OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Previous CE Opportunities

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.

Presented By: 
University of California Cooperative Extension
Location: 

Eureka, CA

November 12, 2015 - 08:00AM
Contact Name: 
Lenya Quinn-Davidson
Contact Email: 

This symposium, hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension, will bring oak experts from Oregon, California, and beyond to share new research findings and management approaches for these important oak woodland ecosystems. Symposium topics include ecology and natural history, cultural resources, wildlife, restoration and management, policy issues, and more. The event will include a day of presentations, an evening social and poster session, and a field trip, with plenty of time for discussion and networking. Hope to see you there!

Download the event flyer here: North Coast Oak Symposium Flyer 2015

Registration will open in the fall. Please email Lenya Quinn-Davidson at lquinndavidson@ucanr.edu to get more information or to join a mailing list for the event.

Presented By: 
University of California Cooperative Extension Humboldt
Location: 

Eureka, CA

November 12, 2015 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Lenya Quinn-Davidson
Contact Email: 

This symposium, hosted by University of California Cooperative Extension, will bring oak experts from Oregon, California, and beyond to share new research findings and management approaches for these important oak woodland ecosystems. Symposium topics include ecology and natural history, cultural resources, wildlife, restoration and management, policy issues, and more. The event will include a day of presentations, an evening social and poster session, and a field trip, with plenty of time for discussion and networking. Hope to see you there!

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

Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON) in Cocodrie, LA

November 1, 2015 - 05:00PM
Contact Name: 
Brianna Beene
Contact Phone: 
541.737.3740
Contact Email: 

What will the future of Forestry and Wood Products Extension look like and what does it require of us today? This is the question that will be dissected, analyzed, and hopefully answered at this 1.5 day meeting of the minds. Extension Agents and Specialists will discuss how to best serve the needs of Extension clientele, given all of the challenges that the field of Extension faces- now, and into the future. Please note that this will be a very interactive and productive meeting that will require you to put on your thinking caps and participate in multiple brainstorming sessions with your colleagues. The discussions at this meeting will culminate in a working document that can and will inform Extension Leaders across the country to reiterate the value and usefulness of Extension at both local and national levels. Creating a platform in which solutions and success stories can be discussed will help to build a network that can meet semi-regularly and work together for problem-solving and mitigating future challenges.

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

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