Forestry and Natural Resources Upcoming Opportunities


Oregon Season Tracker Citizen Science Online Training - open enrollment

Oregon Season Tracker Basics: OST is a citizen science program of OSU Extension Service.  Volunteers help track climate science by observing and reporting on precipitation and plant phenology (seasonal changes), in partnership with local and national researchers. Skills Needed: An interest in nature and science. Precipitation training is easy,…
27Apr2020 -  15Jun2020   Ongoing

Woodland Management in Western Oregon: A Basic Short Course

This six-session course is ideal for people who are new to taking care of woodland or forested property. The class provides a broad introduction to woodland types, tending practices and terminology to help you take care of your property and get things done.   Topics covered:   Getting Started:  assessing your property and site.   What’s Going on in Your Woods?…
28May2020 -  02Jul2020   Ongoing

Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse

This six session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  Topics covered: Getting Started:  assessing your property and site. What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology. Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for…
28May2020 -  02Jul2020   Ongoing

Columbia Gorge Land Steward Course - Online

The Oregon State University Extension Land Steward course is designed for small to medium acreage landowners to deepen knowledge and understanding of their property. This research-based, professionally developed course will cover topics from forests to farms, soils, water capture and delivery systems, riparian ecosystems, pasture management, fire preparedness and…
28May2020 -  04Aug2020   Ongoing

Nature Journaling Workshop Series

Nature journaling is the practice of drawing and writing in response to observations of nature. Enjoy a “conversation with nature” by slowing down to notice and record what you see in our natural surroundings. Due to the nature of this virtual class, the instructor will bring various items from…
02Jun2020 -  23Jun2020   Ongoing

Oregon Master Naturalist Webinar: Beavers

Join us for a discussion about beavers with Ben Goldfarb, author of Eager: The Surprising, Secret Life of Beavers and Why They Matter, and Jefferson Jacobs, Riparian Restoration Coordinator for the Oregon Natural Desert Association. Presented by the Oregon Master Naturalist Portland Metro Chapter. …
06Jun2020

Tree School Online: Support Your Local Raptors

In this fun and informative class you will understand raptors as you never have before: Identify the "Who's Hoo" of raptors in Willamette Valley forests Solve the mystery of what makes a raptor such a powerful predator Discover which raptor is considered the classic symbol of the West Define…
09Jun2020

Tree School Online: The Secret Life of Birds

What is so special about birds? How do they fly? Why do they migrate? How can they build nests without tools? When they sing, what are they saying? In this fun, informative, and interactive presentation, you will learn to interpret what secrets the birds around you are sharing so…
09Jun2020

Maintaining a Healthy Forest in an Uncertain Climate - Webinar Series

Discover practical, cost-effective approaches to strengthen your forest’s resilience to wildfire, bugs, & drought Higher temperatures and new weather patterns - how is a change in climate impacting your woodlands? Increased drought, wildfire, and decreased resilience to insects and disease can kill trees and reduce the value of your…
10Jun2020

Maintaining a Healthy Forest in an Uncertain Climate – Webinar Series

Discover practical, cost-effective approaches to strengthen your forest’s resilience to wildfire, bugs, & drought Higher temperatures and new weather patterns - how is a change in climate impacting your woodlands? Increased drought, wildfire, and decreased resilience to insects and disease can kill trees and reduce the value of your…
10Jun2020

Tree School Online: Spacing and Thinning

So let’s say you have planted and successfully established a new stand of trees and they are above the weeds and free to grow. Congratulations! But now what? Ironically, many young conifer stands (age 5-15) have too many trees for their own good, and will become much too…
16Jun2020

Tree School Online: Small Engine Care & Maintenance

Our power equipment runs great...until it doesn’t. This is a basic level class covering the common causes of small engine problems and what you can do to avoid them, needed maintenance you can do, and practices you can use to extend the working life of your equipment. The…
16Jun2020

Tree School Online: Free Online Forestry Planning

THIS CLASS REQUIRES COMPUTER SKILLS. This class will offer an introduction to Forest Planner, a free web application to help with stewardship planning in Oregon and Washington. You will learn how to map your property, divide it into management units, describe your forest types, and create and compare management…
23Jun2020

Tree School Online: Insects in the Trees

Oregon is home to over 500 species of bees, which are responsible for pollinating many of our staple crops and plants in rural and urban landscapes. Often overlooked are bees present in Oregon forests. Who and where are they? What can we do to protect them? In this class…
23Jun2020

Tree School Online: Managing Root & Butt Rot of Conifers

Root and butt diseases of conifers in western Oregon are caused by fungi that decay live roots and can enter the heartwood of the roots and butt of the tree. They can have a profound influence on conifer plantation management. Proper identification of root disease is vital to determine…
30Jun2020

Mushroom Cultivation: a spores to spawn workshop

This workshop is designed to provide hands-on experience with the process, art, and science of cultivating mushrooms. We will delve into clean-culture techniques, making grain spawn and sawdust spawn to allow you to grow your own fungi at home!                                                     Day 1 Short evening program will include a light meet…
10Jul2020