In this week’s issue:

Save the Date: Oregon Outdoor Summit, April 17 & 18, 2017

Oregon Outdoor Summit:
The Sporting & Recreation Economy

April 17 & 18,* 2017
CH2M Hill Alumni Center
Corvallis, Oregon

Keynote Speakers: Stacy Bare, Sierra Club Outdoors, and Luis Benitez, Colorado Recreation Industry Office

Should you attend? Are you interested in developing, influencing access to, or building products for the outdoor and recreation economy?

Produced by OSU University Outreach and Engagement

April 17 – Features keynote speaker Stacy Bare, Sierra Club Outdoors; introduction to Oregon’s 10-year vision for outdoor recreation; city and region successes and lessons learned; community engagement modeling; and exceptional OSU community outreach and engagement projects.

*April 18 – Features keynote speaker Luis Benitez, Colorado Recreation Industry Office and regional working groups. Participation in working groups is by invitation only.

For more information and to register:

Sponsored by Travel Oregon

Oregon Outdoor Summit Save the Date Card

Daniel Leavell and his partners for securing a USDA Joint Chiefs Grant

Congratulations to OSU Extension Faculty Daniel Leavell and his partners for securing a USDA Joint Chiefs Grant for their Lake County Landscape Restoration Project.

From the USDA Website:

North Warner Multi-Ownership Forest Health Project (Freemont-Winema National Forest)

The North Warner Landscape covers 410,000 acres where private landowners and agencies are working across ownership boundaries to promote forest health and fire resiliency. This unique landscape contains extensive stands of old legacy ponderosa pine intermixed with aspen and meadows, with greater sage grouse focal habitat adjacent to the north and east. The landscape is at a severe risk of uncharacteristically intense disturbance due to heavy fuel loading and stand densities which would result in loss of old legacy ponderosa pine and greater sage grouse focal habitat. USDA and its partners will use project funding for forest health treatments through commercial harvest, small tree thinning, and slash treatments on federal and private lands.

Partners Include: Bureau of Land Management, Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board, Lakeview Stewardship Group, Klamath Lake Forest Health Partnership, Oregon Department of Forestry, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, private landowners, Oregon State University Extension, Lake Country Watershed Council, Lake County Commissioners, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Soil and Water Conservation, Collins Pine, Lake County Resources Initiative, Mule Deer Foundation, Ruby Mitigation Funds.

Press Release.

Vice Provost Awards of Excellence: Deadline TODAY at 5pm

The Vice Provost Awards of Excellence encourage and reward efforts to create and nurture healthy communities, healthy planet and a healthy economy through outreach and engagement efforts.

If you have taken part in – or know of – an outreach and engagement project implemented in the past five years that is deserving of special recognition, please submit nominations by 5:00pm TODAY, February 20. To learn more about the award criteria and to upload nomination information, click here. You can self-nominate, nominate others, and/or encourage community partners to submit nominations.

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