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.

September 25-30th, 2017 Oregon Master Naturalist Online


Starting on September 25, you can learn about the natural history, ecology and natural resource management practices by studying many aspects of the Oregon’s environment.

The Oregon Master Naturalist Program provides an opportunity to learn about natural resources through the study of scientifically sound information:

  • The natural history of plants
  • Animals
  • Habitats
  • Geology
  • The history and processes of landscape change
  • And the most relevant topics in present-day sustainable natural resource management

As a part of the program, you get to volunteer for natural resources programs, agencies, organizations, and other groups in their communities.

To get started and secure your seat, you can go to -   "https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/oregon-master-naturalist-online" target="_blank">https://pace.oregonstate.edu/catalog/oregon-master-naturalist-online 

September 26th, 2017 Rare plants in SW Oregon

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Our region is home to many rare and splendid plant species.  Kristi Mergenthaler, an excellent local botanist and naturalist, will weave some tales about these special plants with a focus on
rarities that may grow in your backyard, or in your back forty.

Kristi works for Southern Oregon Land Conservancy and is the President of the Siskiyou Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon.  She has conducted rare plant and vegetation surveys for
over ten years.   She has also worked as a fire lookout, natural history educator, wilderness trip leader and conservation crew leader.  Come armed with question and expect to learn
a lot from Kristi and have fun while you’re doing it!

Pre-register! 541-776-7371

For flyer and details, go to http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/forestry


September 28th, 2017 Root Disease Identification Field Tour

10:30am - 12:00pm

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 and Douglas-fir forests
• Sharing and comparing different management strategies to reduce the impact of root diseases

Information and Registration 

October 3rd, 2017 Fire, Water, and Forest Health Workshop

1:00am - 9:30am

The Emerald and Marys Peak Chapters are teaming up to provide a science workshop around the themes of Fire, Water, and Forest Health. 

The registration fee is $95/person if signed up before September 17 and $120 after. The student registration fee is $50. Registration fee includes materials, breaks,
and lunch.

Registration is Open

To register and pay via credit card, please click "https://www.eforester.org/Main/Events/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=17_OR_10">here.

To register and pay via check, or to register multiple parties, please use this
"http://www.oregon.forestry.org/sites/default/files/or/Workshops/OSAF%202017%20Fall%20Science%20Workshop%20Registration%20Formv2.pdf">hard copy form.

This event qualifies for 6.5 Category 1 CFE credits.

Cancellations received by September 17 are subject to a 15% service charge. Cancellations after September 17 will be charged the full registration fee, but
substitutions are always welcome.


Registration: Melinda Olson, SAF Northwest Office, 503-224-8046

Program: Noelle Arena

A special thanks to our sponsor: Oregon Forest Resources Institute

Hope to see you there!

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 5th, 2017 Twilight Tour & Woodland Owner Social

9:30am - 12:00pm

Held at BRranch, (owned by Evan Barnes & Lorreen Robinson) in Roseburg. 4:30pm - 7pm. Free. Hosted by the Douglas Small Woodlands Association & OSU Extension Service. Just before twilight,
tour the tree farm, followed by discussion & apple cider in the barn. Save the date - more info to come!

RSVP by September 29th to Tami Braz, btbraz@dcwisp.net or 541-459-1402

October 6th, 2017 Forest Health Field Day

2:00am - 9:00am

Join us for a day of forest health updates.  The morning focuses on invasive forest pests and the afternoon will cover common insect and disease issues with Douglas-fir, ponderosa pine, white
and black oak, and madrone.  Both morning and afternoon will have a hands-on field component.  This free training is for arborists, natural resource professionals, and landowners. 
Space is limited. 

Registration and online course:


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 14th, 2017 Ties to the Land - Lane County

2:00am - 5:30am

Secure the future of your woods at the upcoming Ties to the Land workshop hosted by OSU Extension, EWEB, and McKenzie River Trust. Participants will learn skills to preserve their family lands and
with each generation involve more family members in the ownership and operation of their small woodland or farm-based businesses. The workshop's mix of presentations and practical exercises will
focus on developing a shared vision and passion for the land, keeping the land in the family, and identifying and addressing the challenges facing family business.

Topics Included:

·Developing a shared vision and passion for the land

·Keeping the land in the family -maintaining generational ties

·Identifying and addressing challenges facing family business

Information and Registration

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

October 19th, 2017 Forest Carnivores and Their Habitats: A Focus on Fisher, Marten and Fox

1:30am - 9:00am

In collaboration with partners, this one-day workshop will be held October 19, 2017, at the Linn County Fair and Expo
Center. This workshop will mainly focus on fishers and martens 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 workshop seeks to educate landowners and managers about these species, about the current and proposed policies and the implications for forest

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

Click here to

October 19th, 2017 Oak Mistletoe Field Class

2:00am - 9:00am

Learn about identification, impacts, & management of oak mistletoe in Douglas Co. with OSU Extension Forest Health Specialist Dave Shaw. Save the date - more info to come!

October 21st, 2017 Oregon Tree Farms System, Inc

2:00am - 7:00am

For more information, contact Jim James at 503-588-1813 or jimjamesoswa@yahoo.com.

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October 21st, 2017 Master Woodland Manager


The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) is our Forestry and Natural Resources Extension premier forest steward-ship training program. This program has been running for over 25 years, serving more than
500 landowners around the state, and it is coming to Eastern Oregon beginning September 15th. Whether you own five or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you to: meet your long-term goals for
your property; integrate forest management with ranching; make your forest better suited for wildlife, timber production and recreation; make your forest resilient to fire, insects and diseases,
and much more!

Here is the schedule for the training (Friday sessions are evening based):

September 15 Introduction, Your Landscape & Setting
September 16 Upland Forest Ecology and Management
September 22 Watersheds, streams & fish
September 23 Riparian Forest Ecology Management
October 6 Forest Business Management
October 7 Marketing and Roads
October 20 Reforestation, Vegetation Management, Leadership & Volunteer Service
October 21 Forest Health & Graduation

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

For more information on the program, please contact Bob Parker at the OSU Baker County Extension Service office at 541-523-6418 or email at bob.parker@oregonstate.edu. You can also visit the MWM
website at:

October 26-28th, 2017 Selling logs from your property: An educational symposium for landowners


Held in Lane County. Hear from landowners, loggers, log buyers, forestry consultants, and OSU Extension Foresters. Format is mix of indoor sessions and field.


  -Types of sales and other fundamentals
  -Getting fair value for your logs
  -Your rights and responsibilities
  -What a consulting forester can offer you
  -Minimizing your liability
  -Permits and regulations
  -How to select a logger
  -Road access and operational logistics
  -Inventory, appraisal, and product mixes
  -Excises taxes and current use taxation
  -Silvicultural alternatives
  -What log buyers look for

To Register for ANY
Douglas County Extension Forestry class:
Register Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/classes -events

OR by mail (check or cash) *must be received by 5pm on the listed deadline*
Make checks payable to: OSU Extension Service
Mail to: OSU Extension Forestry, PO Box 1165, Roseburg, OR 97470

OR in person - visit us at 1134 SE Douglas Ave., Roseburg
(M-F 8am - 5pm)

October 28th, 2017 Selling Logs from your Property

2:00am - 10:30am

This two day symposium runs Friday October 27 from 5:00 - 8:30 PM and Saturday, October 28 fro 9 AM to 5:30 PM. Landowners log their property for a number of reasons. For some, it’s the culmination
of decades of planning and hard work to produce a valuable crop. For others, it might be a liquidation of an asset to meet a sudden financial need. Still, others might be undertaking a thinning
operation to improve forest health and habitat. Whatever your reason or goal, selling logs is a high-stakes endeavor, and mistakes can be costly – this is not a time to cut corners! Make sure your
property looks how you want it to when the job is done and don’t risk unnecessary damage to your property that could take decades to restore.

At the symposium, participants will hear from consulting foresters, loggers, log buyers, small woodland landowners, and representatives from OSU Extension Service and the Oregon Department of

Topics include:

  • ·         Timber sale fundamentals
  • ·         Fair value for your logs
  • ·         Rights and responsibilities
  • ·         Benefits of a forestry consultant
  • ·         Protecting yourself from liability
  • ·         Inventory and marketing
  • ·         How to select a logger
  • ·         Notifications and harvest regulations
  • ·         Harvest taxes
  • ·         Cost share programs
  • ·         Logging roads and operational logistics
  • ·         Portable sawmilling
  • ·         Log scaling 

Registration Required

November 2nd, 2017 Living on the Land - Lane County

11:00am - 1:00pm

Living on the Land is a workshop series tailored for small acreage landowners and those new to managing land. There are 5 two hour classes in the series, 6-8pm. You can take just one class for $10,
or all of the classes for $30. This program is sponsored by the OSU Extension Service in Lane County and Eugene Water and Electric Board. 

Topics covered include: land stewardship planning, soils, and water resources; well and septic systems; woodlands and wildlife; pasture and grazing management; weed management

Information and Registration

November 9th, 2017 Citizen Fire Academy - Douglas County

10:00am - 12:00pm

Congratulations!!!   It is Graduation day!

November 14th, 2017 2017 OSU Land Steward Training

4:00am - 9:00am

Early Bird Registration before Aug. 1 save $50:   Register online

Registration Deadline Aug. 15; Cost Full Registration price: $200 individual, $275 Couple.

For more information visit The Land Steward Web Page or call 541-776-7371

Apply today to participate in this fun and informative, field-based educational program that helps landowners learn what they have, decide how to manage it, and make a plan to get there.
The program is based out of the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center, 569 Hanley Road, Central Point.

The Land Steward Program, is an 11-week field-based course.  It is designed to help landowners, from small plots to large acreage, develop a management plan to accomplish their goals.
The program covers a full spectrum of land management considerations, from forests to farms, soils, water, pasture management, fire awareness, wildlife, economics and connection to resources that
help landowners implement their plans.  Participants receive handouts, references, resources, professional presentations and site visits to bring the learning alive!

November 14th, 2017 Basic Forest Measurement Tools Workshop

9:00am - 12:00pm

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 accuracy, choosing a
tool, and available resources. Tools covered include: clinometer, Woodland Stick, compass, loggers tape, diameter tape, increment borer, and GPS.

Register Online (credit/debit) at:  http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/classes-events




November 15th, 2017 Oregon Season Tracker: An OSU Extension Citizen Science Program

10:00am - 12:00pm

As a citizen scientist volunteer you will gather scientific data on precipitation and seasonal plant changes (phenology) at your home, woodland, farm, ranch or school to share with other observers
and research partners statewide. Do you like the outdoors and like the idea of contributing to science research? If so, join us and become an OST citizen scientist volunteer!

Information and Registration