Forestry and Natural Resources Upcoming Opportunities


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

Prescribed Burning on Private Land

Fire is an important part of the ecology of southwest Oregon and has been used since time immemorial by Indigenous peoples to keep the land healthy. Prescribed fire is a tool with many benefits: pasture improvement, biodiversity conservation, hazard reduction, and forest health. Until recently, it was used primarily…
25Jan2022

Fire-Adapted Forests Workshop/Collins Forestry Field Day Series

Join us for these active, hands-on field days at Oregon State University’s Collins Demonstration Forest. At each field day you will learn and practice new skills while contributing to the ongoing stewardship of this unique forest parcel. Sign up for the entire series or for individual sessions. Who are…
27Jan2022

Community Forestry Day

Projects on February 12, 2022 include: Reforestation workshop, milling, and Volunteer Host Program Review The morning will start with a reformation workshop for those interested and for others we will be milling, finishing lumber, and CNC 1-on-1 training. At lunch we will have a short overview and discussion to…
12Feb2022

Fascinating Forest Insects—Presented by Dr. Christine Buhl

Insects don’t just kill trees in our forests! They play vital ecological roles from wood decay to pollination, keep each other’s populations in check, are food sources for numerous wildlife species, fascinate us with their complex interactions and life cycles, and bring beauty to our world. Have you wondered…
17Feb2022

Release and Recruit: Recovering the Resiliency of Native Streamside (Riparian) Forests

Have you ever wondered how you can get through the wall of non-native blackberry that prevents you from seeing and getting to the creek on your property? It is a daunting task to think about cutting and maintaining these patches so the native riparian forest can recover and you…
23Feb2022

Community Forestry Day

March 12 — Forest Signage Construction and Volunteer Forest Host Training A morning training session will be provided for all those interested in becoming a Volunteer Forest Host. For those that are unable to be a host, we will be working on the creation of new forest…
12Mar2022

Douglas-Fir in Trouble—Presented by Max Bennett

If you’ve been out in the woods in this area lately, you may have noticed an increase in dead and dying Douglas-fir trees. Since 2016, aerial survey data show that there has been a huge uptick in Douglas-fir mortality in southern Oregon. What’s going on? And why do some…
17Mar2022