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

Get Outdoors Day

Spanish Flyer

English Flyer

Date: Saturday, May 21,

Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm,

Location: Peavy Arboretum, McDonald Forest, Corvallis

Corvallis Forest Tour – Corvallis Watershed

Focus on forest management practices and objectives in the watershed. Visit recent thinning and variable retention harvests that demonstrate the City’s approach to balancing resource protection, habitat enhancement, and long-term sustainable management goals. Includes root rot infected areas management. Speakers include Mark Miller of Trout Mountain Forestry, and Jennifer Ward, City of Corvallis Watershed Specialist. Sponsored by Benton County Small Woodlands Association.

Date: Thursday May 26, 2016

Time: 1:00pm - 4pm

Location: carpool from the Benton Co Extension office 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis OR 97333. Please park to the side, or in back of the building.

RSVP by email  (include name, contact phone, and number attending) or call OSU Extension Benton County 541-766-6750 

Lane County Small Woodland Association - 2016 Howdy Neighbor Tour

Multiple speakers presenting:HOW DOES YOUR FOREST GROW?, MAKING A LIVING FROM YOUR TREE FARM, FORESTS FOR WILDLIFE & HABITAT, FOREST HEALTH & DISEASE, RIPARIAN REHABILITATION & OAK RESTORATION TOUR, and TOUR THE TREE FARM -Walking or transported to view various management units. See flyer for more details

Date: Saturday June 4th,

Time: 9:30—3:30 (Morning Snacks and Lunch Provided)

Location: Bauman Tree Farm, 84289 Territorial Hwy. (10 miles south of Veneta)

Questions: Lindsay Reaves 541-746-8990

RSVP: Dick Beers 541-687-1854

Ecological Forestry 101: Intro to Silviculture & Wildlife Habitat

This workshop will empower landowners to greatly improve the ecological and economic value of their forests.  See website for further details.

Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:00am – 5:00 pm

Location: Miller Woods, 15580 Orchard View Road, McMinnville, OR 97128

Cost: $15 includes lunch

Register online 

Oregon Small Woodland Association Annual Meeting and Oregon Tree Farm System Tree Farmer of the Year Tour.

Date: June 9 -11, 2016

Location: Baker County, OR

Marys Peak SAF Annual Field Tour and BBQ

Save the date, and watch for further details.

Date: Friday, 17 June 2016.

Woodland Talk/Twilight Tour

Save the Date: Wednesday, June 22, Details TBD. Hosted by Linn Chapter OSWA

Small-Scale Tractor Logging Demo

Demonstration and discussion of small-scale tractor logging by Dave Hibbs and John Westall. They have developed a class for the Clackamas Tree School and have offered to share it with those who were unable to attend. Demonstration includes using a farm tractor with a Farmi winch to harvest and yard logs, and the pros and cons of using synthetic rope instead of the traditional steel cables.

Date: Thursday, June 30, 2016

Van pool time: 5:15 pm van leaves Corvallis, former Albertson’s parking lot Kings and Circle.

Demonstration time: 6 - 8 pm

RSVP by email (include contact phone, number attending, and wanting van transportation) or phone OSU Extension 541-766-6750

Location: Hibbs property on Airlie Rd. 

Directions: Parking is limited at the site. From Corvallis go north on Hwy 99W to the blinking light at Airlie Rd. Turn left onto Airlie Rd. and go 5.4 miles to a mailbox on your right with number 14200, between the intersections of Airlie Rd. with Berry Creek Rd. and Sauerkraut Rd. At the mailbox, turn left into the farm yard of Dave’s neighbor and park under the fir trees next to the road. Watch for signs. 

Summer Picnic Potluck/Linn Chapter Oregon Small Woodlands Assoc.

The Linn County Chapter of the Small Woodlands Association is hosting this get together at Henry Wolthius’s property. Save the date and watch for more details.

Date: July 30, 2016

Time: 11:00am -2:00pm

Location: Wiley creek near Sweet Home

Summer Picnic and Tour, Benton Chapter Oregon Small Woodlands Assoc. 

Come and enjoy a potluck picnic with fellow small woodland owners and friends at Fort Hoskins Park, in the Kings Valley area. Drinks, plates and utensils will be provided.

Tour following the picnic is a short drive up the road to the Schmidt Family Forest, Hoskins property.

Date: Saturday August 6, 2016

Time: 12:00 Noon

Location: Fort Hoskins Park

Directions: From Corvallis take Hwy 20 west to the Kings Valley Hwy 223. Turn right on Hwy 223 and go about 5 miles. Turn left on Hoskins road. The entrance to the park is on the right about a mile from Hwy 223

Linn County Tree Farmer of the Year Tour

2016 tour and picnic/potluck will be at Joe and Shirley Holmberg’s property .Save the date and watch for more details.

Date: Aug 20, 2016

Time: 4:00-7:30pm