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29Aug2019 -  12Dec2019   Ongoing

2019 Master Woodland Manager Training-FULL & CLOSED

The current MWM training is full and closed.  If you are interested in future MWM training, please contact Tiffany Hopkins at tiffany.hopkins@oregonstate.edu The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) program will help you gain in-depth skills for tending your forest, provide you with opportunities to share your passion for…
09Oct2019 -  30Oct2019   Ongoing

Introduction to Wildlife Habitats and Habitat Management

Your forested property isn't only a home and playground for you, it's a home and playground for our state's great wildlife. Did you know Oregon is home to over 500 species of wild bees? Can you identify the neotropical migrating birds that visit your shrubs to nest in the…
24Oct2019

Off-Grid Living & Systems

Visit this property on 170 acres of forest land to learn about a house that is off-grid, uses rainwater harvesting for potable water, and is both passive solar and complies with the high-efficiency Passive House Standard. Land Steward Workshop. Instructor: Susan Stone &   Geoff Weaver …
25Oct2019

Why are my trees dying?

Trees all over Lane County are displaying signs of poor health. Many trees are even dying. Is it drought? Insects? disease? Join, OSU Extension's Forest Health Specialist, Dave Shaw to discuss signs and symptoms of unhealthy trees and what we can do to prevent those trees from dying. Dave…
26Oct2019

Forest Tour and Equipment Demonstration

The Marion Polk Small Woodlands chapter is hosting a tour and equipment demonstration by Tom Repko of Small Woodlot Tools LLC.  Tom is a retired engineer who came up with and now manufactures a skidding grapple for 3-pt hitch on tractors.  Tom will also show us some simple physics…
26Oct2019

Oregon Tree Farm System Recognition Luncheon, Workshop, and Annual Meeting

Oregon Tree Farm System Recognition Luncheon, Workshops, and Annual Meeting. Visit the OSWA website for full details of agenda, workshops and registration.    …
29Oct2019

Tech Talk with John Krause, Stewardship Forester, Oregon Department of Forestry

John Krause, Stewardship Forester with the Oregon Department of Forestry, will demonstrate Avenza, a mapping app that you can use in the field for a variety of forest management purposes. If you wish, you can bring along a tablet or smartphone and try it out on your own device. A…
02Nov2019

Effective Forest Roads

Use your road maintenance dollars effectively. Learn to assess your existing road for potential problems and prioritize repairs. Workshop covers maintenance and improvement techniques, water quality and aquatic habitat concerns, regulations, contracts, and technical and financial assistance available to small woodland owners. Bring a photo of your road trouble…
02Nov2019

Goat Discovery Day 2019

Strengthen your goat confidence and know-how.  If you are an experienced “goat person” or you hope to be, this event is for you! A full day of workshops, demos with live goats, vendors, and networking. Presented by Emerald Dairy Goat Association and Oregon State University Extension Services.  Schedule 8:00…
02Nov2019

Creating a Pollinator Hedgerow

What's a pollinator hedgerow? It's a dense linear planting of flowering shrubs meant to attract our native pollinating insects. We are creating a demonstration pollinator hedgerow at the Matteson Forest and you're invited to help plant it and learn how to create one on your own property. We'll discuss…
02Nov2019

Creating a Pollinator Hedgerow: learn, plant, share

A pollinator hedgerow is a dense linear planting of native flowering shrubs meant to attract pollinating insects.  Join in establishing a demonstration pollinator hedgerow at the Matteson Forest.  Help plant and learn how to create one on your own property.  We will discuss sites selection, choosing and sourcing plants,…
04Nov2019

Learn and Burn: Hands-on Slash Burning Workshop

Save the Date. Nov. 8th will be the back up workshop day if Nov. 4th is not an approved burn day. Managing with fire safely starts with you. Learn how to safely and effectively burn slash on your property. Join us for a hands-on slash burning training for private landowners…
05Nov2019

Introduction to Woodland Management and Planning

This six-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Classes are designed to provide woodland owners with a broad and thorough overview of many topics of importance when managing a woodland. While learning about your property we will guide you though…
06Nov2019

Managing to Keep Your Forest Healthy - Salem

This class for woodland owners will help you address questions such as: Is something wrong with your trees? How do you keep your forest healthy? How might climate change affect your trees? When trees die or decline, people tend to look for one specific cause, such as bark beetles…
16Nov2019

Thinning and Selective Management in Mature Forests

Do you have older trees and forests – 60 to 80 or more years old? Are you interested in periodic thinning, selective harvesting of trees or small patches, and keeping options open for the future? Attend this field workshop to learn about options for managing older Douglas-fir forests with…
21Nov2019

Ever Wonder What Goes Thump in the Night? Wildlife Surveillance on Your Property

Want to learn how to identify the commonly occurring large mammals that inhabit your property? During this presentation we will take a look at identifying tracks and scat, creating or finding “tracks traps,”  and tips on setting up game cameras.       …
23Nov2019

Special Forest Products: Wreath Making workshop with Women Owning Woodlands

Come meet, learn, and create with fellow women tree lovers! Learn how to utilize native forest materials to make wreaths. You will design and build your very own wreath to take home with you! Before class gather greenery, cones, berries, some fun decorations and bring them along. Some will…
02Dec2019

Wreath Making Workshop

Come meet, learn, & create with local women woodland owners at this fun and hands on workshop. Learn how to identify, harvest, and use native forest materials to make wreaths and swags. You will design and construct your very own wreath to take home with you, just in time…
05Dec2019

Native Plants! Why, Which & How to Use Them

Native plants support pollinators and wildlife, and they require fewer resources to thrive. Learn why, how, when, and where to plant and replant with native species, including wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees. We will focus on restoration of understory plant communities and how native species help to reduce noxious…
19Dec2019

Trees, You, and CO2

Forests have an amazing ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it! In this class, we will be discussing how carbon moves in and out of the forest through natural and anthropocentric actions in the environment. Then we will discuss some management strategies that promote carbon storage.…