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

Linn Chapter OSWA Annual Meeting & Potluck

Date: Saturday, January 20

Time: 5:30pm 

Location: Scio ZCBJ Hall, 38704 N Main St Scio, OR (at corner of Hwy226 & Main St.)

Bring your own place settings, main dish and dessert or salad

Goods from the Woods Local Product Sale Vendor Call

If you are a local woodland owner, craftsperson or business producing & selling materials or products from our local woodlands and forest you are invited to exhibit and sell your wares at the 2018 sale. The sale runs concurrently with the Linn Small Woodlands Association Seedling Sale

Registration deadline: January 25, 2018  

See registration packet for details or contact Jody by email or 541-766-6750

NRCS local Working Group meeting for Polk

Date: Friday, January 26 2018

Time: 9:00 to Noon

Location: Polk County Extension office, Dallas.

Benton Chapter OSWA Annual Meeting

Guest speaker: Mike Cloughesy, Director of Forestry, Oregon Forest Resources Institute. “Mass Timber in Commercial Construction: Promise for the forest sector & the environment.”

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018

Time: 11:30 to 3:00, Lunch at 12:00 (RSVP required, $15 pay at the door)

Location: Beazell Memorial Forest Education Center

RSVP required email or phone 541-766-6750 with name, phone, and number attending 

Oregon Department of Forestry Assistance For Landowners

ODF offers 75% cost share through the Forest Stewardship Program, which assists landowners in developing Stewardship and Tree Farm Plans. Visit their website to learn more about this and other grant programs 

Application deadline: 1/31/18

Seedling Sale and Goods from the Woods Local Product Sale

Linn County Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Association annual event.  Conifer and deciduous tree and shrub seedlings available.  See plant sale packet for a list of plants available and the order form.

Seedling sale pre-orders encouraged. Deadline for pre-orders is January 20th

Goods from the Woods Sale, local craftsman and business owners producing great products and materials from local woodlands and forests. See flyer for details.

Date: Saturday February 3, 2018

Time: 8:00am until noon

Location: Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd. Albany

Hull-Oakes Lumber Company Mill Tour

Date: Thursday, February 15

*Meeting Location Change*
Time: Meet at the Benton Co Fairgrounds, South Parking Lot at 12:45 to load up the Starker bus, and form carpools. Tour starts 2:00 PM,

This event is free but space is limited. RSVP required before 10 AM, February 12. Call Benton County Extension 541-766-6750 or email Jody include name, phone, email, and number attending.

NRCS local Work Group meeting for Benton and Linn Counties

Date: Tuesday, February 27 2018

Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Linn County Extension office, Tangent.

Woodland Information Night

Topics and Speakers: “Optimizing wildlife habitat in small Woodlands”– Fran Cafferata Coe, Cafferata Consulting. “Native pollinators in managed forests” Jim Rivers, OSU College of Forestry. “Growing a diverse forest on your property”- Brad Withrow-Robinson, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension. 2018 WIN is hosted by the Benton Chapter of OSWA and OSU Extension

Date: Wednesday, March 7th

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Benton County Library