University Extension

Living in a Fire Adapted Environment 

Every tick is a fire scar, telling our fire history. The only constant is change.

This saying attributed to Heraclitus resonates strongly with those of us who spend time in forests. You have to look closely for the clues: stumps or lack thereof, holes and mounds, scars, downed logs, clues that tell the story of an ever-changing landscape.

Women's Chainsaw Class 

Event Date: 
Sat, 09/20/2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm

Women’s Chainsaw Class – Back by Popular Demand!

Date:  Saturday, September 20, 2014

Time:   9:30 Registration and Refreshments       

           10:00 – 4:00 Class

Would you stay or would you go?  

There is a group of women in North Central Minnesota, who live "out in the woods" in various rural areas, usually 15 to 30 miles away from pretty much everything, and get together regularly for outdoor activities, friendship, and support.  They had a discussion on the question, "Would I stay or would I go."  What would you do if your partner was no longer with you.  Would you stay up here?  What would convince you to stay?  What would convince you to go?

Safety First! 

My forest “aha!” moment is this advice from our extension forester: “Safety first!” Safety is key when you work in the forest.

 

Through University of Idaho Extension, about 2001 or 2002, I was taking a class on pruning White Pine to reduce the risk of blister rust infection. Pruning didn’t seem to present many safety hazards, yet our teacher emphasized safety.

 

There are all the things that can go wrong that you didn’t know could go wrong until they do go wrong—and then it is too late.

 

2014 Oregon Women Owning Woodlands Retreat 

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/03/2014 (All day) - Sat, 04/05/2014 (All day)

Registration is now open for the 2014 Oregon WOWnet retreat. Join us for three days of forestry, creativity, and sharing.

Topics covered include:

  1. Tools of the Trade
  2. Selling wood and non-timber products from your land
  3. Creative Writing
  4. Wildlife Viewing, Monitoring and Habitat Enhancement
  5. Managing Woodlands for Complexity, Health, and Resilience

Register soon, space is limited!

2014 Oregon Women Owning Woodlands Retreat 

 

Registration is now open for the 2014 Oregon WOWnet retreat. Join us for three days of forestry, creativity, and sharing.

 

 

 

 

 

Topics covered include:

  1. Tools of the Trade
  2. Selling wood and non-timber products from your land
  3. Creative Writing
  4. Wildlife Viewing, Monitoring and Habitat Enhancement
  5. Managing Woodlands for Complexity, Health, and Resilience

Register soon, space is limited!

Forest Pest First Detector Workshop - Rochester 

Event Date: 
Fri, 04/25/2014 - 8:15am - 3:45pm

Forest Pest First Detector Workshop - Bemidji 

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 8:15am - 3:45pm

Forest Pest First Detector Workshop - Grand Marais 

Event Date: 
Wed, 03/12/2014 - 8:00am - 3:30pm