OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Previous CE Opportunities

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)
Presented By: 
OSU Extension and Cramer Fish Sciences
Location: 

107 Richardson Hall, College of Forestry, Oregon State University

May 3, 2016 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Brianna Beene
Contact Phone: 
541.737.3740
Contact Email: 

Join us for a combination of both lecture and small work group sessions that will examine methods of both prioritizing and monitoring restoration projects at regional, watershed and reach scale.


During the first day, trainees will be introduced to a transparent and flexible decision making tool that was developed in Coos Bay, Oregon under the coordination of Drs. Guillermo Giannico and Jon Souder (OSU) with support from Sea Grant. Some of the main collaborators in the development of this tool included Drs. Phil Roni, Tim Beechie and George Pess (NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center, USA), and Dr. Gordie Reeves (U.S. Forest Service). The “Coos Bay Prioritization Approach” (as it is commonly referred to) involves ample public consultation at various stages and has been adopted during the past eight years by several watershed councils in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia.   

On the second day of this workshop, Dr. Phil Roni, will cover the key steps needed to evaluate the effectiveness of single and multiple restoration projects at various scales both spatial (reach, watershed, province) and temporal. Trainees will also learn successful  effectiveness monitoring strategies, efficient and effective protocols, how to select parameters and estimate adequate sample sizes (i.e., number of years and/or sites) to detect relevant restoration responses or “signals”. Hands on exercises will include monitoring plan development, sample size estimation, and how to summarize and analyze effectiveness monitoring data.

Registration fee for this two-day workshop is $450.00.  You can choose to attend just one day of the workshop for $290.

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

Presented By: 
Various Organizations
Location: 

Deschutes National Forest, Bend, OR

April 25, 2016 - 12:00AM

This is an opportunity to learn, practice, and share knowledge, skills, and experience in a unique, peer-to-peer training environment focused on the ecological, social, communications, monitoring, and operational dimensions of planning and implementing ecologically-based prescribed fire for restoration goals. For more information, please see this document. Apply by February 19th!!

Presented By: 
Oregon State University and the NW Fire Science Consortium
Location: 

OSU Extension Auditorium, Central Point, OR

March 8, 2016 - 12:00AM
Contact Email: 

A workshop and field trip for land managers. For more information, the agenda, or to register, please see the event website.

Presented By: 
Oregon Department of Forestry
Location: 

Kah Nee Ta Resort and Spa, Warm Springs, OR

February 17, 2016 - 09:00AM
Contact Name: 
Tom Fields
Contact Phone: 
503.945.7440
Contact Email: 

Find your path to fire prevention.

For more information, see the website.

We are now accepting proposals for educational presentations for the 2016 Oregon Fire Prevention Workshop. We are interested in structural and wildland fire prevention and safety education topics. You may submit as many proposals as you wish, but only one proposal per web form. All proposals will be reviewed by the 2016 Oregon Fire Prevention Workshop Committee, and selections will be based on relevance, focus, cost, and practical application. Lodging and meals will be provided at no cost for presenters at the workshop facility.

Proposals are due by September 25, 2015. The 2016 Oregon Fire Prevention Workshop Planning Committee will review proposals on October 6, 2015. You will be contacted by October 31, 2015. To submit a proposal, visit: workshop website.

If you have questions, please contact:

Oregon Fire Prevention Workshop Committee Co-chairs

Tom Fields
503-945-7440
tom.fields@oregon.gov

Stephanie Stafford
503-934-8219
stephanie.stafford@state.or.us

Presented By: 
Oregon State University College of Forestry and Others
Location: 

 LaSells Stewart Center, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

February 16, 2016 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Dave Shaw
Contact Email: 

Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2016 is a conference and continuing education event hosted at the LaSells Stewart Center on the campus of Oregon State University. The event is designed to synthesize the current forest health conditions of Oregon forests by focusing on mortality agents and other factors that negatively impact forests. The first day of the event will be an opportunity for participants to learn about the latest information regarding insects, disease, fire, vertebrates, and a changing climate-and how each of these are currently affecting Oregon’s forests. The second day will focus on management of these factors and discuss mitigation strategies moving forward.

Foresters, forest managers, environmentalists, resource professionals, woodland owners, students and anyone else with an interest in the health of Oregon’s forests would benefit from attending this event. The program is designed to give participants access to scientists during extended panel question periods. There will also be opportunities for participants to engage in discussion with forest health specialists and scientists on topics of interest in an informal setting.

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

Presented By: 
OSU College of Forestry and Others
Location: 

World Forestry Center, Miller Hall, Portland, OR

December 10, 2015 - 08:00AM
Contact Name: 
Brianna Beene
Contact Phone: 
541.737.3740
Contact Email: 

For more information, to register, or to submit a poster, see the Event Website. Register (for free) by November 15th!!

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

Oregon State University's College of Forestry (Richardson Hall Room 107)

November 16, 2015 - 01:30PM
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.

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

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