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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. 
Smoke Ready Oregon/ OSU Extension Service - Preparing for Wildfire Smoke webinar
Smoke from wildfires is becoming a reality that individuals and communities face each fire season. Want to learn how you can protect yourself and those you care about from wildfire smoke? Join us as we hear from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality and the Oregon Health Authority about how to prepare for a smoke event. Speakers will talk about smoke impacts to human health, how to access important air quality information and how to differentiate between the levels of air quality. They will also discuss things you can do right now to prepare.
Date: May 2, 2022
Time: 12:00-1:00pm
Click to register  
Linn County Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Association - Twilight Tour at Clem and Trumbull Ogilby’s Tree Farm
Tour will view a 60-80 year-old Douglas fir stand marked for a commercial thinning tentatively occurring later this year, and an active commercial thinning operation in a younger 25-year-old stand pasture conversion. 
The stand borders a spring-fed creek and has a diversity of native shrubs and wildflowers. A beautiful site with well-groomed trails that are easily accessible. Guests may bring Potluck to share at the conclusion of the tour. Refreshments and healthy snack items will be provided. Sensible footwear recommended. No pets, please
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 PM.
Location: 25330 Rice Road, Sweet Home, OR
Directions: Starting at the Holley Store, take Upper Calapooia Drive.  Travel 0.3 miles and turn right onto Rice Road. The Ogilby’s Tree Farm is located at the end of the county road at the very top of the hill. Tree Farm tour signs will direct visitors for parking.

The first of four Tree Farm Tours planned in Linn County Spring/Summer 2022. Forest landowners who attend this event and are not already members of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association will be offered FREE MEMBERSHIP for the remainder of this year.
STARKER LECTURE SERIES 2022 - Women in Forestry: inspiring leadership  
Join the capstone experience to this year’s Starker Lecture Series. Throughout the day, we will explore all aspects of forestry with a focus on women’s leadership and the future of women in the forestry and wood products industry.
Activities include:
  • A series of panels hosted by women in the forestry and wood products industries will delve into forest foundations, management, community integration, and what the future looks like.
  • Time to explore resource booths from vendors.
  • A mentor-mentee coffee that will allow space for participants to get together and chat and form new relationships.
  • A lunch and keynote from Nalini M. Nadkarni, professor of biology at the University of Utah, canopy study pioneer and creator of TreeTop Barbie.
Date: May 10, 2022
Time: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location: CH2M Hill Alumni Center, OSU Campus
Regular Registration: $25 
Student registration: Free
Registration is required: For more information and to register here.
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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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