Innovative Forestry Techniques Field Tour

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 09:30 to 16:00

Register here by May 5!
Registration $10
Location: Corvallis, Oregon at McDonald Forest and Chip Ross Park
Coordinators: Klaus Puettmann and Shane Hetzler

Join this field tour and discussion of innovative forestry techniques with Guild Foresters, researchers and managers from many fields. We will visit:

  • Oregon State University McDonald Forest for a tour of ongoing Douglas-fir management, including gap-based management and using two-story stands.
  • The City of Corvallis Chip Ross Park to see recently completed oak savanna and woodland restoration treatments by Guild members from Trout Mountain Forestry in collaboration with Corvallis Parks & Recreation.

Basic agenda (more details soon)

9:30 a.m.: Meet at the Forestry Club Cabin in McDonald Forest for greetings, donuts and coffee.

10:00 a.m.: Welcome, quick introductions, Forest Stewards Guild chapter and membership discussion.

11:00 a.m.: Discussion theme - early seral habitat, wildlife, and silvicultural approaches with Jim Rivers from Oregon State University and wildlife ecologist Brenda McComb.

Please bring your lunch. We will either eat during the discussion above or in the field during the next agenda item, depending on weather.

12:00 p.m. Field visits in McDonald Forest. For background information, read about stands “Peavy 4, 6, 7 and 10” in this technical report.

  • Site 1: Gap-based management (Peavy 6 and 7)
  • Site 2: Two-story stands (Peavy 4  and 10)

2:15 p.m.: Visit to Chip Ross Park, City of Corvallis. For background information, read the “Area Oak Habitat Restoration Project Update (Fall 2017)” section of the City's park webpage. Matt Fehrenbacher of Trout Mountain Forestry and Jon Pywell, of the City of Corvallis Parks & Recreation will discuss efforts to restore native Oregon white oak in the park.

4:00 p.m.: Adjourn for Block 15 Brewery and Taproom happy hour. We have a reserved room starting at 4:30 p.m. 3415 SW Deschutes Street, Corvallis, Oregon.

5.5 ACF or SAF Continuing Forester Education (CFE) credits are available for certified foresters from this event.

Thank you to Oregon State University College of Forestry for sponsoring this event! If you would like to join them in  sponsoring this or other Guild Gatherings, please contact us, 608-333-0551.