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

Emergency Forest Restoration Funds Available for the 2015 Drought Damage 

Signup for the Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) will be held from October 3 through November 30, 2016. This signup period is applicable to the damage to timber due to the severe drought that occurred during the summer of 2015. 

EFRP was established to assist Nonindustrial Private Forest (NIPF) Landowners to rehabilitate timber ground damaged by natural disasters. It covers:

• Removing debris from timberland, removal of dead trees

• Replanting timber

• Road development located on NIPF that are deemed necessary

 If you believe you may be eligible for EFRP assistance and are located in Benton, Lane, Lincoln and Linn Counties please contact your local FSA office. 

Linn-Benton-Lincoln County – Heather at 541-967-5925 ext 107

Lane County – Jean at 541-465-6443 ext 101

Forestry Tax and Ownership Presentations

Please join Benton Chapter of OSWA and OSU Extension for two lectures presented by Tamara Cushing, Ph.D., Starker Chair of Private and Family Forestry, Asst. Professor and Extension Specialist in Forest Economics, Management and Policy at OSU.

Basics of taxes, including income, property, severance and timber harvest taxes.

Date: October 27th  

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Planning for a successful generational transition of timber property ownership.

Date: December 15th  

Time: 6:00-7:30 pm

Location for both: Benton County Sunset Buildling, OSU Extension Meeting Room, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis. Please park at rear of the building and use the back building entrance. 

RSVP required, these talks are free but have limited space.  RSVP with name and phone by email, or call the OSU Extension office at 541-766-6750.