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Woodland Roads

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Thursday, September 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Whether your roads are dirt, rock or a combination of both, there are measures you can take in terms of inspection, maintenance and repair that will save you significant time and money “down the road”…. reducing your chances of losing parts of your road to erosion, culvert blow-outs, not to mention saving the shocks, wheels and tires on your truck!

These FREE, hands-on field workshops will cover the following topics:
• roadbed and road surface design and maintenance (dirt and rock)
• stream crossings, culverts, and ditches
• inspection maintenance and repair
• wet / frozen weather considerations
• easements and contracts
You will also receive a complimentary copy of “Managing Woodlands Roads: A Field Guide”.
This workshop is being held in two locations for your convenience. Please dress for spending a day outdoors, including sturdy footwear for walking on uneven terrain. Bring your own lunch; snacks and water will be provided.

For more details click, http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/woodland-roads-workshops

Woodland Roads

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Friday, September 18, 2015 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Whether your roads are dirt, rock or a combination of both, there are measures you can take in terms of inspection, maintenance and repair that will save you significant time and money “down the road”…. reducing your chances of losing parts of your road to erosion, culvert blow-outs, not to mention saving the shocks, wheels and tires on your truck!

These FREE, hands-on field workshops will cover the following topics:
• roadbed and road surface design and maintenance (dirt and rock)
• stream crossings, culverts, and ditches
• inspection maintenance and repair
• wet / frozen weather considerations
• easements and contracts
You will also receive a complimentary copy of “Managing Woodlands Roads: A Field Guide”.
This workshop is being held in two locations for your convenience. Please dress for spending a day outdoors, including sturdy footwear for walking on uneven terrain. Bring your own lunch; snacks and water will be provided.

For more details click, http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/woodland-roads-workshops

Small Farm School

Small Farms Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, September 12, 2015 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Small Farm School is a full day event with hands-on and classroom workshops for beginning farmer and small acreage rural landowners. Join us Saturday, September 12 at Clackamas Community College.

2015 Program and Session Descriptions

 ** Registration Page **

Click here to join the Small Farm School outreach list

Presented by OSU Extension in cooperation with Clackamas County Soil and Water Conservation District and Clackamas Community College

 

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Hopkins Community Forest Day

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, September 12, 2015 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Community Forestry Day, September 12, 2015, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Hopkins Demonstration Forest. Learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland. Projects include tree planting, trail maintenance, pruning and more. Projects vary with the seasons. Lunch is included email jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu to get on the list or for more information call Peter at 503-884-6202 or forestengineer@live.com

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Driftwood or Lumber: Hands-on Class to Learn How Wood Scientists Identify Wood

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Thursday, October 1, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
You may have taken a class on identifying plants and trees but do you know how to identify what species of tree a piece of wood came from? The OSU Tillamook County Extension Service and Tillamook Bay Community College are offering a class on how to identify different woods. This fun and informative hands-on class will teach you the basics of how wood scientists identify one piece of wood from another. Learn techniques that will help you identify lumber, or pieces of driftwood. There is a $10 registration fee to help cover the cost of handout materials. The class will be taught at Tillamook Bay Community College.  Registration form here.

Plant Propagation

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Thursday, October 1, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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

Living On the Land: Stewardship for Small Acreages

Small Farms Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Thursday, October 1, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

There are 4 classes included for one low price. Sponsored by the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council  & the OSU Extension Service Small Farms Program

$20 per person or $30 for a couple from the same farm for the entire series 
Scholarships available upon request.

October 1st -  
October 8th -   
October 15th -
October 22nd - 

Class topics may shift throughout the series depending on participants interest. and speaker schedules.

Register NOW!

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2015 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through weekly field classes, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. The course is great for land owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyles. 

The 11-week program provides training for Southern Oregon residents on topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, encouraging (and controlling) wildlife, stream ecology, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Course Fee (includes resources)
SAVE $50 Early Bird registration by August 7
$150; couples $200

Registration Deadline: August 14
Standard fee (after Aug. 7) $200; couples $250 

The Art & Science of Drying Wood

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Oregon State University Tillamook County Extension Service and Tillamook Bay Community College are offering The Art & Science of Drying Wood for wood industry personnel, portable sawmill operators, woodworkers, or those just interested in learning more about the physics behind wood drying. Join us for a fun and informative class that will help you understand wood behavior – discussion will include checking/cracking, splitting, shrinking/swelling, and warping (cup, bow, crook and twist) of wood during the drying process – and, what you can do to minimize the negative results of these behaviors. We will also identify those characteristics you have little control over. We will discuss pros and cons of the different methods of drying lumber including air, shed, solar and dehumidification, and talk about how important it is to control the rate of drying. This class will be beneficial to those who have been milling wood for years or for those who are just thinking about processing lumber and drying that lumber. Class will be at Tillamook Bay Community College. Cost is $10 per person to help cover the cost of handout materials. Registration form here.

IUFRO Connecting Research to Practice:

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Sunday, September 27, 2015 - Thursday, October 1, 2015 (all day event)

The first call for abstracts opens on 9 March 2015 and closes 9 April 2015.Abstracts should be no more than 200 words, and should include the title, all authors and affiliations, and indicate whether they are to be considered for either an oral or poster presentation, or both. Please include the name and email for the primary contact and title your email: "LASTNAME"_IUFRO_EKE

Oral presentation slots are limited to 30.  Those not accepted for an oral presentation will we accepted for a poster presentation.

Please email your abstract to janean.creighton@oregonstate.edu

Visit the website at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/iufro/

Webinar on forest management, climate change, and carbon storage in the Oregon Coast Range

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Thursday, September 10, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Forests of the Pacific Northwest provide an array of important ecosystem services, including wildlife habitat, recreation, soil protection, clean air and water, and timber production. Balancing these values presents a challenge for societies as we assess tradeoffs between services, including weighing timber harvest and carbon storage, or old-growth habitat and habitat for early-successional species. The Coast Range of Oregon is emblematic of these challenges, as it encompasses federal, state, private and tribal lands that are widely interspersed with high adjacency between public and private lands, each with unique goals for the delivery of ecosystem services. Forests also face multiple threats from climate change, including physiological stress, range shifts, and wildfire. Researchers at the Environmental Protection Agency (ORD-NHEERL/NCEA), the Bureau of Land Management, and Portland State University employed a forest simulation model to integrate forest succession, climate change, wildfire disturbance, and management to understand the long-term dynamics of forests in the Oregon Coast Range, with a focus on landscape carbon storage. Dr. Megan Creutzburg, research faculty at Portland State University, will present the results from this study.

To join the meeting:
Web conference:  https://epa.connectsolutions.com/leduc/

No password is needed, sign in as a guest with your full name

Poplar for Biofuels

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

As a purpose-grown crop for bioenergy, the poplars highlight their potential as a sustainable feedstock for biofuel and biochemical production in the Pacific Northwest. Lunch included!

Join extension professionals, policy makers, researchers, and environmental professionals, in learning about the latest biofuel and biochemical developments in the Pacific Northwest. Topics include:

♦   Growing hybrid poplar as a short rotation woody energy crop
♦   Sustainable production and environmental impacts on soil, water, and wildlife
♦   Best areas to develop biofuel and biochemical industries
♦   Biomass production tour highlighting operational and research poplar plots

Click here to register for the Jefferson Tour

Learn more about AHB at hardwoodbiofuels.org

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Operations Workshop

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Thursday, September 24, 2015 9:00 AM - Friday, September 25, 2015 5:00 PM

The UAS Operations Workshop for environmental science applications offers practical information on UAS regulations, platforms, sensors, and software. A portion of the course will involve working with imagery from a UAS flight so that participants get experience with remote sensing applications in an applied exercise.

For more information, including the workshop schedule, please see the Workshop Website.

Welcome Social for new PHHS Students

Health & Wellness Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

For all new undergraduate students in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Grab a bite to eat, mingle with faculty and students, get information on student clubs and study abroad programs and more. And don't forget to pick up a new planner.

This event is part of OSU Welcome Week activities.

2015 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through weekly field classes, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. The course is great for land owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyles. 

The 11-week program provides training for Southern Oregon residents on topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, encouraging (and controlling) wildlife, stream ecology, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Course Fee (includes resources)
SAVE $50 Early Bird registration by August 7
$150; couples $200

Registration Deadline: August 14
Standard fee (after Aug. 7) $200; couples $250 

Small Scale Equipment Field Day

Small Farms Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 (all day event)

Finding the right tools and equipment can be challenging for small farmers. Having the right or wrong equipment can greatly effect efficiency of operations and make a significant impact on farm profitability. Renting or borrowing equipment before purchasing your own is recommended as equipment can be expensive!

A small-scale equipment field day will be held at the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture on September 22, 2015. Multiple tool-makers and suppliers will bring equipment and tools for farmers to try out, see in action, and ask questions. 

For more information, visit http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/small-scale-equipment-field-day

Register here
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63rd Western International Forest Disease Work Conference

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Monday, September 21, 2015 - Friday, September 25, 2015 (all day event)

OSUs Extension Forest Health Specialist, Dave Shaw, with a crew of Oregonian forest pathologists as the local committee (Alan Kanaskie, Chair, Ellen Goheen Program Chair, our own Greg Filip field trips).  We have an action packed agenda with 1.5 days of field trips and panels on tree mortality and drought, conifer phytophthoras, and needle diseases.  Committee meetings are used to update interested folks about what is happening in the west on various disease agents (root rots, dwarf mistletoe etc.)

In addition, we highlight new forest pathology/protection faculty in the west (Colorado State, Jane Stewart, OSU Jared LaBoldus, UW we've invited Patrick Tobin) and graduate students.   Plus invited scientists from England and New Zealand who will present on Phytophthoras and needle diseases of conifers too.

http://www.fs.fed.us/foresthealth/technology/wif/

Let's Pull Together!

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Let’s Pull Together is a state-wide invasive plant eradication event. Bring your friends, your family, or your group and join in to reduce the impacts of invasive plants!

Sign up to volunteer at one of six Let’s Pull Together locations.

  • Peavy Arboretum
  • Beazell Memorial Forest
  • Sunset Natural Area
  • Bald Hill Farm
  • Pioneer Park
  • Takena Landing

Pulling weeds is incredibly satisfying! Please share this invitation with your friends so they can get that feeling of satisfaction too!

For more information contact Heath

Forest of Arts at Hopkins Demonstration Forest

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Saturday, September 19, 2015 9:30 AM - Sunday, September 20, 2015 4:30 PM

Hopkins Forest of Arts is a collaboration that brings together art, music, and environment in the forest. The goal is to foster art created from, in, or about the forest. Art gives both artist and audience a new perspective. The Forest of Arts should help us all see the forest and each other in new ways.

This is the third year for the Forest of Arts. There will be about 30 artists as well as hands-on youth activities including painting, wood working, paper and bird-house making, and spontaneous creation of art in the forest.

We are also inviting art students and faculty from OSU and other colleges to add their creative energy while providing them an opportunity for real-world art experience alongside professional artists and patrons, inspired by our forest.

As with all we do at Hopkins Demonstration Forest, we are looking for volunteers to help manage the event. Please consider signing up to volunteer for a few hours and then enjoy the rest of the event. To sign up as a volunteer for Forest of Arts, contact Glenn Ahrens.

The Hopkins website is at:
http://www.demonstrationforest.org/

2015 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - 8 hours 42 min ago
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through weekly field classes, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. The course is great for land owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their rural lifestyles. 

The 11-week program provides training for Southern Oregon residents on topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, encouraging (and controlling) wildlife, stream ecology, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Course Fee (includes resources)
SAVE $50 Early Bird registration by August 7
$150; couples $200

Registration Deadline: August 14
Standard fee (after Aug. 7) $200; couples $250