Classes and Events

Classes and Programs held through the year.  Please register by calling the office at 541-672-4461 or email Holly at: holly.burton@oregonstate.edu.   Please check our online Calendar of Events for more information about upcoming classes. 

  • Protect Your Home From Wildfire - September 9, 2017, 9am - 3pm

    The area within 200 feet of your home, called “defensible space,” is what usually determines whether or not your home will survive a wildfire. Even after fast moving, scorching fires, homeowners who have prepared by keeping their property “Lean, Clean and Green” have returned to find their houses fully intact. Other homeowners who do nothing may return to nothing but char, even though the surrounding woods are still green.
    This one-day workshop will teach you why defensible space is the most crucial area to maintain. You will get the best and latest techniques recommended by ODF and DFPA to improve your defensible space. Learn how to identify what parts of your property need work and the components of a well maintained defensible space with an in-class discussion and on the ground field tour. You will see how the professionals assess a home for wildfire preparedness and learn to bring that same discerning eye back to your own property by the end of the workshop.
    Instructors include representatives from OSU Extension, DFPA, & Firewise.

    Cost: $10/person 
    Registration is required!  Register Online (credit/debit) at: Protect Your Home from Wildfire

    Where:  Douglas Forest ProtectionAssociation
                1758 NE Airport Road, Roseburd
                (Meet at the DFPA office in the morning, then everyone will carpool in the afternoon to the field tour sites near Roseburg (we will not travel more than 20 min. away from the DFPA office)
    Please Bring a Lunch.
  • Native Tree Walk - September 22, 2017, 10am - 1pm

    Learn to identify and care for your trees! Trouble distinguishing White and Black Oaks? Wondering if that huge cedar is an Incense, Port-Orford, or Western red? The more you know about your trees, the better you can care for them and improve their overall health. This workshop will give you all the tricks of the trade to identify the native trees in Douglas County – even the look-a-likes! We will also discuss the tree’s life characteristics, so you know how to give your trees what they need to stay healthy.

    Cost:
    $25 per household (includes a copy of the book Trees to Know in Oregon)

    Where:  Elkton Community Education Center
                Greenhouse Patio
                15850 State Highway 38 W
                Elkton, OR 97436

    Registration is required!  Register Online (credit/debit) at: Native Tree Walk
  • Citizen Fire Academy - 8 Part Series:  September 28th - November 9th, 2017

    The Citizen Fire Academy (CFA) volunteer education program represents a joint effort of many statewide and local agencies. The goals of this program are to develop your skills and knowledge so that you may help reduce the risk of catastrophic effects of wildfire for your home, your neighborhood, and your community. Over the course of 6 weeks, participants will attend two in-person classes, two field classes, and complete four online modules from the comfort of your own home. Each online module includes reading and video tutorials, review exercises, discussion board. Throughout the course, you will work on your own fire preparedness plan and present your final plan at the graduation session. Topics covered in the course include fire science, living in a fire environment, home protection strategies, and fuels reduction models.

    Cost: $50 per person or $75 per couple sharing materials.  Price includes all 8 sessions, materials and transportation to field sites.

    Registration is required!  Register Online (credit/debit) at: Citizen Fire Academy

    Locations vary, all locations in Douglas County, more info coming soon.

  • Basic Forest Measurement Tools Workshop -  November 14, 2017, 5pm - 8pm.

    This hands-on workshop introduces participants to tools commonly used to measure trees, forests, and the land they grow on. Instruction will include proper tool use, general accuracy, choosing a tool, and available resources. Tools covered include: clinometer, Woodland Stick, compass, loggers tape, diameter tape, increment borer, and GPS.

    Cost:  $15 per person or $25 per couple sharing materials
    Light refreshments provided

    Registration is required!  Register Online (credit/debit) at: Basic Forest Measurement Tools

 

  • Master Woodland Manager Volunteer Program

    The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) training is offered by Oregon State University Forestry Extension as a master's level course for landowners who are interested in an intensive forest management training and sharing the knowledge gained through this training with people in their local communities.  Graduates of the program have been serving Oregon for 20 years.

    MWM volunteer training will be offered in Douglas County in the Fall of 2019! While it seems so far away, you can start preparing for it today. Be sure to enroll attend events such as Tree School and classes like the Basic Forestry Shortcourse to make sure you’re ready for MWM classes.

    • Are you interested in becoming a Master Woodland Manager in Douglas County? Call or email Alicia Jones to get on the interest list at 541-236-3002 or alicia.jones@oregonstate.edu.  For more information, visit the statewide Master Woodland Manager website.

  • OSU Extension Forestry Program - Statewide Calendar of Events

  • For information about Extension Forestry events happening around the state, please visit our website at: Extension Forestry Calendar

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