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The Needle; current news for Willamette Valley woodland owner/managers
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The Needle is the OSU Extension electronic announcements to help keep you informed about local workshops, tours, and other happenings for woodland landowners/managers in Benton, Linn and Polk Counties. 
Tree School Online - Healthy Streams: a family's journey toward fish habitat restoration
Date: April 12, 2022
Time: 3:00—4:30 PM
See website for details and registration

STARKER LECTURE SERIES 2022 - Women in Forestry: inspiring leadership  
Lecture: The Road Less Traveled: How women in forestry can save the world
Speaker: Edie Sonne Hall, Founder and Principal, Three Trees Consulting 
Hall will weave together a series of personal stories and lessons learned that demonstrate the importance of women having courage, confidence, collaboration, and compassion to harness the power of trees to create a world with global population living well within the limits of the planet.
Date: April 20, 2022
Time: 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: 117 Peavy Forest Science Center, Lectures are free, open to the public and will be live streamed.

Registration is required: Please register here.
Visit the Starker Lecture Series website https://www.forestry.oregonstate.edu/starker-lectures for details.

Benton Chapter OSWA Spring Walk - Birds of the Forest
Local expert Joel Geier and Salem Audubon Standout Mike Unger will lead a tour on Sarah & Dave Ehlers J2E Tree Farm located along the Luckiamute River and Vincent Creek, across the valley from Fort Hoskins. Join us for a leisurely stroll through the woods, listening, calling and viewing our local bird population. The walk will be just over a mile on fairly flat mowed paths and gravel roads and will explore a variety of habitats including ponds, riparian areas with mixed hardwood & conifer forests, oak woodlands, upland prairie and coniferous forests. We will share practices and strategies to encourage birds on your property. No prior birding experience is required, and extra binoculars will be available if you need to borrow a pair. 

Weather permitting, you are invited to bring a lawn chair and a bag lunch to enjoy a picnic by the pond located on the property after the Bird Walk.  
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Time: 8:00 am – Noon
Location: J2E Tree Farm in Hoskins
Space is limited, registration is required. Email jody.einerson@oregonstate.edu include your name, contact phone and number attending. Let her know if you will need binoculars. Detailed directions will be email after registration.
Questions call Benton Extension 541-713-5000.
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4077 Research Way
Corvallis OR 97333

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