Time to cast your vote for 2018-19 board elections!

It’s that time of year again!!!

We are voting to fill six board positions:  President-elect, Vice President-elect, Secretary, and three general Board positions.  To learn about each of the candidates credentials please follow the link associated with the candidates name. You can vote for candidates by following the link to the online voting ballot. Select the box next to the candidate’s name you would like to vote for or enter a write-in candidate.


Click on each candidate to read their profiles

OFFICER POSITIONS – Select 1 for each position

 John Goodell – President Elect

Lee Foster – Vice President Elect

Tiffany Newman – Secretary

BOARD POSITIONS – Select 3 candidates


Raffle and auction items are still needed for the annual meeting!


Please help contribute to the Oregon Chapter of Wildlife Society by donating items for our annual raffle and silent auction that will be held at the 2018 Joint Annual Meeting in Portland, OR February 13 – 16, 2018. Nothing is too big or too small!

Proceeds from the raffle and silent auction help fund grants awarded by the ORTWS each year!

Please contact Julia Burco at ortws.beaver@gmail.com for more information or to coordinate donations. Please pass this on to those who may be interested in donating.

Thank you!!!

Job Opportunity: Northern Spotted Owl Surveyor, Southern Oregon

Turnstone is currently seeking two individuals for northern spotted owl projects in southern Oregon from approximately April 01, 2018 to August 10, 2018. One position will be based in and around Medford, Oregon; significant travel required. The second position will be focused in and around Keno, Oregon with occasional travel to Medford and surrounding areas as well. This position will require significant travel, including ATV use and snowshoeing, and possible remote camping. For more information or to apply, visit: http://www.turnstoneenvironmental.com/index.php?id=employment 

Upcoming Conference – Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2018 looks at current forest health conditions in Oregon

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Contact: Dave Shaw, OSU College of Forestry, 541-737-2845, dave.shaw@oregonstate.edu

Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2018 looks at current forest health conditions in Oregon

We are all aware of many of the forest health challenges facing Oregon. News stories about megafires and sudden oak death outbreaks have been in the news. We are familiar with tree mortality in our forests. An upcoming conference will update participants on the current condition of Oregon’s forests, forest health trends and challenges, current research, and silvicultural solutions.

The Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2018 conference will be held February 28-March 1 at the LaSells Stewart Center on the campus of Oregon State University. Geared to foresters, forest managers, woodland owners, students, and others with an interest in forest health, the conference will provide a blend of current information and practical applications on how to manage a healthy forest.

The first day of the conference participants will learn the latest information about how wildlife, insect and diseases, non-native invasive species, climate change, and other factors affect forests in Oregon.

On the second day, the morning segment showcases current fire research in a format of eight 15-minute talks. In the afternoon, speakers will discuss tree mortality analysis, drought impacts on forest health, operational implications when managing for forest health, and other silvicultural perspectives. The conference closes out with a moderated discussion on the future of forest health.

Registration is now open; please visit http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/foresthealth/. Register before February 20 to receive the early-bird registration fee of $150 ($200 after 2/20). Student registration is free, but for planning purposes, we ask that students register if they plan to eat lunch. Students can attend as many or as few sessions as their schedules allow.

Program questions should be directed to Dave Shaw, OSU College of Forestry, 541-737-2845, dave.shaw@oregonstate.edu. For registration questions, contact Melinda Olson, SAF Northwest Office, 503-224-8046, melinda@forestry.org.

The Forest Health 2018 conference is sponsored by OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension (College of Forestry). Co-sponsors include Oregon Forest Resources Institute; Sustainable Forestry Initiative State Implementation Committee; Oregon Small Woodlands Association; Oregon Tree Farm System; Northwest Fire Science Consortium; and the Society of American Foresters.

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PSU Environmental Diversity Scholarship Announcement

The PSU Environmental Professional Program (EPP) staff would like to extend an invitation to apply for the 2018 EPP Diversity Scholarship!

The goal of this scholarship is to increase participation from populations typically underrepresented in the field of environmental science and from geographic regions outside the Portland Metro Area. The Environmental Professional Program will be offering a $5,000 scholarship that can be used to pay tuition for the core classes of the River Restoration Certificate. Information on those classes, including costs, can be found on our website:https://www.pdx.edu/environmental-professional-program/professional-certification .

The application process is open to all interested individuals. Applicants should submit a resume and short letter (1 page) describing your career goals and your need for the support. The scholarship will be awarded to a single applicant interested in the River Restoration Certificate. Applications are due on Friday February 16, 2018 by 11:59 pm PST. Please e-mail your application as a single PDF or Word document to epp@pdx.edu.

If you have any questions, email epp@pdx.edu.