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.

March 30-31st, 2017 Tree School Umpqua


This one-day mini-college offers a variety of topics of interest for family forestland owners, foresters, loggers, arborists, teachers, and the general public. This class will be offered at Phoenix
Charter School in Roseburg, OR. To be notified of the schedule and registration information, and for more information, call Holly at (541) 672-4461. Also, visit the Douglas County Forestry program
website for more information: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/forestry

The cost for the event is $55 per person before March 1st, and $75 per person for late registration between March 2nd and 19th. Walk in registration is not offered.

Class catalogs will be available the first week of February. Contact the Douglas County Extension office to ensure you receive a copy.


April 1st, 2017 Coastal Forest Roads Workshop

2:00am - 8:00am

Use your road maintenance dollars effectively. Learn to assess your existing road for potential problems and prioritize repairs. Workshop covers maintenance and im-provement techniques, water
quality and aquatic habitat concerns, regulations, con-tracts, technical and financial assistance available to small woodland owners. Bring a photo of your road trouble spot for discussion. Morning
classroom and afternoon field session with hands-on exercises to evaluate an existing road, and discuss option for maintenance and improvement. For the field session we will carpool/drive to a site
near the Myrtle Point Office.

Steve Bowers – Timber Harvesting Extension Specialist Francisca Belart - Timber Harvesting Extension Specialist Jon Souder- Forest Watershed Extension Specialist Greg Erb – ODF Stewardship forester
Norma Kline – Coos and Curry Extension Extension Forester

Pre-Registration Required:

Online (credit/debit) at:
Or in person or by mail (check or cash)
*must be received by 03/25/2017 by 5:00 PM.
Call to confirm space. No walk –ins
Make checks payable to: OSU Extension Service
Mail along with this form to: OSU Extension
631 Alder St. Myrtle Point, OR 97458

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

April 4th, 2017 Woodland Management - Mapleton

11:30am - 2:30pm

This six-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

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April 4th, 2017 Woodland Management

11:30am - 2:30pm

This six-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

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April 8th, 2017 Weed Management Methods in Reforestation and Restoration

1:30am - 8:30am

Full spectrum weed management options in forestry and wildland management. This workshop is limited to 20 people. You can "https://apps.ideal-logic.com/osuextension?key=F3T9-25VWY_K9KH-5PTF_26d1ee0e" title="Weed Management Field Day registration link.">register online by April 6.

April 8th, 2017 Excellence in Stewardship

2:00am - 7:00am

Family forestland owners are widely recognized for their outstanding land stewardship, and deservedly so.  Their love of and commitment to the land often creates some of the finest examples of
state-of-the-art land management.  For example, in December the Defrees family from Sumpter was awarded the 2016 National Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Award at the annual American Tree
Farm System (ATFS) Conference in Washington D.C.  This is the first time in the 70 year history of the ATFS that anyone from eastern Oregon has received this prestigious award, which speaks to
the truly amazing work they have done on their land.  And, it was just recently announced that the Heffernan family from North Powder was selected to receive the 2016 Private Landowner
Wildlife Stewardship Award from the Oregon Chapter of the Wildlife Society (OCWS) in recognition of their outstanding contributions! 

The Excellence in Stewardship conference will highlight the Defrees and Heffernans amazing achievements and provide a format for participants to learn how to improve their stewardship through good
land management and learn about the additional resources available through membership in private lands oriented organizations such as the ATFS and the Oregon Small Woodlands Association and natural
resource agencies like the Oregon Department of Forestry and OSU Extension Forestry. 

April 8th, 2017 Walk in the Woods tour

3:00am - 7:00am

Join us for a walk on the South Slough trail system to explore and discuss this unique coastal forest ecosystem including native tree and plant species, forest health issues and invasive species

Register by April 6th! Free lunch included!


April 13-14th, 2017 Research Advances in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Ecology


The Research Advances in Fisheries Wildlife and Ecology Symposium (RAFWE) showcases research, extension, and outreach activities conducted by the Department of Fisheries and
Wildlife, related departments at OSU and other colleges and universities, and state and federal agencies. 

ATTENTION: Both graduate and undergraduate students from ANY field related to natural resources, ecology, or the environment are encouraged to submit an abstract for a
presentation, poster, or speed talk.  

Keynote: Peter and Rosemary Grant, authors of 40 Years of Evolution: Darwin's Finches on Daphne Major Island, will present a stimulating keynote talk at 3:30 PM.  The
talk is free and open to the public and does not require pre-registration. 

Note: Registration will open in March and is required for catered lunch. 

April 17-19th, 2017 Reviewing a timberland appraisal for accuracy and credibility


Increase your confidence in understanding and reviewing appraisal reports for your clients and company.

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April 18th, 2017 Walk in the Woods: Preparing for your Management Plan


A Written Forest Management Plan serves many purposes. It is required for Oregon Tree Farm System participation, helps you qualify for cost-share funding, and it forms the foundation for
sustainable forest management. A plan is a valuable communication tool for your family as well. Landowners can write their own forest management plan and save on professional consulting costs.

Writing a plan takes time and understanding of your property, but Wylda and her family have developed a great plan that fits their objectives and isn’t overwhelming to keep up with and maintain.
Join us for a walk in the woods to hear Wylda’s great advice on getting started, things to consider, how to keep records of activities, and most importantly making it fun and enjoyable!

Information and Registration

April 21-22nd, 2017 Living on Your Land - Tree School Rogue


27 classes to choose from...

Details and Registration Information Coming Soon!

Living on Your Land – Tree School Rogue presents a one-day conference for small farmers, small woodland owners, land owners/managers, wildlife enthusiasts, backyard gardeners, and those invested in
our region's natural resources. Expand your knowledge and leave with a renewed enthusiasm and enhanced vision for your land.

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Please note that call-in registration opens March 8.


April 22nd, 2017 Cruise, Fall, Buck, & Scale

2:00am - 5:00am

In this field event we will take you through the process required to prepare a tree(s) for market. Including
measuring volume, safely cutting, bucking to generate revenue, and scaling.

April 22nd, 2017 Oregon Woodland Cooperative Annual Meeting

2:30am - 6:00am

It’s Earth Day and let’s celebrate by visiting a productive small woodland tree farm.

Our hosts for the day are Pat and Karen Karger on their tree farm near Gaston Oregon.

Terry Lamers has traveled the world gathering information about chain saws. He will share his extensive knowledge with us. Bring your chain saw and Terry guarantees he will show you something you
did not know and maybe your saw will cut better and safer as a result.

Taylor Larson has been learning how to tap our local Big Leaf Maple for the making of maple syrup. A way for you to create a great Christmas gift or maybe even makes some money from a new secondary
product. Terry will demonstrate how to tap a maple and the equipment you will need to do it yourself.

Jim Merzenich will show us how to make a small oak log produce Shitake mushrooms. If you ever wanted to create your own mushroom crop, this may be for you. Jim will share what you need to start
your own crop.

  Co-op members will demonstrate how to split and bundle firewood for the OWC firewood program. This may be a way for you to make money from young stands, logging debris and hardwoods.

  A tour of the Karger Tree farm will also be included in the day’s activities.

Make this Earth Day a rewarding experience. After all, for a tree farmer every day is Earth Day

From Gaston, travel South on Hwy 47 3.8 miles to the junction of Cove Orchard Road, travel .7 mile to the tree farm entrance on the left.

From Yamhill, travel north on Hwy 47 3.9 miles to the junction of Cove Orchard Road, travel .2 miles to the tree farm entrance.

Watch for OWC tree Farm signs (22700 Cove Orchard Road). Stay on the driveway up the hill 1/4 mile to the meeting location.

Bring a side dish of dessert, salad or casserole you want to share. The Co-op will provide the main dish.

April 24th, 2017 Passing it on: Farm and Forest Succession Workshop

10:30am - 1:30pm

Two-thirds of Oregon's agricultural land will be changing hands in the next 20 years, but the vast majority of Oregon's farmers and ranchers don't have succession plans.

·  Want to hear about the trends in farm/ranch succession, access to
land, and land use in Oregon?

·  Want to learn the steps for preparing a succession plan for your

·  Want to hear the stories of local farmers who have gone through the

RSVP: Heather.Stoven@oregonstate.edu or 503-434-7517  

April 25th, 2017 Women Owning Woodlands Network Walk in the Woods

10:00am - 1:00pm

Twilight (~5-8pm). Do not have to be involved with WOWnet to attend. More details to come! Call Alicia for more info - (541) 236-3002.

April 27th, 2017 Woodland Discovery Plan Workshops

11:30am - 1:30pm

This two-evening OSU Extension workshop helps families discover the potential of their property and explore their relationship with their land. See  "http://oregonstate.us4.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=dbee3c3734d0d5e6f282a9286&id=0f1a8b7cc8&e=50343b6bf0" target="_blank">flyer for more details. Offered in two locations:

Dallas: Thursdays April 6 & 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Polk County Extension Office

Corvallis: Thursdays April 13 & 27, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Benton County Extension Office

Cost: $20 per family sharing materials

Register online  

For more information call the Benton Extension office 541-766-6750 or email Jody



Save the Date!

Landowners and partners involved in collaborative private forestland projects in eastern Oregon are invited to a one-day workshop. Topics will include how landowners can work together on market
access, restoration projects, and fuels reducNon. We will learn from the efforts of the Ritter Land Management Team, East Face of the Elkhorns, and Blue Mountain Forest Cooperative.

Financial aid for travel available.

May 4th, 2017 Master Woodland Manager Training is coming to Central Oregon!

2:00am - 9:00am

Master Woodland Manager (MWM) is our Forestry and Natural Resources Extension premier forest stewardship and volunteer program. This program has been running for over 25 years, serving more than
500 landowners around the state, and in 2017 it is coming to Central Oregon.

This program only comes around to a given region about every 10 years, so take advantage of this opportunity!

During the Master Woodland Manager program, you will:

• Visit woodlands and ranches around the region. Field days will occur in the Sisters, La Pine, Bend, and Prineville areas.

• Meet and learn from other woodland owners.

• Get to know our region’s forest and natural resource professionals from various agencies.

• Learn from Oregon’s State University’s forest, river, and wildlife experts!

• Gain knowledge and skills that you can apply on your property.

• Become part of Central Oregon’s tremendous woodland owner and forestry community.

This unique training combines at-home readings and videos, online discussions, and field days. This allows us to focus our face-to-face time in the field (instead of in the classroom enduring long
lectures!), reinforcing concepts and practicing new skills.

Field days are spaced out so that there is enough time to do the pre-session preparation, and for you to apply concepts at home and ask questions as needed in between sessions.

Central Oregon MWM Agenda:

February 23: Introduction, Landscape Setting and Fire Ecology

March 15: Upland Ecology and Management

March 30: Business Management and Taxes

April 13: Riparian And Watershed Systems

May 4: Reforestation and Young Forests

May 25: Harvesting, Marketing Forest Products and Roads

June 15: Forest Health, Graduation Dinner

May 5-6th, 2017 Forest carbon inventory and marketing for woodland owners


Location and details TBA. Contact jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu to get on the list for more information.

May 13th, 2017 Oregon Season Tracker Training

3:00am - 5:00am

OSU Extenison citizen science program observing and reporting precipitation and seasonal plant changes like leaf buds.  Participants take a self paced online training at home (approx. 2 hrs)
and then attend one classroom hands-on session to practice protocols, ask questions, and pick up you rain gauge.

Attend one classroom sessions:
     Wednesday March 22, 2017 in Stayton, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
     Tuesday April 4, 2017 in Wren, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
     Saturday May 13, 2017 in Portland, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Cost: $40 per family sharing materials/$30 for Linn County residents requesting a LCEA grant discount
Register: online 
For information contact Jody or call 541-766-6311

May 16-18th, 2017 Wood Design Workshop


Registration is now open for the Wood Design Workshop! Participants will be exposed to two days of wood design specifications and
building codes and standards. There will also be sessions on wind and seismic design provisions and in-depth information on cross-laminated timber in both Europe and the US. For more information,
or to register, visit: http://cpe.forestry.oregonstate.edu/WoodDesign Be sure to pass this on to others who may be interested in

May 17th, 2017 Starker Lecture Series

2:00am - 10:00am

See website for details  



Thurs., January 19, Film. "Pedal Driven" at the Whiteside

Wed. Feb. 15. Dr. Nina Roberts, "The Big Picture"

Wed. Mar. 8. John Allen, "Managing Impacts of Recreation"

Wed. Apr. 12. Paul Jakus, "Economics"

Wed. May 17 Capstone Tour. "Local Perspectives"

May 18th, 2017 Cover crops and soil health workshop


Location and details TBA. Contact jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu to get on the list for more information.

May 23-24th, 2017 Intro to Woodland Management


6 total classes - April 12, 19, 29 & May 3, 10, 24. Topics:
assessing your property, reforestation, weeds/
invasives, forest development, wildlife habitat, forest
health, thinning, fire, harvest systems, roads/
transportation, forest practices, sources of assistance,
income opportunities. Call Alicia at (541) 236-3002 for
more details.

May 24-25th, 2017 Fires in the Pacific Northwest-Past, Present & Future

6:00am - 8:30am

Join us for a summit on the state of knowledge and available research on fire regimes for forests and grasslands west of the Cascade
Range in Oregon and Washington. The summit will provide an opportunity for dialog and interaction between participants, discussion of shared field experiences, and will feature key speakers from
the field of fire ecology. The target audience for this event is federal and state land managers, private forest land managers, fire managers, fuel specialists, collaborative groups in the
wildland-urban interface, extension faculty, and other technical service providers and educators. For more information, or to register, please visit: "http://cpe.forestry.oregonstate.edu/wsidefiresummit">http://cpe.forestry.oregonstate.edu/wsidefiresummit

May 24th, 2017 Christmas tree farm leases and agreements

11:30am - 1:30pm

June 2-3rd, 2017 National Get Outdoors Day


The fifth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 from 10am-3pm 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 visit the website at: "_blank">http://cf.forestry.oregonstate.edu/get-outdoors-day

June 8th, 2017 Master Woodland Manager Course

2:00am - 9:00am

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.

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