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Christmas Tree Field Tour

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Monday, September 18, 2017 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kirk Stroda is always trying new techniques and new ideas as he grows Christmas trees. Kirk will share his enthusiasm in growing trees by discussing some of the topics:

  1. Nordmann/Turkish fir top work- Kirk Stroda and Chal Landgren are working on a small pictorial trial investigating what we think will be the best strategies to trim tops. We will have before and after photos of specific trees. Come and see if the trees agreed with our guesses!
  2. Culturing noble fir to achieve a narrow and layered appearance
  3. Table top tree culturing of noble fir.
  4. Soil treatments for improved water retention and sod waterways.

Information and Registration

Citizen Fire Academy - Douglas County

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Thursday, September 28, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Citizen Fire Academy (CFA) volunteer education program represents a joint effort of many statewide and local agencies. The goals of this program are to develop your skills and knowledge so that you may help reduce the risk of catastrophic effects of wildfire for your home, your neighborhood, and your community. Over the course of 6 weeks, participants will attend two in-person classes, two field classes, and complete four online modules from the comfort of your own home. Each online module includes reading and video tutorials, review exercises, discussion board. Throughout the course, you will work on your own fire preparedness plan and present your final plan at the graduation session. Topics covered in the course include fire science, living in a fire environment, home protection strategies, and fuels reduction models.

 

Dates:

September 28 – 6-8pm – Introductory Session

September 29 – Begin Online Module 1: Fire Science

October 9 – Begin Online Module 2: Living in a Fire Environment

October 19 – Begin Online Module 3: Home Protection Strategies

October 21 – 9am to 3pm – Douglas Complex Fire burn area – Field Tour: Fire Science, Living in a Fire Adapted Ecosystem and the Wildland-Urban Interface

October 30 – Begin Online Module 4: Fuels Reduction Methods

November 4 – 9am to 3pm –Field Tour: Evaluating Fire Risk around Homes and Neighborhoods, Fuels Reduction Treatments

November 9 – 6pm to 8pm – Graduation Session

Woodland Management, A Basic Forestry Short Course

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Norma Kline, OSU Ext. Forester for Coos & Curry Counties

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include: 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. FIELD TRIP: See real examples of things learned in class.

Pre-Registration Required: Class size is limited. No walk –ins

Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ *Registration closes 09/01/2017 at  5:00 PM. Questions: Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext. 

2017 OSU Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Early Bird Registration before Aug. 1 save $50:   Register online here
Registration Deadline Aug. 15; Cost Full Registration price: $200 individual, $275 Couple.

For more information visit The Land Steward Web Page or call 541-776-7371

Apply today to participate in this fun and informative, field-based educational program that helps landowners learn what they have, decide how to manage it, and make a plan to get there. The program is based out of the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point.

 
The Land Steward Program, is an 11-week field-based course.  It is designed to help landowners, from small plots to large acreage, develop a management plan to accomplish their goals.
 
The program covers a full spectrum of land management considerations, from forests to farms, soils, water, pasture management, fire awareness, wildlife, economics and connection to resources that help landowners implement their plans.  Participants receive handouts, references, resources, professional presentations and site visits to bring the learning alive!

Woodland Management, A Basic Forestry Short Course

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Norma Kline, OSU Ext. Forester for Coos & Curry Counties

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include: 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. FIELD TRIP: See real examples of things learned in class.

Pre-Registration Required: Class size is limited. No walk –ins

Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ *Registration closes 09/01/2017 at  5:00 PM. Questions: Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext. 

Protect Your Home From Wildfire - Douglas County

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Saturday, September 9, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The area within 200 feet of your home, called “defensible space,” is what usually determines whether or not your home will survive a wildfire. Even after fast moving, scorching fires, homeowners who have prepared by keeping their property “Lean, Clean and Green” have returned to find their houses fully intact. Other homeowners who do nothing may return to nothing but char, even though the surrounding woods are still green. 

This one-day workshop will teach you why defensible space is the most crucial area to maintain. You will get the best and latest techniques recommended by ODF and DFPA to improve your defensible space. Learn how to identify what parts of your property need work and the components of a well maintained defensible space with an in-class discussion and on the ground field tour. You will see how the professionals assess a home for wildfire preparedness and learn to bring that same discerning eye back to your own property by the end of the workshop.

Instructors include representatives from OSU Extension, DFPA, & Firewise.

Register on-line at: Protect Your Home From Wildfire

 

Meet at the DFPA office in the morning, then everyone will carpool in the afternoon to the field tour sites near Roseburg (we will not travel more than 20 min. away from the DFPA office). Please bring a lunch. 

Native Tree Walk

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Friday, September 22, 2017 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Learn to identify and care for your trees!

Trouble distinguishing White and Black Oaks? Wondering if that huge cedar is an Incense, Port-Orford, or Western red? The more you know about your trees, the better you can care for them and improve their overall health. This workshop will give you all the tricks of the trade to identify the native trees in Douglas County – even the look-a-likes! We will also discuss the tree’s life characteristics, so you know how to give your trees what they need to stay healthy.

Cost includes the book Trees to Know in Oregon

Register Online (credit/debit) at:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/classes-events

 

Woodland Management, A Basic Forestry Short Course

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Norma Kline, OSU Ext. Forester for Coos & Curry Counties

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include: 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. FIELD TRIP: See real examples of things learned in class.

Pre-Registration Required: Class size is limited. No walk –ins

Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ *Registration closes 09/01/2017 at  5:00 PM. Questions: Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext. 

Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach & Service Programs

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Thursday, September 21, 2017 (all day event)

This dynamic conference is for professionals and partner organizations that coordinate, administer, or host training and volunteer programs in natural resource conservation, education, and outreach or for those interested in developing similar programming. This year the conference will be held in Portland, Oregon at the Word Forestry Center. There will be many opportunities to explore the natural, cultural and historic sites in and around Portland. During this conference, you can expect to gain knowledge from a diverse range of programs, network with colleagues, and obtain valuable tools to enhance your existing program or develop a new one.

For more information, www.anrosp.com

 

2017 OSU Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Early Bird Registration before Aug. 1 save $50:   Register online here
Registration Deadline Aug. 15; Cost Full Registration price: $200 individual, $275 Couple.

For more information visit The Land Steward Web Page or call 541-776-7371

Apply today to participate in this fun and informative, field-based educational program that helps landowners learn what they have, decide how to manage it, and make a plan to get there. The program is based out of the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point.

 
The Land Steward Program, is an 11-week field-based course.  It is designed to help landowners, from small plots to large acreage, develop a management plan to accomplish their goals.
 
The program covers a full spectrum of land management considerations, from forests to farms, soils, water, pasture management, fire awareness, wildlife, economics and connection to resources that help landowners implement their plans.  Participants receive handouts, references, resources, professional presentations and site visits to bring the learning alive!

Woodland Management, A Basic Forestry Short Course

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Norma Kline, OSU Ext. Forester for Coos & Curry Counties

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include: 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. FIELD TRIP: See real examples of things learned in class.

Pre-Registration Required: Class size is limited. No walk –ins

Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ *Registration closes 09/01/2017 at  5:00 PM. Questions: Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext. 

Riparian Buffer Demonstration Workshop For Forest Landowners

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Oregon’s new riparian rules were adopted July 1, 2017. Rules have changed to include streams specifically identified to have salmon, steelhead or bull trout (SSBT). Understand best management practices to minimize damage to streams when harvesting timber. See examples of how to implement the new rules. We’ll start with an indoor session in Everett Hall where we’ll cover some essential basics and then move outdoors to demonstration areas along the Hopkins Riparian Trail. Jen Gorski and Glenn Ahrens, OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources will guide the session. You will learn:
•Basic stream classifications
•Buffers required for SSBT and fish streams
•Tree retention requirements
•Limiting factors for water quality
•Practice laying out “leave trees”
•Invasive plant control in buffered areas
•Simple practices to limit erosion from entering streams

There is no cost. Dress for the field, rain or shine and bring lunch and water. Registration is required, please contact Jean Bremer at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu. For questions contact Jen Gorski at
503-655-8684 or jennifer.gorski@oregonstate.edu.

Woodland Management, A Basic Forestry Short Course

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, September 13, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Norma Kline, OSU Ext. Forester for Coos & Curry Counties

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include: 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. FIELD TRIP: See real examples of things learned in class.

Pre-Registration Required: Class size is limited. No walk –ins

Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ *Registration closes 09/01/2017 at  5:00 PM. Questions: Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext. 

2017 OSU Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Early Bird Registration before Aug. 1 save $50:   Register online here
Registration Deadline Aug. 15; Cost Full Registration price: $200 individual, $275 Couple.

For more information visit The Land Steward Web Page or call 541-776-7371

Apply today to participate in this fun and informative, field-based educational program that helps landowners learn what they have, decide how to manage it, and make a plan to get there. The program is based out of the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point.

 
The Land Steward Program, is an 11-week field-based course.  It is designed to help landowners, from small plots to large acreage, develop a management plan to accomplish their goals.
 
The program covers a full spectrum of land management considerations, from forests to farms, soils, water, pasture management, fire awareness, wildlife, economics and connection to resources that help landowners implement their plans.  Participants receive handouts, references, resources, professional presentations and site visits to bring the learning alive!

Woodland Management, A Basic Forestry Short Course

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Norma Kline, OSU Ext. Forester for Coos & Curry Counties

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include: 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. FIELD TRIP: See real examples of things learned in class.

Pre-Registration Required: Class size is limited. No walk –ins

Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ *Registration closes 09/01/2017 at  5:00 PM. Questions: Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext. 

2017 OSU Land Steward Training

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Early Bird Registration before Aug. 1 save $50:   Register online here
Registration Deadline Aug. 15; Cost Full Registration price: $200 individual, $275 Couple.

For more information visit The Land Steward Web Page or call 541-776-7371

Apply today to participate in this fun and informative, field-based educational program that helps landowners learn what they have, decide how to manage it, and make a plan to get there. The program is based out of the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point.

 
The Land Steward Program, is an 11-week field-based course.  It is designed to help landowners, from small plots to large acreage, develop a management plan to accomplish their goals.
 
The program covers a full spectrum of land management considerations, from forests to farms, soils, water, pasture management, fire awareness, wildlife, economics and connection to resources that help landowners implement their plans.  Participants receive handouts, references, resources, professional presentations and site visits to bring the learning alive!

Hopkins Community Forest Day

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Saturday, September 9, 2017 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
This is your chance to learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland. Volunteers help with essential seasonal tasks of managing a working demonstration forest.
LEARN BY DOING—IT’S THE HOPKINS WAY WE MANAGE OUR FOREST!
The focus for the summer months is on trail and building maintenance, and trail and road brush removal.
Registration is requested and hot lunch will be provided. Please let us know you are coming to get a count for lunch. Contact Jean at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.
For more information contact Peter Matzka at peter.matzka@oregonstate.edu.

Woodland Management, A Basic Forestry Short Course

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Instructor: Norma Kline, OSU Ext. Forester for Coos & Curry Counties

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include: 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. FIELD TRIP: See real examples of things learned in class.

Pre-Registration Required: Class size is limited. No walk –ins

Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ *Registration closes 09/01/2017 at  5:00 PM. Questions: Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext. 

Backyard Woodlands Workshop

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Saturday, August 26, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Are you a landowner with 1-40 acres?

Interested in learning how to get started in the management and care of your property?

This workshop will teach you how to tend your woodland. Morning classroom and afternoon field visit will cover Stewardship & Woodland Planning, Woodland health, care for trees in your home landscape, enhancing wildlife habitat, and where to get assistance. Instructors:

Stephen Fitzgerald, OSU Extension Specialist in Silviculture

Norma Kline, OSU Extension Forester for Coos and Curry Counties

Includes Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests book

Lunch provided

Pre-Registration Required: Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/

*Registration closes 08/23/2017 at 5:00 PM. Class size is limited. No walk –ins

Questions:  Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext 25292

 

Backyard Woodlands Workshop

Forestry Events - Wed, 08/23/2017 - 2:34pm
Friday, August 25, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Are you a landowner with 1-40 acres?

Interested in learning how to get started in the management and care of your property?

This workshop will teach you how to tend your woodland. Morning classroom and afternoon field visit will cover Stewardship & Woodland Planning, Woodland health, care for trees in your home landscape, enhancing wildlife habitat, and where to get assistance. Instructors:

Stephen Fitzgerald, OSU Extension Specialist in Silviculture

Norma Kline, OSU Extension Forester for Coos and Curry Counties

Includes Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests book

Lunch provided

Pre-Registration Required: Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/

*Registration closes 08/23/2017 at 5:00 PM. Class size is limited. No walk –ins

Questions:  Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext 25292