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.

February 27th, 2018 Saw Shop Tour

1:00am - 4:00am

Join the Marion/Polk Small Woodlands Association for this tour of L & L Equipment , a complete, professional Saw Shop. Learn about the different saw sizes, qualities and options, accessories for
successful timber falling or wood cutting, as well as services and supplies of all sorts including chain grinding, saw tuning and repair, safety equipment etc, etc.

February 27th, 2018 NRCS local Work Group meeting for Benton and Linn Counties

7:00am - 8:00am

NRCS offices hold annual Work Group meetings in winter to collect input on how they should allocate conservation
funds to meet the needs of the agriculture and forestry communities.  This is the key source of conservation cost share for many types of activities, so it is important that they hear about the
needs of local woodland owners.

February 27th, 2018 Forest Land Assessment and Surveying

11:00am - 12:00pm

Please plan on joining us for our February meeting. The program will include presentations by Eric
Olson, Appraisal Supervisor Rural Property, Washington County, and Scott Young, County Surveyor, Washington County. Mr. Olson will share his insights on appraisal of timber property in
Washington County, including an overview of timber deferral programs and what it all might mean to timber property owners. Mr. Young will help us better understand the functions of the county
surveyor office, public land corners, and when small woodland property owners might need a surveyor.

February 27th - March 1st, 2018 Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2018

4:00pm

To register and view the full agenda, http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/foresthealth/

February 28th, 2018 Ornamental Nursery and Christmas Tree Production Webinar Series

1:30am - 3:00am

This series will enable you to more effectively manage insects, diseases, nematodes and other issues found in field-grown nursery crops and Christmas trees.

Certification credits: Pesticide recertification credits will be offered for participants from Michigan.

For more information and to register, click on the link below: https://events.anr.msu.edu/2018SustainableChristmasTreeWebinars/

February 28th, 2018 Tree care on a small acreage

10:00am - 12:00pm

This program will cover evaluating tree health & basic tree care practices on a small acreage property including thinning, pruning, clearing for fuel reduction, disposing of debris & tree
planting. 

More
information: See
flyer

Register: http://bit.ly/treecareonsmallacreage18 or call 541-476-6613

February 28th, 2018 Accounting and Taxes for Small Woodland Owners

10:30am - 12:00pm

On Wednesday, 28 February 2018, the Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association and the OSU Extension Service are presenting Tamara Cushing on "Accounting and Taxes for Small Woodland Owners". She
is the Endowed Starker Chair in Private and Family Forestry, an Assist. Professor in the College of Forestry at OSU, and an Extension Specialist in Forest Economics, Management and Policy and
Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry from the Univ. of Georgia with emphasis on Finance and Taxation.

The Social half hour starts at 6:30 pm and the presentation starts at 7:00 pm at the OSU Yamhill County Extension Auditorium, 2050 NE Lafayette Avenue, McMinnville, OR 97128..

Free refreshments and door prizes by will be provided, and contributions of door prizes would be appreciated.  All woodland owners and the general public are invited to attend.

Membership applications will be at the meeting or downloadable at OSWA.org.  The YSWA pays $25 for new Yamhill County Chapter members.   Thank you to those who have renewed their
OSWA membership.  Please renew if you haven't.

Check out the YSWA blog at  http://oswa.org/blog/yamhill

Leonard Rydell, YSWA Secretary
LARydell@Teleport.com   (503) 538-5700

March 3rd, 2018 Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse

1:00am - 7:00am

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It also serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training.

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, tools and techniques, timber
sale logistics, and laws and regulations.

Instructor: Glenn Ahrens, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent.


Please pre-register no later than February 5. Register online at: https://tinyurl.com/BFS2018Clack

Questions? Contact Glenn Ahrens, 503-655-8631
or glenn.ahrens@oregonstate.edu

March 6th, 2018 Oak restoration and management

1:00am - 5:00am

This
half-day workshop is designed for land owners who have oak woodlands, but is open to all. We will review the basic biology of oaks and oak woodlands found here in the Rogue Basin and Northern
California. Included will be descriptions of wildlife and birds that are dependent on oaks, guidelines for managing oak habitat, a review of the status of oak habitat and oak woodlands in this
area, and a list of potential opportunities to restore oak woodlands. Following a classroom presentation, we’ll carpool to Lower Table Rock for a relaxed hike of up to 2 miles to view oak
woodlands, included areas that have been recently thinned to reduce fire threats and restore habitat.
With Terry Fairbanks: Terry is a retired BLM silviculturist who works to restore oak habitat on federal and private lands.
She is active with the Klamath Siskiyou Oak Network (KSON) locally and works with her husband to release oaks on their own property.
$10/person, $15/couple


More information: See
flyer

Register: http://bit.ly/JacksonCountyForestry or call (541)776-7371

March 7th, 2018 Woodland Information Night: Managing for Wildlife and Diversity

10:30am - 12:30pm

Speakers: Fran Cafferata Coe, Cafferata Consulting , Jim Rivers, OSU College of Forestry, and Brad Withrow-Robinson, OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

March 7-8th, 2018 Tour of the Peavy Forest Science Center under Construction

4:00pm

Join the Polk& Marion OSWA on a tour of the new Forestry Building at OSU. Come see the innovated use of
advanced wood products including cross-laminated timber made in Oregon. The look and atmosphere of the complex reinforces Oregon State’s international status as a premier forestry, natural resources,
and wood science institution devoted to improving our forest landscapes and ecosystems.

Date: Afternoon, Thursday, March 8.
Location: OSU campus. Exact meeting location and time will be given upon registration 
Advanced registration required, space is limited. Call Benton County Extension 541-766-6750 or  "mailto:%20jody.einerson@oregonstate.edu" target="_blank">email "https://oregonstate.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=dbee3c3734d0d5e6f282a9286&id=f3b51b0673&e=50343b6bf0" target="_blank"> (include name,
phone, email, and number attending).

March 9-11th, 2018 Living on a Few Acres Conference

4:00pm - 5:00pm

Plan to attend this informative annual conference held on March 10, 2018 at the Deschutes County Fair & Expo Center in Redmond. Improve your
knowledge and acquire new skills by taking courses taught by experts in a variety of subjects. There is something for everyone, from urban gardeners and hobby farmers to ranch and farm business
owners.

This educational experience, presented by the Oregon State University Extension Service, is a successful collaboration of many Central Oregon agencies, sponsors, vendors and volunteers.

Join us this year and learn more about the following topics: Food safety from garden to kitchen, fermentation, beginning beekeeping, enhancing wildlife habitat on your land, wildlife intervention
strategies, water rights, new irrigation projects from COID, use and calibration of backpack and ATV-mounted sprayers, irrigation system maintenance and cost share ideas, and many more!

For more information,http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/loafa

March 14th, 2018 Starker Lecture: Forestry in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

8:30am - 10:00am

Save the Dates-2018 Starker Lecture Series

Series Title: “What’s next: The future of managing for healthy productive forests”

March 14, 3:30 pm: Zach Parisa, Silvia Terra “ Forestry in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”

April 25, 3:30 pm: Carlton Owens, U.S. Endowment For Forestry Communities “Working with Nature – The Century of Forests and Forest Products”

May 23, 3:30 pm: Connie Harrington, US Forest Service “How should we manage our forests in the face of uncertainty? What we know and what we don’t know about how trees
respond to climate.”

All lectures will be held at LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall. Reception to follow.

http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

March 15th, 2018 Small Woodlands Program: Ticks in Your Woods

12:00pm - 2:00pm

How to spot & avoid ticks in SW Oregon.

Location:  OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd, Central Point. 

Cost: $10/person, $15 couple, JJSWA members free.  Pre-register by calling 541-776-7371 or visit our website:  "http://www.extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/">www.extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/forestry

March 16th, 2018 Biochar: Creating a Valuable Soil Amendment from Woody Waste Material

2:00am - 4:30am

This class will teach you how to make biochar from woody material such as slash from fuel reduction projects & orchard trimmings.  Some of this
class will be in the field; dress accordingly.

Location:  OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd, Central Point. 

Cost: $10/person, $15 couple. Pre-registration required; see www.extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/forestry for details. 

March 16th, 2018 DIY Biochar. Know it. Make it. Use it.

2:00am - 4:30am

This
half-day workshop covers the basics of Do-it-yourself biochar production. We’ll start inside for an overview presentation and then head outside to a demonstration. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy
around the bonfire – and stay to the end to take home a small bag of biochar!


Topics: Basic biochar science; Biochar applications – compost, manure management, farms, trees, gardens; Biochar and the carbon cycle; How to make your own biochar;  Demonstration of biochar
kiln.


With Kelpie Wilson: Kelpie is an engineer and analyst with 30 years of experience in renewable energy, sustainable
forestry and resource conservation. Since 2008 she has focused on biochar, and has consulted with private industry and government agencies through her company, Wilson Biochar Associates. Her
contracts have included work for the International Biochar Initiative, Washington Department of Ecology, Utah State University, and many others. Currently, she is directing a Conservation
Innovation Grant, working with farmers to make biochar from waste biomass and use it in manure management.


$10/person, $15/couple
More information: See
flyer

Register: http://bit.ly/JacksonCountyForestry or call (541)776-7371

March 17th, 2018 Growing Healthy and Diverse Forests: A Walking Tour

2:45am - 7:00am

Join OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension, Forests Today and Forever, and Bauman Tree Farm for a journey through a locally managed forest to learn about the dynamic nature of how forests
grow in Western Oregon. We will walk through different ages of trees to discuss the forest cycle and what keeps trees healthy.  This tour will also discuss enhancing forest diversity while
uncovering some of the challenges that forest landowners face while managing their property for multiple resources.  After the tour join us for a brown bag lunch in the meadow to talk about
forest products and recreation. Please attend this tour if you are interested in learning more about our local forests or is new to living in the woods. 

Date: March 17th, 2018

Time: Arrive at 9:45 AM; Tour will begin at 10:00 AM and will end around 2:00PM

Location: Bauman Tree Farm*

*Directions will be given upon registration

Cost: This tour is FREE, but pre-registration is required.

Registration: Space on this tour is limited, so early registration is suggested 

Register 

 

 

March 19-22nd, 2018 2018 International Mass Timber Conference

March 23-24th, 2018 Tree School

5:00pm

If you would like to receive a Tree School catalog in the mail, please contact the Extension Office at 503-655-8631 or contact Jean Bremer to be put
on the mailing list.

For more information, http://extension.oregonstate.edu/clackamas/tree-school

March 29th, 2018 Oregon Season Tracker Citizen Science Training; help track the local weather

11:00am - 1:00pm

After registering & taking a 2 hour online training, evening classroom session.

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

April 3rd, 2018 Mentored Forest Management Planning Short Course

11:00am - 1:30pm

Over the course of 4 classes, write a forest management plan that is tailored to your property and your woodland management goals.  You will be paired with an experienced landowner or forester
to help you through this process and provide an on-site visit of your woodland.

A Forest Managment Plan is: 

-  Required to participate in the Oregon Tree Farm System.
-  The foundation for sustainable forest management.
-  A valuable communication tool fo ryour family.
-  Something you can write on your own and save on consulting costs!
-  A valuable investment for the future of your forest.

Click here to register online.  Registration deadline is February 25th
Click here for the flyer.

April 10th, 2018 Pilot Joe: 5 Years After Tour

2:00am - 5:30am

Visit the Pilot
Joe forest restoration project in the Applegate.  This is a field program, rain or shine; dress accordingly. 

Location:  OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd, Central Point. 

Cost: free. Pre-register by calling 541-776-7371 or visit our www.extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/forestry  

April 11th, 2018 Tree and Shrub I.D., Online Resources, An Introduction to Central Oregon’s Forests

10:30am - 12:30pm

You must register to attend. Request a registration
form or get more information:
call: 541-548-6088
email: nicole.strong@oregonstate.edu
visit: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/

April 14th, 2018 What's killing your trees?

2:00am - 6:00am

Workshop includes a lecture followed by a walk around South Slough's Interpretive Center where we will learn to identify common symptoms of insects and diseases.

Sign up online at extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ or call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext 25292

South Slough Reserve, Interpretive Center
61907 Seven Devils Rd. Coos Bay
Note: from Charleston, take Seven Devils Road for approximately 4.5 miles to the interpretive center.

Light snacks provided. 

April 19th, 2018 Small Woodlands Program: Taking Logs to Market Panel with 3 Buyers

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location:  OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd, Central Point.  

Cost: $10/person, $15 couple, JJSWA members free. 

April 20-21st, 2018 Tree School East

5:00pm

We’ll be offering 29 unique classes that are sure to
offer something for everyone, from in-depth forest
management trainings to broader natural resource
management and appreciation. Topics include:
• Forest Inventory Tools That Will Blow Your Mind!
• What’s Killing My Trees:
Managing Forest Insects and Diseases
• Beating Back the Invaders:
Controlling Invasive Plants
• Multi-aged Forest Management
• Diverse Marketing Opportunities for
Woodland Owners
• Unplugged: Living Off the Grid
• World Center for Birds of Prey:
Biology and Ecology of Raptors in the Pacific NW

April 25th, 2018 Starker Lecture: Working with Nature – The Century of Forests and Forest Products

8:30am - 10:00am

Save the Dates-2018 Starker Lecture Series

Series Title: “What’s next: The future of managing for healthy productive forests”

March 14, 3:30 pm: Zach Parisa, Silvia Terra “ Forestry in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”

April 25, 3:30 pm: Carlton Owens, U.S. Endowment For Forestry Communities “Working with Nature – The Century of Forests and Forest Products”

May 23, 3:30 pm: Connie Harrington, US Forest Service “How should we manage our forests in the face of uncertainty? What we know and what we don’t know about how trees
respond to climate.”

All lectures will be held at LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall. Reception to follow.

http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

April 28th, 2018 Woodland Management...a basic forestry shortcourse

1:00am - 9:00am

Registration deadline March 27

extension.oregonstate.edu/benton/forestry/events

May 12th, 2018 Upland Ecology and Management: Making Thinning Decisions Based on Your Goals

1:00am - 9:00am

You must register to attend. Request a registration
form or get more information:
call: 541-548-6088
email: nicole.strong@oregonstate.edu
visit: http://extension.oregonstate.edu/deschutes/

May 12th, 2018 Restoration of a Small Private Woodland

2:00am - 5:30am

This walking
tour will visit a private woodland with a nearly 30 year  history of carful thinning, prescribed burning & other practices to improve forest health & resiliency, create
habitat, & promote older forest conditions.  This is a field program, rain or shine; dress accordingly. 

Location: Shady Cove.

Cost: $10/person, $15 couple. Pre-registration required; see www.extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/forestry for details. 

May 17th, 2018 Small Woodlands Program: All About Smoke Panel Discussion

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Location: OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd, Central Point.

Cost: $10/person, $15 couple, JJSWA members free.  Pre-register by calling 541-776-7371 or visit our website:  "http://www.extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/">www.extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/forestry   

May 23rd, 2018 Starker Lecture: How should we manage our forests in the face of uncertainty? What we know and what we don’t know about how trees respond to climate

8:30am - 10:00am

Save the Dates-2018 Starker Lecture Series

Series Title: “What’s next: The future of managing for healthy productive forests”

March 14, 3:30 pm: Zach Parisa, Silvia Terra “ Forestry in the Age of Artificial Intelligence”

April 25, 3:30 pm: Carlton Owens, U.S. Endowment For Forestry Communities “Working with Nature – The Century of Forests and Forest Products”

May 23, 3:30 pm: Connie Harrington, US Forest Service “How should we manage our forests in the face of uncertainty? What we know and what we don’t know about how trees
respond to climate.”

All lectures will be held at LaSells Stewart Center, Construction and Engineering Hall. Reception to follow.

http://starkerlectures.forestry.oregonstate.edu/

May 23rd, 2018 Silviculture Basics

10:00am - 1:00pm

Thinning your small woodland.

Learn to assess forest density and health. Learn the best time to thin your woodland.


A series of three Wednesday evening workshops.

Myrtle Point Extension Office 631 Alder St. Myrtle Point

$35 per person or $50 per two when sharing materials.


Light snacks provided.


Register online at extension.oregonstate.edu/coos/ or call Shawna at 541-572-5263 ext 25292