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06Sep2018 -  20Dec2018   Ongoing

Master Woodland Manager Training - Lane County

Skill building Are you interested in how your lands can better suit wildlife, timber production, or recreation? Do you want to make sure your forest is resilient to fire, insects or disease? Are you interested in making sure your roads are well-built, that you are prepared for conducting logging…
11Sep2018 -  03Nov2018   Ongoing

NEW 2018 Land Steward SHORT Course

Based in Josephine County, open to all! This new Land Steward course from OSU Extension features a blend of online, classroom, and field instruction and is well-suited for busy adults who enjoy online learning but also want to see stewardship in action!  The course includes: Seven self-paced, online…
15Oct2018 -  15Nov2018   Ongoing

Fall Slash Burning Demonstration at Lamers Forest

Join The Lamers brothers and Marion & Polk OSWA a chance to see and learn about slash pile burning practices from a 9 acre clear-cut completed in March 2018. It will be done of fairly short notice within a burning window of Oct 15 and November 15, depending on weather…
23Oct2018

Forest Management Plan Drop-in Help Session

Are you working on a management plan for your woodland? Whether you're trying to get started or in the process of updating an old plan, this is an opportunity to get some help. Drop in to "office hours" to discuss your questions with your Extension Forester and get some…
24Oct2018

Producing and Marketing Christmas Boughs Workshop

Beavercreek area, Oct. 24, 9:00am-12:00pm This field workshop will cover the basics of culturing noble fir plantings for bough production. Topics include: · Existing plantings, converting overgrown CTs’, starting over with combined CT’s and boughs across multiple fields. · Rates of production and yield, workable scales of operation. · Marketing, harvesting, handling,…
24Oct2018

Forest Management Plan Drop-in Help Session

Are you working on a management plan for your woodland? Whether you're trying to get started or in the process of updating an old plan, this is an opportunity to get some help. Drop in to "office hours" to discuss your questions with your Extension Forester and get some…
25Oct2018

Forest Management Plan Drop-in Help Session

Are you working on a management plan for your woodland? Whether you're trying to get started or in the process of updating an old plan, this is an opportunity to get some help. Drop in to "office hours" to discuss your questions with your Extension Forester and get some…
25Oct2018

Selling your logs

This evening workshop covers the basics of timber harvesting and timber sale management for small woodland owners. Topics include harvesting systems, harvesting costs, safety, sale types, steps on a timber sale, how to estimate volume per acre, how to find a log buyer, purchase orders and bucking, how to…
25Oct2018

Managing Your Woodland Property - Establishing, managing and protecting Trees, Woodlands, and Forests - Salem

Salem Sessions, Oregon Farm Bureau, Hall of Fame Room 1st Session Oct. 25, 5:30-8:00pm; 2nd Session, Nov. 8, 5:30-8:00pm Learn from your OSU Extension Forester along with other woodland owners, in class and in the field. Instruction will emphasize key steps and lessons learned from real-life examples. This 2-session…
26Oct2018

Backyard Woodlands

Are you interested in learning how to get started in the management and care of your wooded property?  This introductory workshop will teach you how to tend to your woodland. Morning classroom and afternoon field visit will cover stewardship & woodland planning, woodland health, care for trees in your…
30Oct2018

Managing Your Woodland Property - Establishing, managing and protecting Trees, Woodlands, and Forests - Hood River

Hood River Sessions, Hood River Extension Conference Room Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 5:30-8:00pm Learn from your OSU Extension Forester along with other woodland owners, in class and in the field. Instruction will emphasize key steps and lessons learned from real-life examples. This session and resource packets provided will cover topics including:…
31Oct2018

Advanced Forest Inventory

Advanced Forest Inventory. October 31, 2018. 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. This class will introduce you to an exciting new tool you can use to create your own forest inventory.  This amazing online program allows woodland owners to create a map of their forest parcel, design a cruise for…
02Nov2018

Fuels Reduction 101, Hands-on Training

How do I select which and how many trees to thin?  What is the best way to build a burn pile? How do I care for my chainsaw? If you want to make your property healthier and better able to withstand wildfire, but are not quite sure how to…
02Nov2018

Selling logs from your property: An educational symposium for landowners

Hopkins Demonstration Forest, 16750 S. Brockway Rd., Oregon City, OR Friday, November 2, 5:00—8:30pm and Saturday, November 3, 9:00am—5:30pm (Doors open 30 min prior to start time each day) How to sell logs is one of the most important decisions you face as a landowner. Landowners log their property…
13Nov2018

Siskiyou Streamside Protections Review

Staff from the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) will describe the ongoing review of Forest Practice Act (FPA) streamside protection standards in the Siskiyou region and opportunities for public participation. ODF is midway through a scientific literature review on stream shade, temperature, and streamside forest…
15Nov2018

Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Association program: Rare and Champion Trees of SW Oregon, with Frank Callahan

 Frank has found and nominated National Champion Trees.  In addition he has discovered many species of plants that previously were not known to exist in Oregon.  We will hear about his adventures.  Co-sponsored by the Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Association and OSU Extension.   Call to register 541-776-7371.   #FNR…
01Dec2018

Effective Forest Roads

Use your road maintenance dollars effectively.  Learn to assess your existing road for potential problems and prioritize repairs. Workshop covers maintenance & improvement techniques, water quality & aquatic habitat concerns, regulations, contracts, technical & financial assistance available to small woodland owners.   Instructors are:  Jon Souder, Forest Watershed Extension Specialist…
08Dec2018

Wreath Making Workshop

Learn how to make and decorate a holiday wreath or swag with the Women Owning Woodlands Network (WOWNet). Before the class, head out to your woodland to collect greenery, cones, and berries to bring to the workshop.  Bring clippers, wire cutters, pliers, gloves, and decorations if you have them. …
09Jan2019

Growing Trees for Optimal Wood Quality

The way you manage your timber can have big implications for the quality of the wood. Learn how trees grow and develop their wood, how wood quality is defined for different end uses/markets, and how activities like pruning and stand density management impact wood quality. #FNR Cost:  $15 per…