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Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association Meeting

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Wednesday, February 24, 2016 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Scott Leavengood, Director of the Oregon Wood Innovation Center at OSU, will speak on “What’s New in Forest Products”.

Into the Field: Investigating Environmental Issues through Inquiry

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - Friday, March 4, 2016 (all day event)

Audience: 6th-12th Grade Educators
Curricula: Project WILD’s Science and Civic and Project Learning Tree’s Focus on Forests
Description: This training program will help instill confidence in teachers of grades 6-12 to create and lead field-based investigations. The training helps build teachers’ content knowledge about issues impacting the people, wildlife and environment of the region, as well as provides them with direct experience in developing and implementing field-based studies. The teachers will learn and utilize professional field management techniques, strict safety standards and environmentally appropriate and ethical practices.

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Starker Lecture Series - Burning Questions: Forest, Fires & People

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Over the past several years, there has been an increase in the number and severity of wildfires in Oregon.  This trend is expected to continue as the Pacific Northwest become increasingly vulnerable to the effects of a changing climate including, decreased snowpack, higher temperatures and drought, and declining forest health.  These environmental changes increase the risk of catastrophic wildfire impacting communities living in the wildland-urban interface. Wildfire was once considered to be a risk only for people living in rural areas; however it is quickly becoming a reality for urban neighborhoods.  Recent fires in Corvallis and Portland illustrate the need for rural and urban communities alike to adapt to the changing conditions of their environment in which they live. The 2016 Starker Lecture will address the “new normal” of living with fire, and will offer individuals, neighborhoods, and communities useful information and strategies for living in a changing environment.

March 3, 2016,10am-2pm Field Tour.

March 3, 2016, 3:30pm, BEND OREGON, Exposure of Buildings to Wildfire: Vulnerabilities and Mitigation Strategies, Speaker: Steve Quarles, Senior Scientist, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety

Learn more about this event: http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu

Woodland Management…a basic forestry shortcourse

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Thursday, March 3, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Thursday evenings, February 11, 18, 25 and March 3 from 6-8:30pm, Saturday, March 5 from 9am-3pm. This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property: assess your site, understand tree biology and forest ecology, learn how to plant trees, control weeds, and care for an established forest. Learn about safety, timber sale logistics, laws and regulations, tools and techniques. Registration is required:

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/976

Community Forestry Days

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Saturday, February 13, 2016 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Want to know how to accomplish reforestation after logging? February 13, 8:30-3:00pm, plant tree seedlings with a professional tree planter. Learn how the pros do it! You can also help transplant native herbs collected from other parts of Hopkins Forest for planting in the riparian area. There is an option to join the Reforestation Field Workshop (information on page three), which is also taking place the same day.
Community Forestry Days are an opportunity for you to learn by doing in a sustainably managed woodland--it’s sort of like a “dude ranch” in the forest. Volunteers help with tree planting and pruning; reducing fire hazards and controlling invasive weeds; repairing trails, maintaining facilities, and other seasonal tasks..
For either date, registration is requested.

Woodland Management…a basic forestry shortcourse

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Thursday, February 18, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Thursday evenings, February 11, 18, 25 and March 3 from 6-8:30pm, Saturday, March 5 from 9am-3pm. This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property: assess your site, understand tree biology and forest ecology, learn how to plant trees, control weeds, and care for an established forest. Learn about safety, timber sale logistics, laws and regulations, tools and techniques. Registration is required:

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/976

Woodland Management…a basic forestry shortcourse

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Thursday, February 25, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Thursday evenings, February 11, 18, 25 and March 3 from 6-8:30pm, Saturday, March 5 from 9am-3pm. This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property: assess your site, understand tree biology and forest ecology, learn how to plant trees, control weeds, and care for an established forest. Learn about safety, timber sale logistics, laws and regulations, tools and techniques. Registration is required:

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/976

Woodland Information Night

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Save the date, details to be announced.

Student session with New York Times best-selling author Leanne Brown

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Friday, February 26, 2016 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Students: Did you know you can eat healthy, delicious meals for only $4 a day? Learn to eat healthy on a budget from New York Times best-selling author Leanne Brown, author of "Good and Cheap". Enjoy food samples, as well as cooking demonstration.

Limited seating - sign up today!

The first 50 to register get a FREE cookbook!
Cookbooks will also be available for purchase.

R.S.V.P required. Sign up at http://health.oregonstate.edu/cookbook

There will be a seperate session for faculty and community from noon - 1 p.m.

 

Faculty & community session with New York Times best-selling author Leanne Brown

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Friday, February 26, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Faculty & Corvallis community members: Did you know you can cook healthy, delicious meals for only $4 a day? Learn to cook healthy on a budget from New York Times best-selling author Leanne Brown, author of "Good and Cheap". Enjoy food samples, as well as cooking demonstration.

Cookbooks will also be available for purchase and may be signed by the author.

Leanne Brown's website

 

CPHHS Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Friday, February 26, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Improving Diet and Health via Food Systems and Food and Nutrition Policies" Jennifer Otten, PhD Assistant Professor in Health Services and affiliated with the Nutritional Sciences Program and Center for Public Health Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of Washington.

Dr. Otten's research interests include the impacts of public health, nutrition, and food policies and the policy process on health behaviors and health outcomes; food systems, as it relates to food and nutrition policy; and, on understanding and improving the ways in which research gets to the public policy table.

Jennifer Otten is an Assistant Professor in Health Services and affiliated with the Nutritional Sciences Program and UW Center for Public Health Nutrition. Dr. Otten received her BS in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University, her MS in Nutrition Communications from Tufts University, her PhD in Animal, Nutrition, and Food Sciences from the University of Vermont, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the Stanford Prevention Research Center in the Stanford University School of Medicine. She completed her dietetic internship at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston. Between 1998-2006,

Dr. Otten served in various capacities for the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington D.C., including as a study director and as the organization's first communications director. During this time, Jennifer managed and staffed the inaugural years of the Kellogg Health of the Public Fund and served as study director and co-editor for the IOM's report titled Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs): The Essential Guide to Nutrient Requirements.

 

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Sagebrush Ecosystem Conservation: All Lands, All Hands

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - Friday, February 26, 2016 (all day event)

Recent unprecedented collaboration between management agencies, scientists, private landowners, industry, and others working to sustain healthy sagebrush ecosystems across all boundaries demonstrates the effectiveness of this approach.

The Great Basin Consortium and the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies and Utah State University are co-sponsoring a conference to continue sharing the latest information and to plan for the conservation, restoration, and maintenance of resilient sagebrush ecosystems throughout the Great Basin and beyond.

For more information, http://sagebrushconference2016.org/index.cfm

Woodland Management…a basic forestry shortcourse

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Thursday, February 11, 2016 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Thursday evenings, February 11, 18, 25 and March 3 from 6-8:30pm, Saturday, March 5 from 9am-3pm. This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property: assess your site, understand tree biology and forest ecology, learn how to plant trees, control weeds, and care for an established forest. Learn about safety, timber sale logistics, laws and regulations, tools and techniques. Registration is required:

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/976

Reforestation Field Workshop

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Saturday, February 13, 2016 (all day event)

Classroom session covering site prep, seed sources, nursery availability, tree seedling types, seedling care, weed control and maintenance. Field session in which participants will learn about tools for planting, proper seedling handling and storage, planting techniques, and protection from animal damage. Try out new skills alongside a professional tree planter. Learn techniques leading to best transplant success. Dress appropriately for rain or shine. Coffee refreshments, lunch and information materials will be provided. Advanced registration is required.

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/978

Phase 1 Spring registration begins

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Sunday, February 21, 2016 (all day event)

Diverse Oaxaca: Conservation, Natural Resources and Traditional Practices

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Saturday, February 20, 2016 - Monday, February 29, 2016 (all day event)

Registration is now open for OSU Extension’s Oaxaca natural resources study tour! 

The tour:

Oaxaca, Mexico is a land of mega diversity. Join us as we travel from colonial Oaxaca City to off-the-beaten-path indigenous villages, will be on traditional land use practices and solutions and challenges in a region with more than 8,000 years of agricultural history and civilization. We’ll visit sustainable community forests, traditional farms, conservation sites, and much more.

The tour is organized by OSU Extension’s Land Steward program in partnership with Traditions Mexico, an expert, on-location tour outfitter with 20 years of cultural and ecological tourism experience in Oaxaca.

Who is this for?

This study tour is designed for landowners, land stewards, natural resource professionals, and others with a taste for travel and interest in the intersection of culture and land management.

Cost: $2,800 double occupancy/$400 additional single supplement.  Excludes airfare. 

Learn More:

Itinerary, registration and travel information at http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/tour-overview

Sense your WILD Surroundings

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Friday, February 19, 2016 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Audience: Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd grade Adult formal and non-formal educators
Curricula: Growing Up Wild and Environmental Experiences for Early Childhood
Description: This full day early learner Project Learning Tree and Project WILD workshop will focus on the Pre-Kindergarten educator. Learn how to incorporate natural sciences and multi-sensory activities into your early learner curriculum. We will focus on how to teach using multiple learning styles, enjoy classroom activities and field experiences alike.
To prepare: Dress to engage in discovery outside. Be prepared for cooler temperatures and rain. Bring your lunch, a notebook and your favorite children’s book.

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Last day to S/U or withdraw

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Friday, February 19, 2016 (all day event)

CPHHS Research Seminar

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Friday, February 19, 2016 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Panel Discussion: Translating Evidence-Based Programs to Practice" Facilitator: Joe Catania, PhD, Professor  of Health Promotion & Health Behavior, CPHH

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RAFWE

Forestry Events - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 2:53pm
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - Friday, February 19, 2016 (all day event)

The Research Advances in Fisheries Wildlife and Ecology Symposium (RAFWE) showcases research, extension, and outreach activities conducted by the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, related departments at OSU and other colleges and universities, and state and federal agencies. We are happy to announce Dr. Elizabeth P. Derryberry of Tulane University as the 2016 RAFWE keynote speaker.

Workshops are provided on the 18th while the 19th features professional talks, speed talks, a brownbag lunch discussion, keynote address, poster session, silent auction, and live auction. Graduate students and undergraduate students from any natural resource department are strongly encouraged to participate and/or attend.  Faculty and the general public are encouraged to attend the meeting as well. 

Click HERE to register anytime after January 1st, 2016. Registration will close February 11th. 

Note: Registration is FREE, but lunch is only provided for pre-registrants. Same-day registration is available for attendance.