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.

August 26th, 2017 Backyard Woodlands Workshop

2:00am - 8:00am

Are you a landowner with 1-40 acres?

Interested in learning how to get started in the management and care of your property?

This workshop will teach you how to tend your woodland. Morning classroom and afternoon field visit will cover Stewardship & Woodland Planning, Woodland health, care for trees in your home
landscape, enhancing wildlife habitat, and where to get assistance. Instructors:

Stephen Fitzgerald, OSU Extension Specialist in Silviculture

Norma Kline, OSU Extension Forester for Coos and Curry Counties

Includes Shrubs to Know in Pacific Northwest Forests book

Lunch provided

Pre-Registration Required: Online (credit/debit) at: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/

*Registration closes 08/23/2017 at 5:00 PM. Class size is limited. No walk –ins

Questions:  Call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext 25292


September 9th, 2017 Hopkins Community Forest Day

1:30am - 7:30am

This is your chance to learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland. Volunteers help with essential seasonal tasks of managing a working demonstration forest.
The focus for the summer months is on trail and building maintenance, and trail and road brush removal.
Registration is requested and hot lunch will be provided. Please let us know you are coming to get a count for lunch. Contact Jean at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu.
For more information contact Peter Matzka at peter.matzka@oregonstate.edu.

September 9th, 2017 Protect Your Home From Wildfire - Douglas County

2:00am - 8:00am

The area within 200 feet of your home, called “defensible space,” is what usually determines whether or not your home will survive a wildfire. Even after fast moving, scorching fires, homeowners
who have prepared by keeping their property “Lean, Clean and Green” have returned to find their houses fully intact. Other homeowners who do nothing may return to nothing but char, even though
the surrounding woods are still green. 

This one-day workshop will teach you why defensible space is the most crucial area to maintain. You will get the best and latest techniques recommended by ODF and DFPA to improve your
defensible space. Learn how to identify what parts of your property need work and the components of a well maintained defensible space with an in-class discussion and on the ground field
tour. You will see how the professionals assess a home for wildfire preparedness and learn to bring that same discerning eye back to your own property by the end of the workshop.

Instructors include representatives from OSU Extension, DFPA, & Firewise.

Register on-line at: Protect Your Home From Wildfire


Meet at the DFPA office in the morning, then everyone will carpool in the afternoon to the field tour sites near
Roseburg (we will not travel more than 20 min. away from the DFPA office). Please bring a lunch. 

September 9th, 2017 Protect you home from wildfire workshop

2:00am - 9:00am

Indoor & field session. Increase the chance of your home surviving a wildfire - topics include defensible space, property assessment, & how to reduce fuels. This class is a “primer” for
Citizen Fire Academy at the end of September. Save the date - more info to come!

September 14th, 2017 Riparian Buffer Demonstration Workshop For Forest Landowners

2:00am - 8:00am

Oregon’s new riparian rules were adopted July 1, 2017. Rules have changed to include streams specifically identified to have salmon, steelhead or bull trout (SSBT). Understand best management
practices to minimize damage to streams when harvesting timber. See examples of how to implement the new rules. We’ll start with an indoor session in Everett Hall where we’ll cover some essential
basics and then move outdoors to demonstration areas along the Hopkins Riparian Trail. Jen Gorski and Glenn Ahrens, OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources will guide the session. You will
•Basic stream classifications
•Buffers required for SSBT and fish streams
•Tree retention requirements
•Limiting factors for water quality
•Practice laying out “leave trees”
•Invasive plant control in buffered areas
•Simple practices to limit erosion from entering streams

There is no cost. Dress for the field, rain or shine and bring lunch and water. Registration is required, please contact Jean Bremer at 503-655-8631 or jean.bremer@oregonstate.edu. For questions
contact Jen Gorski at
503-655-8684 or jennifer.gorski@oregonstate.edu.

September 18-21st, 2017 Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach & Service Programs


dynamic conference is for professionals and partner organizations that coordinate, administer, or host training and volunteer programs in natural resource conservation, education, and outreach or
for those interested in developing similar programming. This year the conference will be held in Portland, Oregon at the Word Forestry Center. There will be many opportunities to explore the
natural, cultural and historic sites in and around Portland. During this conference, you can expect to gain knowledge from a diverse range of programs, network with colleagues, and obtain valuable
tools to enhance your existing program or develop a new one.

For more information, www.anrosp.com


September 22nd, 2017 Native Tree Walk

3:00am - 6:00am

Learn to identify and care for your trees!

Trouble distinguishing White and Black Oaks? Wondering if that huge cedar is an Incense, Port-Orford, or Western red? The more you know about your trees, the better you can care for them and
improve their overall health. This workshop will give you all the tricks of the trade to identify the native trees in Douglas County – even the look-a-likes! We will also discuss the tree’s life
characteristics, so you know how to give your trees what they need to stay healthy.

Cost includes the book Trees to Know in Oregon

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


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

9:00am - 12:00pm

Held at BRranch, (owned by Evan Barnes & Lorreen Robinson) in Roseburg. 4pm - 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!

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 17th, 2017 2017 OSU Land Steward Training

5:00am - 10:00am

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!

October 18-19th, 2017 Citizen Fire Academy - Douglas County

5:00pm - 4:55pm

Online modules from the comfort of your own home. Each online module includes reading and video tutorials, review exercises, discussion board. Throughout the course, you will work on your own fire
preparedness plan and present your final plan at the graduation session.

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 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 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)

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