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Woodland Management...a basic forestry shortcourse

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Thursday, April 5, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Registration deadline March 27

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

Woodland Management...a basic forestry shortcourse

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Registration deadline March 27

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

Mentored Forest Management Planning Short Course

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Over the course of 4 classes, write a forest management plan that is tailored to your property and your woodland management goals.  You will be paired with an experienced landowner or forester to help you through this process and provide an on-site visit of your woodland.

A Forest Managment Plan is: 

-  Required to participate in the Oregon Tree Farm System.
-  The foundation for sustainable forest management.
-  A valuable communication tool fo ryour family.
-  Something you can write on your own and save on consulting costs!
-  A valuable investment for the future of your forest.

Click here to register online.  Registration deadline is February 25th
Click here for the flyer.

Oregon Season Tracker Citizen Science Training; help track the local weather

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Saturday, March 17, 2018 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

After registering & taking a 2 hour online training, evening classroom session.

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

Oregon Season Tracker Citizen Science Training; help track the local weather

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

After registering & taking a 2 hour online training, evening classroom session.

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

Oregon Season Tracker Citizen Science Training; help track the local weather

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Thursday, March 29, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

After registering & taking a 2 hour online training, evening classroom session.

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

Mentored Forest Management Planning Short Course

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Over the course of 4 classes, write a forest management plan that is tailored to your property and your woodland management goals.  You will be paired with an experienced landowner or forester to help you through this process and provide an on-site visit of your woodland.

A Forest Managment Plan is: 

-  Required to participate in the Oregon Tree Farm System.
-  The foundation for sustainable forest management.
-  A valuable communication tool fo ryour family.
-  Something you can write on your own and save on consulting costs!
-  A valuable investment for the future of your forest.

Click here to register online.  Registration deadline is February 25th
Click here for the flyer.

Mentored Forest Management Planning Short Course

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Over the course of 4 classes, write a forest management plan that is tailored to your property and your woodland management goals.  You will be paired with an experienced landowner or forester to help you through this process and provide an on-site visit of your woodland.

A Forest Managment Plan is: 

-  Required to participate in the Oregon Tree Farm System.
-  The foundation for sustainable forest management.
-  A valuable communication tool fo ryour family.
-  Something you can write on your own and save on consulting costs!
-  A valuable investment for the future of your forest.

Click here to register online.  Registration deadline is February 25th
Click here for the flyer.

Growing Healthy and Diverse Forests: A Walking Tour

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Saturday, March 17, 2018 9:45 AM - 2:00 PM

Join OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension, Forests Today and Forever, and Bauman Tree Farm for a journey through a locally managed forest to learn about the dynamic nature of how forests grow in Western Oregon. We will walk through different ages of trees to discuss the forest cycle and what keeps trees healthy.  This tour will also discuss enhancing forest diversity while uncovering some of the challenges that forest landowners face while managing their property for multiple resources.  After the tour join us for a brown bag lunch in the meadow to talk about forest products and recreation. Please attend this tour if you are interested in learning more about our local forests or is new to living in the woods. 

Date: March 17th, 2018

Time: Arrive at 9:45 AM; Tour will begin at 10:00 AM and will end around 2:00PM

Location: Bauman Tree Farm*

*Directions will be given upon registration

Cost: This tour is FREE, but pre-registration is required.

Registration: Space on this tour is limited, so early registration is suggested 

Register 

 

 

Mentored Forest Management Planning Short Course

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Over the course of 4 classes, write a forest management plan that is tailored to your property and your woodland management goals.  You will be paired with an experienced landowner or forester to help you through this process and provide an on-site visit of your woodland.

A Forest Managment Plan is: 

-  Required to participate in the Oregon Tree Farm System.
-  The foundation for sustainable forest management.
-  A valuable communication tool fo ryour family.
-  Something you can write on your own and save on consulting costs!
-  A valuable investment for the future of your forest.

Click here to register online.  Registration deadline is February 25th
Click here for the flyer.

Tree School

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Saturday, March 24, 2018 (all day event)

If you would like to receive a Tree School catalog in the mail, please contact the Extension Office at 503-655-8631 or contact Jean Bremer to be put on the mailing list.

For more information, http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/tree-school

Woodland Information Night: Managing for Wildlife and Diversity

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Wednesday, March 7, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Speakers: Fran Cafferata Coe, Cafferata Consulting , Jim Rivers, OSU College of Forestry, and Brad Withrow-Robinson, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

Starker Lecture: Forestry in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Save the Dates-2018 Starker Lecture Series

Series Title: “What’s next: The future of managing for healthy productive forests”

March 14, 3:30 pm: Zach Parisa, Silvia Terra “ Forestry in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”

April 25, 3:30 pm: Carlton Owens, U.S. Endowment For Forestry Communities “Working with Nature – The Century of Forests and Forest Products”

May 23, 3:30 pm: Connie Harrington, US Forest Service “How should we manage our forests in the face of uncertainty? What we know and what we don’t know about how trees respond to climate.”

All lectures will be held at LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall. Reception to follow.

http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

Oregon Season Tracker Citizen Science Training; help track the local weather

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Thursday, March 15, 2018 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

After registering & taking a 2 hour online training, evening classroom session.

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

2018 International Mass Timber Conference

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - Thursday, March 22, 2018 (all day event)
Get more information here, http://www.masstimberconference.com/2018-mtc-homepage-v5/

Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Saturday, March 3, 2018 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It also serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training.

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, tools and techniques, timber
sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

Instructor: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent.


Please pre-register no later than February 5. Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/BFS2018Clack

Questions? Contact Glenn Ahrens, 503-655-8631
or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu

Oak restoration and management

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

This half-day workshop is designed for land owners who have oak woodlands, but is open to all. We will review the basic biology of oaks and oak woodlands found here in the Rogue Basin and Northern California. Included will be descriptions of wildlife and birds that are dependent on oaks, guidelines for managing oak habitat, a review of the status of oak habitat and oak woodlands in this area, and a list of potential opportunities to restore oak woodlands. Following a classroom presentation, we’ll carpool to Lower Table Rock for a relaxed hike of up to 2 miles to view oak woodlands, included areas that have been recently thinned to reduce fire threats and restore habitat.
With Terry Fairbanks: Terry is a retired BLM silviculturist who works to restore oak habitat on federal and private lands. She is active with the Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network (KSON) locally and works with her husband to release oaks on their own property.
$10/person, $15/couple


More information: See flyer
Register: http://bit.ly/JacksonCountyForestry or call (541)776-7371

Living on a Few Acres Conference

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Saturday, March 10, 2018 (all day event)

Plan to attend this informative annual conference held on March 10, 2018 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond. Improve your knowledge and acquire new skills by taking courses taught by experts in a variety of subjects. There is something for everyone, from urban gardeners and hobby farmers to ranch and farm business owners.

This educational experience, presented by the Oregon State University Extension Service, is a successful collaboration of many Central Oregon agencies, sponsors, vendors and volunteers.

Join us this year and learn more about the following topics: Food safety from garden to kitchen, fermentation, beginning beekeeping, enhancing wildlife habitat on your land, wildlife intervention strategies, water rights, new irrigation projects from COID, use and calibration of backpack and ATV-mounted sprayers, irrigation system maintenance and cost share ideas, and many more!

For more information,http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/loafa

Small Woodlands Program: Ticks in Your Woods

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Thursday, March 15, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

How to spot & avoid ticks in SW Oregon.

Location:  OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd, Central Point. 

Cost: $10/person, $15 couple, JJSWA members free.  Pre-register by calling 541-776-7371 or visit our website:  www.extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/forestry

DIY Biochar. Know it. Make it. Use it.

Forestry Events - 1 hour 52 min ago
Friday, March 16, 2018 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This half-day workshop covers the basics of Do-it-yourself biochar production. We’ll start inside for an overview presentation and then head outside to a demonstration. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy around the bonfire – and stay to the end to take home a small bag of biochar!


Topics: Basic biochar science; Biochar applications – compost, manure management, farms, trees, gardens; Biochar and the carbon cycle; How to make your own biochar;  Demonstration of biochar kiln.


With Kelpie Wilson: Kelpie is an engineer and analyst with 30 years of experience in renewable energy, sustainable forestry and resource conservation. Since 2008 she has focused on biochar, and has consulted with private industry and government agencies through her company, Wilson Biochar Associates. Her contracts have included work for the International Biochar Initiative, Washington Department of Ecology, Utah State University, and many others. Currently, she is directing a Conservation Innovation Grant, working with farmers to make biochar from waste biomass and use it in manure management.


$10/person, $15/couple
More information: See flyer
Register: http://bit.ly/JacksonCountyForestry or call (541)776-7371