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

2015 Starker Lecture Series “Douglas-Fir: the legacy and future of the Pacific Northwest’s most iconic tree ” 

107 Richardson Hall, OSU (unless otherwise noted).  Free. Bring a neighbor! 

You can also catch the Starker Lecture series on a Live Video Stream, which you can join by following links on the Starker Lecture Series website  http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

March 12, 3:30 pm.  “A Contemporary View of Douglas-fir Silviculture”

April 16, 3:30 pm. “Innovative Applications of Douglas-fir in Building Design” 

May 14, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Capstone Field Trip in Benton County area. 

Oregon Woodturning Symposium

see website for details.  Early registration closes Feb. 13th.

Date: March 6-8, 2015

Location: Linn County Expo Center

Benton/Linn Woodland Information Night

Sponsored by the Linn & Benton chapters of the Small Woodlands Association and OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension

Date: March 9, 2015

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Location: the NEW Linn County Extension Office, 33630 McFarland Road, Tangent (Corner of Old HWY 34 & McFarland Rd)  Map to the new office in Tangent 

This year’s speakers will address a range of woodland management issues, as well as some tools and programs to help you get things done. Speakers are: 

  • Nathan Adelman (NRCS)- Assistance programs available for small woodland owners through NRCS/Farm Bill
  • Neil Miller (ODF) – Something about fire preparedness  ??
  • Steve  Kendall (ODF) – the new on-line notification system
  • Bill Marshall  (Cascade Timber Consulting) – will discuss the range of services CTC can provide small woodland owners

 This program is free and open to the public

Tree School Clackamas

Check your mail for the catalog or visit online.  Classes fill fast, register early (deadline February 27th)  

Date: March 21, 2015

Location: Clackamas Community College, Oregon City

Storm Damage Tour

Visit areas hit by the 2014 Ice Storm, which affected a large area of the Coast Range in Benton County last November.  Starker Forest managers, logging operators and Forestry Extension faculty will join family forest landowners to discuss the effects of the storm on stand conditions, forest health, salvage and future management options the storm presents to landowners.  Jointly sponsored by OSU Extension, Starker Forests and the Benton Chapter of OSWA. 

Space may be limited.  Please  RSVP to Jody or phone 541-766-6750

Date: Thursday, March 26

Time:  8:30 -12:30

Location: Meet and load vans at Benton County Fairgrounds

Pond Workshop

Ponds serve many functions such as wildlife habitat, irrigation, fire protection, and/or just personal enjoyment. Oregon State University is completing a new publication on Ponds and its author, Steve Bowers, will conduct a workshop discussing the many aspects of pond development and maintenance. The workshop is sponsored by the Linn County Small Woodlands Association and OSU Extension

Date: May 13th

Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: LBCC Lebanon Campus