OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Previous CE Opportunities

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.

Presented By: 
OSU College of Forestry and the US Forest Service
Location: 

OSU College Forest (Peavy Arboretum)

November 14, 2016 - 01:30PM
Contact Name: 
Brianna Beene
Contact Phone: 
541.737.3740
Contact Email: 

This event has been CANCELLED.

Loren Kellogg (OSU), Jeff Wimer (OSU), and Mike Barger (US Forest Service) will conduct this 5-day training on Skyline Analysis & Layout. Anyone is welcome to attend. Instructors will provide a brief review of skyline systems, deflection and payload analysis using the Skyline XL software.  Participants will then learn about the main components in skyline unit planning and field layout with a focus on commercial thinning operations.  Topics will include 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.

The cost of this workshop is $405 (covers workshop materials, some supplies, and all meals that are during instruction time).

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

Presented By: 
US Forest Service
Location: 

Bend, OR
Downtown DoubleTree Hotel

October 17, 2016 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Kristen Chadwick
Contact Phone: 
503.808.2997
Contact Email: 

For more information, see the Event Website.

Presented By: 
Western Wood Energy Teams
Location: 

Missoula, MT
Downtown Holiday Inn

September 27, 2016 - 12:00PM
Contact Name: 
Martin Twer
Contact Phone: 
406.243.2775
Contact Email: 

The Western States Wood Energy Team Forum 2016 provides two and a half days of presentations, lively discussion and meaningful networking opportunities devoted to progressing forest biomass energy in the Western States.  Join the members of the Western State Wood Energy Teams and national experts in knowledge-sharing on the topics of project development, policy, and technology related wood biomass energy, biochar, drop-in biomass coal replacement fuels, liquid fuels and more.

For more information, see the Event Website.

Presented By: 
Various Organizations
Location: 
September 13, 2016 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Rick Standiford
Contact Email: 

There is no more iconic tree or more closely watched forest ecosystem than coast redwood. With its limited range and high value, the coast redwood forest is a microcosm of many of the emerging science and management issues facing today's forested landscapes. As new information is collected and new management approaches and treatments tried, it is critical that policies and strategies guiding use and management within the redwood region be reviewed and updated based on objective scientific information. With changes in California's demographic makeup, land ownership, and the regional economy, great interest has developed in areas such as forest sustainability and restoration, watershed assessment, fish and wildlife habitat conditions, and new silvicultural strategies. This symposium is part of a continuing effort to promote the development and communication of scientific findings to inform management and policy decisions. The symposium will include plenary speakers, concurrent sessions, a poster session, reception, and field trip opportunities to view and explore the North Coast.

 

Call for Abstracts:

We are inviting abstracts to be submitted on scientific studies or management case studies for either a paper or a poster presentation. The link is found HERE. Complete information on the sessions can be found on the symposium website: http://ucanr.edu/Redwood2016

The deadline for abstracts is May 2, 2016. We will notify presenters by June 15, 2016 if their abstract is accepted.

 

Audience:

Intended for anyone involved in research, education, management and conservation of coast redwood systems. This includes RPFs, landowners and managers, community and conservation groups, land trusts, scientists, and policy makers. 

Presented By: 
Oregon Woodland Cooperative
Location: 

Sweden and Norway

May 27, 2016 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Miles Merwin
Contact Phone: 
888.800.1192
Contact Email: 

Oregon Woodland Cooperative announces an educational tour of private forestry in Scandinavia in 2016 that’s designed especially for family forestland owners, forestry professionals and forest products producers. The tour is co-sponsored by OSU Forestry & Natural Resources Extension and Washington Co. Small Woodland Assn., a chapter of OSWA.

The Oregon Woodland Cooperative has organized a forestry tour to Scandinavia especially for family forestland owners, forestry professionals and forest products producers. Guided by experienced foresters, this educational tour will focus on private forestry in Sweden and Norway and the role of woodland owner cooperatives. The tour departs the US on May 27, 2016 and returns on June 14.

The tour is co-sponsored by Oregon State University Forestry & Natural Resources Extension and Washington Co. Small Woodlands Association (a chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Assn.). The tour leader is a Swedish professional forester, and an OSU Extension Forestry Agent will also accompany the group.

We will meet woodland owners and tour their tree farms, see harvesting equipment in action, and visit forestry companies, sawmills, equipment manufacturers, and forestry museums. In addition, tour participants will see and experience outstanding natural beauty in the farms, forests, mountains and fjords of Sweden and Norway, and enjoy the cultural highlights of the towns and cities along the way. Group-rate, round-trip international airfare from Portland, OR is available. Travel will be by new private motor coach with a professional driver and accommodation in first-class hotels.

Full details, including itinerary, pricing, and registration, are now posted on the OWC website:
http://www.oregonwoodlandcooperative.com/scandinavia-forestry-tour

The deadline for reservations is Oct. 1, 2015. Please note that space is limited and reservations will be accepted on a first come basis. For more information, please contact OWC at owc@owco-op.com or call (888) 800-1192 toll free.

Presented By: 
OSU College of Forestry and the US Forest Service
Location: 

107 Richardson Hall, College of Forestry, Oregon State University

May 16, 2016 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Brianna Beene
Contact Phone: 
541.737.3740
Contact Email: 

Loren Kellogg (OSU), Jeff Wimer (OSU), and Mike Barger (US Forest Service) will conduct this 5-day training on Skyline Analysis & Layout. Anyone is welcome to attend. Instructors will provide a brief review of skyline systems, deflection and payload analysis using the Skyline XL software.  Participants will then learn about the main components in skyline unit planning and field layout with a focus on commercial thinning operations.  Topics will include 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. The cost of this workshop is $395 (covers workshop materials, some supplies, and all meals that are during instruction time). For more information, or to register, see the Event Website.

Things to know

  • All meals that occur during instruction time are included in the registration fee. You will be responsible for dinners (with the exception of Wednesday, May 18th).
  • Oregon State has been designated "smoke-free". Please be respectful of that during your time at the workshop. For more information, including a Boundary Map (out of which smoking is permitted), see the Smoke-Free OSU website.
  • Oregon State has very strict parking rules on campus. Daily passes can be purchased ($10/day) on the Parking Services Website. We recommend that you park at the hotel or off campus to avoid the high fees.

IMPORTANT! Please bring the following to the workshop:

  • Clothing and footwear appropriate for field work
  • Hard Hats
  • Laptop computer with Skyline XL (Don’t have it? Download it from this page.)
  • Cruiser Vests with supplies (marking pens, clinometer, compass, etc; We will have some limited supplies for those who cannot bring their own)

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