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

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Forest Tax Symposium - Understanding Oregon's Family Forestland Tax Landscape

January 26th, 2015, 8:30 - 4:30 pm, OSU CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Corvallis

Join fellow landowners, foresters, and trained tax and estate planning professionals to learn about the myriad of taxes related to forests and forestland ownership.  Space is limited - register early! See flyer for additional details. Cost is $45. To register: http://taxsymposium.eventbrite.com.


Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse - CLASS FULL

February 2nd - March 7th, 2015, 6:00 - 8:30, St. Helens

This course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include: site evaluation, tree biology and forest ecology, tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control, timber sale logistics and laws & regulations. Course is held on four Monday evenings + a Saturday field session. Course fee: $40/individual or $50/couple. See flyer for more details.


Yamhill Soil & Water Conservation District Native Plant Sale

February 5th - 7th; McMinnville
Pre-order deadline: January 30th

For plant lists and ordering info: http://yamhillswcd.org/


Oregon Season Trackers - a citizen science workshop

Wednesday, March 4th; Hoyt Arboretum, Portland

Become an Oregon Season Tracker "citizen scientist" and help monitor precipitation and seasonal plant growth.  You'll learn how to become part of two national citizen science networks, CoCoRaHS and Nature's Notebook, to collect and report your observations.  You'll develop a better understanding of the climate and weather around your home and help researchers at the same time. Cost: $35 includes an approved rain gauge. See flyer for more information.


Washington County Small Woodlands Association Native Plant Sale

Saturday, March 14th; Bales Thriftway, Aloha

Check www.wcswa.com for information. Proceeds go to scholarships for OSU Forestry students.


Columbia County Small Woodlands Association Seedling Sale

Saturday, March 14th; Lawrence Oil (Pacific Pride), St. Helens

First come, first serve. Arrive early for best selection! Forestry and horticultural varieties are available.


Tree School

Saturday, March 21st; Clackamas Community College in Oregon City

Classes fill fast, so register early. View the catalog online.


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.