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Forests of the Northern Blues: Basic Forestry Webinar Series

Mar 3 - Apr 28, 2020
Tuesdays from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Webinars held on March 3, 10, and 17; and April 14, 21, and 28.


Contact for questions and requests for accessibility-related accommodations
John Punches

A series of six practical educational webinars for people who own, manage, or are interested in private forestlands in Northeastern Oregon and Southeastern Washington. Brought to you by Oregon State University Extension Service, the My Blue Mountains Woodlands Partnership, and other cooperators. Each session includes 60 to 90 minutes of web-based presentation, followed by an optional informal question and answer period. Register once to participate in any or all of the sessions. Once registered you will receive information on  how to connect through your personal computer, tablet, and/or smart phone; along with the link to the series website with educational materials and activities. Optional, field classes will be held this summer (watch this site for separate registration details.)

  • March 3: Blue Mountain Forests (introduction to the region's forest types and their ecology)
  • March 10: Trees to Know in the Northern Blues (native tree identification and growth characteristics)
  • March 17: Fire on the Landscape (why our forests are experiencing more severe wildfires, what you can do to reduce wildfire risk, where to get technical and financial help)
  • April 14: Why Trees Die (an introduction to forest health and resilience, including causes of stress, insect and fungal pests, and the effects of dwarf mistletoe)
  • April 21: Managing for Healthy Forests (how to assess forest density, easy to use thinning guidelines, fuels reduction practices, what to watch for after thinning, basic considerations for commercial harvests)
  • April 28: Developing a Fire-adapted Community (how to work individually or as a community to be better prepared for wildfire)

Find additional detail on the series' resources site.

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Accommodation requests related to a disability should be made at least three weeks prior to the webinar(s) in which you intend to participate. Contact John Punches at 541-963-1061 or

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