Thinning and stand management

May 16, 2019

Thinning and stand management, with the  Society of American Foresters.  Moderated by Marty Main.

7-9pm, Thursday, May 16, 2019, at OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Road,
Central Point. Pre-register: 541-776-7371. Cost: $10/person, $15/couple, JJSWA Members free.

The Northern Spotted Owl and Your Forest

April 16, 2019 (TUESDAY)

The Northern spotted owl (Strix occidentalis caurina) and its forest habitat requirements encapsulate the delicate balance between species protection and forestland management issues. Spotted owl expert Jim Thrailkill, field supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has the latest information on why this species is officially listed as threatened under the Environmental Protection Act, its critical habitat requirements, the latest management strategies and programs, and why the non-Western barred owl poses a dire threat to spotted owl survival.

7-9pm, TUESDAY, April 16, 2019, at OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Road,
Central Point. Pre-register: 541-776-7371. Cost: $10/person, $15/couple, JJSWA Members free.

Mushrooms in Your Forest with Mike Potts

March 21, 2019

Mushrooms in Your Forest with Mike Potts. Mike has studied fungi and their habitats in Southern Oregon since 2007 and is considered an expert in field identification. Come learn about mushrooms and enjoy his stunning photographs.

7-9pm, Thursday, March 21, 2019, at OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Road,
Central Point. Pre-register: 541-776-7371. Cost: $10/person, $15/couple, JJSWA Members free.

Wildfire Trends in SW Oregon with Bill Kuhn

February 19, 2019 (TUESDAY)

Wildfire Trends in SW Oregon with Bill Kuhn, Southwest Oregon Area Ecologist for the US Forest Service. Bill is an applied ecologist, with expertise in the fields of vegetation and forest ecology, fire ecology, climate change adaptation, and restoration ecology. Bill is especially interested in and concerned with how changing climate and past forest management are driving changes in fire regimes and how in turn this will impact our forests and surrounding communities.

7-9pm, TUESDAY, February 19, 2019, at OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Road,
Central Point. Pre-register: 541-776-7371. Cost: $10/person, $15/couple, JJSWA Members free.

JJSWA Annual Dinner & Program. Special guest speaker Dave Larson

January 17, 2019

JJSWA Annual Dinner & Program. Special guest speaker Dave Larson, the Oregon Department of Forestry District Forester. He will review the 2018 fire season with a look ahead.  See the flyer for more details & the reservation form. Space is limited.

6:30-9pm, Thursday, January 17, 2019, at OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Road,
Central Point. Pre-register: 541-776-7371. Cost: nominal charge for a delicious, healthy dinner.

All about National Champion Trees, with Frank Callahan

November 15, 2018

National Champion Trees (Frank Callahan)

Frank Callahan is a leading nominator for National Champion Trees, having reported the largest individual tree for more than 80 species.  He has discovered in Oregon locations for more than 35 species of native plants not formerly known in the state, mostly northern extensions of the California floristic province.  He is currently working on six as yet undescribed taxa, three each in Oregon and California.  He is self-taught, driven by an insatiable curiosity for all things botanical.  Frank consults as a field botanist for the USFS and the BLM.

7-9pm, Thursday, November 15, 2018, at OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Road,
Central Point. Pre-register: 541-776-7371. Cost: $10/person, $15/couple, JJSWA Members free.

 

 

 

Riparian Habitat and Your Woodland

October 18, 2018

Riparian Habitat and Your Woodland

The importance of seasonal creeks on woodlands and other rural properties will be discussed by a panel of experts.  Topics will include riparian protection, enhancement and improvement so that trees and other plants will provide shade, soil conservation and biodiversity.  The goal is for all wildlife, including insects and birds, to live and thrive.  Smaller seasonal creeks and drainages also have a number of benefits to consider.

Among the panelists are Eugene Weir, Restoration Project Manager for The Freshwater Trust, and Jakob Shockey, Restoration Program Manager for The Applegate Partnership & Watershed Council.

7-9pm, Thursday, October 18, 2018, at OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Road,
Central Point. Pre-register: 541-776-7371. Cost: $10/person, $15/couple, JJSWA Members free.

A Talk from Merv George, in the Hoopa Valley Tribe Oratory Style

September 20, 2018

Merv George Jr flyer (Sept 2018)

Merv George Jr., a member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe, is the first American Indian to serve as a Supervisor in the USFS.  He will answer questions about the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest, how the USFS approaches fuel reduction and manages fires, and past and current tribal land management practices.

7-9pm, Thursday, September 20, 2018, at OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Road,
Central Point. Pre-register: 541-776-7371. Cost: $10/person, $15/couple, JJSWA Members free.