Forestry

Education for better woodlands management

The Oregon State University Extension Service is pleased to announce the return of forestry and natural resources educational programs to Lane County!

While we still do not have an Extension Forester stationed here, we will be holding classes using other Extension Foresters from around the state. We will be also listing upcoming forestry events and class on this page. Keep checking in so you don't miss out!

Lane County Forestry Class

The Ins & Outs of Selling Logs: Conducting a timber sale can be a complicated process for many woodland owners. Current log values look good come find out. Will prices hold? Are buyers seeking logs? What species? What prices? What specs? Will it last? This session will cover: easements, logging contracts, purchase orders, selecting log lengths and diameters, and timing the market. Come find out answers to what can you sell, how to sell it and what does the future hold.

When: 9:00 a.m.—11:00 a.m., Tuesday morning, April 8th or 6:30 p.m.—8:30 p.m., Tuesday evening, April 8th
Where: Lane County Extension office, 996 Jefferson St., Eugene      
Instructor: Steve Bowers, Douglas County Extension Forester
Cost: $10.00 (pay at the door)


Preregistration required by Friday, April 4th. A minimum of 10 participants will be required for each session, so we are asking you to preregister. To register, call Lane County OSU Extension Office at 541-344-5859 or e-mail Christina Bixel

 

Other Events and Classes

The 2014 Christmas Tree Short Course is primarily focused on education and will be held Friday, March 7 at the Red Lion on the River - Jantzen Beach. Experts discuss topics such as new growing and harvesting methods, pesticide and safety information, business practices and tax implications for those involved in the industry. For more information click here

Tree School Umpqua 2014: Oregon State University Extension Service of Douglas County will offer a day of classes centered on woodland topics on Thursday, March 27, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This forestry education event will be held at the Umpqua Community College campus. Tree School Umpqua features 24 classes on a variety of subjects for family forestland owners, professional foresters, loggers, arborists, teachers and the general public. Many classes qualify for continuing education credit requirements from professional organizations. Classes include: forest insects and diseases, web soil survey, truffles, bees, roads, wildlife, income opportunities, forest management, chainsaw sharpening. . . and so much more!

  • Paid registration must be done in advance by March 14—no walk-ins are allowed the day of Tree School. The all-day fee is just $50 per person. Tree School Umpqua 2014 brochure and registration form.
  • For more information regarding this event, contact the Douglas County OSU Extension Office at 541-672-4461 or e-mail holly.burton@oregonstate.edu.

 

Online Resources

Check out our many web-based publications, videos and other resources, available through Extension's Statewide Forestry and Natural Resources Program.

Tax Tips for Forest Landowners for the 2013 Tax Year