Forestry and Natural Resources Upcoming Opportunities


Mary's Peak Trip with Bob Lillie

Ever wanted to learn more about the geology of Mary's Peak? Join the Oregon Master Naturalist Program on a guided drive and hike up Mary's Peak. We will carpool in vans from OSU, making five road stops as we drive up Mary's Peak. The trip will include a hike…
16Oct2021

Pesticide Recertification Course - Forestry Applicator Course

All in-person recertification courses for the 2021/2022 season will be delivered as webinars. Each course has morning and afternoon sessions. Register for one or both sessions and watch from the comfort of your home or office. PLEASE NOTE: Plan ahead. Participants must register no later than the day before…
20Oct2021

Oak Habitats at Risk

Presented by Dr. Rob Strahan (Via Zoom!) Oak habitats are among the most threatened ecological communities in the Pacific Northwest, with current estimates indicating that less than 10% of the historic oak habitats remain in Oregon. Oak habitats face a variety of stressors, and under such conditions, without changes…
21Oct2021

Tualatin Ice Age Trail with Rick and Sylvia Thompson

Join us for a morning presentation from Rick and Sylvia Thompson followed by a guided walk along the Tualatin Ice Age Trail. Masks will be required at all times when indoors, and outdoors when unable to maintain at least 3 feet of physical distancing. We recommend you bring water…
23Oct2021

Green your Garden with Greywater: Introduction to Household Greywater Systems

Interested in installing a greywater system, but don’t know where to start? In this online workshop, we will discuss: How a household greywater system will help conserve water in times of drought. Designing, building, and operating different greywater systems. Oregon DEQ greywater codes and local permits you may need.…
28Oct2021

Carbon Market Access for Small Woodland Owners

This class will provide an overview of the significant carbon-storage opportunities that exist in private woodlands across the United States, particularly in the Northwest. We will explore the benefits of long-term forest management for carbon storage and associated co-benefits. We will also discuss how carbon-project development works and how…
03Nov2021

Woodland Roads: Are You Ready for the Winter?

There is nothing more important for the functionality and safety of a forest road than managing water, and in the winter, we get lots of it! Is your road winter ready? Let’s talk about why it is important to keep road surfaces dry and a drainage system that will…
09Nov2021

Native Plants for Firewise Landscaping

In this class, we will review the basics of fire behavior as applied to the Home Ignition Zone and consider ways that plants can actually be allies during a wildfire. We will also discuss how native plants support wildlife and how to evaluate when and where a species is…
16Nov2021

Big Cats in the Forest: Cougars & Bobcats

Presented by Mathew Vargas (Via ZOOM!) Thursday, November 18, 7pm This presentation will discuss some of the general biology related to cougars and bobcats in Oregon including reproduction, food sources, causes of mortality, habitat requirements, and more. We will then discuss the history of cougar and…
18Nov2021

A Naturalist's Book Club: Entangled Life

Join us for a friendly and informal discussion over Zoom of Merlin Sheldrake's book, Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures. A Naturalist's Book Club is organized by the Oregon Master Naturalist Program. All are welcome to attend. Registration is required.…
22Nov2021

Virtual Wreath Making Workshop - Douglas County/FNR

Learn how to make your very own wreath using greenery from your property! We’ll discuss non-timber forest products, learn to identify some key native Oregon trees, and teach you how to make a wreath and garland all from the comfort of your own home! Instructors: Alicia Christiansen & Tiffany…
02Dec2021

2022 Online Land Steward Course

The online Land Steward course from OSU Extension combines self-paced online modules with instructor-led webinars. It is designed for busy adults who enjoy online learning and who want to create goals for their land and learn how to achieve them. The course includes: • Nine…
25Jan2022