OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Previous CE Opportunities

Presented By: 
Oregon State University Division of University Outreach and Engagement
Location: 

Oregon State University Corvallis, OR

June 14, 2015 - 08:30AM
Contact Name: 
Maureen Powell, Program Manager
Contact Phone: 
541.737.3993
Contact Email: 

Oregon State University's Natural Resources Leadership Academy (NRLA) is a unique opportunity for professionals and graduate students to enhance leadership skills, gain knowledge and connect with others in the natural resources field. In today's complicated world, each of us has a responsibility to share in leadership. As a part of the NRLA, you will learn about the dimensions of leadership that help to resolve issues. Together we'll evaluate the skills that each of us bring to the table and learn ways to relate to working teams. Leadership is both a science and an art that can be developed by learning and through practice.  In your NRLA course(s), you'll learn to identify leadership concepts and watch how they play out during the various aspects of your course and field trips. As a result, when you get back home, you'll have the value added benefit of knowing that both your knowledge about natural resource topics and your "toolbox" to manage those issues have been greatly enhanced.

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

Presented By: 
Oregon Community Trees
Location: 

World Forestry Center (Miller Hall); Portland OR

June 4, 2015 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
See Website

Invasive pests, changing climate regimes and increased urban density will cause changes in our urban forests in the coming years. What tools and strategies can managers use today to help our community forests adapt? This one-day conference will provide participants with a toolkit full of possibilities, based on the most recent research in our field. Join your colleagues for a lively discussion of the challenges and opportunities coming to a community forest near you.

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

Presented By: 
Northwest Fire Science Consortium
Location: 

Timber Park in Estacada, OR

May 29, 2015 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Jean Bremer
Contact Phone: 
503.655.8631
Contact Email: 

8:30am—4:00pm PST
The field tour will begin and end at Timber Park in Estacada to gather participants and board vans/buses. Featured topics include: silviculture, stand management, fuels management, and what was observed/learned about fire behavior in the different forest types and management units across both public and private land ownership.

Registration is required ($15): Register online, call 503-655-8631 or email Jean Bremer (see event contact) to register!

Meet at: Timber Park
30878 NW Evergreen Way
Estacada, OR

Space is limited!

Presented By: 
Atterbury Consultants Inc
Location: 

Portland, Oregon

May 20, 2015 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Diane Sandefur
Contact Phone: 
503.646.5393
Contact Email: 

This popular class is helpful for new and experienced cruisers.   ACI seminars are designed for timber cruisers and forestland managers who want to improve productivity and accuracy.  Instructors for this course are Toby Atterbury CEO of Atterbury Consultants, Paul Wagner, Project Manager, Jason Martin, Senior Forester.  Participants will increase their knowledge in cruise design and execution, as well as quality control. Also, incorporation of modern technology into all phases of the cruise will be covered.  Lunch will be provided and part of the seminar will be outside, doing hands-on training, both days, weather permitting.  Please dress appropriately for the weather. 

For more information, or to register, visit: http://www.atterbury.com/professional_timber_cruising.html

Presented By: 
The Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative
Location: 

Sweet Home, Oregon

May 12, 2015 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Dave Shaw
Contact Phone: 
541.737.2845
Contact Email: 

The Swiss Needle Cast Cooperative will be holding its spring field trip in Linn County this year, and will include stops on small woodland owner properties to see how the disease is behaving on low elevation Cascade foothill sites. Local woodland owners will be welcome to attend all or some of the tour. See recent article about Swiss Needle Cast by Brad Withrow-Robinson.

Hold the Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - watch for further details coming soon to this webpage

Time: all day (with a partial day option)

Location: Sweet Home area woodland properties

Presented By: 
Western Forestry and Conservation Association
Location: 

Lloyd Center DoubleTree in Portland, OR

April 13, 2015 - 01:00PM
Contact Name: 
Richard Zabel
Contact Phone: 
503.226.4562
Contact Email: 

Models of forest growth and yield are complex collections of mathematical functions and computer code designed to simulate the biological growth of forest trees and/or stands. While models may differ in the details, most such models rely on a very similar collection of tree, stand, and forest input data. These data may derive from field measurements, external models and equations, and imputation procedures. An understanding of the model framework is useful to understand the interaction of input data and model components in making predictions. Through this understanding, model users can gain a greater appreciation of models, model results, and conclusions to be drawn from inventory systems. Attendees will also gain insights into approaches for evaluating and comparing the most commonly used models. The agenda is not specific to any particular software. Growth and yield model software experience is not required for workshop attendance.

Presented By: 
Northwest Fire Science Consortium
April 8, 2015 - 02:00PM
Contact Name: 
Carrie Berger
Contact Phone: 
541.737.7524
Contact Email: 

Click HERE to join the webinar. Please note that the webinar begins at 2pm PST. No pre-registration required.

Presented By: 
Western Forestry Conservation Association
Location: 

Double Tree Hotel in Portland, OR

March 25, 2015 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Richard Zabel
Contact Phone: 
503.226.4562
Contact Email: 

This course reviews a process of systematically evaluating and tracking local wood raw material markets and regional forest product markets for investing in and managing timberlands and wood-using facilities.  It provides a process for prioritizing questions, aggregating data, conducting analysis and communicating results and recommendations.  The process has evolved through hundreds of Forisk engagements and dozens of research studies focused on breaking down local wood baskets and timber markets for a range of questions and clients.

More Information

Presented By: 
Western Forestry and Conservation Association
Location: 

Coeur d'Alene Resort
Coeur d'Alene, ID

March 3, 2015 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Richard Zabel
Contact Phone: 
503.226.4562
Contact Email: 

Site Prep and Beyond: Managing Young Conifer Stands
Hear from State and Private Industry professional foresters on the latest in management, site prep, mitigation, pests and legislative updates. For more information, or to register see the event brochure.

Presented By: 
Society of American Foresters
Location: 

Linn County Expo Center in Albany, OR

February 5, 2015 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Amanda Mattern
Contact Phone: 
503.224.8046
Contact Email: 

This workshop will define and explore the “silviculture continuum” in western Oregon forests. Speakers from academia and various private and public forest managers will speak on the span of silviculture treatments and approaches they use from short rotation silviculture to treatments that create middle-aged and older forests comprised of a mix of values. A primary emphasis of this workshop is to discuss the options and outcomes that various silvicultural strategies provide.

For more information or to register: http://www.forestry.org/oregon/Workshops/Silviculture2015/

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