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Wildlife Trees in Managed Forests

Forestry Events - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 2:36pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Trees with deformities or other defects such as mistletoe brooms, heart rot and “candelabra tops” often provide critical structure for wildlife.  This program will help you better identify and manage for valuable habitat trees and other structural features on your property that support a diverse range of species, from birds to mammals, to amphibians.

Speaker:  Bob Carey, Certified Wildlife Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Yreka CA.  Bob spent 15 years as staff Wildlife Biologist for a private forest management firm covering 300,000 acres in northeast CA and several years as a consulting wildlife biologist. 

Master Woodland Manager Course

Forestry Events - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 2:36pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Do you want to make sure your forest is resilient to fire, pests or diseases?  Are you interested in how your land can better suit wildlife, timber production, or recreation? Would you like to make sure your roads are well-built, and know that you filed your taxes correctly? The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) program shows you how to “read” your woodland by understanding local ecological factors as well as how to conduct assessments to determine where your woodland is heading as it grows and matures. You will learn how various management activities can help you meet your long term vision for the property.   This is the flagship course of the OSU Extension Forestry program.  MWM volunteers represent a 20 year legacy, and include a wide array of people and woodlands throughout Oregon. Whether you own 5 or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you gain skills for tending your woodland and provide opportunities to share your passion for stewardship.  View the Master Woodland Manager application/registration brochure.

Woodland Discovery Workshops

Forestry Events - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 2:36pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Purpose
This program is for forest owners thinking about managing their forestland and those folks interested in find-ing out what resources are available locally for supporting woodland management. It’s also an opportunity to learn more about how to tap into these resources, gather information and potentially access financial as-sistance for management activities such as thinning and fuels reduction.


Program

Come and join us for a great opportunity to learn more about what is available in your local area and who can provide support for and enhance your ability to manage your woodland property. We’ll have a variety of re-source folks in attendance who will provide a brief overview of their programs, including the My Blue Moun-tains Woodland project, Wallowa Resources, Oregon Department of Forestry Programs, Oregon State Univer-sity Extension Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Soil and Water Conservation District, Water-shed Councils, Tree Farm Program/Oregon Small Woodlands Association/Landowner Cooperatives, and Blue Mountains Cohesive Wildfire Strategy Project and Community Wildfire Protection Plans.


We’ll also be discussing woodland management planning, such as benefits of planning, what’s in a plan, how to get started and financial incentives. Finally, we’ll reserve plenty of time for questions and discussion with local resource professionals as well as woodland owners who are actively managing their woods.


Please call ahead to the OSU Extension Offices below so we can plan for adequate handouts and snacks.


For Island City, 541-963-1010; For Enterprise, 541-426-3143; For Pendleton: 541-278-5403


Sponsors and supporters: American Forest Foundation, My Blue Mountains Woodland Project, Oregon De-partment of Forestry, Wallowa Resources, OSU Extension, US Forest Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Watershed Councils, Soil and Water Conservation Districts.


Hope to see you there!

Integrating Beneficial Habitat on the Farm

Small Farms Events - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 2:36pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

A two-part course that promotes farmer preferred conservation practices that promote biodiversity and beneficial insects in farming systems. Designed for produce farmers (vegetable, tree fruit, berry), conservationists and other agricultural professionals. 

http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/integrating-beneficial-habitat-farm-aurora

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Online | Career Connections

Health & Wellness Events - Thu, 03/16/2017 - 2:36pm
Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Beaver Nation is everywhere. The OSU Alumni Association has a virtual platform that allows you to connect with Oregon State alumni and friends no matter where you live. This real-time chat program will allow you to network and build connections from the privacy of your own computer.

Virtual event booths, similar to chat rooms but with one-on-one connections, will be organized by industry, such as health and human sciences, engineering, sciences, business, education and more.

Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (PDT)
Location: Virtual - Register here
Cost: FREE

What can you gain by participating in this free opportunity?

  • • Make professional connections with others who work in your industry or at a company where you aspire to work.
  • • Relive your college years, and maybe keep homesickness at bay, by chatting with those who shared the Oregon State experience.

Integrated Biomass Tour

Forestry Events - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 2:38pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Integrated Biomass (IBR), owned and operated by David and Jesse Schmidt, was launched 6 years ago and is located on the old DR Johnson sawmill site in the town of Wallowa.  IBR’s business model is to take wood that is underutilized by the traditional logging industry and turn it into useful things like firewood, poles and clean energy.  Their approach helps forest restoration projects by providing viable markets,  reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires, and decreasing waste, all while creating new jobs in a community faced with economic hardship due to closing timber mills.  Their innovative business model is especially interesting because it may be a viable alternative for other communities like Baker County. 

The Era of Megafires

Forestry Events - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 2:38pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The NW Fire Science Consortium along with Oregon State University's College of Forestry and the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program are sponsoring Era of Megafires in Corvallis, OR on March 15th from 7pm-9pm at the LaSells Stewart Center. The film focuses on how we as a society can shift our cultural views of fire, learn to embrace it as an inevitable and crucial to our landscapes, and finally, learn to co-exist with it more peacefully through learning, adaptation, and pro-action.

The presented material comes in the form of fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes and features the work of wildfire photographer, John Marshall. Think TedX mixed with snappy documentary shorts and amazing photography. The videos are being created by award-winning documentary film company, North 40 Productions, of Wenatchee, WA.

This event is FREE, parking is FREE at Reser Stadium. Doors open at 6:30pm.

North40

Operations

Forestry Events - Wed, 03/15/2017 - 2:38pm
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join With Industry Leaders to Discuss:

-How Alternative Silviculture Systems Can Be Applied To Support a Wide Range of  Landowner Goals

-How to Keep Silviculture Vision Synched with Operations Reality --All the Way Through the Harvest Process.

For more information and to register, click HERE

Woodland Management - Mapleton

Forestry Events - Tue, 03/14/2017 - 2:38pm
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

This six-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

Information and Registration 

Hopkins Community Forest Day

Forestry Events - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 3:35pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
http://www.demonstrationforest.org/community-forestry-days

Columbia County Small Woodlands Association – Forestry & Ornamental Seedling Sale

Forestry Events - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 3:35pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Lawrence Oil (Pacific Pride), Hwy 30, St. Helens

Proceeds benefit local natural resources education

Washington County Small Woodlands Association – Native Tree and Plant Sale

Forestry Events - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 3:35pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Hillsboro Armory 848 NE 28th, Hillsboro

All profits fund OSU Forestry scholarships

Need more information? Go to www.wcswa.com for a complete list of plants and their growing habits.

ADVANCED FARM EQUIPMENT

Small Farms Events - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 3:35pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: David Mostue, farmer & equipment guru.
Enrollment limited to 8. Basic Farm Equipment a pre-requisite. Small class size will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on skills with maintenance and repair of small gas engines and larger gas and diesel engines; tractor implements customization; and basic welding. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own equipment projects to work on. Project scope will be limited by class length.Discuss project ideas with David at the end of the basic class.
Register: http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarms

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ADVANCED FARM EQUIPMENT

Small Farms Events - Sat, 03/11/2017 - 3:35pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Two Saturdays, March 11 and March 18.
Instructor: David Mostue, farmer & equipment guru.
Enrollment limited to 8. Basic Farm Equipment a pre-requisite. Small class size will provide an opportunity to gain hands-on skills with maintenance and repair of small gas engines and larger gas and diesel engines; tractor implements customization; and basic welding. Participants are encouraged to bring in their own equipment projects to work on. Project scope will be limited by class length.Discuss project ideas with David at the end of the basic class.
Register: http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarms
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Becoming a Rock Star: Learning, Executive Function, and Rock N' Roll

Health & Wellness Events - Fri, 03/10/2017 - 3:35pm
Friday, March 10, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

"Becoming a Rock Star: Learning, Executive Function, and Rock N' Roll" Sammy Perone, PhD, Assistant Professor Prevention Science, Department of Human Development, Washington State University.

Sammy Perone, PhD, research interests include earlychildhood development; connections among learning, cognitive, and brain development; emergence of executive function; early intervention and school readiness; and dynamic systems theory and neuralnetworks.

He is currently an Assistant Professor of Prevention Science in the Department of Human Development at Washington State University.

He received his PhD in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2010 and his BA in Psychology from Purdue University in 2003. He was a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Psychology at the University of Iowa from 2011-2014 and completed an NICHD Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota 2014-2016.

This college-wide research seminar is Co-Sponsored by the College Research Office; the Hallie Ford Center; the Center for Healthy Aging; the Moore Family Center for Whole Grain Foods Nutrition and Preventive Health; and the Center for Global Health. The seminar series provides a forum for faculty in the College of Public Health & Human Sciences and other researchers to present and discuss current research in topics in an environment conducive to stimulating research collaboration and fostering student learning. Faculty and students from the Division of Health Sciences and other colleges, research centers and institutions are encouraged to participate.

Introduction to Planning and Record-Keeping for Farm Business Management

Small Farms Events - Thu, 03/09/2017 - 3:38pm
Thursday, March 9, 2017 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Registration cost: $10

In case you missed it at the small farms conference, this workshop will focus on using business plans and records as integral tools for business management, emphasizing the process of setting goals, making projections, monitoring progress and measuring results as vital for decision-making and continuous improvement. Workshop participants will be introduced to the basic components of a business plan with an emphasis on the financial components. We’ll explore how to come up with initial financial projections to get your farm business started. We’ll also look at the key farm financial records that you’ll want to keep along the way and how to use these records in combination with your plans and projections to manage your farm business. 
Presenter: Tanya Murray, Oregon Tilth
 
Register at: http://smallfarms.oregonstate.edu/south-valley/events


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Pre-Operations Planning

Forestry Events - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:44pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join With Industry Leaders to Discuss:

-How Alternative Silviculture Systems Can Be Applied To Support a Wide Range of  Landowner Goals

-How to Keep Silviculture Vision Synched with Operations Reality --All the Way Through the Harvest Process.

For more information and to register, click HERE

Starker Lecture Series

Forestry Events - Wed, 03/08/2017 - 3:44pm
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
See website for details  

 

Dates:  

Thurs., January 19, Film. "Pedal Driven" at the Whiteside

Wed. Feb. 15. Dr. Nina Roberts, "The Big Picture"

Wed. Mar. 8. John Allen, "Managing Impacts of Recreation"

Wed. Apr. 12. Paul Jakus, "Economics"

Wed. May 17 Capstone Tour. "Local Perspectives"

Woodland Management - Mapleton

Forestry Events - Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:58pm
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM

This six-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

Information and Registration 

EXPLORING THE SMALL FARM DREAM

Small Farms Events - Mon, 03/06/2017 - 3:38pm
Monday, March 6, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Mondays, March 6, 13 and 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.
This three-session course provides an excellent framework to help new farmers assess their skills and interests, learn the realities of farm business ownership, and become connected to local resources. The aim is to help those thinking about small-scale commercial farming learn what it will take to start and manage a farm business, and decide whether that is something they really want to pursue.
Register on line: http://bit.ly/JacksonSmallFarmDream

 

 

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