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 8th - November 19th, 2014 Central Oregon Citizen Fire Academy

7:00pm - 9:00pm

The Citizen Fire Academy (CFA) volunteer education program is being offered in Central Oregon this Fall. The program seeks to develop skills and knowledge so that participants may help reduce the risk of catastrophic effects of wildfire for their home, neighborhood, and community.

Fire Science and Ecology
Living in a Fire Environment
Home Protection Strategies
Fire-Resistant Landscapes
Evacuation Planning
Fuels Reduction Strategies

Skills you will gain:
Conduct home assessments
Assess fuels and fire risk
Communicate effectively with a wide array of people Work with local partners (e.g. Project Wildfire, homeowner associations) to create neighborhood fire plans.

CLASS FORMAT: The Central Oregon CFA program will be offered with a mix of online modules and experiential field tours. Each online module includes reading and video tutorials, a self-quiz (not graded), discussion board, and “office hour” session that you can either attend in person at the OSU Extension office in Redmond or as a phone call. In addition, you will work on your own fire preparedness plan throughout the course and present your final plan at the graduation session.

VOLUNTEER: It is hoped that after taking the course, you will contribute to wildfire preparedness in some capacity. This might look like helping your neighbors assess their properties, to staffing a booth at an outreach event, to writing articles. How you serve will depend on your personal strengths, interests, and abilities.

Cost: $75.00 includes all materials and field tour transportation. We will give you details about session locations when you register. We accept checks and cash only. You may pay at first session on October 8, but must sign up prior.

Register: Contact the Oregon State University Deschutes County Extension office at carrie.sether@oregonstate.edu or (541) 548-6088.

For more info: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/

November 18th, 2014 Wildlife in Managed Forests: Songbirds

Wildlife in Managed Forests: Songbirds and Early Seral Habitats

orange-crowned warblerNovember 18, 2014
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Linn County Fairgrounds, Albany, OR

Land managers, landowners and biologists are invited to spend a day learning about migratory songbirds and the importance of early seral habitats. The goal of this one-day symposium is to advance our understanding of early seral habitats and how to manage for the species that depend on it. 

This symposium is FREE. Space is limited so please register early.

Presenters include:

  • A.J. Kroll, Weyerhaeuser
  • Norm Johnson, US Forest Service
  • Marganne Allen, Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Tom Spies, PNW Research Lab
  • Matt Betts, Oregon State University
  • Jim Rivers, Oregon State University
  • Jake Verschuyl, NCASI
  • Paul Hammond, Oregon State University emeritas
  • Jimmy Taylor, National Wildlife Research Center
  • Bruce Alber, Wilbur Ellis

Sponsored by:

  • The Oregon Forest Resources Institute
  • Oregon State University
  • National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI)