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.

September 29th, 2016 Citizen Fire Academy

10:00am - 1:00pm

"Citizen Fire Academy 1 online flyer">Citizen Fire Academy, September 29 - November 3, Hopkins Demonstration Forest, online learning modules, and Molalla area field
trips.  The Citizen Fire Academy (CFA) volunteer education program puts wildfire preparedness into the hands of landowners and the community, with the help of local, state, and federal fire
management agencies. Join in this education and service program that will give you the tools you need and will teach you about who to turn to when wildfire comes. More information can be found on
this flyer. Cost for the
full program is $35/person or $50/couple. Register by September 16, 2016. You can register at this link "https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/1067">https://secure.oregonstate.edu/osuext/register/1067. For more information contact "mailto:jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu">jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.

October 1st, 2016 Native Seed Propagation Workshop

2:00am - 8:00am

Would you like to know how to propagate your own native plants to grow in your forest? If you’re interested in the biology of plants, would like to know how to do it yourself, and are interested in enhancing wildlife habitat, this is the perfect chance! You’re welcome to bring your own collected native fruit or work with what we’ve been busy collecting all summer. This is a combination of learning the biology first in beautiful Everett (Forest) Hall, then heading out to a seed cleaning area where you will get hands-on experience cleaning many different types of fruit.
You’ll learn:
•How to clean fleshy fruit like red-flowering currant, serviceberry, blackhawthorn, snowberry, red-osier dogwood, and twinberry
•Learn the fleshy fermentation process
•How to clean dry fruit like Pacific ninebark and Douglas spirea
•How to ripen cones
•How to clean seeds from Valley Ponderosa pine, western redcedar,noble fir, and western white pine
•When it’s best to buy seed and when it’s helpful to pick your own
•How to store seed
•How to pretreat and overcome dormancy in seed to get it ready for

You will take home some of the provided seed and obtain propagation protocols to know how to grow on your own. For more information about the workshop or if you wish to bring in your own collected native fruit to clean, please contact Jen Gorski, to ensure we review the best cleaning practices for all species prior to the workshop.

Registration is required.

October 1st, 2016 Forest Field Day & Equipment Demonstration

2:00am - 5:00am

This field day will feature demonstrations fo small-scale equipment and techniques useful to woodland owners and other rural landowners.

Fuels reduction, brushing, pruning, slash disposal & chipping, log handling & yarding, pole peeling & utilization, tree planting, fire control and more.

You'll see everything from hand and power tools to tractors with winches for pulling logs and the Ascender, a self-propelled tree pruning system. Small acreage and new and inexperienced landowners
are especially encouraged to attend, but there will be something for landowners of every experience level!

More info:


October 1st, 2016 McCool Mill Works Tour

3:30am - 5:00am

This tour will visit a mill that refinishes old timbers for commercial use. The tour is hosted by Linn County chapter of OSWA.

October 5th, 2016 Drought Impacts on Central Oregon Forest Health

2:00am - 8:00am

Join forest health experts from Oregon State University, the Oregon Department of Forestry, and the US Forest Service for a day of forest health learning. We will spend a little time in the
classroom and then head out to Roy Beyer’s Wine Down Ranch for hands-on experience diagnosing drought related forest health issues such as bark beetles, mistletoe, and maybe even some root rot! We
will also discuss potential mitigation strategies.

RSVP required.

This workshop qualifies for 5.0 SAF CFE Cat 1 Contact Hours (ISA CE request in progress)

October 6th, 2016 Mentored Management Planning Workshop for Woodland Owners

11:30am - 1:30pm

This workshop will guide you through the components of a plan and pair you with an experienced “Mentor” who will provide some one-on-one support. Participants should plan to attend all sessions and expect to do some work on their own between sessions. Instructor, Brad Withrow-Robinson, OSU Extension Forestry & Natural Resources.

Register online here. Space is limited, please register by Sept. 29th

October 8th, 2016 Discovering Value in Your Forest

2:00am - 10:00am

In this class you’ll tour local forests and learn about using – and marketing – plant materials for food and craft, small-scale milling, and how to selectively cultivate high-value forest products.

For more information, http://nnrg.org/discovering-value-in-your-forest/

REGISTER AT: http://forest-value-or.eventbrite.com

October 9th, 2016 The Hagenstein Lectures

6:00am - 7:00am

A New Community Event. Emerging Voices in Forestry. Welcome the new leaders working at the forefront of social, economic and environmental change. Craft beer, wine, food, new
friends, provocative ideas, great conversation.

Free. Advance Tickets Only. DOORS OPEN AT NOON.

Program starts promptly at 1 PM.

World Forestry Center, Miller Hall


The Hagenstein Lectures (THL) is a new, exciting program presented by the World Forestry Center and the Society of American Foresters to honor the legacy and memory of
professional forester William D. Hagenstein who died in Portland at age 99 in 2014. The Hagenstein Lectures brings together influential young urban professionals who are deeply
concerned about the future of the world’s forests, with fascinating, forward-thinking guest speakers (under the age 45) who are working on the ground in forests around the world. By combining their
“Emerging Voices,” we intend to create a robust and ongoing local-global conversation about real opportunities to advance sustainable forestry in the 21st century. The Hagenstein Lectures are
intended to be a catalyst for action.

“We are wise enough to see a different future, not one based on our worst behaviors that are easy to demonize, but based rather on our mutual desire to find new ground and new trust, and to
craft an intelligent, far reaching, and inclusive policy that perhaps none of us considered.”
   – W.D. Hagenstein (2010)

For more information, http://www.hagensteinlectures.org/ 

October 14th, 2016 Oregon Forest Pest Detectors Training

6:00am - 9:30am

The Oregon Forest Pest Detector training program is designed to help with early identification of exotic forest pests in Oregon, including the emerald ash borer (EAB) and Asian longhorned beetle
(ALB). Oregon Forest Pest Detectors are the front line of defense against these potentially high-risk forest pest invasions. We need people who are killed in recognizing the signs and
symptoms of EAB and ALB so that we can quickly respond before they become established in Oregon.

The training will teach you how to identify these insects, their hosts, and their signs and symptoms; and what to do if you find an infested tree. This free course is great for anyone who is
involved with tree care in urban or natural areas. The training has two parts: a self-paced, online prerequisite course followed by a field workshop.  

CEUs are available for ODA/WSDA pesticide applicators, ISA, SAF, and Master Gardeners/Naturalists.   For a full course schedule and registration visit our website:

October 25th, 2016 Sick Trees In Curry County

11:00am - 1:30pm

October 25th, 2016 The Era of Megafires

12:00pm - 1:30pm

A short film and discussion that combines research perspectives and personal stories about the devastating effects of two megafires in Washington during the summers of 2014 and 2015. The film
focuses on how we as a society can shift our cultural views of fire, learn to embrace it as an inevitable and crucial to our landscapes, and finally, learn to co-exist with it more peacefully
through learning, adaptation, and proaction.


October 27th, 2016 Logs to Lumber to Living: A Cabin in the Woods

11:00am - 1:00pm

Pride of ownership is continually listed near the top of why folks own woodland properties. What better way to increase that pride than building a cabin for you and others to enjoy?   Better yet: build a cabin from your own trees!   Before you take the plunge, it is best to consider the alternatives. Maybe you should buy the lumber because your trees aren’t the right size, species or quality. We’ll help you find-out. Join us in a discussion on the merits of owning and/or hiring a portable mill contractor. And the building is only the beginning.   How ‘bout water? Power? Heating and lighting? Can you access the site, aka roads?  And, the all-important septic: it does happen, you know. Included in the presentation will be a step-by-step cost and material analysis of a real-life example of a woodland cabin.  

Information and Registration

October 29th, 2016 Woodland Management

2:00am - 8:00am

An OSU Extension course for Lane, Linn, and Benton County area. This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered: Getting
Started: Assessing your property and your site, What’s Going on in Your Woods?, Understanding tree biology and forest ecology, Taking Care of Your Woods: Tree planting, care for an established
forest, weed control, and Getting it Done: Safety, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

This date is the field session.

Register online here, registration deadline Sept. 27th

November 1-6th, 2016 2016 National Convention of the Society of American Foresters

5:00pm - 4:00pm

Forests form the fabric of the landscapes of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes area, influencing generations of foresters and figuring prominently in the cultures, traditions, and economies of the region. Madison is central to a robust Midwestern forestry community that offers a rich history, a legacy of pioneering forestry environmentalism, and an active contemporary forestry industry. It is a vibrant, safe, walkable capital city that is home to the University of Wisconsin and the world-renowned USFS Forest Products Lab.

The 2016 SAF National Convention will explore the rich history of forestry, land stewardship, and the connections that unite all who create, manage, use, and conserve forests and associated resources to meet desired goals, needs, and values.

For more information,  http://www.xcdsystem.com/safconference/website/

November 3-6th, 2016 WOWNet Retreat

5:00pm - 4:00pm

Join other WOWNet members for a weekend at beautiful Silver Falls State Park participating in workshops such as tree id, how to hire a logger, invasive insect management, wildlife habitat,
non-timber forest products, and much more.

Register by October 18th by contacting Tiffany Fegel and hurry, space is limited!

November 16th, 2016 2016 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

4:00am - 9:00am

Visit our website for details and registration here.

·        -Have land but not sure how to take care of it? 

·        -Need a plan for your property? 

·        -New to the area?

·        -Thinking of purchasing land?

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property.  The program incorporates weekly field
classes, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. This program is great for land owners who want to learn or enhance or develop land
management skills as a part of their rural lifestyles. 

The 11-week training covers topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, natural vegetation and wildlife, rivers and stream ecosystems, pasture management, soils and
organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more!

Weekly classes will meet at OSU Extension at 569 Hanley Road, Central Point

Wednesday afternoons, September 7th – November 16; 12:00-5:00pm

November 17th, 2016 Master Woodland Manager Course

1:00am - 8:00am

Do you want to make sure your forest is resilient to fire, pests or diseases?  Are you interested in how your land can better suit wildlife, timber production, or recreation? Would you like to
make sure your roads are well-built, and know that you filed your taxes correctly? The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) program shows you how to “read” your woodland by understanding local ecological
factors as well as how to conduct assessments to determine where your woodland is heading as it grows and matures. You will learn how various management activities can help you meet your long term
vision for the property.   This is the flagship course of the OSU Extension Forestry program.  MWM volunteers represent a 20 year legacy, and include a wide array of people and
woodlands throughout Oregon. Whether you own 5 or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you gain skills for tending your woodland and provide opportunities to share your passion for
stewardship.  View the Master Woodland Manager application/registration brochure.

December 8th, 2016 Plant Propagation Class

10:30am - 12:30pm

Would you like to learn how to propagate native plants for your forest or landscape? 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 Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm, September 29 - December 8, 2016, taught by Jen

December 15th, 2016 Your Legacy, Your Land

3:00am - 4:00am

Join us for our monthly Your Legacy, Your Land Webinars.  We are partnering with OSU and their Ties to the Land program to connect you
with experts as you work through your plans.  On the fourth Thursday of every month at 11 pm (PST), we will discuss a different topic associated with your legacy plan, from setting goals to
communicating with your family to understanding the different estate planning tools.   Register for each webinar: http://mylandplan.org/content/your-legacy-your-land-monthly-webinar-series