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" 

Federal Income Taxes for Woodland Owners

For anyone having recent forest income, or planning for future income from their forestland. Many landowners are unaware of the special provisions in the Internal Revenue Code that pertain to forestland and income generated from their land. This session will help you improve the records you keep on your forestland as well as minimize the taxes that you pay for income generated by your forest.

The instructor is Tammy Cushing, Extension Specialist in Forest Economics, Management and Policy, and Starker Chair in Family and Private Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon. Tammy has gotten to know the range of woodland owner situations in Oregon. Come prepared with your questions to get some answers for your situation.

Date: Thursday, November 30, 2017

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm.

Location: Oregon Farm Bureau Board Room, 1320 Capitol St., NE, Salem, OR

There is no fee, but registration requested so we know you are coming.

Register online or call 503-655-8631 or email jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu

Oak Mistletoe and Wildlife Tour 

Oak mistletoe is a native plant and a parasite of our native Oregon white oak tree. While it can cause decline in heavily infested trees, mistletoe has an important role in oak ecosystems. Mistletoe can enrich wildlife habitat in oak savannas and woodlands to the benefit of the western bluebird and other species. Join Dr. Dave Shaw, OSU Extension forest health specialist to learn about the biology and management of mistletoe in the Willamette Valley and hear about recent research findings. Sponsored by OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension and William L. Finley National Wildlife Refuge. 

Date: December 2, 2017.

Time: Classroom 9:30 10:30 (optional)

Field trip 10:30 to noon

Location: Southern Benton County.

Cost: free

Registration is required. Registration will close by November 30th.  To register call Benton County Extension 541-766-6750, or email including your phone contact and number attending.

What to bring: Please come prepared for the weather of the day and being in the brush. Bring binoculars, a water bottle, snacks or other personal items you need

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.  Watch for more details on pre-orders, and call for exhibitors coming soon.

Date: Saturday February 3, 2018

Time: 8:00am until noon