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 23rd, 2018 Starker Lecture: How should we manage our forests in the face of uncertainty? What we know and what we don’t know about how trees respond to climate
Save the Dates-2018 Starker Lecture Series
Series Title: “What’s next: The future of managing for healthy productive forests”
March 14, 3:30 pm: Zach Parisa, Silvia Terra “ Forestry in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”
April 25, 3:30 pm: Carlton Owens, U.S. Endowment For Forestry Communities “Working with Nature – The Century of Forests and Forest Products”
May 23, 3:30 pm: Connie Harrington, US Forest Service “How should we manage our forests in the face of uncertainty? What we know and what we don’t know about how trees
respond to climate.”
All lectures will be held at LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall. Reception to follow.
May 23rd, 2018 Silviculture Basics
Thinning your small woodland.
Learn to assess forest density and health. Learn the best time to thin your woodland.
A series of three Wednesday evening workshops.
Myrtle Point Extension Office 631 Alder St. Myrtle Point
$35 per person or $50 per two when sharing materials.
Light snacks provided.
Register online at extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ or call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext 25292
May 23rd, 2018 Silviculture Basics: Thinning Your Small Woodland, Part 3
Learn to assess forest density and health and when to
consider thinning. A series of three Wednesday evening
workshops, May 9th, May 16th, May 23rd. 5:00 PM to 8:00
Light snacks provided. $35 per person or $50 per two sharing materials.
Register online at
May 31st - June 1st, 2018 Soil Heath Workshop
Anyone who was at the 2016 Soil Health Workshop in Langlois will tell you that it was well worth going to.
And it’s happening again. Organized by Curry Soil & Water Conservation District, the 2018 workshop will not only review the basics of soil health, but will continue to take a deeper look at soils
in pastures. James Cassidy, of OSU, will be one of the instructors again. If you haven’t experienced one of his classes yet, you’re missing out! For more information, please contact Drew Harper at
541-247-2755 ext 1, or email Drew at
d r e w . h a r p e r @ c u r r y w a t e r s h e d s . o r g .
June 1-2nd, 2018 Tree School (Lane Co)
Tree School is in Lane County and will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Pleasant Hill High School just southeast of
Eugene. This mini-college features 28 classes on a wide variety of topics of interest to family forestland owners, professional foresters, loggers, arborists, teachers, and citizens of Lane
The day-long event offers classroom sessions taught by Extension foresters, professional foresters, and other natural resource management professionals. Classes are 1.5 hours long and you
can participate in up to four over the course of the day.
We have broadened our class selections this year to include basic forestry topics for traditional woodland owners as well as those interested in pollinators and Native American stewardship.
There’s something for everyone. Snacks and a great lunch are included in your registration to keep your energy level high!
Please complete your registration by May 4 (no walk-ins allowed), so act now to reserve your spot in this fun and
informative forestry program. The registration fee is just $60 per person. This year, late registration will be available from May 5 through May 18, however the fee will go up to $80
after the 4th. Bring the family so you can take advantage of as many class offerings as possible. Feel free to share this catalog with your friends, neighbors, and any others you think
might benefit from the program. Additional copies can be requested from our office or downloaded from our website.
Reserve your seat today and register online!
to register and request additional class catalogs.
June 1-2nd, 2018 Tree School
Save the date! Class catalogs will be emailed out in March. Held in Eugene, all day. Attend up to 4 classes of your choice!
June 2nd, 2018 Get Outdoors Day!
June 9th, 2018 Watershed & Stream Ecology & Management
June 16th, 2018 Fire Fuels Management Techniques
The Fire Fuels Management Techniques is a handson,
in the field workshop that will be held north of
Medical Springs on June 16th, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Effective Fuel Reduction
This workshop will educate landowners on effective
fuel reduction techniques through
hands-on activities such as thinning and pruning, and
disposing of slash by piling and burning,
We’ll also demonstrate how to maintain a chainsaw
so bring yours to the class!
For more information on the workshop and to
register, call the Baker County Extension office at
June 27th, 2018 Coos County Herbicide Cost-Share Pesticide Safety Class
If you’re participating in the county-wide herbicide cost share program this year, this is a required class for you. (Don’t worry—we’ll make it so you can stay awake!)
Read more about the cost-share program on page 7, but one of the program’s goals is safe and effective herbicide use. Two classes will be offered; they are exactly the same so you only need to
attend one of them to meet the cost-share education requirement. The class is free.
June 19 and 27, 2018. 6-8pm. Coos County Annex, Owens
Building, 225 N Adams, Coquille. Please register online at
extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ or call Shawna at
541-572-5263 ext 25292.
June 28th, 2018 Twilight Tour: Green Acres Forest Clackamas Woodland Farmer of the Year Nominee
Mark your calendar for a twilight tour the first week of summer. See how a couple from the city got a head start on learning to manage their woodland near Estacada. Les and Susan Ricketts adopted a
two- storied forest of widely scattered timber with a well-established understory of nine-year old trees. They will share their experience with the challenges of managing the daylight and growing
space, under and over the two-storied stand as the young trees start getting crowded.
The Ricketts are a successful example of intergenerational land stewardship outside the family as they take on forest stewardship with guidance from the previous owner. Their forest was established
by Lee Holland, an active member of the Clackamas woodland owner community, who was eager to pass on his knowledge of the woods he managed. Les and Susan plan to keep it as forest to provide all
the benefits–air, water, wildlife, mushrooms, and timber: someday involving their children and grandchildren in forest stewardship for the next generation.
Registration is required but there is no fee.