Forestry and Natural Resources Upcoming Opportunities


Forests of Eastern Oregon

Join us for a series of practical educational webinars for people who own, manage, or are interested in private forestlands in Eastern Oregon. Brought to you by Oregon State University Extension Service, the My Blue Mountains Woodlands Partnership, and the Klamath-Lake Forest Health Partnership. Each session includes approximately 1…
30Jul2020 -  03Dec2020   Ongoing

Post-fire webinar series

The fire storm that started over Labor Day Weekend has wreaked havoc in communities across Oregon. Know that YOU are not alone. The Fire Program along with its partners is hosting a series of post-fire webinars related to forestry & natural resources topics. Webinars will start on October 1,…
01Oct2020 -  12Nov2020   Ongoing

Benton - Linn Woodland Information Night Online

Postponed last March due to to coronavirus, Woodland Information Night is back virtually online with the same interesting and informative speakers. Topics: Seedling Species Selection in a Changing Climate, Glenn Ahrens - OSU Extension Forester Clackamas, Marion, Hood River counties Drones in Forestry- uses, types, regulations and more,…
28Oct2020

Mindfulness-Based Nature Journaling Series with Elizabeth Higgins

Nature journaling is the practice of drawing and writing in response to observations of nature. Enjoy a “conversation with nature” by slowing down to focus on drawing from observation and recording your experience in a nature journal. Using pencils and/or pens and markers, quiet your mind and relax into…
02Nov2020

Growing Conifers: What Gardeners and Christmas Tree Growers Have in Common

All conifer growers share interests in improving tree health and growth and finding new species adapted to our area. This zoom talk will explore Turkey and the Republic of Georgia looking for Abies species that grow well in Oregon. Common disease and insect problems of this area will be…
02Nov2020

Fish Habitat and Riparian Management

This class is part of the Tree School Online webinar series. Tree School Online started as a 15-week webinar series that has included many of the classes that were set for Tree School Clackamas 2020. We have decided to continue working with partners to bring you Tree School Online classes. Instructor: Guillermo Giannico,…
03Nov2020

Tax considerations for those impacted by wildfire or other natural disasters

This webinar will cover the information you will need to handle your taxes after the fires.  We will talk about possibilities for deducting losses, how to determine the amount of loss and reconstructing your basis in the trees.  Some people may need to report a gain from the salvage…
05Nov2020

Geology of Southwest Oregon: everything you thought you knew

Geology of Southwest Oregon is as exciting as it is complex. Ancient island arcs, exotic to North America, collided with our continent creating the folded and faulted rocks of the Klamath Mountains. Subsequent inundation by a large seaway followed by massive river deposits filled the Rogue Valley. Early volcanism…
05Nov2020

Fire and plants: how to reduce your risk of wildfire

Join the Multnomah Master Gardener Speaker Series, with Kristin Babbs, President and CEO of Keep Oregon Green Association and Jenna Trentadue, Oregon Department of Forestry, National Fire Plan Coordinator for this timely presentation. With the changing climate and number of increased fires on our landscape, it is crucial for…
10Nov2020

Diamonds Under the Douglas-fir

This class is part of the Tree School Online webinar series.  This class is an introduction to the wild and cultivated truffles in Western Oregon.  Truffles are found underground near suitable host trees.  The famous Oregon truffles are common beneath Douglas-fir, and are harvested profitably throughout Western Oregon. They…
17Nov2020

Making Maps for Management Planning

This class is part of the Tree School Online webinar series. Tree School Online started as a 15-week webinar series that has included many of the classes that were set for Tree School Clackamas 2020. We have decided to continue working with partners to bring you Tree School Online classes. Instructors: David Diaz, Director…
08Dec2020

Mushroom Cultivation

This class will serve as an introduction to a variety of mushroom growing techniques, for Shiitake, Oyster, Lion’s Mane, Reishi, and Wine Cap mushrooms. We will cover: background information; how to begin, grow, and fruit; indoor tips and techniques; outdoor tips and techniques; growth parameters and fruiting environments; and…
15Dec2020