Annual Invasive Species and Exotic Pests Workshop
Feb 27 all-day

9th Annual Invasive Species and Exotic Pests Workshop, February 27 in Stevenson, WA. Attendees will likely be able to receive recertification credits from ODA, WSDA, ISA, and OLCB. If you have questions, please email Courtney Gattuso, CWMA Coordinator.

ODFW Fish Passage Task Force Meeting
Feb 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

There is a public comment period from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Public participation is encouraged.

The draft meeting agenda will be available on the ODFW website or contact Greg Apke, ODFW Fish Passage Program Coordinator, at (503) 947-6228 or for additional information.

OR Board of Forestry Meeting
Mar 4 all-day

Meeting agendas and minutes are available on the ODF website (link above)

March 4 Meeting State Forester’s Headquarters, Salem
April 22 Meeting State Forester’s Headquarters, Salem
April 23 FMP Meeting State Forester’s Headquarters, Salem
June 3 Meeting State Forester’s Headquarters, Salem
July 22 Meeting Location to be decided
September 9 Meeting State Forester’s Headquarters, Salem
October 6 HCP Meeting State Forester’s Headquarters, Salem
October 7 Retreat Annual Planning Retreat, Near Salem
November 4 Meeting Location to be decided
November 5 Field Tour Location to be decided

Restoring Wildlife Habitat on Tribal Properties @ Taborspace
Mar 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

For the Oregon Natural Desert Association’s March High Desert Speaker Series event, wildlife experts Calla Hagle and Carter Crouch will share stories of the varied and exciting work that the Burns Paiute Tribe’s Natural Resources Department is doing on the Tribe’s properties. ONDA has worked in partnership with the Burns Paiute Tribe since 2011 on properties they own to support tribal efforts to improve fish and wildlife habitat on land that includes the headwaters of the Malheur River and core sage-grouse habitat. Their presentation will cover far-ranging topics including the Tribe’s nest box program, propagating locally-collected seeds for planting with ONDA, increasing habitat connectivity in the Malheur River corridor and monitoring at-risk mule deer and Greater sage-grouse populations.

Space is limited and registration is required.

Oregon Emergency Preparedness Workshop
Mar 17 – Mar 19 all-day
Fire Science Symposium @ Central Oregon Community College
Mar 18 – Mar 20 all-day

The 5th Central Oregon Fire Science Symposium will be held March from Wednesday 18th to Friday March 20th in Bend. This year’s symposium focuses on integrating the three pillars of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy: Resilient Landscapes (Wednesday), Fire-Adapted Communities (Thursday), and Safe and Effective Wildfire Response (Friday). The Cohesive Strategy has withstood the test of time and formed the backbone of the Governor’s Council on Wildfire Response, but we often forget the “cohesive” nature of this wildfire challenge. How have agencies and communities achieved successful integration of these strategic goals? Through presentations of current science findings, case studies, discussions, and workshops, this symposium offers strategies for meeting the goals of the National Cohesive Strategy through the engagement of stakeholders, cross-boundary management, and the use of the best available science.

Register on the event website:

Conservation Partnership Webinar
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

For the next Oregon Conservation Partnership Webinar, OWEB’s OWRI Data Coordinator, Bobbi Riggers, will present “OWRIO: The Clone Wars – Win When Reporting Restoration Projects!” on March 19th at 1:00 p.m.

Full description, registration link, and recordings of previous webinars (e.g. “Your OWEB Grant from Start to Finish,” “Riparian Restoration Monitoring for Salmonid Recovery within a Multiple Use Management Context”) are available on the OrCP “Webinars” page.

OSU Extension Tree School @ Clackamas Community College
Mar 21 all-day

Registration for the 30th annual Tree School is now open! See the class catalog to choose from 73 classes. New classes include Fire Pond Management and Wetland, Managing Understory Vegetation, and Ecological Forest Management. Thank you to Clackamas County OSU Extension for this event!

Hemp Train the Trainers @ OSU LaSells Stewart Center
Mar 31 – Apr 1 all-day

OSU Extension is hosting a two day training for Agricultural Professionals (Extension faculty and partners) around Hemp production – March 31st – April 1st. The aim is to ‘Train the Trainers’ and provide information that can be shared out. Find out more and register on the OSU website here.

This training is supported by WSARE, CAS Extension and OSU Hemp Global Innovation Center

Agricultural Biodiversity on Western Farms @ LaSells Stewart Center
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

The Agricultural Biodiversity on Western Farms event is a conference on practices that conserve agricultural biodiversity in western farming systems for conservationists, farmers and all agricultural professionals

  • Farmer preferred practices
  • Impacts of biodiversity 
  • Best methods & plants for practices 

Featuring Peter Kenagy, Kenagy Family Farm, Rachael Long, University of CA Cooperative Extension, Rex Dufour, National Center for Appropriate Technology, Mace Vaughan, Xerces Society, local agricultural biodiversity experts, and more! Find out more and register here.

Sponsored by Benton, Clackamas, Marion, East and West Multonomah, and Tualatin Soil Water and Conservation Districts, National Center for Appropriate Technology and the Oregon IPM Center