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. 

You can register on-line for all of our Workshops by clicking here: Forestry & Natural Resourses classes

Landowners log their property for a number of reasons. For some, it’s the culmination of decades of planning and hard work to produce a valuable crop. For others, it might be a liquidation of an asset to meet a sudden financial need. Still, others might be undertaking a thinning operation to improve forest health and habitat. Whatever your reason or goal, selling logs is a high-stakes endeavor, and mistakes can be costly – this is not a time to cut corners! Make sure your property looks how you want it to when the job is done and don’t risk unnecessary damage to your property that could take decades to restore.

At the symposium, participants will hear from consulting foresters, loggers, log buyers, small woodland landowners, and representatives from OSU Extension Service and the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Topics include:     

Timber sale fundamentals
Fair value for your logs
Rights and responsibilities
Benefits of a forestry consultant
Protecting yourself from liability
Inventory and marketing
How to select a logger
Notifications and harvest regulations
Harvest taxes
Cost share programs
Logging roads and operational logistics
Portable sawmilling
Log scaling 

Cost: $40/pp before October 1st; $50/pp between October 2nd - 20th; $5 discount to all Lane County OSWA members.  Registration closes October 20th at 5 PM.

Where: Crow High School, 25863 Crow Road, Eugene, OR 97402

Registration is required!  Register online at:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/lane/upcoming-classes-events.  Be sure to register before October 20th, as registration will not be available on the day of the symposium.

  • 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
  • Oak Misteltoe:  Friend or Foe? - Friday, January 26, 2018 from 9am - 3pm (or so).

OSU Extension Forest Health Specialist, Dave Shaw, will lead us on an exciting and interesting tour of the biology and management of oak mistletoe. Please click here to see the class flyer for more information. 

Cost: $5

Register by clicking here:  Oak Mistletoe: Friend or Foe?

  • 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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