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21Feb2019

Introduction to Trail Design for Non-Motorized Trails

This class will focus on the basics of planning, design, layout, construction, and maintenance of non-motorized trails on private property. We will also discuss guidelines for constructing sustainable trails.…
23Feb2019

Forest Wetland Ponds Restoration and Native Planting Preparation

Hopkins invites you for our monthly COMMUNITY FORESTRY VOLUNTEER DAY & Lunch in the Woods.  All are welcome and your help is greatly appreciated! This month's featured projects and events: Wetland Pond Restoration and Native Planting Preparations We will be preparing the Wetland Pond ‘restoration area’ for planting on March…
27Feb2019

Forest Insects

Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association monthly program. Location: 2050 Lafayette Ave, McMinnville. Speaker: Christine Buhl, Forest Entomologist with Oregon Department of Forestry will discuss insects that impact our forests. All are welcome, no RSVP needed.…
28Feb2019

Keeping Your Home and Property Safe from Wildfire (Estacada area workshop)

Oregonians live in a fire-prone environment, but there are effective practices for minimizing impacts of fire in your neighborhood. Are you and your community prepared for wildfire?  Do you want to know how you can give your home and property the best chance to survive wildfire? By taking action…
28Feb2019

Oregon Season Tracker Citizen Science Training; help track local weather

Oregon Season Tracker trains volunteers to collect precipitation data, and track native plant seasonal changes. The citizen science volunteers collect data from their backyard, farms, ranch, or woodland. The data is shared online with OSU researchers and across the country. Once trained the time commitment is around 20 minutes per…
05Mar2019

The Oak Creek Story, Renewing the Watershed for Cutthroat Trout & Pacific Lamprey

JOIN US FOR OUR WINTER FORUM ON OAK CREEK, the tributary of the Marys River that winds through McDonald Forest, alongside Bald Hill, and across the OSU campus before it joins the Marys. Hear from local experts about forty years of research in the creek, whose pristine headwaters are…
06Mar2019

Woodland Information Night

A variety of speakers on short topics of interest to woodland owners and managers. Hosted by OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources and the Linn Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Association. …
07Mar2019

What You Need to Know About Ponds

Ponds can be attractive features, create wildlife habitat and store water for irrigation, stock watering and other uses. They can also have a variety of problems including weeds, vectors, and inability to hold water effectively. Fixing the problems can be difficult. This class will include four topic areas; pond…
09Mar2019

Rural Living Day 2019

If you are a small acreage/rural property owner or considering a move to the country you won’t want to miss this event. Workshops throughout the day offer something for everyone.  Classes on Bee Keeping, Compost, Pasture Management, Well Water Management, Soils, Tree ID, Wildfires and more. Link HERE…
12Mar2019

Keeping Your Home and Property Safe from Wildfire (Molalla area workshop)

Oregonians live in a fire-prone environment, but there are effective practices for minimizing impacts of fire in your neighborhood. Are you and your community prepared for wildfire?  Do you want to know how you can give your home and property the best chance to survive wildfire? By taking action…
12Mar2019

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 include: Getting started: assessing your property and site What’s going on in your woods? Understanding tree biology, forest ecology and habitat Taking care of your woods: tree planting, care…
16Mar2019

Effective Forest Roads: Keep legal, reduce costs & protect water quality

This mixed classroom & field workshop will help participants better manage their 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, technical…
21Mar2019

Mushrooms in Your Forest with Mike Potts

He has studied fungi & their habitats in Southern Oregon since 2007 & is considered an expert in field identification. Come learn about mushrooms & enjoy his stunning photographs. JJSWA Program…
23Mar2019

Tree School Clackamas

Tree School Clackamas is a one-day educational event celebrating our NW Oregon forests. In 2019, Tree School features seventy five classes covering a diverse range of key topics supporting successful woodland management.  The 2019 class catalog will be released online and by mail on January 18. Visit our Tree School…
29Mar2019

Tree School Umpqua

** Additional information about Tree School Umpqua Tree School Umpqua is a one-day mini-college for family forestland owners, foresters, landowners/managers, loggers, arborists, teachers, wildlife enthusiasts, and those interested in our region's natural resources.  Choose from 33 featured classes covering a wide variety of topics related to forestry, natural resources,…
01Apr2019

Natural Regeneration Following Wildfire

Where, When, and How Many? Recent Findings on Post-fire Conifer Regeneration in the Blue Mountains. Dr. Angela Boag will share recent research findings from field surveys and tree ring studies by researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Colorado Boulder on where, when, and how many trees…
04Apr2019

Keeping Your Home and Property Safe from Wildfire (Welches area workshop)

Oregonians live in a fire-prone environment, but there are effective practices for minimizing impacts of fire in your neighborhood. Are you and your community prepared for wildfire?  Do you want to know how you can give your home and property the best chance to survive wildfire? By taking action…
08Apr2019

Wilderness First Responder

A five-day accelerated version of the popular WFR course. WFR develops essential medical response skills for persons who work or recreate in remote areas. Ideal for foresters, backcountry guides, and anyone who spends time in the wilderness. The class will be led by Mark Whitaker on behalf of Wilderness…
09Apr2019

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…
11Apr2019

Identification and Control of Invasive Weeds

Want to learn more about what invasive weeds to look for in our watershed? Join us and the Middle Fork Willamette Watershed Council to get first hand information from the experts about what threats might be out there, and what to do if you find it.…
16Apr2019

Northern Spotted Owls with expert Jim Thraikill

Jim Thraikill, Field Supervisor for the US Fish & Wildlife Service. How is the Northern Spotted Owl doing in the Siskiyou region? What can forest owners & managers do to improve owl habitat & population viability? JJSWA Program…
18Apr2019

Keeping Your Home and Property Safe from Wildfire: Workshops for Landowners and Residents (Salem area workshop)

Oregonians live in a fire-prone environment, but there are effective practices for minimizing impacts of fire in your neighborhood. Are you and your community prepared for wildfire?  Do you want to know how you can give your home and property the best chance to survive wildfire? By taking action…
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,…
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  …
23May2019

Forest Roads: Assessment, Maintenance, and Improvement

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 be held at the Union County OSU Extension Office, conference room. Afternoon session will be at a nearby…
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…
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…
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…