Natural Resources School

The first Annual Natural Resources School for Oregon is scheduled for Saturday October 23rd, 2010 at the Oregon Coast Community College campus in Newport Oregon.  The schedule (see below) includes over 40 special and specific topics in Forestry Management, Agriculture/Small Farms, Special Forest Products/Christmas Trees, Sawing/Drying Wood, Wildlife, Landscape/Gardens, Pests and Invasives, Fisheries and Fishery Products, and General Community Topics. There is something for everyone interested in learning and enhancing our natural resources and ecosystems.  

The following is a summary of classes offered.  The classes will be concurrent and you may only choose up to 4 classes. To make your selections, download the complete class roster here.

Registration can be accomplished online or by printing the registration form on the third page of the complete roster of classes and mailing it to the address provided.  

To register and pay by credit card online please click here.

If you have any questions, Please call 541-574-6534.

 

AG and FORESTRY PESTS & INVASIVES

Spotted Wing Drosophila: Protect Your Berries from This Pernicious Pest

Problem Insects in the Garden                                                 

What’s Killing My Trees? Insect and Disease Problems in Western Oregon   Forests

Invasive species, what's out there, what is on the horizon, what it means to you,  and what you can do about them

 

AG AND FORESTRY INTEREST

Developing Ties to the Land With Generation Next

Understanding Soils

The Oregon Forest Industry Directory – Up Close and Personal 

Overview of Oregon’s Farm & Forest Special Assessment Tax Program

Water Rights – What You Should Know

 

FISHERIES

An Introduction to Oregon’s Commercial Fishing Industry

A Look Inside: Squid Lab              

Marine Spatial Planning for the Territorial Sea in Oregon               

Estuary Investigations

 

FOR EVERYONE

Composting Toilets 101

Getting the Most Out of Your Energy Dollars an Firewood and Wood Pellets Compete with Traditional Home Heating Fuels?

Traditional Home Heating Fuels

Careers in the Forest Industry

When the Call of the Wild Comes Home 

Buy Local – Invigorate Local Rural Economies

Identifying Native Oregon Trees and Plants

Waste Management – Recycling              

Moving Towards Sustainable Living

Learning across the lifespan – understanding how we learn for healthy people and

 

AGRICULTURE/SMALL FARMS

Horses and Mud

Developing Niche Markets for Livestock Products

Urban and Small Flock Poultry

Mineral Nutrition for Livestock

Direct Marketing ofFarm Products

Evaluating Small Farm Business Venture               

Pasture Management Considerations for the Oregon Coast

 

FOREST MANAGEMENT

Payment for Conservation through Ecosystems Service Markets              

Your Forest Management Plan

Riparian Area Management for Oregon Alder

Landowner Assistance Programs for Ecological, Land and Forest Enhancements

Roads on Your Property – Build and Maintenance

Thinning Your Forest

 

SPECIAL FOREST PRODUCTS/CHRISTMAS TREES

Income Opportunities from Non-Timber Forest Products             

Growing Christmas Trees in the OR Coastal Climate

An Introduction to Edible Coastal Fungi

 

SAWING/DRYING WOOD

Small –Scale Sawing

 

WILDLIFE

Enhancing Wildlife Habitat on Your Property

Managing Nuisance Wildlife

 

LANDSCAPE/GARDENS

Growing Natives

Waste to Want: An Introduction to Vermicomposting