OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Previous CE Opportunities

Presented By: 
Statewide Wood Energy Teams
Location: 

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
The Dalles, OR

October 27, 2015 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Marcus Kauffman
Contact Email: 

Join us for 2.5 days for presentations, lively discussion, and meaningful networking opportunities. As a meeting attendee, you will hear from multiple keynote speakers, participate in-depth technical panel discussions, and learn about Wood Energy Teams all over the Western region.

For more information, or to register, please see http://westswet2015.com/

Presented By: 
Sustainable Forestry Initiative
Location: 

Olympic Valley, CA

October 6, 2015 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Amy Doty
Contact Phone: 
202.596.3458

Join us for SFI Inc.'s Annual Conference and 20th anniversary celebration on October 6-8, 2015. As we celebrate 20 years of leadership and growth, we know the actions we take today shape the future of our forests. Growing this future will require a broad range of partnerships and expertise. SFI's annual conference brings together stakeholders from across the supply chain - from landowners to brand owners and everyone in between - to advance understanding and ensure a better future for all of us.

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Presented By: 
Aerial Information System Lab
Location: 

Peavy Hall, College of Forestry, Oregon State University

September 24, 2015 - 09:00AM
Contact Name: 
Michael Wing
Contact Email: 

The UAS Operations Workshop for environmental science applications offers practical information on UAS regulations, platforms, sensors, and software. A portion of the course will involve working with imagery from a UAS flight so that participants get experience with remote sensing applications in an applied exercise.

Cost: $600.
Please make checks available to “Oregon State University.” Send checks and full contact information including email to:

Michael Wing
Peavy Hall 280, OSU
Corvallis, OR 97331

For more information, including the workshop schedule, please see the Workshop Website.

Presented By: 
OSU College of Ag Sciences and College of Forestry
Location: 

Kearney Hall, Room 112, Oregon State University

September 17, 2015 - 08:30AM
Contact Name: 
Steve Strauss
Contact Email: 

The goal of this one day workshop at Oregon State University is to provide extension agents, faculty, professionals and students in the food, health, natural resources, and agriculture fields training about biotechnology issues.  This includes background in science, legal, and communication dimensions to help them to more effectively engage with the public and teach others.  The instructors will be scientists and journalists with extensive knowledge and experience in the area.  

While many types of transgenic crops provide measurable advantages to farmers and tremendous potential for future advances, most consumers do not understand the technology and why it is used.  They also don’t appreciate the benefits, risks, uses, and misuses of the technology compared to other types of genetic modification.  Fearful narratives on activist websites and by competitive marketing interests are highly influential, and prompt those without a firm opinion to adopt “cautious” food choices that limit producers’ options to adopt these technologies.  Negative rhetoric also frequently targets academic researchers that are engaged in educating the public about agricultural technology, creating a negative environment that discourages students and new scholars from work in the area.

The media, including progressive and traditional outlets, have begun reporting the debate with more nuance—which aligns with the goals of scientists and responsible professionals who seek to provide a rational, balanced view of GMOs and their roles. This workshop is designed to further elevate this trend by fostering more effective, responsible, and credible engagement with the academic, NGO, legislative, and journalist communities.

Register here!

Presented By: 
Center for Agroforestry at the University of Missouri
Location: 

Columbus, MO

July 20, 2015 - 12:00AM
Contact Name: 
Caroline Todd
Contact Phone: 
573.884.2874
Contact Email: 

Learn about a variety of topics related to Agroforestry such as Alley Cropping, Forest Farming, Planning and Design, Biomass, Marketing, and more! The cornerstone of the academy will be an applied planning and design exercise. Academy trainees will work in small groups to gain hands-on practice in agroforestry design based on the needs of a working farm. 

For more information, or to register, see the registration pdf.

Presented By: 
Marion SWCD and Others
Location: 

Willow Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant
5915 Windsor Island Road N, Salem, OR

July 8, 2015 - 09:00AM
Contact Name: 
Brenda Sanchez
Contact Phone: 
503.391.9927
Contact Email: 

This is a FREE workshop! (Lunch provided.)

The day will be filled introducing you to Pacific Northwest Agroforestry and Woodland Practices. It is not just about growing trees. It is so much more!!!! We have prepared a day of short presentations, videos, and photo tours related to agroforestry, woodland management, riparian buffers and ecological conservation. We will also share with you several resources to inspire and improve your knowledge on agroforestry and woodland management.

For more information, or to register, see the event announcement.

Presented By: 
Western Forestry and Conservation Association
Location: 

DoubleTree Lloyd Center in Portland, OR

June 30, 2015 - 01:00PM
Contact Name: 
Richard Zabel
Contact Phone: 
503.226.4562
Contact Email: 

Learn how to increase your confidence in understanding and reviewing appraisal reports for your clients and company.

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

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!

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