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Forest Tax Workshop

Forestry Events - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The focus of the workshop will be:

  • Federal and state income taxes
  • Property tax options
  • Oregon state timber harvest and severance taxes
  • Sources for professional assistance

You, Your Tree Farm & Taxes

Forestry Events - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Free talk sponsored by Linn Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Association and OSU Extension

Congress, the Courts, and Forest Management - What's Next?

Forestry Events - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

This session is designed to give woodland owners an update on the issues that impact their forestry operations and woodland ownership. The discussion will be led by Scott Horngren. For the past 28 years he has specialized in legal and policy issues in forestry. Topics will include:

 

  • Oregon Forest Practices and pending developments that can impact forestry operations in western Oregon
  • EPA permitting on forestry roads as point source polluters. What is the current situation?
  • Recent and pending legislation on current issues relevant to woodland owners

ECONOMICS, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND COMEDY

Food Events - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:36pm
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

THE PROMISE OF CARBON PRICING FOR OREGON: CLEAN ROAD AHEAD?

Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., Sightline Institute

Jenny Liu, Ph.D. and Jeff Renfro, Northwest Economic Research Center

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 7:00-8:30 PM

Horizon Room, Oregon State University Memorial Union

112 Memorial Union Corvallis, OR 

Pricing carbon pollution, either by a tax or through a cap and trade mechanism, is widely recommended by economists as an efficient, pro-growth strategy for reining in the pollution that is causing dangerous and irreversible changes to the atmosphere and the ocean, and threatening our present and future environment and economy. The expert economists speaking at this event will provide engaging and rich information about this important public concern. 

Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., http://standupeconomist.com/, the world’s first and only “stand-up economist,” is affiliated with the Sightline Institute and a leader of the CarbonWA.org revenue-neutral carbon tax campaign in Washington State.

Jenny Liu, Ph.D. is Assistant Director and Jeff Renfro is Senior Scientist at the Northwest Economic Research Center, http://www.pdx.edu/nerc/home. The Center recently completed an authoritative analysis of a carbon tax in Oregon commissioned by Senate Bill 306, on which they will report. 

Light refreshments will be provided. 

Sponsored by: 

NW Friends of Union of Concerned Scientists (https://www.facebook.com/NorthwestFriendsOfUCS)

Oregon State University Office of Student Affairs (http://oregonstate.edu/studentaffairs/)

Oregon State University Student Sustainability Initiative (http://sli.oregonstate.edu/ssi)

Oregon State University Sustainability Office (http://fa.oregonstate.edu/sustainability)

League of Women Voters of Corvallis, Oregon (http://www.lwvor.org/)

Oregon Climate (http://www.oregonclimate.org/)

Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Corvallis Chapter (https://citizensclimatelobby.org/) 

Japanese fish found off Oregon; 2011 tsunami link possible

Breaking Waves - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:21am

The striped knifejaw caught off Port Orford in veterinary quarantine tank at HMSC

NEWPORT – Oregon scientists, including specialists from Oregon Sea Grant, are examining an unusual fish hauled out of the ocean near Port Orford in a crab pot last week for possible connections to the 2011 Japanese tsunami.

The fish, an Oplegnathus fasciatus (sometimes called a barred knifejaw or striped beakfish) is in quarantine at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, under the care of OSG aquatic veterinarian Tim Miller-Morgan.

While it’s hard to say whether the fish was transported across the Pacific by debris from the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, its appearance in US waters raises questions, according to OSU’s John Chapman, an aquatic invasive species specialist based at the Hatfield Center.

Sea Grant invasive species expert Sam Chan estimates the fish to be around 1-2 years old, which makes it unlikely the animal left Japan in 2011. But, he added, “a boat could have been milling around Asian waters for the past 2-3 years and then picked up the fish and ridden the currents over. The big question is – are there more of these.” He said Sea Grant would work with Oregon commercial fisherman, crabbers and others to keep a lookout for more of the species.

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Japanese fish found off Oregon; 2011 tsunami link possible

Sea Grant - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:21am

The striped knifejaw caught off Port Orford in veterinary quarantine tank at HMSC

NEWPORT – Oregon scientists, including specialists from Oregon Sea Grant, are examining an unusual fish hauled out of the ocean near Port Orford in a crab pot last week for possible connections to the 2011 Japanese tsunami.

The fish, an Oplegnathus fasciatus (sometimes called a barred knifejaw or striped beakfish) is in quarantine at OSU’s Hatfield Marine Science Center, under the care of OSG aquatic veterinarian Tim Miller-Morgan.

While it’s hard to say whether the fish was transported across the Pacific by debris from the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan, its appearance in US waters raises questions, according to OSU’s John Chapman, an aquatic invasive species specialist based at the Hatfield Center.

Sea Grant invasive species expert Sam Chan estimates the fish to be around 1-2 years old, which makes it unlikely the animal left Japan in 2011. But, he added, “a boat could have been milling around Asian waters for the past 2-3 years and then picked up the fish and ridden the currents over. The big question is – are there more of these.” He said Sea Grant would work with Oregon commercial fisherman, crabbers and others to keep a lookout for more of the species.

Learn more:

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Forest Tax Workshop

Forestry Events - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:36pm
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

The focus of the workshop will be:

  • Federal and state income taxes
  • Property tax options
  • Oregon state timber harvest and severance taxes
  • Sources for professional assistance

Forest Tax Workshop

Forestry Events - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:36pm
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The focus of the workshop will be:

  • Federal and state income taxes
  • Property tax options
  • Oregon state timber harvest and severance taxes
  • Sources for professional assistance

Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:36pm
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  It 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
  • Take 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.
Instructors are Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent, and Julie Woodward, Forest Education Program Manager, Oregon Forest Resources Institute.

Please pre-register no later than February 3.

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/832

Center for Global Health Alumni Forum

Health & Wellness Events - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:36pm
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Madhurima Bhadra, from the MPH-International Health track cohort of 2006, will be returning to OSU to share notes from her experience in the field. In the years since obtaining her MPH, she has worked for several NGOs in Nepal on menstrual hygiene and family planning methods. She will share best practices from her professional experience and reflect on her MPH-IH experience.

Please RSVP specifying the "Alumni forum" to cfgh@oregonstate.edu

 To learn more about the center visit Center for Global Health

Pet care product survey deadline nears

Breaking Waves - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:27pm

Pet owners, veterinarians and other pet-care professionals have until March 16 to take part in a national survey of how people dispose of unused pet care products such as medications, flea collars, shampoos and other grooming products.

Oregon Sea Grant is conducting the study as part of a broader look at how all kinds of personal care products used by people find their way into landfills and wastewater systems, where they can affect the health of local watersheds. With an estimated 68 percent of American households owning at least one pet, it’s important to know how animal-care products figure into the larger picture.

While the survey has had a good response from Oregon and other West Coast states, the survey team, led by Oregon Sea Grant watershed health specialist Sam Chan, would like to see more responses from other states.

“You can count on one hand the number of studies that have been done on what people actively do with the disposal of these products,” Chan said. “PPCPs are used by almost everyone and most wastewater treatment plants are not able to completely deactivate many of the compounds they include.”

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Pet care product survey deadline nears

Sea Grant - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:27pm

Pet owners, veterinarians and other pet-care professionals have until March 16 to take part in a national survey of how people dispose of unused pet care products such as medications, flea collars, shampoos and other grooming products.

Oregon Sea Grant is conducting the study as part of a broader look at how all kinds of personal care products used by people find their way into landfills and wastewater systems, where they can affect the health of local watersheds. With an estimated 68 percent of American households owning at least one pet, it’s important to know how animal-care products figure into the larger picture.

While the survey has had a good response from Oregon and other West Coast states, the survey team, led by Oregon Sea Grant watershed health specialist Sam Chan, would like to see more responses from other states.

“You can count on one hand the number of studies that have been done on what people actively do with the disposal of these products,” Chan said. “PPCPs are used by almost everyone and most wastewater treatment plants are not able to completely deactivate many of the compounds they include.”

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Woodland Management

Forestry Events - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 2:35pm
Monday, February 23, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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 logisitics, and laws and regulations

Instructor is Amy Grotta, OSU Forest & Natural Resources Extension Agent - Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties

To attend you must pre-register no later than January 26th.  The form can me accessed at:

https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/823.

 

Priority registration for Spring, Phase 1 starts

Health & Wellness Events - Sun, 02/22/2015 - 2:36pm
Sunday, February 22, 2015 (all day event)

The priority registration schedule assigns students dates and times for registering according to their student status and credits earned. The registration schedule is separated into two phases. During the first phase undergraduate students are only eligible to enroll in a maximum of 16 credits and waitlisting is not available.

You may enroll from your eligibility date until the end of Phase I. At the close of Phase I registration is closed for a business day while the system is enabled for Phase II. During Phase II of registration you may waitlist courses that have waitlisting available and the maximum credits for undergraduates is raised to 19.

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Connect in the Forest

Forestry Events - Sat, 02/21/2015 - 2:34pm
Saturday, February 21, 2015 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join us to launch our new Forest Connection fundraising program for the Recreation and Engagement Program!

You can help the Research Forests in several ways:
• Create new recreation opportunities for all to enjoy.
• Ensure recreation investments are cared for into the future.
• Support community engagement and learning about the
natural world.

R.S.V.P online at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/rvsp/connect-forest

Interview Days

Food Events - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:36am
Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:00 AM - Friday, February 20, 2015 5:00 PM

Bring your best elevator pitch, a few resumes, and look sharp. Many companies have already set up interviews for the day after the fair to see what potential you can bring to their organization. That's what Interview Days is all about. 

    Check out the Career Development Center website to see who will be at the Fair. 

Last day to withdraw from a class

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:36am
Friday, February 20, 2015 (all day event)

During the academic year, you can withdraw from individual courses between weeks 3 to 7. When a course is withdrawn you are assigned a grade of W. The W grade is recorded on your student record and does appear on your transcript. The W grade is non-punitive and has no effect on your GPA. You may be responsible for a portion of the tuition and fees associated with the course.

See What does it mean to withdraw from a course?

Last day to S/U a class

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:36am
Friday, February 20, 2015 (all day event)

Students may elect to change a course that is graded under a normal grading basis (A-F) to a satisfactory/unsatisfactory grading basis (S/U). A grade of S or U has no grade point equivalent and is not used in the GPA calculation.

The election to switch to S/U grading (or to return to A-F grading) must be made no later than the end of the seventh week of the term as stated in the academic calendar. The request form must be submitted to the Office of the Registrar no later than 5 p.m. on Friday of the seventh week

See Change of Grading Basis for details

Succession Planning

Forestry Events - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 2:34pm
Thursday, February 19, 2015 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dr. Tamara Cushing is the Starker Chair of Private and Family Forestry.  She is an Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist - Forest Economics, Management & Policy at Oregon State University.  Tammy is an energetic and sought-after speaker on various private forestland owner topics.

Keeping the family forestland intact through generational transfer requires proper planning.  Tammy's entertaining presentation will focus on activities that will aid this transition.  While this is ultimately about planning to avoid taxes, it is also about keeping family and the forestland intact and allowing continued management.

Dinner @ 6:45 pm

Smoke Tri Tip & Chicken

Forest and Forestry in

Forestry Events - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 2:34pm
Thursday, February 19, 2015 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Imagine Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine trees growing as fast or faster than they do in the Pacific Northwest, and giant Alerce trees, almost redwood-like in girth. In some ways very similar to Oregon, and in other ways wildly different, Chile and Argentina contain some of the most diverse and productive forests in the world. Extension Forester Max Bennett recently led a forestry study tour to central Chile. Meanwhile, local forest entomologist/pathologists Don and Ellen Goheen visited forests in the Argentinian Andes. Together they will provide a visual tour of forests and forestry in the two regions. Among many highlights are native forests with unusual species, fast-growing plantations of exotic species, agroforestry and small woodlands operations, and ruggedly beautiful landscapes.