Upcoming Forestry & Natural Resources Events Around Columbia, Washington & Yamhill Counties

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Basic Woodland Management Short Course - CLASS IS CANCELLED

Tuesdays, Feb. 9th, 16th, 23rd and Mar. 1st, 2016, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Saturday field session: Mar. 5th, 9 am - 2 pm
Yamhill Public Works Auditorium, 2050 NE Lafayette Ave, McMinnville

This introductory course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include: evaluating your property and your site; tree biology, forest ecology and habitat; tree planting, care for an established forest, and weed control; timber sale logistics and laws and regulations. Course fee: $40/individual or $50/family. 1/13/16: CLASS IS FULL; call Vicki at 503-397-3462 to be placed on a waitlist. Course flyer.


Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2016

February 16-17, 2016, OSU Campus, Corvallis

Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2016 is a conference and continuing education event designed to synthesize the current forest health conditions of Oregon forests by focusing on mortality agents and other factors that negatively impact forests. The first day of the event will be an opportunity for participants to learn about the latest information regarding insects, disease, fire, vertebrates, and a changing climate-and how each of these are currently affecting Oregon’s forests. The second day will focus on management of these factors and discuss mitigation strategies moving forward. Scholarships available for Master Woodland Managers! Conference website


Washington County Small Woodlands Association Native Plant Sale

Saturday, March 12th, 9 am - 3 pm, Bales Thriftway, Farmington Rd, Aloha

For plant availability look for information at www.wcswa.com.


Columbia County Small Woodlands Association Tree Sale

Saturday, March 12th, 8:30 am - 1:30 pm, Lawrence Oil, St. Helens

Douglas-fir, noble fir, western redcedar, western hemlock, coast redwood, ponderosa pine, and a number of ornamental tree species available. Contact info



Tree School

Saturday, March 19th, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City

Check the Clackamas County Extension website for updates or to request a catalog in the mail.




Also, many educational programs are sponsored by local chapters of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association and are open to the public. Visit www.oswa.org to find out about chapters in Columbia, Washington, and Yamhill Counties.

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