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 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.

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October 19th, 2017 Oak Mistletoe Field Class

2:00am - 8:00am

Don’t miss out on the upcoming Oak Mistletoe: Friend or Foe? field tour next week! Join us on Thursday, October 19th for an intriguing tour of Douglas County oak woodland

We will begin the day with a short classroom session, then carpool to several field sites to learn about the history, management, and biology of oak mistletoe. The esteemed OSU
Extension Forest Health Specialist, Dave Shaw, will lead us on this informational and fascinating tour! Cost is just $5 per person.

Register by Tuesday, October 17th! For more information and to register, visit "http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/classes-events">http://extension.oregonstate.edu/douglas/classes-events.

Questions? Contact me at alicia.jones@oregonstate.edu or (541) 672-4461.

Hope to see you there!!

October 19th, 2017 Permaculture - Central Point

12:00pm - 2:00pm

This program is designed for traditional and non-traditional woodland owners, and other interested individuals.
It will cover a range of topics, including permaculture principles and ethics, design methodologies, appropriate
rural technologies, forestry, fuel hazard materials utilization, soils, desert forest water management, wildlife
enhancement, incorporating techniques for carbon neutrality and generally understanding ecological
relationships from a permaculture perspective in the management of small woodlands. This program will be
educational and thought-provoking; geared for those who really want to "dig deep" into how their land works.

Pre-register: 541-776-7371

More details and flyer "http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/sites/default/files/tom_ward-permaculture-flyer-9-22-17.pdf">here



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.

"Registration Form">Registration Form

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 25th, 2017 Making Shiitake Happen! - Clatsop

11:00am - 12:30pm

Shiitake mushrooms have been claimed as the world’s healthiest food and are the second most harvested mushroom worldwide. In this workshop you will not only learn about the ecology of these
mushrooms but also how to grow these tasty edibles in your own woodland! In this hands-on class, you will inoculate a log with mushroom spores for at home production and cultivation.

Registration is required. 

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

October 28th, 2017 Firewise techniques - Jacksonville

2:00am - 8:00am

Know what you want to do on your property but not quite sure how best to do it? Sometimes the best way to get answers and learn something new is to go out and do it. Join forest and fire
professionals from Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF), and Oregon State University Extension (SOREC) to get real-time guidance as you are building your own burn pile, selecting trees that will be
thinned, and other activities during this field day. By the end of the day you will have the chance to see the results of your work.

Training Includes:
•Selective Thinning for Fuels
•Effective Pile Burning and Tree Friendly Pruning
•Chainsaw Maintenance
•Chipper Use

RSVP by 10/23 @ 541-776-7371
Or online at http://bit.ly/LandStewardClasses



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 Season Tracker - Clatsop

10:00am - 12:00pm

This training program connects volunteers to OSU researchers studying weather and ecology.

Volunteers collect and report data on precipitation and native plant seasonal changes from their backyard, farm,
woodland or schoolyard.
1. Register and complete online training at home (approx. 2-3 hrs.)
2. Attend the Nov 15th hands-on skill building session and pick up your rain gauge.
3. Start tracking!

Register by Nov 1st at http://bit.ly/ORSeasonTrackerTraining

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!

"http://oregonseasontracker.forestry.oregonstate.edu/training-workshops" target="_blank" title="Oregon Season tracker training information">Registration link on "http://oregonstate.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dbee3c3734d0d5e6f282a9286&id=4d942fd447&e=50343b6bf0" target="_blank">website, or questions  "mailto:%20jody.einerson@oregonstate.edu" target="_blank">email

$40 per individual or family sharing materials. $30 for Linn County residents requesting a discount from LCEA grant. Includes program-approved rain gauge. 

January 10th, 2018 Woodland Mini Series - Clatsop

10:00am - 12:30pm

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property, or a woodland owner wanting to write a forest management plan.

Topics covered:
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.

Saturday Field Trip to see first hand examples of what you've learned.

Property site visit with instructor or other mentor.

Registration is required.