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There will be a discussion on wildfire preparedness with representatives from Oregon Department of Forestry.
A four-member panel of professional foresters and landowners will discuss best practices for pre-commercial thinning, harvesting, and invasives.
Free, one-day workshops organized by Oregon Forest Resources Institute in collaboration with various partners. Each workshop will provide technical assistance, tools and resources to guide landowners with fish habitat and passage projects. Half the day will be spent in the classroom, and the remainder in the field visiting recent fish passage and habitat projects. Especially for family forest landowners, these types of projects can be tricky to tackle. The workshops will help landowners get the information they need to plan successful projects. Both workshops will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The deadline to register is Oct. 18th. Register online for the Seaside or Salem workshops
There will be a discussion on earthquake preparedness– Are you ready for the big one?
Ties to the Land focuses on succession planning, the human side of estate planning. This workshop will focus on strategies to maintain family ties to the land from one generation to the next; building awareness of the key challenges facing family businesses; and motivating families to address the challenges. It is a facilitated and interactive workshop with DVD-based components that provides effective tools families can use to decide the future of their land. Fee is $50/family (up to three members) and $10 for each extra family member. Fee includes lunch and one copy of the Ties to the Land workbook and DVD per family. Registration form
The Oregon Woodland Cooperative has organized a forestry tour to Scandinavia especially for family forestland owners, forestry professionals and forest products producers. Guided by experienced foresters, this educational tour will focus on private forestry in Sweden and Norway and the role of woodland owner cooperatives. Full details at http://www.oregonwoodlandcooperative.com/scandinavia-forestry-tour. Reservation deadline: Oct. 1
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.