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


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OSU Extension Forestry & Natural Resources programs

(a full statewide event listing is available here)

Tree Seed & Seedling Supply for Forest Landowners and Christmas Tree Growers

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Clairmont Hall Room 117, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City
Hosted by Clackamas County Extension Service - see website for details

Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse - CLASS FULL

Wednesdays, Feb. 1st - 22nd, 2017, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Saturday field day Feb. 25th
Washington County Extension Education Center - 1815 NW 169th Place, Beaverton

This shortcourse is ideal for anyone just starting out caring for a small woodland property. Learn what's going on in your woods, how to plan and carry out management activities such as tree planting, thinning, and harvesting; how to protect and improve habitat, and more. Cost is $50/individual or $60/family. Flyer with details. Register online or call 503-397-3462 by Jan. 25th.

Reforestation Assessment Workshop

Saturday, February 11 , 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hopkins Demonstration Forest, 16750 S. Brockway Rd, Oregon City
Hosted by Clackamas County Extension Service - see website for details

Logs to Lumber to Living

Thursday, March 2, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Columbia County Extension Service, 505 N. Columbia River Hwy, St. Helens
Thinking of building a cabin on your woodland? There are a number of things to consider: permits, material costs, design, amenities, access and liability. Hear about these things in the context of a recently completed cabin project. Cost: $15/family (same household).  Flyer with details. Register online at: http://tinyurl.com/Logs2LumberSH or call Vicki at 503-397-3462.


Programs of interest sponsored by other organizations

Harvesting and Selling Timber: What to Expect

Saturday, February 4th, 9 am - 5 pm, Sauvie Island Grange
Sponsored by Northwest Natural Resources Group. $15 includes lunch. Information and registration

Washington County Small Woodlands Association Chapter Programs

4th Tuesday of the month, 7:00 pm
North Plains Fire Station, 31370 NW Commercial St.
January 24th: Water Rights and Water Wrongs related to small woodlands ownership presented by Jake Constans, watermaster
(for more information about WCSWA programs, visit their website)

Yamhill Small Woodlands Association Chapter Programs

4th Wednesday of the month, 6:30 pm
Yamhill Public Works Auditorium, 2050 NE Lafayette Ave, McMinnville
January 25th: Amy Grotta, OSU Extension will present on internet tools for small woodland owners.
(for more information about YSWA programs, visit their website)



Washington County Small Woodlands Association Meeting

Tuesday, April 26th, 7:00pm, North Plains Fire Station (31370 NW Commercial St.)

Brandy Saffell, OSU Extension Education Program Assistant, will discuss early detection of invasive forest pests and an update on the Matteson demonstration forest.


Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association Meeting

Wednesday, April 20th,  6:30pm social/7:00pm meeting, 2050 NE Lafayette Ave., McMinnville

There will be a presentation on climate change and forests by Glenn Ahrens, OSU Extension Forester for Clackamas, Hood River, and Marion Counties.


Oregon Woodland Cooperative Annual Meeting

Saturday, April 23rd, 9:00am, Zena Forest (near Salem and Rickreall)

Open to non-members! There will be a tour of the property and sawmill, with discussion on small sawmill business, white oak lumber products, and oak and ponderosa pine management. Potluck lunch after the tour. Contact Neil for details and directions at neilschroeder11@gmail.com.


OSU Extension Spring Plant Identification Walks

Saturday, May 7th, 11am—12:30pm, Winter’s Hill Vineyard, Dayton

Saturday, May 14th, 9am—11am, Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge, Sherwood

See page 8 for more information.


Columbia County Small Woodlands Association General Meeting

Saturday, May 14th, 5:30pm, Natal Grange, Vernonia

Jennifer Weikel, wildlife biologist with Oregon Dept. of Forestry, will give a presentation on Oregon birds. Dinner will be provided; cost TBD. Please RSVP to Mark Dreyer at (503) 369-9592 or mdreyer51@msn.com with number of guests and dietary restrictions.


Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association Annual Banquet

Wednesday, May 25th, 6:00pm social/6:30pm dinner, Yan’s Restaurant, McMinnville

There will be a presentation on railroad logging by Ed Kamholz, author, historian, and rail expert after dinner is served. Cost TBD. Please RSVP to Hal and Elin Hagglund at hal.elin@gmail.com.


Washington County Small Woodlands Association Annual Potluck


There will be a presentation on invasive plants by Rob Emanuel (Clean Water Services) and Tualatin SWCD staff. This event is for members only. For more details, contact Bill Triest at whtriest@gmail.com.


Washington County Small Woodlands Association Tree Farmer of the Year Tour

June 2016, Location TBD

Details TBA. Watch the Washington County SWA website or the Columbia County Extension website for more information in the near future.