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!

January 29, 7:00 pm. “Finding David Douglas (documentary film)” Whiteside Theater, 361 SW Madison Ave., Corvallis, OR

February 12, 3:00 pm. “Every Reason to Hope”: David Douglas and Pacific Northwest Trees

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. 

Polk Soil & Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale

See flyer for details.  For more information call 503-623-9680 x 5, or Polkswcd.org

Pre-order by January 16th

Pre-order pick up February 6th, 

Overstock sale February 7th, 9 am - 4 pm

Location: Polk County Fairgrounds Building C 

Local Wood Products Fair

Bring your “Goods from the Woods” to exhibit. 

Got Wood... If you are a local woodland owner, craftsperson or business producing & selling materials or products from our local woodlands and forests you are invited to exhibit.  See flyer for registration and further details.  Held in conjunction with the Linn Small Woodlands Seedling Sale

Date: Exhibitor Regisration deadline: Janunary 27, 2015

        Fair date: February 7, 2015

Time: 8:00 am - 12 noon

Location: Linn County Expo Center Albany 

Questions contact Jody or call 541-766-6311

Linn Small Woodlands Association Seedling Sale

Pre-order seedlings & mail check to the address on the order form. Your seedlings will be packaged and ready for you to pick up the morning of the sale, you avoid lines & more likely to get what you want. 

Information table and an OSU Extension trained Master Woodland Manager will be available to answer questions.

Proceeds will be used to help fund educational programs for youth in Linn County, including 4-H and college scholarships.

Pre-order deadline: January 31, 2015 

Sale Date: February 7, 2015

Time: 8:00 am - 12 noon

Location: Linn County Expo Center, Albany 

Questions: Fay or Sherm Sallee,(541) 451-5322 or sksallee@yahoo.com

Benton Soil & Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale

Paper orders deadline December 31, electronic order deadline January 31. See flyer for details and order form

Order pick up date: Saturday February 22, 2015 you will be assigned a pick up time.

Native Plant Market Sale, cash or check only.  All plants $3.00

Date: Sunday February 23, 2015

Time: Noon to 3:00 pm

You, Your Tree Farm & Taxes

Free talk sponsored by Linn Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Association and OSU Extension

Date: Wednesday Febrary 25, 2015

Time: 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Location: LBCC Lebanon Center

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

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