GUIDED NATURE WALK – MOSSUM MOSSES AND LOVELY LICHENS: LIFE OF A TREE TRUNK
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
February 9, 2019
Tryon Creek State Natural Area Nature Center, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland OR 97219

Venture out with a park guide for a free nature hike to explore the forest and stream ecosystems and natural history at Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Topics will vary from week to week, and will be geared for ages 5 through adult, but all ages are welcome. Parents must accompany kids on all hikes. No groups more than 10 please. For more specific information, call (503) 636-9886 ext. 225. Free, no pre-registration required.

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GUIDED NATURE WALK – A STORY OF STUMPS
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
February 23, 2019
Tryon Creek State Natural Area Nature Center, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd Portland OR 97219

Venture out with a park guide for a free nature hike to explore the forest and stream ecosystems and natural history at Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Topics will vary from week to week, and will be geared for ages 5 through adult, but all ages are welcome. Parents must accompany kids on all hikes. No groups more than 10 please. For more specific information, call (503) 636-9886 ext. 225. Free, no pre-registration required.

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2019 STARKER LECTURE SERIES: TRIBAL FORESTRY FROM RESERVATION TO RESTORATION
3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.
February 13, 219
LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Hall, 875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, OR 97331

History of Tribal Forestry in Oregon: Reservation-Termination-Restoration-Transformation

This presentation will provide background on how the reservations and tribal forest programs in Oregon were established, some terminated/restored and transformed through the Doctrine of Discovery, Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail, 1840-1880 Railroad Land Grants, 1850 Donation Land Act, then the various federal laws restoring and transforming reservations and tribal forestry today and for the future.

Don Motanic, enrolled member of the Confederated Tribe of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, BS Forest Engineering, University of Washington. Currently a Technical Specialist with the Intertribal Timber Council in Portland, Oregon. His background includes Rocky Mountain Regional Forester, Bureau of Indian Affairs and Forest Manager on the Umatilla and Spokane Reservations, Forest Engineer on the Yakama Reservation and the first tribal representative on the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. He’s involved with SAF, American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Washington Ag Forestry Leadership Foundation, WSU-Vancouver Native American Advisory Council and past president with Wisdom of the Elders, Inc

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GEORGIA PACIFIC INDUSTRY TOUR
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
February 20, 2019
Georgia Pacific, Philomath, OR

The winter term College of Forestry Industry Tour will be at Georgia Pacific’s Philomath Lumber location. We will go on a tour with Procurement Forester, Sean Hart and then hear about the types of careers that are available with Georgia Pacific.

Van’s will leave campus by 9:30 am and will return to campus at the conclusion of the tour.

There are a limited number of seats available so a RSVP is required. Please contact Brooke Harrington ([email protected]) for details and to RSVP.

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PACIFIC HERRING SPAWN
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
February 23, 2019
South Beach State Park, South Jetty Road Newport, OR

Come join Oregon Park Rangers and learn about The Amazing Pacific Herring Spawn. The natural event takes place over several days, however an interpreter will be on site on the 24th.

This yearly phenomenon brings with it millions of Herring, and hundreds of different predatory species, from birds, to mammals, and other fish, it’s an incredible event to experience.

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HOW TO MAKE MAPLE SYRUP FROM OREGON BIG LEAF MAPLE
7 p.m. – 8 p.m.
February 27, 2019
Rogue Ales & Spirits (Astoria Public House), 100 39th St. Pier 39, Astoria, OR 97103

When we think of maple syrup we generally think of the sugar maple – a tree native to the east coast of North America. However, other maple trees can be used to create this breakfast table favorite. In this lecture Joe McGilvra will discuss his ongoing work on developing methods for the creation of maple syrup using the sap of Oregon’s native big leaf maple. The discussion will include an overview of some of the challenges presented by big leaf maple and techniques that can be used at home if you want to create native maple syrup of your own.

Nature Works is a series of lectures and learning events reflecting on how natural resources and the variety of industries and activities they support intersect with our daily lives. Covering topics from the practical to the philosophical (and always educational), this series will examine the many ways natural resources form the backbone of our community and what it takes to keep these resources sustainable and productive for everyone.

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TILLAMOOK FOREST CENTER REOPENS
March 1, 2019
Tillamook Forest Center, 45500 Wilson River Hwy, Tillamook, OR 97141

The Tillamook Forest Center was closed December through February, and reopens March 1, 2019.

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2019 STARKER LECTURE SERIES: TRIBAL FORESTRY FROM RESERVATION TO RESTORATION
March 6, 2019
LaSells Stewart Center, C&E Hall, 875 SW 26th Street, Corvallis, OR 97331

First Foods Management Approach of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation

Historically, western management approaches have often struggled to make clear and direct links between natural resource management goals and people. The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation’s (CTUIR) Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has organized its functions and responsibilities through a focus on traditionally gathered foods identified by the CTUIR community as “First Foods,” including water, fish, big game, roots, and berries. The First Foods serving ritual in the community’s ceremonies and cultural events calls attention to the reciprocity between people and the Foods upon which we depend. The physical and temporal organization of First Foods manifested in the serving order is also observed in the active physical and ecological processes occurring on the landscape and is therefore utilized to guide applied management.

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WHALE WATCH WEEK
March 23-31, 2019
Shores Acres State Park

The Whale Watching Spoken Here® program places volunteers at great whale watching sites during the two official watch weeks. Our official Whale Watch Weeks typically take place between the Christmas Holiday and New Year’s day and during the last week in March. For more than 30 years, our trained volunteers have helped visitors watch whales at sites in three states along the Pacific Northwest coast.

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SOLVE BASTENDORFF BEACH PARK CLEAN-UP
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
March 23, 2019
Bastendorff Beach, Sunset Bay State Park

Join SOLVE and Oregon State Parks at Bastendorff Beach Park from 10 AM – 1 PM! This event is part of the annual Spring Oregon Beach Cleanup, presented by AAA Oregon, a statewide effort to keep our beaches healthy and reduce the impacts to marine life. Dress for rain or shine and wear sturdy shoes. SOLVE will provide bags and gloves. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own reusable bucket/bag and water bottle to help reduce plastic waste. Registration will open in February 2019. Sign up at SOLVE Oregon Spring Beach Cleanup.

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HECETA HEAD LIGHTHOUSE BIRTHDAY PARTY
All Day
March 30, 2019
Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast, Interpretive Center and Gift Shop, 92072 Hwy 101 S, Florence, OR

Celebrate the Heceta Head Lighthouse’s birthday. This family-friendly event will have live music, food and games. Tour the keeper’s house, explore the lighthouse and shop for souvenirs, books and videos at the gift shop.

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FLORENCE FEST
All Day
April 26 – 27, 2019
Florence Events Center, Florence, OR 97439

The Florence Fest is a “sensory experience for your eyes, ears and palate.” Carefully selected boutique Oregon wineries are featured alongside seven jazz acts and a juried art show. Jazz acts range from premier Northwest acts to the internationally known. The Florence Regional Arts Alliance will host the 50+ piece art show which will also have works for sale. This event is for those ages 21 and over.

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TENMILE LAKES ASSOCIATION EARTH DAY CLEAN UP
10 a.m.
April 27, 2019
Tenmile Lake County Park, Wulfy Beach, Lakeside, OR

The Tenmile Lakes Associations is sponsoring their annual Earth Day Clean Up again this year. This clean up will be conducted on the lake as well as on shore. Bring your boat, kayak or canoe to help clean up on the lake. We’ll travel around the lake gathering loose foam and other debris. Don’t have a boat? You can still help! Volunteers will also be cleaning up the shore on Wulfy Beach – cutting back invasive weeds, raking sand, filling holes, and getting the little beach in tip top shape before the summer crowds arrive.

Meet at 10 a.m. on Wulfy Beach to check in and choose your assignment for the day. Lunch will be provided by the Tenmile Lakes Association for all of the volunteers.

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8TH ANNUAL BBQ, BLUES & BREWS BY THE BAY
Time Varies Each Day
May 24 – 26, 2019
The Mill Casino Hotel, 3201 Tremont Ave., North Bend, OR

The Mill Casino Hotel hosts the 8th Annual BBQ, Blues & Brews on the Bay. This is a three-day KCBS Sanctioned celebration of lip-smacking barbecue, locally-crafted beers and sizzling hot blues. Each year, the event features more than 40 BBQ competitors and 30 craft breweries. Eat lip smackin’ BBQ, sample great beer and enjoy live entertainment.

Friday
3:30 p.m. Certified BBQ Judging Class
7 p.m. Meet & Greet with Live Music

Saturday
12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Live Music, BBQ Samples, Beer Garden

Sunday
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Live Music, BBQ Samples, Beer Garden
4 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

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OREGON DIVISIONAL CHAINSAW CARVING CHAMPIONSHIPS
Time Varies Each Day
June 13 – 16, 2019
Rainbow Plaza Old Town, Reedsport, OR 97467

Reedsport is the Chainsaw Carving Capital of Oregon, and this event is for the whole family. Chainsaw artists come from around the world to take part in this event. Quick carves and carving auctions take place daily. Food and crafts are also available.

Thursday through Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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19TH ANNUAL LIGHTHOUSE RUN
All Day
June 14 – 16, 2019
536 S 2nd St., Coos Bay, OR

Highway 101 Harley-Davidson’s 19th Annual Lighthouse Run is held at The Mill Casino Hotel. Ride the beautiful Oregon Coast and enjoy all the festivities. Friday night includes live music entertainment, Show-n-Shine, 50/50, no-host food and bar. Saturday offers an optional poker run, full course sit down dinner, live entertainment, 50/50, raffles, high hand-low hand payouts, cash prizes and a chance to win a new Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.

$85 per person, includes run shirt and pin. Non-refundable. Must be 21 years or older. Call (541) 266-7051 or visit website to register.

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2019 HERITAGE DAYS
9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
July 11, 2019
Community Building Area, Emigrant Springs State Heritage Area

The Blue Mountain Fiddlers will start playing at 6 pm Thursday thru Saturday. On Friday and Saturday the following events will take place from 9 am – 5 pm. The Oregon Trail Travelers, Buck and Suzette Mining, Oregon Wild, Blacksmith, muzzle loaders, Oregon Wild and learn all about trees. This is a free event for all ages.

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SOUTHERN OREGON KITE FESTIVAL
All Day
July 19 – 21, 2019
Port of Brookings-Harbor, 16340 Lower Harbor Rd., Brookings, OR 97415

The 27th Annual Southern Oregon Kite Festival kicks off Friday evening with an indoor kite flying demonstration in the Brookings-Harbor High School gym. On Saturday and Sunday, see nationally and internationally renowned kite flyers perform amazing routines choreographed to music on the kite field at the Port of Brookings-Harbor. Weekend activities also include free children’s kite building workshops and vendors selling eats, treats, and merchandise for the enjoyment of festival attendees. Free parking and free shuttles to the kite festival field are provided. Visit website for more information.

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3RD ANNUAL CHARLESTON SALMON RUN
All Day
October 5, 2019
Boat Basin Rd., Charleston, OR 97420

The 3rd Annual Charleston Salmon Run and Crab Walk takes place October 5th on one of the most beautiful courses in Oregon. Races follow amazing scenic routes along rugged sea cliffs and sandy beaches.

The Salmon Run includes a 26.2-mile Marathon, 13.1-mile Half Marathon, 10K run and the 1 mile Crab Walk.

Visit website for more information and to register.

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