Upcoming Forestry & Natural Resource events in & around Benton, Linn, & Polk Counties

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Recreation in the Forests: Finding a Healthy Balance. See website for details  
Dates:  
Wed. Feb. 15. Dr. Nina Roberts, "The Big Picture"

Starker Lecture Series

Recreation in the Forests: Finding a Healthy Balance. See website for details  

Dates: 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 Talk: Update on Willamette Valley Ponderosa Pine

Class is an overview of past efforts to restore Willamette Valley ponderosa pine and discuss the current issues facing pine in the Valley. Highlights, lessons learned, along with guidance on why, where, and how to manage ponderosa pine here.

Instructors: Mike Barsotti, Executive Director WVPPCA, Joe Holmberg, Board Member WVPPCA, Jim Merzenich, Ponderosa Pine Grower, Linn County, OR, Bill Marshall, Cascade Timber Consulting, and Christine Buhl, Entomologist for ODF

Sponsored by the Linn Chapter of OSWA and OSU Extension.

Date: Thursday February 16th

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Linn County Extension Office, Tangent

USDA Lower Willamette Structural Diversity in Forests Initiative for Polk County

NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE (NRCS)in Oregon continues forest health funding to encourage diversity in forest land. In 2017 the priority area will be the Luckiamute Watershed.

NRCS offers technical and financial assistance to private non-industrial forest landowners and producers interested in conserving natural resources on the land. Assistance may be available to help you implement the following conservation activities on your forestland: Pre-commercial thinning, Pruning, Slash treatment, Reforestation, Wildlife habitat improvement, And more…

Application cutoff 2/17/2017

Contact: Sue Reams Acting District Conservationist, 580 Main St, Suite A, Dallas, OR, 503-837-3693

The Oregon Logging Conference

Dates: February 23rd - 24th Industry Days with topics geared towards industry

         Feb. 25th, Open to the public for families and kids

Location: Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene 

Attendance is free

Woodland Information Night

Speakers and Topics: Julian Geisel, on his research about landowner’s strategies. Brad W-R, young stand thinning overview ahead of spring tours. Wallace Jennings to talk about NRCS forestry program. Raylene Gordin/Diane Kahldahl, attracting bluebirds

This year’s WIN is hosted by the Linn Chapter of OSWA and OSU Extension.

 Date: Wednesday March 1st

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Linn County Extension Office, Tangent

Era of Megafires

The Wildfire Project is a 60-minute, multi-media traveling presentation hosted by Dr. Paul Hessburg, Research Ecologist with the US Forest Service. The presentation comes in the form of fast-moving, short topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes and photography. Think TedX mixed with snappy documentary shorts and amazing photography. 

Date: March 15, 2017

Time: 7pm (doors open at 6:30)

Location: The LaSells Stewart Center on the OSU Campus

Free and open to the public 

Young Stand Thinning Tour

Will address the need for timely thinning of young stands (aka PCT) and ways to do a thinning when needed.

Date: March 18th

Time: 9 am - 12:00 noon

Location: Benton County sites, meeting location and carpooling information to follow.

This event is free but RSVP required. Include name, phone, email, and number attending by email or 541-766-6750. 

Clackamas Tree School 

Date: March 25, 2017 Visit website for details. Register early, classes fill fast.

Oregon Forest Pest Detector Training

Help protect Oregon forests from invasive species. Designed to help with early identification of exotic forest pests including the emerald ash borer and Asain honhorn beetle. Training has two parts: a self-paced online prerequisite, followed by a field workshop.

Corvallis field workshop, March 23, 2017, 9 am to 12:30 pm

Visit the website for more information and to register

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