Forestry and Natural Resources Upcoming Opportunities


Reducing Wildfire Risk for Home and Forest

The Blue Mountain 4-H Center is planning actions to reduce risk of wildfire damage to its buildings and forest. Join Extension Forester John Punches and Extension Fire Specialist John Rizza to learn about practical steps you can take to reduce this risk on your home and property. We'll use…
08Jul2022

Community Forestry Day - July 9, 2022

July 9, 8:30am-2:30pm. Join us for the voluntary WORK DAY at Hopkins Demonstration Forest. Projects may include: • Invasive weed removal around wetland ponds • Hopkins Trail reconstruction and maintenance • Western red cedar milling and finishing work for the Outreach Center Learn by doing—It's the…
09Jul2022

Planning your year on the Forest

In this webinar Trout Mountain Forester, Matt Fehrenbacher will discuss how to plan the activities that you want to accomplish over the next year on your woodland property. Then small landowners and Master Woodland Managers Steve and Wylda Cafferata will give us an example from their very own…
12Jul2022

Native Trees of Oregon's South Coast: Identification, Habitat and Tree Health

This afternoon workshop covers tree identification, the habitats where they thrive and some common disease and insect pests. Participants will learn how to use a dichotomous key and practice skills learned in class on a diverse abundance of foliage samples. A copy of Trees to Know in Oregon and…
15Jul2022

Native Trees of Oregon's South Coast: Identification, Habitat and Tree Health

This afternoon workshop covers tree identification, the habitats where they thrive and some common disease and insect pests. Participants will learn how to use a dichotomous key and practice skills learned in class on a diverse abundance of foliage samples. A copy of Trees to Know in Oregon and…
16Jul2022

Green Your Garden With Greywater An Introduction to Household Greywater Systems

Concerned about landscape water usage during fire season and drought? Interested in installing a greywater system, but don’t know where to start? In this workshop, we will discuss: How a household greywater system will help conserve water in times of drought while keeping landscape plants hydrated; Assessing your site;…
19Jul2022

Learning to See Lichens

We live in one of the great lichen biodiversity hotspots in the world - over 2,000 species of lichens in the Pacific Northwest. But these amazing organisms are not easy to learn because they live at a different scale than humans- in time and space. Come sharpen your eyes,…
23Jul2022

Community Forestry Day - August 13, 2022

August 13, 8:30am-2:30pm. Join us for the voluntary WORK DAY at Hopkins Demonstration Forest. Projects may include: • Invasive weed removal around wetland ponds • Hopkins Trail reconstruction and maintenance • Western red cedar milling and finishing work for the Outreach Center Learn by doing—It's the…
13Aug2022

Getting Started on your Woodland Plan

This three session course is ideal for anyone interested in starting a woodland management plan. Developing a management plan can help you accomplish your own unique goals and objectives. Start exploring the resources and limitations on your property in a systematic way in order to prioritize activities. Topics covered…
08Sep2022

Community Forestry Day - September 10, 2022

September 10, 8:30am-2:30pm. Join us for the voluntary WORK DAY at Hopkins Demonstration Forest. Projects may include: • Invasive weed removal around wetland ponds • Hopkins Trail reconstruction and maintenance • Western red cedar milling and finishing work for the Outreach Center Learn by doing—It's the…
10Sep2022

Woodland Farmer of the Year tour and CCFFA Summer Picnic (Clackamas)

Join us for the Woodland Farmer of the Year tour and Clackamas County Farm Forestry Association summer picnic at the Baker Homestead forest near Aims, OR. The extended Baker family celebrated their 100-year milestone in 2020, achieving Century Farm status. Woodland management, timber and logging have been an important…
10Sep2022

2022 Land Steward Training Program

Early Bird Registration until Aug. 1: Early Bird Discount of $50 ($200/$350) Through Aug. 1. (Without volunteer service-: $500, couples $950) Through Aug. 1 Scholarships and payment plans are available by arrangement Registration Deadline: August 15, 2022 COVID-19 pandemic protocols for Oregon and OSU will…
13Sep2022

A Naturalist's Book Club: The Nature Fix

Join us Tuesday, September 13th from 7-8:30 PM for A Naturalist's Book Club. Our fall book selection is Florence Williams' The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative. The September book club discussion will be lead by Portland area Oregon Master Naturalist,…
13Sep2022

Tree School Field Day at Hopkins Demonstration Forest

Plans are in the works for a Tree School Field Day at Hopkins Demonstration Forest this fall! Learning opportunities will include field classes, demonstrations and hands-on activities. The wide variety of forest types and forest management demonstration areas across the 140 acres at Hopkins provide diverse educational opportunities. Likely…
08Oct2022

Selling Your Logs

This evening workshop covers the basics of timber harvesting and timber sale management for small woodland owners. Topics include harvesting systems, harvesting costs, safety, sale types, steps on a timber sale, how to find a log buyer, purchase orders and bucking, how to find a logger, contracts, timber markets.…
20Oct2022