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

Clackamas Tree School

Follow link for 2016 catolog. Registration deadline Feb. 26th 

2016 Starker Lecture Series, Burning Questions: Forest, Fires & People

The 2016 Starker Lecture will address the “new normal” of living with fire, and will offer individuals, neighborhoods, and communities useful information and strategies for living in a changing environment. For further details visity the SLS website

February 18, 3:30 - 5:00 pm "Fire Ecology, Management, and Policy in the Western US, La Sells Stewart Center C&E Hall, OSU Campus
April 7, 3:30 - 6:00 pm "Living with Fire" and Resource Fair, La Sells Stewart Center C&E Hall, OSU Campus
April 8, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm Living with Fire workshop, La Sell Stewart Center, Ag Production Room

Annual Seedling Sale & Goods from the Local Woods Fair 

The Linn County Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Association is sponsoring their 2016 Seedling Sale. A wide selection of trees and shrubs are available, many are Oregon natives.  To view a complete listing of plants available see the plant information sheet.  For pre-orders, print out and mail the order form with payment. Pre-order deadline is January 30th.

"Goods from the Local Woods" showcases locally made wood products from lumber to finished items, purchase direct from the producers. 

Date: Saturday, February 6, 2016.

Time: 8 am to noon or while supplies last

Location: Linn County Fair and Expo Center at 3700 Knox Butte Road in Albany. This is near I-5 Exit 234. 

For more information contact Sherm Sallee at email or (541) 451-5322. 

Woodland Talk: Hiring and Contracting

The ten things (at least!) you need to know about hiring and contracting for harvesting and woodland management. Speaker Steve Bowers, OSU Extnesion Harvest Specialist.  Brought to you by the Linn & Benton Chapters of OSWA and OSU Extension.

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Time: 7:00 to 8:30 PM

Location: OSU Linn County Extension Office, 33630 McFarland Road (Corner of Old HWY 34 & McFarland Rd), Tangent  

Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2016

Conference and continuing education event. The first day learn the latest information regarding insects, disease, fire, vertebrates, and a changing climate-and how each of these are currently affecting Oregon’s forests. The second day will focus on management of these factors and discuss mitigation strategies moving forward.

Date: February 16 & 17, 2016

Location: LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University

For more information and registration 

Scholarships available for Master Woodland Managers, contact Tiffany Fegel  

Woodland Information Night

Save the date, details to be announced.

Date: Tuesday March 1, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Location: Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Ave., Corvallis

Bell Pole Yard Tour

Save the date, details to be announced.

Date: Thursday, March 17, 2016

Time: Afternoon

Location: Lebanon

Clackamas Tree School

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Watch website for catalog and registration online