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15Jan2020 -  05Feb2020   Ongoing

Plan for Your Land

The South Santiam and North Santiam Watershed Councils would like to help you Plan for Your Land! This FREE workshop series will walk you through the steps of developing a long-term conservation plan for your small acreage. Instructors will show you how to inventory your property, talk about various…
01Feb2020

State of Fire in Oregon: Stories From the Front Lines

Breakfast: 7:00am–11:00am  Meeting and Presentation: 1:00am–12:30pm Join CCFFA for breakfast, followed by a compelling presentation by Mike Haasken, Stewardship Forester and Fire Behavior Analyst for Oregon Department of Forestry. Mike will share some recent forest fire statistics and stories from his experiences on the front lines over his fire-fighting…
01Feb2020

Linn Small Woodlands Assoc. Seedling Sale & Local Woods Fair

The Linn County Chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association (LCSWA) is proud to announce its annual Seedling Sale and Local Woods Fair. This event gives local residents a chance to buy small numbers of native and ornamental plants for their home and property projects, learn more about caring for their small…
05Feb2020

Federal Income Taxes for Woodland Owners

This class is a must for anyone having recent forest income, or planning for future income from their forestland. Many landowners are unaware of the special provisions in the Internal Revenue Code that pertain to forestland and income generated from their land. This session will help you improve the…
13Feb2020

Wildlife Encounters: How to Avoid Them and What to Do If You Cannot

Southern Oregon is a region of remarkable bio-diversity and a wide variety of habitats. Some of these pose potential threats to humans. Join this presentation to learn how to avoid or manage encounters with bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, and other creatures.   …
15Feb2020

Vegetation Management Workshop for Forest Landowners

Pretty much every forest landowner has weeds. Some are temporary problems, such as controlling common weeds in a new tree planting. Others are long term, like keeping invasive species at bay in the woodland or a restoration area. There are many approaches to vegetation management, beginning with keeping new weeds…
15Feb2020

Maintaining a Healthy Forest in an Uncertain Climate - Tiller

Higher temperatures and new weather patterns. How is a change in climate impacting your woodlands? Increased drought, wildfire, and decreased resilience to insects and disease can kill trees and reduce the value of your forestland. Knowing the risks and taking action to mitigate these impacts on your forestland can save you money…
15Feb2020

Planting Forest Tree Seedlings

This field workshop covers basic steps in tree planting: Site preparation Seed sources Nursery availability Tree seedling types Seedling care Planting Maintenance In the field, participants will learn about different kinds of planting tools, proper seedling handling and storage, planting techniques, and protection from animal damage. A variety of…
20Feb2020

Forest Bees with Dr. Christine Buhl, Forest Entomologist, Oregon Dept. Forestry

Oregon is home to more than 500 species of bees, which are responsible for pollinating many of our staple crops and native plants in rural and urban landscapes. This talk examines how Oregon is tackling pollinator health through taking a census of our wild bees, improving bee habitat, preventing…
27Feb2020

Basic Woodland Management Course - Clackamas County

This four-session course is 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 (August-November 2020). Topics covered include: Getting Started - Exploring your woodland property and it’s potential with respect to your goals.…
04Mar2020

Woodland Information Night

Join us to hear from knowledgeable speakers and visit with other landowners at this annual event sponsored by the Benton County Small Woodlands Association. Topics to be announced.…
07Mar2020

Rural Living Day 2020

If you live in the country or are considering a move, you won’t want to miss this event. Workshops throughout the day offer something for everyone. Classes on: Compost, water rights and well water management, wild mushrooming, small engine maintenance, wildlife management and habitat creation, sausage making, and more! There…
13Mar2020

Maintaining a Healthy Forest in an Uncertain Climate - Roseburg

Higher temperatures and new weather patterns. How is a change in climate impacting your woodlands? Increased drought, wildfire, and decreased resilience to insects and disease can kill trees and reduce the value of your forestland. Knowing the risks and taking action to mitigate these impacts on your forestland can save you money in…
19Mar2020

Mistletoes of SW Oregon: Friends or Foes?

Katy Mallams began a 31-year career with the U.S. Forest Service as a forestry technician and forester before spending 17 years as a Plant Pathologist with Forest Health Protection here in Southwest Oregon. In this role, she conducted studies and provided federal forest managers with assistance on a variety…
25Mar2020

Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse - Linn and Benton County

This five session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  Topics covered: Getting Started:  assessing your property and site. What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology. Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for…
25Mar2020

Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse - Benton and Linn Counties

This five session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  Topics covered: Getting Started:  assessing your property and site. What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology. Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for…
26Mar2020

Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse

This five session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  Topics covered: Getting Started:  assessing your property and site. What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology. Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for…
27Mar2020

Mushroom Cultivation: a spores to spawn workshop

This workshop is designed to provide hands-on experience with the process, art, and science of cultivating mushrooms. We will delve into clean-culture techniques, making grain spawn and sawdust spawn to allow you to grow your own fungi at home!                                                     Day 1 Short evening program will include a light meet…
01Apr2020

Douglas County School Forestry Tour

NEW DATES THIS YEAR!  APRIL 1-3, 2020 The annual Douglas County School Forestry Tour is open to all public and private 5th graders in Douglas County.  The Tour introduces 5th grade students to forest management, forest products, tree identification, wildlife, fisheries, fire, and archaeology.  Individual stations are set…