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.

April 27th, 2015 E-Notification Information & Help Session

6:00am - 9:00am

The session will begin with an E-Notification program demonstration by Joe Touchstone from ODF Salem. Following the demonstration we will be open for questions and discussion from the group as well
as sharing of tips while working in the program. You are welcome to bring your laptop computer for hands on help.

Our goal is to tailor these sessions to your needs so please share comments and questions with your e-mail reply to attend. Also share how you manage your dashboards and what other features would
make it better for you. This will help Joe prepare for the session so you get the most out of your class time.

Space is limited so please reply, with E-Notification Session in Subject Line, by Wednesday, April 22nd to "mailto:bquackenbush@odf.state.or.us">bquackenbush@odf.state.or.us  with the following information:

1.       Name (& Company – if applies)

2.       Contact e-mail or phone

3.       Comments – Questions

April 28th - May 1st, 2015 Common Ground, Common Goals, Common Solutions

5:00pm

The Oregon Society of American Foresters and the Oregon Chapter of The Wildlife Society will hold a joint annual meeting in Eugene, April 29 to May 1. The theme is "Common Ground, Common Goals, Common Solutions."

"This meeting, for me, is a chance to bring together both professions to continue the conversation about wildlife and working forests," says Fran Cafferata Coe, who serves on the boards of both organizations. 

Cafferata Coe praises the organizing teams from both groups, saying the event will include a wide array of workshops and tours. "There'll be something for everyone," she says.

April 30th, 2015 Fire Workshops in the Blue Mountains

2:00am - 9:00am

The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for woodland owners and others to learn about fire behavior and how it is affected by wind, temperature, humidity, local fuels, and
vegetation.  The workshop will cover fire effects such as vegetation successional patterns following a fire, as well as fire prevention treatments that can implemented, and basic firefighting
techniques.  We’ll discuss local fire history and how the northeast Oregon/southeast Washington “lightning belt” increases the probability of wildfire ignition and affects wildfire
behavior.  Participants will learn how to use fire weather tools on site to evaluate current conditions and understand how microsite conditions like aspect and topography interact with wind,
temperature, humidity, and fuels to affect fire behavior.  We will learn what “red flag” conditions mean and what to anticipate and what to plan for.  On hand will be Oregon Department of
Forestry, Washington Department of Natural Resources and/or rural fire district personnel to discuss their role in fighting wildland fire and how State regulations and policies concerning fire and
fire prevention affect landowners, operators and others.

Bring your own lunch and water and wear adequate foot wear for walking over uneven terrain.  Be prepared for inclement weather and dress accordingly.  We will probably car pool from each
classroom location so plan on bringing a high clearance vehicle.

May 2nd, 2015 Oregon Woodland Cooperative Annual Meeting

2:00am - 7:00am

Chuck Price Tree Farm near Gaston.

Tours and discussion on how to add value to your tree farm.  All are welcome.

Come see what OWC is about.  OWC will provide a main dish for the potluck; bring something to share.

 

May 2nd, 2015 Woodland Management - Tangent

2:00am - 8:00am

Pre-registration required.  Register  "https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/854" target="_blank">online for Tangent class, see  "color: #336699; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline" href="http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/sites/default/files/bfs_2015_flyer_tangent.pdf" target="_blank">flyer for
additional details

May 2nd, 2015 Woman Owning Woodlands Network

4:00am - 7:00am

Take a walk in the woods at WOWNet member Linda's property. Linda has a home on 16 acres that was clear cut in 2001 that they have been trying to "put back together" since the scotch broom took over. It was replanted in 2002 and then again in 2009. The property is home to many beautiful wildflowers that should be in bloom at the time of our walk. Join us for some great discussion about everything happening on Linda’s property and more! Following the walk we will have a potluck so please bring your favorite lunchtime snack to share with everyone. RSVP to Tiffany Fegel, WOWnet coordinator.

May 7th, 2015 Blount Factory Tour

3:00am - 5:00am

Have you ever wondered what goes into the making of your saw chain or other tools? The process of design, development, and manufacturing is high-tech, precise, and fascinating.

There will be a lot of walking, but there are no steps or other obstacles. There is no fee, but space is limited and registration is required. Please provide your employer or business name when you register. Register by May 4th.

May 9th, 2015 Woodland Management - Dallas

2:00am - 8:00am

Pre-registration required.  Register  "https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/855" target="_blank">online for Dallas class, see "color: #336699; font-weight: normal; text-decoration: underline" href="http://extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/sites/default/files/bfs_2015_flyer_dallas.pdf" target="_blank"> flyer for
additional details

May 11-12th, 2015 Linn County - Swiss Needle Cast Tour

5:00pm

The Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative (SNCC)will be holding its spring field trip in Linn County this year, and will include stops on small woodland owner properties to see how the disease is behaving on low elevation Cascade foothill sites. Local woodland owners will be welcome to attend all or some of the tour. Watch this site for details. See recent article a about SNCC

May 13th, 2015 Pond Workshop

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Ponds serve many functions such as wildlife habitat, irrigation, fire protection, and/or just personal enjoyment. Oregon State University is completing a new publication on Ponds and its author, Steve Bowers, will conduct a workshop discussing the many aspects of pond development and maintenance. The workshop is sponsored by the Linn County Small Woodlands Association and OSU Extension.

May 14th, 2015 2015 PNW Forest Biomass

1:30am - 9:15am

Oregon and Washington timberlands have an abundant supply of woody biomass. Developing a forest biomass project includes market analysis, operational planning and availability of policy incentives.  This workshop will provide an overview of all these aspects to assist land managers in making biomass business and operational decisions.

View the website!

May 14th, 2015 Starker Lecture: Capstone Field Trip

8:00am - 4:00pm

May 14

Tour managed forests, a wood products research/ testing lab, a commercial processing facility, and architectural uses of wood.

8:00 am-4:00 pm | Local Areas

May 19-20th, 2015 Habitats in your Backyard:

5:00pm

Getting students outside to learn about nature can be as close as a school ground or a neighborhood park. We will explore activities from Project Learning Tree and Project WILD that increase the awareness and understanding of the environment in local neighborhoods and school grounds and help students become more engaged in learning through outdoor experiences. Classroom activities and field activities will be incorporated and will focus on native plants and habitats.

Register HERE

May 20-21st, 2015 Fire in Oregon's Forests:

5:00pm

Wildfire hit Oregon hard last summer. The fires may be out, but the relevancy of wildfire to those that live in Oregon remains. Understanding and teaching students about the ecology of forests and fire, the issues surrounding wildfire, and prevention methods can be complex and challenging. Participants will learn about wildfires in Oregon: How and why they occur, the effects that fire can have on the land, what strategies can be used to reduce the negative effects of wildfires and obstacles to implementing solutions.

Register HERE

May 26th, 2015 Oregon Tree Farm System

2:00am - 6:00am

This training session is for any forestry professional interested in becoming a “certified” Tree Farm inspector or for current inspectors who need to be brought up-to-date on the new 2015 Tree Farm
standards.

Who should attend:

-Professional foresters interested in becoming certified tree farm inspectors

-Previously certified Tree Farm inspectors who need to be updated on the new 2015 Tree Farm System Standards

Continuing Forestry Education Credits Available!

May 27th, 2015 Coos County - Woodland Basics

11:00am - 1:00pm

Are you new to woodland ownership or would you simply like to know more about what makes your trees tick? This four-session shortcourse will give you a strong foundation in general forestry topics
and help you get the most out of your property. Whether you are interested in producing timber and other products from your woods or if you simply want to keep your woods healthy, this course is
for you. A $20 registration fee covers course materials and light refreshments.

Please pre-register with Samantha Clayburn: 541-572-5263 x25292 or Samantha.Clayburn@oregonstate.edu

May 28th, 2015 Curry County - Woodland Basics

11:00am - 1:00pm

Are you new to woodland ownership or would you simply like to know more about what makes your trees tick? This four-session shortcourse will give you a strong foundation in general forestry topics
and help you get the most out of your property. Whether you are interested in producing timber and other products from your woods or if you simply want to keep your woods healthy, this course is
for you. A $20 registration fee covers course materials and light refreshments.

Please pre-register with Samantha Clayburn: 541-572-5263 x25292 or Samantha.Clayburn@oregonstate.edu

May 29th, 2015 Fire Without Borders: Observations, Experiences, and Lessons Learned from the 36-Pit Fire

1:30am - 9:00am

The field tour will begin and end at Timber Park in Estacada to gather participants and board vans/buses. Featured topics include: silviculture, stand management, fuels management, and what was observed/learned about fire behavior in the different forest types and management units across both public and private land ownership.

Learn about the behavior of the 36-Pit fire as told by those who experienced it, including details on fuel conditions, topography, weather, and the suppression effort. Discuss management implications with respect to fire resistance, fire resiliency, and fire safety.

Registration is required ($15) and includes lunch and transportation. Sign up now - space is limited!

See the flyer!

May 29-30th, 2015 National Get Outdoors Day

5:00pm

The third annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday May 30th, 2015 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Peavy Arboretum.  This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and families with the great outdoors.  Spanish speaking volunteers will provide bilingual assistance. 

 

Join us and discover the forest in your backyard.  For more information contact OSU Extension Service, Benton County at 541-766-6750 or visit our website at: http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day

June 4th, 2015 OR Urban & Community Forestry Conference

1:00am - 9:00am

Invasive pests, changing climate regimes and increased urban density will cause changes in our urban forests in the coming years. What tools and strategies can managers use today to help our community forests adapt? This one-day conference will provide participants with a toolkit full of possibilities, based on the most recent research in our field. Join your colleagues for a lively discussion of the challenges and opportunities coming to a community forest near you.

Registration opens March 23rd, click HERE

June 4th, 2015 Managing Change in Our Community Forests:

1:00am - 9:00am

Invasive pests, changing climate regimes and increased urban density will cause changes in our urban forests in the coming years. What tools and strategies can managers use today to help our community forests adapt? This one-day conference will provide participants with a toolkit full of possibilities based on the most recent research in our field. Join your colleagues for a lively discussion of the challenges and opportunities coming to a community forest near you.

Speakers:

  • Erica Smith Fichman, TreePhilly Program Manager, Philadelphia Parks & Rec
  • Sam Chan, Oregon State University/Oregon Sea Grant
  • Local Tree Selection Experts:  Erik Burke, Jim Gersbach, and others
  • Paul Ries, Urban and Community Forestry Program Manager, Oregon Dept. of Forestry
  • James Cassidy, Oregon State University
  • Todd Murray, Director, WSU Klickitat & Skamania County Extension
  •  Amy Grotta, Assistant Professor, Forestry & Natural Resources Extension

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/managing-change-in-our-community-forests-a-...

 

June 6th, 2015 Forest Pest and Disease Management

1:30am - 9:30am

Field workshop. Registration required. Call the OSU Extension Service office at 503-655-8631 for more information or to register.

June 18th, 2015 Mobile Technologies

1:30am - 9:00am

Navigating the mobile technology landscape can pose challenges
due to a constant barrage of new devices, ever changing
mobile operating systems and applications and data and device
management costs. This workshop will help you make the right
decisions on the best combination of devices, software and apps
for your forestry operations.

Check out the brochure HERE

June 19th, 2015 Natural Resources Leadership Academy

1:30am - 10:00am

Oregon State University's Natural Resources Leadership Academy (NRLA) is a unique opportunity for professionals and graduate students to enhance leadership skills, gain knowledge and connect with
others in the natural resources field. In today's complicated world, each of us has a responsibility to share in leadership. As a part of the NRLA, you will learn about the dimensions of
leadership that help to resolve issues. Together we'll evaluate the skills that each of us bring to the table and learn ways to relate to working teams. Leadership is both a science and an art that
can be developed by learning and through practice.  In your NRLA course(s), you'll learn to identify leadership concepts and watch how they play out during the various aspects of your course
and field trips. As a result, when you get back home, you'll have the value added benefit of knowing that both your knowledge about natural resource topics and your "toolbox" to manage those issues
have been greatly enhanced.

For more information, or to register, see the NRLA Website.

June 20th, 2015 2015 OSWA Oregon Forest Fair

2:00am - 10:00am

Many Oregonians care deeply about the environment in the abstract, but lack knowledge about local ecosystems. Forest landowners have been quietly working in the background, on their properties, yet have a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience to add to our state’s treasure. As public support for local agriculture increases it is surprising how little public awareness there is that forests, too, are a traditional and important part of the working landscape and how beneficial it is to local communities. OSWA would like to improve this knowledge with the Oregon Forest Fair.

For information, check out the flyer or visit the OSWA website at www.oswa.org

June 20th, 2015 OR Master Naturalist Program

2:00am - 9:00am

The Oregon Coast Ecoregion course will present a diverse series of classes, covering the major ecosystems present on the Oregon Coast, from ocean and beaches to nearshore and intertidal to forests,
rivers and estuaries. Once completed, this course will enable you to provide well-informed volunteer service to a variety of coastal groups and agencies.

For more information, click HERE

July 5-9th, 2015 Advanced insect and disease field session

5:00pm

This field session offers the most advanced and in-depth insect and disease training available in the Pacific Northwest. The attendees will spend one-on-one field time with top-level entomologists and pathologists from the Pacific Northwest region and gain real-life experience in developing management regimes and silvicultural measures. Each day will consist of site visits to infected stands for a first-hand look and discussion of particular insect and disease problems. Attendees will learn identification, biology, response to stand conditions and management options. Small group sessions will be used to develop management strategies and mock stand prescriptions. The region’s leading entomologists and pathologists will be on hand to provide assistance and advice as the prescriptions are developed.

For more information, click HERE