OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Previous CE Opportunities

Presented By: 
OFRI and Friends
Location: 

Holiday Inn, Wilsonville OR

November 29, 2017 - 08:30AM
Contact Name: 
Mike Cloughesy
Contact Email: 

More information coming soon! Please check back...

Presented By: 
College of Forestry
Location: 

Lasells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

November 13, 2017 - 01:00PM
Contact Name: 
Brianna Beene
Contact Phone: 
541.737.3740
Contact Email: 

Join us for the Skyline Analysis and Unit Layout Workshop at OSU! Taught by experts Loren Kellogg and Jeff Wimer, participants will benefit from 4 full days of instruction. Topics will include skyline systems, deflection and payload analysis using the Skyline XL software, unit planning and field layout. Additionally, participants will learn about intermediate supports, tailtrees, corridor layout, anchors, landing design, and safety.  Field demonstrations and participant experience with the OSU Koller 501 student logging operations and related skyline thinning layout field exercises will help participants take away practical harvest planning skills that can be applied immediately on the job.

For more information or to register, please see the event website.

Presented By: 
Wood-Based Composites Center and Friends
Contact Name: 
OSU Professional and Continuing Education (PACE)
Contact Phone: 
541.737.4197
Contact Email: 

This series provides mill operators, technical professionals and suppliers to the wood-based composites industry with a fundamental knowledge of wood as an engineering material.

•Learn to troubleshoot processing problems
•Develop skills to improve manufacturing efficiencies and product performance
•Gain knowledge without the travel
•Receive a Certificate of Completion after finishing each course
•Register at anytime

PRICING: $300 per course, bulk pricing is available. Members of Wood-Based Composites Center are eligible for 25% discount.

Course Offerings:

Wood Structure
Fred Kamke, Oregon State University

Wood & Water Relationships
Scott Leavengood, Oregon State University

Applied Statistics & Data Analysis
William Boehner and Chris Knowles, Oregon State University

Wood Adhesion Science & Technology
Chip Frazier, Virginia Tech

Strand-based Composite Manufacturing
William Boehner, Oregon State University

Practical Wood Adhesives Technology
Bruce Broline, Oregon State University

For more information, or to register, see the short course webpage.

Presented By: 
College of Forestry, AWC, WoodWorks
Location: 

College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

August 25, 2017 - 08:00AM
Contact Name: 
Rakesh Gupta
Contact Email: 

Based on the 2015 International Building Code, participants will learn about the significant changes to the 2015 National Design Specifications (NDS) for Wood Construction and the 2015 Special Design Provisions for Wind and Seismic. Topics covered include fire, wind and seismic design, and in-depth information on designing CLT diaphragms.

For more information, or to register, please see the event website.

Presented By: 
Oregon State University College of Forestry, Purdue University, University of Idaho
Location: 

Corvallis, OR
LaSells Stewart Center

July 11, 2017 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Brianna Beene
Contact Phone: 
541.737.3740
Contact Email: 

Adapting forest regeneration practices to changing climate, natural disturbances, policies, markets, and technology present continuous challenges and opportunities. Access to the best available scientific research on these topics is key to successfully adapting to these changes. This conference will bring together leading forest researchers and practitioners to share the latest research findings on managing forest regeneration and early stand dynamics in changing environments around the globe. Graduate student participation is highly encouraged!

For more information, see the Conference Website! First call for abstracts will be in November 2016. Registration opens April 2017.

Presented By: 
OSU College of Forestry, OFRI, NW Fire Science Consortium
Location: 

Hilton
Vancouver, WA
301 W. 6th Street
Vancouver, WA 98660

May 24, 2017 - 01:00PM
Contact Name: 
Brianna Beene
Contact Phone: 
541.737.3740
Contact Email: 

Join us for a summit on the state of knowledge and available research on fire regimes for forests and grasslands west of the Cascade Range in Oregon and Washington. The summit will provide an opportunity for dialog and interaction between participants, discussion of shared field experiences, and will feature key speakers from the field of fire ecology. The target audience for this event is federal and state land managers, private forest land managers, fire managers, fuel specialists, collaborative groups in the wildland-urban interface, extension faculty, and other technical service providers and educators.

This summit will bring together fire professionals, land managers, collaboratives & communities, researchers, scientists, and outreach specialists to:

  1. Learn, review and discuss the available science on Westside fire regimes and implication for forest, woodland and grassland management, community preparedness and, where appropriate, restoration needs and current activities
  2. Identify challenges and research gaps;
  3. Determine strategies/tools to assist land managers and communities in the WUI

For more information, and to register, please see the Event Website.

Presented By: 
OSU College of Forestry, American Wood Council, and Woodworks
Location: 

Portland, OR
Billy Frank Jr. Conference Room
Ecotrust Building

May 17, 2017 - 08:00AM
Contact Name: 
Brianna Beene
Contact Phone: 
541.737.3740
Contact Email: 

Participants will be exposed to two days of wood design regulation, code, and specifications. There will also be sessions on wind and seismic design provisions (with lab testing of a shear wall!) and in-depth information on cross-laminated timber in both Europe and the US.

Cost will be $225 (before April 1st). Credits available from the AIA and ICC.

For more information, or to register, see the Event Website.

Presented By: 
Oregon State University College of Forestry
Location: 

CH2M Hill Alumni Center, Willamette Room

March 30, 2017 - 09:00AM
Contact Name: 
Brianna Beene
Contact Phone: 
541.737.3740
Contact Email: 

The aim of Pollinators in Managed Forest Landscapes is to bring together researchers and land managers to share findings from current pollinator research and to develop a research agenda for pollinators within managed forests of the Pacific Northwest. This event, organized by faculty in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, will include talks on current pollinator research in managed forests, a break-out session, and a group discussion (see graphic below). Events are designed to communicate what we know about management effects on pollinators, outline and prioritize relevant issues in management, and determine future pollinator research topics of maximum relevance for land managers. Speakers will emphasize how their research can guide management decisions (i.e., timing and extent of clearing and prescribed burning) and solutions for maximizing pollinator habitat while managing for other goals (i.e., riparian restoration, invasive species control). We will encourage participants to communicate the barriers towards managing for pollinator habitat in their systems, questions to drive future research, and which next steps to take (e.g. an annual meeting, newsletter, or field trip) to foster long-term collaboration concerning pollinators in managed forests.  

For more information about the workshop, or to register, please see the Event Website.

Presented By: 
OSU College of Forestry & The NW Fire Science Consortium
Location: 

LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University

March 15, 2017 - 07:00PM
Contact Name: 
Carrie Berger
Contact Email: 

The College of Forestry, along with the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program and the Northwest Fire Science Consortium, is hosting The Era of Megafires – a 60-minute fast-moving, short, topic-based talks interspersed with compelling video vignettes and photography (think TedX mixed with snappy documentary shorts and amazing photography!) – presented FREE on March 15th at 7pm at the LaSells Stewart Center.

For more information, see the Era of Megafires website.

Presented By: 
OSU College of Forestry
Location: 

OSU College of Forestry
Richardson Hall Room 107

December 12, 2016 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Mike Milota
Contact Phone: 
541.737.4210
Contact Email: 

The purpose of this course is to provide a basic understanding of wood and how to dry it.  Practical, up-to-date information will be provided on wood properties and how wood dries.  You’ll learn how both steam-heated and dehumidification kilns are made, operated and maintained, and how to create and modify kiln schedules for different species.  Drying to meet the European quality standards and heat treating standards will also be discussed.

What to expect…
Information will be presented by university practitioners and researchers, consultants, and industry representatives using multimedia and laboratory exercises.  Lunch with manufacturers’ representatives will help you appreciate the range of equipment available.  You will receive printed materials dealing with different aspects of the course.

If you are involved with lumber drying and its management and want practical, hands-on training and knowledge, this course has something for you.

The Registration Fee Includes:
The conference registration fee of $775.00 includes all course materials, refreshment breaks each morning and afternoon as well as lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday.

For more information, or to register, please visit the Event Website.

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