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.


11:00am - 1:00pm

Come to a Twilight Tour to see how private woodland owners implemented a stream habitat project near Clatskanie.  The Richen family worked with
the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to plan and install five logjams in Perkins Creek in 2016.  See how the stream is changing to provide better conditions for salmon and trout. Hear
from members of the Richen family and a biologist from ODFW about the project.

Date: Wednesday, July 26th

Time: 6:00—8:00 pm

All are welcome. Please RSVP: 503-397-3462

Directions from Clatskanie:

From Hwy 30 follow signs for Swedetown Rd. Take 0.2 miles to Olson Rd. Follow Olson Rd. for 2.2 miles and look for entrance to property on the left,
immediately after Olson Rd. crosses Perkins Creek.

Co-sponsored by: OSU Extension Service, Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, and Columbia County Small Woodlands Association

July 29th, 2017 Stand Density Tour – Alsea Nelder plots

1:15am - 5:00am

Planting densities have a critical effect how individual trees and stands of trees grow. We will join Professor Mike Newton for a visit to a variable density research site (a Nelder plot) to hear
some of what he learned there, and in other density-related work while at OSU. Join us for a lively discussion of planting densities and other management tools for supporting optimal stand health
and productivity. Sponsored by the Benton Chapter of OSWA, Starker Forests and OSU Extension.

Location: We will meet at 8:15 at the office of Starker Forests, to car pool to the site in the Alsea area. We will depart promptly at 8:30.

Space is limited and registration is required by July 26. Register by calling Benton County Extension 541-766-6750, or "mailto:%20jody.einerson@oregonstate.edu">email including your phone contact and number attending.

What to bring: Please come prepared for the weather of the day and being in the brush. Please wear long pants and closed toed shoes. Bring a water bottle, snacks or other personal items you need.

August 12th, 2017 Annual Picnic of the Linn Chapter of OSWA

2:00am - 6:00am

The Linn Chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association invites you (OSWA member and public alike) to join them for their annual picnic. Activities for all ages will begin at 9:00 and include a
tour of the property, educational displays and plant identification. It is a great chance to see a well-managed woodland property and visit with friends. The Sallee and Tye family will grill
burgers, so please bring a potluck item to share.

For more information contact Bill Bowling 541-791-1370 or email 

August 12th, 2017 Many Shapes and Sizes: A Tour of “Good Wood” Management and Products

2:30am - 8:00am

Join the Build Local Alliance, Forests Forever, Inc., and OSU Extension for an exploration of “Good Wood” Management and Products from local forests.

The Build Local Alliance (BLA) seeks to improve the vitality of local forests and related human communities by connecting local, responsibly grown and processed wood with local projects. The BLA is
comprised of forest owners and millwrights, retailers and distributers, designers and architects, craftsmen and builders, developers and homeowners, and other individuals who are interested in
developing our local economy through sustainable forestry.
Forest Forever, Inc. (FFI) promotes science-based education to enhance understanding of, and appreciation for the complexities and benefits of woodland management. FFI operates Hopkins
Demonstration Forest as an accessible example of sustainable forestry.

Mutual interests of BLA, FFI, and OSU Extension include:
•Sustainable management of local forests
•Forest-related enterprises that add value to the local economy
•Alternative markets for a wide range of wood products
•Improved returns for small scale harvest operations
•Connecting people and enterprises, from forest to finished product
•Improved connections between urban consumers and rural producers
•Improved awareness and understanding of sustainable forestry in Oregon

Registration: The cost is $15. Registration is required. To register BLA will provide eventbrite online registration - coming soon. Questions? Call 503-655-8631 or email jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu

August 26th, 2017 Backyard Woodlands Workshop

2:00am - 8:00am

Are you a landowner with 1-40 acres?

Interested in learning how to get started in the management and care of your property?

This workshop will teach you how to tend your woodland. Morning classroom and afternoon field visit will cover Stewardship & Woodland Planning, Woodland health, care for trees in your home
landscape, enhancing wildlife habitat, and where to get assistance. Instructors:

Stephen Fitzgerald, OSU Extension Specialist in Silviculture

Norma Kline, OSU Extension Forester for Coos and Curry Counties

Includes Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests book

Lunch provided

Pre-Registration Required: Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/

*Registration closes 08/23/2017 at 5:00 PM. Class size is limited. No walk –ins

Questions:  Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext 25292


September 9th, 2017 Hopkins Community Forest Day

1:30am - 7:30am

This is your chance to learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland. Volunteers help with essential seasonal tasks of managing a working demonstration forest.
The focus for the summer months is on trail and building maintenance, and trail and road brush removal.
Registration is requested and hot lunch will be provided. Please let us know you are coming to get a count for lunch. Contact Jean at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.
For more information contact Peter Matzka at peter.matzka@oregonstate.edu.

September 14th, 2017 Riparian Buffer Demonstration Workshop For Forest Landowners

2:00am - 8:00am

Oregon’s new riparian rules were adopted July 1, 2017. Rules have changed to include streams specifically identified to have salmon, steelhead or bull trout (SSBT). Understand best management
practices to minimize damage to streams when harvesting timber. See examples of how to implement the new rules. We’ll start with an indoor session in Everett Hall where we’ll cover some essential
basics and then move outdoors to demonstration areas along the Hopkins Riparian Trail. Jen Gorski and Glenn Ahrens, OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources will guide the session. You will
•Basic stream classifications
•Buffers required for SSBT and fish streams
•Tree retention requirements
•Limiting factors for water quality
•Practice laying out “leave trees”
•Invasive plant control in buffered areas
•Simple practices to limit erosion from entering streams

There is no cost. Dress for the field, rain or shine and bring lunch and water. Registration is required, please contact Jean Bremer at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu. For questions
contact Jen Gorski at
503-655-8684 or jennifer.gorski@oregonstate.edu.

October 4th, 2017 Seed and Seedling Field Tour For Forest Landowners and Christmas Tree Growers

2:00am - 8:00am

Join us for a fascinating look at cone and seed processing. See the lean but effective method of removing seed from cones. We’ll learn the complete process from cone processing to hardening off
seedlings before you receive them at your woodlot or Christmas tree farm. You will get an insider’s viewpoint of:
•Cone quality, storage and processing
•Innovative equipment tailor-made for seed cleaning
•Seed cleaning in action
•Seed storage and environmental requirements
•Seed treatment before planting
•Timing and how crucial it is
•Seedling growing conditions
•Hardening off seedlings for success in field
•Best practices for ordering seedlings for fall or winter

We’ll start at IFA Nursery (1887 N Holly St., Canby) where you can leave your vehicles. We’ll tour IFA Nursery’s cone and seed processing warehouse, seed lab and seedling production facilities.
We’ll then board vans and stop at Molalla River State Park to eat lunch. Our last stop will be PRT Nursery in Hubbard where we’ll learn about seed pre-treatment, view aeration tanks in their Seed
Lab and see their seedling production greenhouses. We will then return to vehicles at IFA nursery.

The cost is $15/person for transportation and handouts. Bring your own sack lunch and water and dress for rain or shine field conditions. Pre-registration is required online by September 29:
Register at this link: https://apps.ideal-logic.com/osuextension?key=F3T9-25VWY_WPG5-2H2G_68ea7c7c. Registration questions can be directed to Jean Bremer at 503-655-8631 or
jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu. Program questions can be directed to Jen Gorski at 503-655-8684 or Jennifer.gorski@oregonstate.edu.

October 6th, 2017 Woodland Management, A Basic Forestry Short Course

7:00am - 11:00am

Instructor: Norma Kline, OSU Ext. Forester for Coos & Curry Counties

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include: 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.  Getting it done:
Safety, timber sale logistics, and laws and regulations. FIELD TRIP: See real examples of things learned in class.

Pre-Registration Required: Class size is limited. No walk –ins

Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ *Registration closes 09/01/2017 at  5:00 PM. Questions: Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext. 

October 19th, 2017 Forest Carnivore and Habitat Workshop

In collaboration with partners, this one-day workshop would be held October 19, 2017, at the Linn County Fair and Expo Center. This workshop will focus on the American marten, Pacific Fisher, Sierra Nevada Red Fox and their habitats. Listing status of these species is under consideration by the agencies and has the potential to influence harvest practices where these species occur. The symposium seeks to educate landowners and managers about these species, about the current and proposed policies, and provide management recommendations.

Project Partners:
Oregon State University, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon Department of Forestry, United States Forest Service, United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Forests & Industry Council, Forest Carnivore Working Group

Online registration coming soon. Contact Julie Woodward, woodward@ofri.org for more details.

Sponsors: OFRI, NCASI, Carnivore Working Group Contact Name: Julie Woodward Contact Organization: OFRI Contact Phone: 5038071614 Contact Email: woodward@ofri.org