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.

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 10th, 2016 Logs to Lumber to Living: A Cabin in the Woods

10:30am - 12:30pm

What’s better than woodland ownership? How about living there? Or at least the opportunity for a secluded weekend. Whether it’s pride of ownership, a primary residence or second home, utilization
of resources, or resale value, building on your respective woodlands consists of a number of things you need to consider. Among those are: permits, material costs (portable mills versus big box
stores), design features, amenities (water, septic, electricity), optional accessories (ponds, docks, decks, firepits …. make it your own), and access/liability (roads, gates, fire, safety
features). We’ll also show you a start-to-finish cabin project that was recently completed, including information on materials, costs and added amenities. This is a new program offering by Steve
Bowers, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Forester, so we hope to see you there!


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 30th, 2016 Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative

12:00am - 8:00am


8:00 – 12:00


LUNCH 12:00 – 13:00

Special Presentation:  Jared LeBoldus on Black stain, Rhizoctonia, and Phytopthora pluvialis.


BUSINESS MEETING: Members and Guests Only.

13:00 – 16:00

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 10th, 2016 Ties to the Land - Your family forest heritage

1:00am - 4:00am

This interactive workshop provides the tools families with small woodlands need to decide the future of their land and land-based businesses.

Topics Included:
-Developing a shared vision and passion for the land
-Keeping the land in the family maintaining generational ties
-Pass on the land with reduced estate taxes
Identifying and addressing challenges facing family business

Please register, space is limited! http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/classes-events

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

January 19th, 2017 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.