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. 
Managing Forests in a Changing Climate
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2023
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: Online
Cost: FREE. Registration is required.
Registration link
Recently observed extremes of hot drought, extreme rainfall, and tree mortality due to climate stress raise increasing questions about how to manage Oregon forests with climate change and climate extremes in mind. This online presentation & discussion session led by OSU Extension Forester Glenn Ahrens will:
  • Review the findings of our recent Science-Extension Exchange that explored the state of knowledge about options for managing forests in a changing climate.
  • Discuss guidance for forest management based on current knowledge and uncertainty.
  • Gather your input on practical considerations and needs to guide further development of educational and technical assistance for landowners and land managers.

March 15, 3:30 - 5:00 pm
In person: Starker Forests Classroom, Peavy Forest Science Center Room 117

reception to follow
Join via Zoom - register now
Lecture: Precision Forestry: Remote Sensing, Geospatial Analysis, and More
Speaker: Dr. Monika Moskal, Director of the Precision Forestry Cooperative, University of Washington
The Precision Forestry Cooperative (PFC) at the University of Washington has the mission to develop “advanced technology solutions to improve the quality & reliability of information needed for planning, implementation, monitoring and conservation of ecological resources, to ensure sustainable landscape outcomes on forests, wetlands, meadows and wildlife habitats.” Dr. Moskal has been director of the PFC since 2013. She will provide a comprehensive overview of research in the 5 PFC labs, from carbon monitoring to fire and habitat mapping.
Benton Small Woodlands Association
Annual Meeting 

Date: Saturday, March 18th, 2023
Time: 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, doors open at 10:30 am
Location: Marys River Grange Hall, 24707 Grange Hall Rd., Philomath, OR 97370        
Limited parking: smaller vehicles & carpooling preferred
Cost: $20 for morning coffee and a lunch buffet provided by “Homegrown Oregon Foods”  
Please pay at the door.
RSVP by noon Wednesday 3/15 to OSU Benton County Extension office 541-713-5000 or  include name, contact phone, and number attending
Speaker: Don Kaczmarek, Forest Geneticist, Oregon Seed Bank Program
“Tree Improvement in the PNW and Seed Production of Improved Genetic

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OSU Extension Benton County Forestry
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OSU Extension Benton County
4077 Research Way
Corvallis OR 97333

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