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.

December 10th, 2016 Hopkins Community Forest Day

12:30am - 6:30am

Hopkins invites you for a WORK DAY and Brunch in the woods on Saturday, December 10th, 8:30am-2:30pm.  Join us for the WORK DAY at Hopkins Demonstration
16750 South Brockway Road, Oregon City. http://www.demonstrationforest.org.

Projects and Events

·          Clean-up and Collect in the Bough Orchard

The Bough Orchard could use a little attention and we need to collect some holiday supplies too. 

·         Firewood Collection

We have current piles of firewood that need to be moved from the forest up to our wood storage and then need to do a little maintenance and restocking down at the amphitheater shed. 


·         Holiday Art Creations and Decorations

After brunch, we will set out into the forest to gather supplies to make our own holiday wreaths.  Wreath making supplies will be provided!


Brunch is provided @ 11:30

At 11:30, brunch will be served to get everyone fueled and warmed back up so we can enjoy some time collecting forest products and then creating your own holiday wreath.

Let us know if you are coming

Please contact Jean at the Extension office to let us know you are coming at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.  If you need more
information contact: Peter Matzka, Hopkins Forest Educator at 503-884-6202 or peter.matzka@oregonstate.edu.

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

December 15th, 2016 Forestry Tax and Ownership Presentations

10:00am - 11:30am

Please join Benton Chapter of OSWA and OSU Extension for two lectures presented by Tamara Cushing, Ph.D., Starker Chair of Private and Family Forestry, Asst. Professor and Extension Specialist in
Forest Economics, Management and Policy at OSU.

RSVP required, these talks are free but have limited space. RSVP with name and phone by  "font-family: Arial, Helvetica, Verdana, 'Bitstream Vera Sans', sans-serif; font-size: 12px; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; text-decoration: none; outline: none; color: #e48101" href=
"mailto:%20jody.einerson@oregonstate.edu">email, or call the OSU Extension office at 541-766-6750.

Please park in the rear of the building and use the back building entrance. 

January 9-12th, 2017 Rural Voices for Conservation Coalition


The RVCC Annual Meeting connects practitioners from across the West, facilitates peer-to-peer learning, and helps participants identify common challenges and opportunities.

Check back soon for registration details, http://www.ruralvoicescoalition.org/annual-meeting/

January 14th, 2017 Logs to Lumber to Living

6:00am - 9:00am

Building on your respective woodlands consists of a number of things you need to consider:  Permits, material costs, design features, amenities, access/liability.  We will show you a
start-to-finish cabin project that was recently completed.

February 16th, 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.