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09Apr2019 -  04May2019   Ongoing

Woodland Management: A Basic Forestry Course (Salem area)

This five-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. Topics covered include: Getting Started - Exploring your woodland property and it’s potential with respect to your goals. What’s Going…
13Apr2019 -  21Sep2019   Ongoing

Columbia River Gorge Master Naturalist Training

Want to learn more about the Gorge? Master Naturalists learn about the geology, plants, wildlife, and cultural significance of this beautiful place we call home.  Find out more and apply by March 15.…
15Apr2019 -  14May2019   Ongoing

EmpowerU: Advocating invasive species management

Learn how to work with decision makers, influence management decisions and stop the spread of invasive species! Have you been working on invasive species issues but feel compelled to do more? Taking part in this program will move your invasive species work to the next level! In this 4 week…
26Apr2019

Land Steward Short Course

Throughout the course, you can expect to spend up to two hours per week on each self-paced online lesson and related activities. Through the online materials and in-person sessions, you will develop property management and planning skills, see real-life examples of land stewardship in action, network with other landowners,…
27Apr2019

Living on Your Land - Tree School Rogue Conference

The OSU Extension Land Steward Program and Tree School Rogue present a one-day conference for land owners/managers, small farmers, small woodland owners, wildlife enthusiasts and those interested in our region’s natural resources. Choose from more than two dozen classes—on topics ranging from ecologically based forest management, forest watershed science…
27Apr2019

Backyard Woodlands

Learn how to care for your wooded property. 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. The morning classroom session and afternoon field visit will cover stewardship…
01May2019

Forest Roads: Assessment, Maintenance, and Improvement

NOTE: This workshop has been cancelled due to insufficient enrollment. We're looking at possible fall dates for rescheduling. Fundamentals of forest roads, their implications for water quality, regulations for road use and placement, contracts, technical and financial assistance for forest road improvement. Registration required. Morning session will…
16May2019

Hopkins Homeschool & Forest Field Day

An Opportunity for Homeschool Groups The Hopkins Demonstration Forest in partnership with Oregon State University, Clackamas County Extension Service is hosting a FREE day in the woods for homeschool groups, support networks, and youth organizations. Most activities are targeted for grades 2-12, but all grade levels (single or blended) are welcome.…
16May2019

Thinning & Stand Management with Marty Main

Discover how thinning & other diverse stand management approaches can benefit forest health, fire resistance, habitat & timber production. JJSWA Program. Instructor: Marty Main  …
18May2019

Protect Your Home From Wildfire

Fire Season is coming.  Is your property prepared to withstand a blaze?  Learn how to give your home and property the very best chance against wildfire at this one day Citizen Fire Academy workshop: Protect your Home from Wildfire.  We begin with the first half in-class, and the second…
23May2019

Logging Considerations for Forest Owners: A Symposium

Thinking about selling logs from your property? This one-day symposium will help you know what to expect and give you opportunities to get your questions answered. The event includes presentations from subject matter experts, and a series of panel discussions with loggers, log buyers, consultants, and experienced forest owners.…
30May2019

Hobart’s Bluff Wildflower Hike

Hobart’s Bluff Trail is a gorgeous and accessible way into the Cascade Siskiyou Monument and features the beautiful botanical diversity for which our region is known. The route follows the Pacific Crest Trail, meandering through meadows and woodlands and along ridges, culminating with a stunning panoramic view of the…
01Jun2019

Forests for Engaged Learning

In this workshop participants will... Learn how to actively engage students in learning about Oregon’s forests on your property, or as a presenter to a classroom. Receive the award-winning Project Learning Tree Guide (PLT), and additional resources specific to Oregon’s forests (tips and strategies for working with teachers and…
01Jun2019

Photo Monitoring at Vesper Meadow Preserve

We will explore a study of wetland restoration and go over photo-monitoring protocols, materials, and best practices. This will be an excellent introduction for those interested in general land management, landscape design, and restoration project monitoring.  …
03Jun2019

Forest Health Evening Tour (Lostine Canyon)

Ever wonder what's killing trees in our region? Join Extension Forester John Punches for a walk in the woods and some hands-on exploration of common forest health issues, including stand density, root diseases, bark beetles, mistletoes, and perhaps some foliage feeding insects or vertibrate pests. We'll let the site…
04Jun2019

Protect Your Home From Wildfire - Florence

Fire Season is coming.  Is your property prepared to withstand a blaze?  Learn how to give your home and property the very best chance against wildfire at this one day Citizen Fire Academy workshop: Protect your Home from Wildfire.  We begin with the first half in-class, and the second…
05Jun2019

Forest Health Evening Tour (Blue Mountains Summit)

Ever wonder what's killing trees in our region? Join Extension Forester John Punches for a walk in the woods and some hands-on exploration of common forest health issues, including stand density, root diseases, bark beetles, mistletoes, and perhaps some foliage feeding insects or vertibrate pests. We'll let the site…
08Jun2019

Get Outdoors Day

The OSU Research Forests, OSU Extension Service, and Benton County Health Department are hosting the seventh annual Get Outdoors Day event at Peavy Arboretum north of Corvallis.  This free public event will take place on Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. as part of National Get Outdoors Day,…
09Jun2019

Ecology and Management of NE Oregon Forests

Learn about the amazing forests of the Blue Mountain region. This hands-on workshop will help you understand key concepts for effective management of your forest property. It covers plant associations, implications of aspect and elevation on forest growth potential, forest types common to the region, and ways to measure…
13Jun2019

Poplar Farm Harvesting Workshop and Open House

The Eugene/Springfield Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission (MWMC) invites you to attend an open house at the MWMC’s 400-acre Biocycle Farm hybrid poplar tree plantation. An afternoon workshop will be followed by a general interest open house. The afternoon workshop will demonstrate the poplar planting, growing, and maintenance aspects of…
18Jun2019

Critter Cams

Trail cameras are increasingly affordable and are relatively easy to use. Learn how to select, set, and use trail cams. You will likely learn that there are animals about that you seldom see. Besides the learning experience of discovering your "co-inhabitants," you can use the trail cams to find…
19Jun2019

Lincoln County Farm to Forest Tour

**Registration Required to Attend** 2019 TOUR THEME : RESILIENCY THROUGH DIVERSITY Gain new insights into the agriculture, aquaculture, and forestry sectors of Lincoln County through this Farm to Forest Tour . Featuring all new stops, this tour showcases the diversity of local farming and forestry operations, including their history,…
24Jul2019

Irrigation Overview: For New and Intermediate Irrigators

This class will provide an overview of irrigation systems on agricultural properties for the novice/intermediate irrigator. We will discuss advantages and disadvantages as well as estimated costs of each of the systems, to help you make decisions related to irrigation efficiency and agricultural water quality. There will be ample…
10Aug2019

Native Seed Collecting & Plant Identification

From backyard pollinator gardens and large-scale restoration efforts, native plant seed collection is one of the first steps for creating a successful project. Become familiar with native plant identification and seed collection and bring something home to grow in your garden. Participants will explore for native flora at the…