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.

June 2nd, 2017 CoastalWoodlands Roads Workshop

2:00am - 8:30am

Use your road maintenance dollars effectively. Learn to assess your existing road for potential problems and prioritize repairs.
Workshop covers maintenance and improvement techniques, water quality and aquatic habitat concerns, regulations, contracts, technical and financial assistance available to small woodland
owners.

With:

Steve Bowers – Timber Harvesting Extension Specialist

Francisca Belart - Timber Harvesting Extension Specialist

Jon Souder- Forest Watershed Extension Specialist

Guillermo Giannico - Associate Professor, Fisheries Extension

Valerie Grant- North Coast Agent, OSU Forestry and Natural Resources

RSVP by May 30

Reservations Required: call
541-574-6534 or email "mailto:Valerie.Grant@oregonstate.edu">Valerie.Grant@oregonstate.edu

June 2-3rd, 2017 National Get Outdoors Day

5:00pm

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 3rd, 2017 Oak Habitat Stewardship Workshop

3:00am - 9:30am

June 7th, 2017 Drought and Rangelands

4:00am - 5:00am

What will you learn?
Drought can affect the productivity and long-term species composition of rangelands in the western United States, as well as habitat quality for wildlife and forage for livestock. Drought is a
periodic and sometimes chronic stressor in arid and semi-arid landscapes, creating challenges for public land managers to ensure that rangelands contain functional ecosystems and provide forage and
other ecosystem services. Learn more...

Presenter(s):

  • Matt Reeves, Research Ecologist - Rocky Mountain Research Station in Missoula
  • Melinda Smith, Professor of Biology and Director of the Semi-arid Grassland Research Center (SGRC) - Colorado State University
  • Mike Pellant, retired range conservationist, ecologist, and coordinator for three Great Basin regional programs.

Session Details: Jun 7, 2017 2:00 pm US/Eastern     Duration: 01:30 (hh:mm)     "http://www.ClimateWebinars.net/webinars/drought-rangelands/ics_view" title="Add this event to your calendar"> title="Export event to calendar." width="24" height="24" name="_x0000_i1025" />Export Event to Calendar
*** Please join the session 15 minutes prior to the start of the webinar. ***

All live webinars are recorded. Within a week of the live event, a View button provides access to the on-demand replay. CEUs are available for on-demand webinars.

Who should participate?
Foresters, Land Managers, Climate Specialist, Loggers

Education Credits Units:

Society of American Foresters - 1 hour Category 1 Credit    [status: Applied For]

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.

June 14th, 2017 Root Disease Management – Field Workshop and Twilight Tour

10:30am - 1:30pm

This field workshop is for woodland owners and forestry professionals who are interested in:
• Learning to identify common root diseases
• Observing root disease symptoms and effects in typical valley margin woodlands
• Sharing and comparing different management strategies to reduce the impact of root diseases

The primary root disease on the tour is laminated root rot, which is estimated to affect Douglas-fir across 10-15% of northwest Oregon forests. The workshop will be led by Dave Shaw, OSU Extension
Forest Health Specialist and Glenn Ahrens, OSU Extension Forester.

Meet at the Thronson Family Tree Farm where transportation will be provided to tour sites there and at the OSU Rams Dell Forest. The tour will feature a variety of examples of root disease and
surveys, management
techniques and long-term results after 25-30 years.

Please dress for the weather of the day with appropriate boots and field clothes. Refreshments, snacks, and van transportation will be provided. There is a $15.00 fee and
registration is required by June 7, 2017.


Questions? Email Jean at jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu or 503-655-8631.

June 17th, 2017 Clackamas County Farm Forestry Association Annual Picnic and Woodland Farmer of the Year Tour: Camp Adams

9:00am - 1:00pm

Mark your calendar for the annual CCFFA Summer picnic on June 17, featuring a tour of Camp Adams, Woodland Farmer of the Year 2016. Camp Adams has 216 acres of woodlands with about two miles of
stream running through it. Owned by the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ, Camp Adams has been a forest camp used by church groups of all ages since the 1940’s.

Bob and Natalie Becker have been the Directors of Camp Adams for five years, doing an amazing job of managing both the camp and the forest. Working with Barry Sims of Trout Mountain Forestry, they
developed a forest management plan and obtained certification under the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) criteria for sustainable forestry. Camp Adams exemplifies conservation-based management
across diverse forest types, providing outstanding outdoor experiences for young campers and church retreatants.

Registration required, details to be finalized in early May. Send in the registration form on page 11, email Jean at
jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu or 503-655-8631. Visit http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/forestry for
further details.

June 20th, 2017 Trees & Taxes

10:00am - 12:30pm

This class is a must for anyone with forest management expenses, recent forest income, or planning for future    income from their forestland. Many landowners are unaware of the
special provisions in the Internal Revenue Code that pertain to forestland and income generated from their land. This session will help you improve the records you keep on your forestland as well
as minimize the taxes that you pay for income generated by your forest.

Registration is required by June 16th. 

 

June 25th, 2017 The Era of Megafires

11:00am - 1:00pm

"The Era of Megafires" presentation, is taking place at the OK Theater, in Enterprise, OR, on Thursday, May 25th, 2017, from
6-8pm (doors open at 5:30pm).  This is an outstanding multimedia presentation that has been seen by many, across the region, in recent months. It features Dr. Paul Hessburg, and is the
culmination of his 3+ decades of research in the field.  As I've mentioned to many of you, this may be our final opportunity to experience this presentation/film in its current iteration -
with Dr. Paul Hessburg present, live and in person, for a time of Q&A.  Please see the attached poster, for more details, as well as the link to the film's producers,
North40Productions:

http://www.north40productions.com/wildfire

July 13th, 2017 Twilight Tour: Clackamas Woodland Farmer of the Year Nominee Satori Springs Woodlands

11:00am - 1:00pm

Mark your calendar for the summer Twilight Tour of Satori
Springs Woodlands. Satori Springs Woodlands, along with Christopher Bridge Winery, is managed by Chris Carlberg and family. Chris grew up on this farm and has been tending trees for over 50 years,
creating an increasing diversity of woodland patches adding up to about half of the 80-acre farm. He has a passion for showing visitors the benefits and values sustained by small farms and
woodlands. Progress towards the Carlbergs’ vision
and goals will be easy to see on the tour, including:
• Providing a “bridge” to connect people to working farm and
forest lands
• Improving health and productivity of woodlands
• Enhancing natural beauty and spiritual values
• Controlling blackberry and other invasive species by replacing them with trees
• Increasing woodland area by planting trees on old pasture land
• Producing valuable wood products supporting the family farm-forest enterprise
• Engaging the next generation in sustaining the family farm-forest

Stay tuned for further notice. Call Jean at 503-655-8631, email jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu or you can visit
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/forestry for more information closer to the event date.

July 14th, 2017 Basic Forest Measurement Tools Workshop

10:00am - 12:30pm

This hands on workshop introduces participants to tools commonly used to measure trees, forests and the land they grow on. Instruction will include proper tool use, general accuarcy, choosing a
tool, and available resources. This course is a primer for the Basic Forestry Short Course offered this fall.

Tools covered: clinometer, woodland stick, compass, loggers tape, diameter tape, relaskop, and GPS.

Registration required. Class size is limited. No walk-ins please. Registration closes 7/11/17 at 5pm.

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