health when faced with persistent drought and wildfire. We have a great set of speakers and specialists on hand for the day, including Jeff Blackwood, USFS Umatilla National Forest Supervisor (retired), Dave Powell, USFS Umatilla National Forest Silviculturist (retired) Richie Gardener, Supervisory Forester, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla (CTUIR) and Hans Rudolf, Oregon Department of Forestry Stewardship Forester, as well as the speakers below discussing specific topics to stimulate our thinking.

In the morning we’ll focus on these topics in a classroom setting:
-What is the Current Climate Situation in Eastern Oregon and Predictions for the Future? Kathie Dello, OSU Climate Change Research Institute
-Management Strategies to Improve Forest Resiliency and Health. Steve Fitzgerald, OSU Extension Silviculture Specialist and Director of College Forests
-What is Biochar and How Does it Fit Into Management Now and in the Future? Jim Archuleta, Umatilla National Forest

At around 11:00 we’ll shift to the field which will include these stops:
Stop 1: Westminster Woods thinning and fuels reduction project
Stop 2: Deadman’s Pass: Overview of the Weigh Station Fire
Stop 3: Ernie Strahm, Paul and Mary Davis and CTUIR properties---wildfire and fuels reduction practices, post-fire management issues and lessons learned

Wrap-up, questions and where do we go from here, feedback discussion. Adjourn at 3:30 PM


Please register by Tuesday, October 11.

Yamhill Small Woodlands Meeting

Forestry Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

On Wednesday, 28 September 2016, the Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association and the OSU Extension Service are presenting Forest Grove District Forester, Mike Cafferata who will provide an update of the 2016 fire season and report on current issues in our local area including forest classification and target shooting.

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.

Oregon-Canadian Forest Products Facility

Forestry Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Friday, September 30, 2016 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Have you ever wondered what they do at the Oregon-Canadian Forest Products facility in North Plains? Now's your chance to find out! We are scheduled for a tour of the Oregon-Canadian Forest Products facility in North Plains on Friday, September 30 at 9:30 am.

They are the largest remanufacturer of specialty softwood products in North America. As such, they pretty much have at least one of every type of saw imaginable. Their business is to buy high-grade product from sawmills and then sort, dry, re-saw, plane, and ship to wholesale buyers like window and door manufacturers. At their headquarters facility in North Plains, they produce high grade Douglas-fir, Western Red Cedar and Hemlock lumber. In addition, they import and manufacture large volumes of lumber from South America for a variety of specialty applications.

Parking and driving directions:
We will meet at their main building on NW Commercial Street in North Plains. The building is located on the south side of Commercial Street between NW 318th and NW 321st. There is a large American flag and a saw blade with their logo out front. Please park along the north side of Commercial Street but not directly opposite the main building, as that is where the semi trucks stage. Use the head-in paved and striped parking closer to Main St. The facility covers a fairly large site and will require about 1 mile of walking, but they can have a car drive the long distances if we have people who can't walk that far. Expect the tour to take 1 1/2 - 2 hours.

WOWNet Retreat

Forestry Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Friday, November 4, 2016 - Sunday, November 6, 2016 (all day event)

Join other WOWNet members for a weekend at beautiful Silver Falls State Park participating in workshops such as tree id, how to hire a logger, invasive insect management, wildlife habitat, non-timber forest products, and much more.

Register by October 18th by contacting Tiffany Fegel and hurry, space is limited!

Plant Propagation Class

Forestry Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Thursday, November 3, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Would you like to learn how to propagate native plants for your forest or landscape? Native plants support the local wildlife habitat, and are low maintenance when planted in the proper place. If you have a natural area that needs to be restored, or are just interested in putting more natives into your home garden, farm or woodlot, then propagating your own can be very rewarding and save you money to boot!

Clackamas Community College’s fall term Plant Propagation class will emphasize native plants this year, and is designed to give you hands-on experience reproducing a variety of plants from seeds and cuttings. There is also an online component where you will get more of the background on how and why plants are propagated the way that they are.

The class is offered by the Horticulture Department at Clackamas Community College on the Oregon City campus Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm, September 29 - December 8, 2016, taught by Jen Gorski.

2016 National Convention of the Society of American Foresters

Forestry Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - Sunday, November 6, 2016 (all day event)

Forests form the fabric of the landscapes of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes area, influencing generations of foresters and figuring prominently in the cultures, traditions, and economies of the region. Madison is central to a robust Midwestern forestry community that offers a rich history, a legacy of pioneering forestry environmentalism, and an active contemporary forestry industry. It is a vibrant, safe, walkable capital city that is home to the University of Wisconsin and the world-renowned USFS Forest Products Lab.

The 2016 SAF National Convention will explore the rich history of forestry, land stewardship, and the connections that unite all who create, manage, use, and conserve forests and associated resources to meet desired goals, needs, and values.

For more information,  http://www.xcdsystem.com/safconference/website/

2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Wednesday, November 2, 2016 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Visit our website for details and registration here.

·        -Have land but not sure how to take care of it? 

·        -Need a plan for your property? 

·        -New to the area?

·        -Thinking of purchasing land?

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property.  The program incorporates weekly field classes, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. This program is great for land owners who want to learn or enhance or develop land management skills as a part of their rural lifestyles. 

The 11-week training covers topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, natural vegetation and wildlife, rivers and stream ecosystems, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Weekly classes will meet at OSU Extension at 569 Hanley Road, Central Point

Wednesday afternoons, September 7th – November 16; 12:00-5:00pm

Social Change Model of Leadership

Environment Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

November 1st

Featuring: Emily Bowling

Leadership Academy Pillar: ETHICAL or INCLUSIVE

Come learn about the Social Change Model of Leadership and its’ “7 C’s”.  This theory of leadership is well established in the literature and widely applicable to modern leadership practice.  Social issues are complex, interconnected, and interwoven with personal values and beliefs.  After being introduced to the Social Change Model of Leadership, engage in an interactive activity to examine a current issue, analyze the symptoms and root causes and utilizing principles of the leadership model to explore what can be done to address it.  This workshop will empower Leadership Academy members to help create a better future by positively influencing the societal issues that are important to them as leaders. 

Over the past ten years, Emily has held Student Affairs positions in the areas of residence life, first year programs, civic engagement/service-learning, and sustainability. As an ardent supporter of experiential, place-based education, Emily's work is centered on facilitating students’ leadership development for working toward a more just, humane, and sustainable world. She holds a master’s degree in Sustainability Education from Portland State University and a bachelor’s of science in Biology from Susquehanna University. When not in the CCE, Emily enjoys hiking, cycling, seeing live music, cooking, playing indoor soccer, and exploring the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. 

 

This event is for Leadership Academy Members only. Not a member?  Submit your application today!

(All OSU engineering students in good academic standing with a minimum of 45 total earned credits are eligible to apply)

Citizen Fire Academy

Forestry Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Thursday, September 29, 2016 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Citizen Fire Academy, September 29 - November 3, Hopkins Demonstration Forest, online learning modules, and Molalla area field trips.  The Citizen Fire Academy (CFA) volunteer education program puts wildfire preparedness into the hands of landowners and the community, with the help of local, state, and federal fire management agencies. Join in this education and service program that will give you the tools you need and will teach you about who to turn to when wildfire comes. More information can be found on this flyer. Cost for the full program is $35/person or $50/couple. Register by September 16, 2016. You can register at this link https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/1067. For more information contact jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Saturday, October 29, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

An OSU Extension course for Lane, Linn, and Benton County area. 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, and Getting it Done: Safety, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

This date is the field session.

Register online here, registration deadline Sept. 27th

Forest Field Day & Equipment Demonstration

Forestry Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Saturday, October 1, 2016 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

This field day will feature demonstrations fo small-scale equipment and techniques useful to woodland owners and other rural landowners.

Fuels reduction, brushing, pruning, slash disposal & chipping, log handling & yarding, pole peeling & utilization, tree planting, fire control and more.

You'll see everything from hand and power tools to tractors with winches for pulling logs and the Ascender, a self-propelled tree pruning system. Small acreage and new and inexperienced landowners are especially encouraged to attend, but there will be something for landowners of every experience level!

More info:

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/forest_field_day_equip_demo_2016_002.pdf

Campbell Lecture Series

Health & Wellness Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Friday, October 14, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Parenting and Adolescent Mental Health" Nicholas B. Allen, PhD, Ann Swindells Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon.

Nick Allen will discuss how parent behavior affects adolescent depression and other mental health problems, and how interventions to improve parenting and family relationships might reduce the risk of poor outcomes for teenagers.

The Cynthia and Duncan Campbell Lecture on Childhood Relationships, Risk and Resilience is presented annually and made possible by Cindy and Duncan Campbell.

If you are unable to join in person, the Campbell lecture can be viewed at live.oregonstate.edu

Your Legacy, Your Land

Forestry Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Join us for our monthly Your Legacy, Your Land Webinars.  We are partnering with OSU and their Ties to the Land program to connect you with experts as you work through your plans.  On the fourth Thursday of every month at 11 pm (PST), we will discuss a different topic associated with your legacy plan, from setting goals to communicating with your family to understanding the different estate planning tools.   Register for each webinar: http://mylandplan.org/content/your-legacy-your-land-monthly-webinar-series

Logs to Lumber to Living: A Cabin in the Woods

Forestry Events - 59 min 23 sec ago
Thursday, October 27, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pride of ownership is continually listed near the top of why folks own woodland properties. What better way to increase that pride than building a cabin for you and others to enjoy?   Better yet: build a cabin from your own trees!   Before you take the plunge, it is best to consider the alternatives. Maybe you should buy the lumber because your trees aren’t the right size, species or quality. We’ll help you find-out. Join us in a discussion on the merits of owning and/or hiring a portable mill contractor. And the building is only the beginning.   How ‘bout water? Power? Heating and lighting? Can you access the site, aka roads?  And, the all-important septic: it does happen, you know. Included in the presentation will be a step-by-step cost and material analysis of a real-life example of a woodland cabin.  

Information and Registration