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.

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 27th, 2015 Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association

11:00am - 2:00pm

Social Hour starts at 6:00 P.M. with dinner at 6:30 P.M.  Cost per person for a family style dinner remains at $12.00 per
person including gratuity (the YSWA picks up the difference).  Please pay at the door when entering.  Please call Hal Hagglund at (503) 843-2173 or by e-mail at  Hal.Elin@gmail.com by Monday, 26 May if you plan to attend so that an accurate count can be obtained.

Our guest speaker will be Director of Forestry, Mike Cloughesy of Oregon Forest Resources Institute.  He will speak on Forests, Fish and Water.  Mike is responsible for the development and
implementation of OFRI's forestry education programs for landowners and the general public, and serves as a liaison with the forestry and forest science communities.

This will also be our Annual Meeting where we elect new Board Members.  Nominations or volunteers for the two year term of office would be appreciated.

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

8:30am - 4:00pm

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 2nd, 2015 Webinar: Large incident risk assessments: The roles of the agency administrator and the resource specialist

10:00am - 11:00am

Presented by: Stephen Gage, Asst. Dir., Operations for fire and aviation management USFS & Kevin Martin, Forest Supervisor,  
Umatilla National Forest

No pre-registration necessary. Link to the webinar

Northwest Fire Science Consortium

June 4th, 2015 OR Urban & Community Forestry Conference

8:00am - 4:00pm

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:

8:00am - 4:00pm

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

8:30am - 4:30pm

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

June 12th, 2015 Fire Ecology Walk

9:00am - 12:00pm

Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Steve Fitzgerald for a fire ecology hike in Skyline Forest. We’ll hike along Bull Creek and see first-hand the impact the Two Bulls Fire left on Skyline Forest. Learn about the role fire plays in our eastside forests, how the land recovers with and without post-fire logging. Registration opens 1 month prior to the event.

Registration is required; please click HERE to register

June 18th, 2015 Mobile Technologies

8:30am - 4:00pm

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 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

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

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