Upcoming Events

A calendar for landowners, by landowners

Below you’ll find a list of upcoming events aimed at educating forest landowners.

To make this calendar more valuable, it needs your help. Please submit the details of your coming event using our online submission form. Just click the button to the right that says SUBMIT AN EVENT and you're underway.

December 1st, 2015 2015 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

5:00am - 9:30am

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through weekly field classes, presentations
from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan.
The course is great for land owners who want to learn how to balance sustainability with their
rural lifestyles. 

The 11-week program provides training for Southern Oregon residents on topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, encouraging (and controlling) wildlife, stream
ecology, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Course Fee (includes resources)
SAVE $50 Early Bird registration by August 7
$150; couples $200

Registration Deadline: August 14
Standard fee (after Aug. 7) $200; couples $250 

December 2-3rd, 2015 Adaptation & Mitigation for Working Forestlands

12:00am - 4:00am

The Northwestern US provides a high level of current and potential sequestration of greenhouse gases- and forests may be a solution to mitigating emissions and sequestering carbon. This 1½ day
workshop will detail the environmental and economic costs and benefits of management alternatives for forestland managers. In addition, it will address pathways and barriers to their
adoption.  The workshop will focus on the following building blocks for reduction of greenhouse gases:

1)Private forest growth and retention 2)Stewardship of federal forests

The target audience will include USDA agency personnel, Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Cooperative Extension, and private forest landowners and managers.

This event will count for 11 CEU's from the Society of American Foresters.

For more information, visit http://cpe.forestry.oregonstate.edu/climatehubworkshop

December 5th, 2015 Ties to the Land - Your family forest heritage: Planning for an orderly transition

2:00am - 7:00am

Succession planning workshop facilitated by Janean Creighton, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Specialist.

December 6-10th, 2015 Save the Date: 2015 OSU Extension Conference


Make plans to come together with your Extension colleagues from across Oregon for four days dedicated to celebrating successes, updating your skills, networking, brainstorming and inspiration.

  • Attend the OSUEA Meeting and elections, and attend an affiliate meeting (draft schedule includes: 4-H, Family and Consumer Sciences, Oregon Agricultural Extension Association or Epsilon Sigma Phi) to learn more about local and national events and news in your discipline.
  • Take advantage of program planning time and trainings (draft schedule includes program planning time for: 4-H, Forestry, Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, Home Horticulture, Diversity Catalyst Team, OSU Open Campus / Juntos).
  • Celebrate the successes of our colleagues and our cooperators! All are invited and encouraged to attend! Let’s have a good showing at the Cooperator’s Banquet, to say ‘thank you’ to those who support Extension across the state. (Faculty and Staff Awards Program Wednesday morning; Cooperator, 4-H Hall of Fame and Friends of Extension awards Wednesday morning).
  • Socialize and have fun! (Director’s Appreciation Lunch for Support Staff Monday morning; All Extension BBQ Monday evening; Coffee Social Tuesday morning; Bowling Tuesday evening).
  • On Tuesday, afternoon, be inspired by our Keynote Speaker (Mark Platten from Colorado State University will speak on Extension and the Intergenerational Workplace, including how to attract and retain millennials as Extension employees and volunteers).
  • Update your knowledge and skill set, with classes as diverse as ‘How to Take Effective Event and Onsite Photos’ to ‘Extension in an Era of Legal Marijuana in Oregon’.
  • Hear the latest OSU Extension Administrative Update (Tuesday morning). Should they be on board by this time, we have also included time to meet with our new Associate Provost / Associate Director.
  • Present your work, and learn about the work of your colleagues, at the Extension Conference Poster Session.

December 7th, 2015 Scaling for Non-Scalers: Understanding the Scaling Process, Log Rules, Sorts, Grades, and Accountability

1:00am - 8:15am

For more information, click HERE

December 10th, 2015 International Forest Hydrology Science Symposium

12:00am - 9:30am

FREE! Registration required. Join us at the World Forestry Center in Portland on December 10th for a day-long symposium on Forest Hydrology. Invited scientists from Canada, Chile, Japan, South Africa and the USA will be presenting their perspectives on the status and future of forest hydrology and issues of modeling, process understanding and data analysis. We are soliciting Poster presentations for those who wish to present. See the poster submission webform to submit an abstract. This event is FREE and open to the public, but registration is REQUIRED.

Please register by November 15. See the Event Website for details and to register for the event. We hope to see you there! Sponsored by the College of Forestry. 10/16

December 10th, 2015 Plant Propagation

10:00am - 12:00pm

Native plants support the local wildlife habitat, and are low maintenance when planted in the proper place. If you have a natural area that needs to be restored, or are just interested in putting
more natives into your home garden, farm or woodlot, then propagating your own can be very rewarding and save you money to boot!

Clackamas Community College’s fall term Plant Propagation class will emphasize native plants this year, and is designed to give you hands-on experience reproducing a variety of plants from seeds
and cuttings. There is also an online component where you will get more of the background on how and why plants are propagated the way that they are. 

The class is offered by the Horticulture Department at Clackamas Community College on the Oregon City campus

January 9th, 2016 Community Forestry Days

12:30am - 8:00am

Join us for WORK DAYS at Hopkins Demonstration Forest 16750 South Brockway Road, Oregon City. Hopkins website can be found at: http://www.demonstrationforest.org. Winter projects and Events
-On the grounds: winterization chores, clean gutters, water lines, road drainage, and culvert inspection
-In Forest Hall: set-up and decorate Christmas tree, swag and other holiday decorations
-In the Shop: winter inventory of all tools (both power and hand). The power tools will be tested to makesure they work and winterized if appropriate.
-Make a wish list for tools and equipment we need to repair, replace, or purchase in 2016.


Lunch is provided at noon in Hopkins Hall. Please contact Jean at the Extension office to let us know you are coming.