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

Summer Hiking Series Hosted at McDonald Forest

Join us for some summer hiking! OSU Extension Service, Benton/ Linn County and OSU College Forests will be sponsoring several evening guided hiking opportunities this summer at the McDonald Forest, a popular recreation area in the mid-valley.  Each event will offer a choice of several hiking options – from a short Discovery walk suitable to families with small children, a moderate 1-2 mile hike and a vigorous 3-4 mile hike. All hikes will leave from a central location Hikes will begin at 6:00 and end at 7:15pm. Dates are Tuesday June 24, Wednesday July 23, and Thursday Aug 21, 2014.      

The first hike on Tuesday June 24 will meet at Peavy Lodge (located near the entrance to the Arboretum). Hikes will be led by OSU Extension and College Forests staff and community volunteers and leave promptly at 6:00 pm. 

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/dvuj0
From Corvallis take 99W North 6 miles to Arboretum Rd.& follow the signs. From Albany take Hwy 20 West 5 miles, right on Granger 2.4 miles, right on 99W North 1.2 miles to Arboretum Rd & follow the signs

For more information about the Summer Hiking Series, contact Maggie Livesay at 541-766-6750 

Oak Woodlands and Private Landowners:
Tools for the Conservation Community Workshop

Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Location: Powell Residence,2550 Stiles Road, Dallas OR 97338
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free

For additional information and to register contact: Meagan Nuss: meagan@nnrg.org • 503-545-8685

See flyer for more details

Howdy Neighbor Tour to Avery Property

Take this opportunity to gather with the wider community and visit a very interesting family-owned forest property.

Date: Saturday, August 23rd.  

Time: 7:45- 3:30

Location: will leave from Mason Bruce and Girard field office, 42960 Highway 226,  8.5 miles east of Scio.  Signs will be out.  Please watch website for more details, due out by mid-July.

Registration is required.   To register contact OSWA Office Manager, Jen Rains, jenerains@gmail.com or (503) 588-1813 by August 15th. 

Benton Tree Farmer of the Year Tour

Hold the date: Saturday September 6, 2014

Watch for more details.