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

  • Christmas Tree Field Tour - Stroda Brothers Tree Farm - September 18

Kirk Stroda is always trying new techniques and new ideas as he grows Christmas trees. Kirk will share his enthusiasm in growing trees by discussing some of the topics:

  1. Nordmann/Turkish fir top work- Kirk Stroda and Chal Landgren are working on a small pictorial trial investigating what we think will be the best strategies to trim tops. We will have before and after photos of specific trees. Come and see if the trees agreed with our guesses!
  2. Culturing noble fir to achieve a narrow and layered appearance
  3. Table top tree culturing of noble fir.
  4. Soil treatments for improved water retention and sod waterways.

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  • Root Disease Identification and Management Field Tour- September 28

This field workshop is for woodland owners and forestry professionals who are interested in:
• Learning to identify common root diseases
• Observing root disease symptoms and effects in typical valley margin woodlands and Douglas-fir forests
• Sharing and comparing different management strategies to reduce the impact of root diseases

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  •  Living on The Land Series - October 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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  • Ties to the Land - October 14

Secure the future of your family farm or forest at the upcoming Ties to the Land workshop hosted by OSU Extension, EWEB, The Friends of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah, and McKenzie River Trust. Participants will learn skills to preserve their family lands and with each generation involve more family members in the ownership and operation of their small woodland or farm-based businesses. The workshop's mix of presentations and practical exercises will focus on developing a shared vision and passion for the land, keeping the land in the family, Considering options for placing land in conservation, and identifying and addressing the challenges facing family business.

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  • Oregon Season Tracker (OST): An OSU Extension Citizen Science Program 
    • October 17th - Monroe
    • 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

  • Oregon Trees in Trouble - Multipule Dates and locations between Aug 28 & Sept 26

Preparing communities for invasive insects and diseases.

Please join us if you manage/maintain trees in or near developed areas or large landscapes - such as city parks, golf courses or campuses. You will learn about practices you can adopt to prepare for and detect invasive insects and diseases before they establish in your community.

This workshop is Free and is hosted by Oregon Department of Forestry with support from the USDA Forest Service. Workshops take place from Noon - 1:30 PM. 

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  • I'll Drink to That - September 27th

What: The Upper Willamette Soil and Water Conservation District in association with the Willamette Clean Water Alliance present a free/open to the public presentation titled: "I'll Drink to That !" Frank Lawson, EWEB General Manager, will speak about the "costs and benefits of local water sources and conservation" in the Greater Eugene area.

The Eugene Water and Electric Board continues to respond to an increasing responsibility to seek out secondary water sources for a growing population, as well as craft a strategic plan for management of our shared precious resources into the future while addressing the economic impacts on business and the general public. Frank Lawson, the General Manager of this publicly-owned utility will discuss how EWEB is balancing vital conservation practices with it's ongoing commitment to deliver affordable services to it's customers and the community.

When: September 27, 2017. Doors open at 6:30 and the presentation will begin at 7:00 pm.

Where: Venue 252, located at 252 Lawrence St., Eugene, Oregon, beside the Historic Eugene Planing Mill / Crux Gym. ( )

Contact info: 541-650-3057.


  • Workshop to explore relationship between forest carnivores and forest management

    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.

  • 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.



The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council (CFWWC), US Army Corps of Engineers, US Forest Service Cottage Grove Ranger District, Native Plant Society of Oregon, and Kennedy Alternative High School, welcomes the community to discover spring wildflowers in bloom. With a local expert as your guide, we invite you explore a series of rare, remnant prairie and oak habitats along Dorena Lake. 

Upcoming Events

Sep. 28, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
This field workshop is for woodland owners and forestry professionals who are interested in: • …
Oct. 05, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Learn the basics of planning for natural resource management, including soil health and water rights. …
Oct. 12, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wells & Septic Systems Bring well water for nitrate screening .Living on the Land is …
Oct. 14, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
This interactive, DVD-based, workshop provides the tools families with small Farms and woodlands need to …
Oct. 19, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Woodlands and Wildlife Look at the woodlands and natural areas on your property and consider …
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