Forestry Classes & Events

 

Lane County Extension Events Calendar - All Programs

Extension Forestry Calendar - Statewide Forestry & Natural Resources Events

 

OSU Extension Forestry Workshops in Lane County

  •  Living on The Land Series - October 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2 (take just one or all 5)

Living on the Land is a workshop series tailored for small acreage landowners and those new to managing land. There are 5 two hour classes in the series, 6-8pm. You can take just one class for $10, or all of the classes for $30. This program is sponsored by the OSU Extension Service in Lane County and Eugene Water and Electric Board.  

Topics covered include: land stewardship planning, soils, and water resources; well and septic systems; woodlands and wildlife; pasture and grazing management; weed management 

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  • Oregon Season Tracker (OST): An OSU Extension Citizen Science Program 
    • November 13th - Eugene
    • November 15th - Tangent 

As a citizen scientist volunteer you will gather scientific data on precipitation and seasonal plant changes (phenology) at your home, woodland, farm, ranch or school to share with other observers and research partners statewide. Do you like the outdoors and like the idea of contributing to science research? If so, join us and become an OST citizen scientist volunteer! 

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  •  Selling Logs from your Property - October 27 & 28

Selling Logs from your Property is an educational symposium for small woodland owners to learn all the steps required to sell trees from their property. 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 covered 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, and log scaling. 
 

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Local Education Events - Hosted by our Partners

  • The relationship between forest carnivores and forest management - Oct 19

An upcoming workshop for forest landowners, managers and wildlife biologists will provide the opportunity to learn about Oregon forest carnivores, with an emphasis on fisher, marten and fox.

The free one-day workshop, "Forest Carnivores and their Habitats: A Focus on Fisher, Marten and Fox," will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 19 at the Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Road in Albany.

It will feature wildlife experts discussing forest carnivore species that are under consideration for additional federal and state protections, which have the potential to influence timber harvest practices where these animals are found. The aim is to educate landowners, managers and biologists about the current and proposed policies regarding these species, and the implications for forest landowners.

The workshop is sponsored by OFRI, the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, the Partnership for Forestry Education and the Forest Carnivore Working Group. Continuing education credits are available from the Society of American Foresters, The Wildlife Society and Associated Oregon Loggers.

Online registration for the workshop is required.

  • Oak Mistletoe: Friend or Foe? - October 19th 

Oak mistletoe is a native plant (shrub) that parasitizes oak trees. Although the plant can cause decline and damage to a tree, it is a slow process that takes decades, allowing for management actions if desired. Alternatively, oak mistletoe is important to wildlife, particularly western bluebird, so some mistletoe in oak woodlands may be desirable. This workshop will focus on learning about the biology and management of oak mistletoe. We will begin the day with a short indoor introduction, then visit several field sites around Douglas County.

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  • Science Pub: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): How and When to Get involved with Large-Scale Projects on Your National Forests - October 24th

On October 24th, the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council welcomes U.S. Forest Service Cottage Grove Ranger District Botanist, Krista Farris, and District Ranger, K.C. Briggs for our October 2017 Science Pub presentation entitled The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA): How and When to Get Involved with Large-Scale Projects on Your National Forests. This presentation will explain the NEPA process for the US Forest Service from the proposal stage of a project, to the public comment period and implementation. Ms. Farris and Ms. Briggs will discuss what goes into integrated resource restoration projects (IRR), vegetation management focused on silviculture prescriptions, recreation, wildlife and botanical resources, fisheries and aquatic resources. To find out more about this event, click here!

  • Mushrooms of the Middle Fork - October 28, 9AM-1PM

Please join Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council and USFS Botanist, Molly Juillerat, for our annual Mushrooms of the Middle Fork foray! Learn how to find and identify typical northwest edibles, pick up a mushroom permit, and have fun meeting other enthusiasts in your area. We'll meet at the Middle Fork Ranger District Office on Hwy. 58 for a brief presentation before heading out for a mushroom collection hiking tour on surrounding trails. We'll separate and ID our finds back at the ranger station and break for a mushroom-themed potluck - so feel free to bring your favorite mushroom dish, dessert or hors d'oeuvre to share!

What to bring: We're expecting cooler temperatures and possibly rain. Please dress in layers, bring rain gear and wear sturdy shoes for hiking. Please carry water and a sack lunch or snacks to enjoy trailside.

Due to limited space, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Please register here or give us a call at 541-937-9800 with questions. $10 suggested donation at the door.