Please join us for the final seminar of the Fall 2018 Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of Biodiversity (EECB) Seminar Series!
Dr. Berry Brosi is a Winship Distinguished Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Emory University. Dr. Brosi’s talk, “Pollination Networks: Structure, Function, and Responses to Perturbation”, will be held on Friday, Dec 7th from 3:00-4:00 pm in LINC 302. If you are unable to attend in person, remote access to this seminar is available at https://oregonstate.webex.com/, meeting number: 922 994 358.
Dr. Brosi is a community ecologist whose research program is focused on how both biodiversity and the structure of ecological interaction networks affect ecological stability and functioning, using both theoretical and empirical approaches. His empirical work has primarily used plant-pollinator interactions and networks as a model system. More about Dr. Brosi’s work can be found at https://www.brosilab.org/.”
|The U.S. Forest Service, Los Padres National Forest is excited to announce the 2018-2019 Women in Wildfire Training Camp application in now open! We are seeking highly motivated people interested in a career in firefighting to participate in the event. This camp is geared toward providing a bridge for female and underrepresented groups to wildland firefighting careers which they may not have otherwise been aware of. Participants will learn about careers in wildland fire with the Forest Service and will be provided with a comprehensive wildland fire orientation, formal firefighter training, professional development, as well as certification and physical agility training. Upon completion, participants can be highly competitive for wildland fire positions.
Select the links below to learn more about previous Training Camp graduate experiences!
How to Apply: Select the following link and complete our online application: Application Link
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Sunday, December 9 , 2018
|Camp Schedule and Location
This year’s 5th Annual Women in Wildfire Basic Training Camp will begin Sunday, March 24, 2019, and conclude Friday, March 29, 2019. The 6 day, 5 night Camp will be hosted in Santa Barbara, California. Training will include classroom and hands-on field exercises. Participants will be provided with personal protective equipment and line gear. They will be taken on hikes to simulate tasks that wildland firefighters regularly perform to gain a better understanding of the physical demands of the job. Full attendance is mandatory, and selected participants must participate and be present all 6 days and 5 nights of the camp.
Firefighting Training and Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior: These introductory courses are designed to train entry-level firefighters. Participants will be introduced to and gain knowledge of the basic incident management organization, firefighting techniques, suppression equipment, safety, strategy, and tactics along with fire behavior. Field exercises will be performed for valuable hands-on training.
Camp participants will have the opportunity to pass the Agency Work Capacity Test at the “Arduous” level. This involves a 3-mile walk that must be completed wearing a 45-pound weight vest (provided) in less than 45 minutes.
There are multiple options to obtaining a Wildland firefighter position. Temporary, Administratively Determined (on-call) and other seasonal summer opportunities are available. This training camp opportunity will not guarantee any type of employment. However, the Training Camp does provide certification, knowledge, and skills that will enable participants to be competitive when applying for wildland firefighter positions. Participation in the training will allow you access to professionals in the field of firefighting and other professions in the Forest Service including women leaders from the fire community.
For More Information:
View the website/s below to learn more about this great opportunity:
Outreach available online – Click Here
Los Padres WWW site – http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/lpnf
Los Padres Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/lospadresnationalforest
Los Padres Twitter – @LosPadresNF
If you have questions, contact us at:
(805) 680-4559 Cell & Text
805) 605-4995 Office
Los Padres National Forest
November 30th, 2018 Biodiversity Seminar- “The Ecology and Evolution of Toxicity of New Guinea Birds.”
The EECB seminar series will break next week for Thanksgiving but will continue Friday, November 30 at 3 PM in LINC 302 with Dr. Jack Dumbacher from California Academy of Sciences. His talk is titled “The Ecology and Evolution of Toxicity of New Guinea Birds.” Dr. Dumbacher is the Curator of Ornithology and Mammalogy at the California Academy of Sciences and previously worked for several years at the Smithsonian Institution. His lab group researches birds and mammals in California and around the world. His interests include avian genetics and chemical defense and recently expanded to ecology and evolution of mammals. See the flyer below for more details.
If you would like to schedule a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Dumbacher, please contact email@example.com. A brown bag lunch will be scheduled for Friday, November 30.
The search is on for a certified/trained feller to cut a few trees to join in on a trip to Southern OR and CA. Here are the details:
WHO: Hazel Daniels ( 2nd year PhD in forest pathology), one assistant TBD, and YOU
WHAT: cutting 3-4 8″ DBH Pinus radiata trees
WHERE: MacKerricher State Park in Mendocino County, CA
WHEN: The week of December 10th (but there’s some wiggle room)
Why? One chapter of Hazel’s dissertation focuses on the potential risk of Sudden Oak Death to radiata pine. Once logs are cut, the ends will be sealed and they will be transported to Brookings in Curry County, OR. The logs, along with Doug-fir and tanoak logs, will be dispersed under Sudden Oak Death infected canopies for observation.
Her advisor, Jared LeBoldus, will cover all costs associated with travel, hotel stay, and food. All they need is someone who’s handy with a chainsaw to join them!
Please email (Hazel.Daniels@oregonstate.edu) if you have any questions, or if you’re available to help!
Be sure to check these out TOMORROW WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 14TH!
Registration for the 2019 Willamette Valley Bird Symposium is now open! Please join us in bringing together professionals, students, and amateurs to celebrate birds. This year’s plenary speaker is KENN KAUFMAN, renowned naturalist, artist, and author of the cult-classic book Kingbird Highway. Kenn currently serves as a field editor for Audubon magazine and puts most of his energy into book projects, including Lives of North American Birds and the Kaufman Focus Guides, and painting bird portraits.
This event will be held January 19th, 2019 at the CH2M HILL Alumni Center on the OSU campus. For more information, please visit https://willamettevalleybirds.org/. General registration includes lunch. Cost is $15 for students/educators and $20 for the general public. Register ASAP as space is limited.
Are you looking for ways to increase your leadership skills, knowledge and confidence?
Register for the Emerging Leaders course (UEXP 499, 37174, 2 credits, Wednesdays 4-5:50pm) for winter term.
This course is designed for students new to leadership development who are looking to:
- Increase your personal development and leadership efficacy
- Learn a variety of leadership styles and models
- Reflect on your personal leadership and communication styles, talents, strengths and goals
- Build a foundation for participation in future leadership opportunities, internships, and other professional development
Questions? Contact Melissa.Yamamoto@oregonstate.edu or (541) 737-6385.
Boren Awards Information Session
Boren Awards provide up to $30,000 in funding for graduate and undergraduate International Study in Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Please join LeAnn Adam, OSU Prestigious Scholarships Coordinator and Michael Saffle, Boren Awards Outreach Specialist from the Institute of International Education for drop-in advising or an information session. All students and interested faculty and advisors are welcome!
Date: Wednesday, October 31
Time: Drop-in advising from 10-12, Information session from 12-1
Location: Bexell Hall advising lounge, Bexell 208
Interested in joining the Peace Corps?
There will be a Peace Corps info session on November 14th at 6pm in STAG 160. Students interested in learning more about Peace Corps opportunities can come and talk with Scot Roskelley, the Peace Corps Recruiter for Oregon. In addition, Scot will be on campus Nov. 14-15 so if you are not able to make the info session, contact him for an appointment time at (503) 290-4024.
Check out the online Peace Corps info sessions:
On Wednesday, October 31, 5:50 pm to 8:40 pm, the SLI Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is holding their annual Trick or Treat for Canned Goods service project. Participants will join CCE staff to go door-to-door in the Witham Hill Oaks neighborhood trick-or-treating for canned goods and other nonperishable donations to support the OSU Human Services Resource Center’s (HSRC) food pantry. This event is open to all OSU students, staff, faculty, and affiliates. Costumes are highly encouraged but should be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
On Saturday, October 27, the SLI Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) is holding their annual Make a Difference Day event. For this day of service, the CCE is offering eight amazing service projects, and they invite OSU students, staff, faculty, and their children to celebrate and support our community with them by participating in service projects.
Service projects include a firewood organization project with the Mary’s River Gleaners, riparian zone restoration with the Oak Creek Center for Urban Horticulture, a Craft N Care for Meals on Wheels, a squash processing and bulk spices repackaging project through the Organic Growers Club and Lewis Brown Farm to benefit the OSU Human Services Resource Center, a garden project with the Linus Pauling Institute Healthy Youth Program, a natural area enhancement project with the Chintimini Wildlife Center, and work on the Van Buren House with Corvallis Housing First. Six of these projects are open to children under 18 with guardian attendance and three are wheelchair accessible.
Space is limited, so interested individuals are encouraged to register early. Sign up is available on Ideal-Logic through this link: https://goo.gl/4fNHv9.
Accommodations related to disability may be made by calling 541-737-3041 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested in attending the 13th Annual National Engineer’s Week Career Exploration Dinner? It’ll be held at the Southwestern Oregon Community College Campus, Hales Center/Empire Hall in Coos Bay, Wednesday February 20, 2019- 4:30PM to 8:00PM. Registration is held for students interested in Engineering, Forestry, and Surveying careers. Seating is limited, so RSVP and get it on your calendar early!
For more information, check out the flyer: 2019 Engineering Dinner
Getting Things Done: Careers in Environmental Law for Natural Resource Majors
Applications due November 30, 2018
Many students in the Natural Resources field find themselves at a crossroads. Academia, wilderness firefighting, or seasonal fieldwork can seem like the only viable career options when you have a Bachelor of Science in a Natural Resources field. It can be difficult for students who want to make a difference in the world, but are not sure how they can best create change.
Lewis & Clark Law School, through a generous grant by the Wyss Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to the protection of public lands in the Intermountain West, is providing funds to allow promising undergraduates in natural resources fields to visit Lewis and Clark Law School, one of the top environmental and natural resources law programs in the nation. Selected students will spend time at the law school to explore the world of environmental and natural resources law which provides an avenue for students with strong science backgrounds to utilize their research, analytical, and scientific skills in careers protecting our natural world. Furthermore, law school is rigorous and demanding in a way that science students are uniquely prepared for. This program was designed by Lewis and Clark’s current Wyss Scholar, third year law student Cooper Rodgers.
During the program, students will:
- Meet with Lewis and Clark Faculty
- Meet with current Environmental Law students
- Meet Attorneys and Law School graduates currently working in Public Interest Environmental Law
- Have an opportunity to see the Portland area
Travel and lodging costs will be provided. The program will take place March 21-22, 2019.
Applicants will be required to send in the following to Kelly Novahom, Program Coordinator for Environmental Law, by email at email@example.com:
- Complete Application Letter (see 2nd page)
- A Resume AND Three References
- An unofficial transcript
- A 1000 word essay on their relationship to public lands, our environment, and their interest in law school
Scholarship recipients will be notified in Early December. Application attached below:
For questions about the scholarship, please contact Wyss Scholar Cooper Rodgers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
US Forest Service will be at OSU Oct. 10th
The US Forest Service (Willamette National Forest, Middle Fork Ranger District) will be available to answer your questions about numerous seasonal and permanent positions that are available NOW with the US Forest Service and how to apply!
Wednesday, October 10th 2018
Richardson Hall 1st floor knuckle 12:00 – 2:00 pm.
Don’t Forget that the US Forest Service is hiring NOW for the upcoming season with many announcements closing on October 12th!
USAJOBS Hiring Frenzy Continues!
As we know all kinds of positions including Fire Jobs, Summer Jobs, Student Internships, and Full-time/Temporary Jobs for Recent Grads are still accepting applications now until mid- October!
PLEASE NOTE: The USAJOBS website will unavailable beginning 12:01 a.m. EDT Friday October 5th, through 11:59 p.m. EDT Monday, October 8th. The Office of Personnel Management is upgrading the electrical power system which requires USAJOBS to be shutdown. Applicants will not be able to submit applications during the planned outage. Please plan around the scheduled downtime, in submitting now or very soon after the outage!
Fall 2018 From Here to Career Workshop Series
Here are a few upcoming beneficial workshops and lectures, feel free to check one or more of them out. Register in Handshake for anything below.
Upcoming Forest Bee Biodiversity Seminar
Dr. Rachael Winfree is a professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. Her talk, “Forest Bee Biodiversity in the Eastern USA,” will be held on Friday, October 5th, 3:00-4:00 pm, in LINC 302. A flyer for this seminar is attached here: WinfreeFlyer5Oct2018 . If you are unable to attend in person remote access to this seminar is available at https://oregonstate.webex.com/, meeting number: 922 994 358
Dr. Winfree studies plants-pollinator systems to learn about the function of mutualisms and the relationship of biodiversity to ecosystem services at large spatio-temporal scales and applies her knowledge to conservation. More about Dr. Winfree and her work can be found at https://winfreelab.com/.
Dr. Winfree will also be available for one-on-one meetings and during a brown-bag lunch (RH 115, 12:00-1:00) on Friday, October 5th. If you are interested in an individual meeting with Dr. Winfree, please email Rachel Zitomer (email@example.com) and indicate your availability on this poll.
Interested in the Mentored Employment Program?
Better get on it because Student Applications are due on October 12th!
The Mentored Employment Program provides College of Forestry (CoF) undergraduate students paid opportunities to work with members of CoF faculty on research projects or field experiences. These types of experiences enhance students’ professional skills, build important mentor/protégé relationships and guidance while assisting faculty with important research.
Find out more at: Mentored Employment Program
2018 Natural Sciences & Environmental Fair
You won’t want to miss the first ever Natural Sciences & Environmental Career Fair on Wednesday, October 17th! If you want to work for a cause or work outside, protect animals or restore watersheds, conserve natural resources, manage lands, or bring science to the public – this is the fair for you.
Undergraduates looking for internships, volunteer opportunities, or your first job doing what your passionate about. Graduate students wanting to work for government and scientific organizations. It’s all here. Even if you aren’t looking for a job right now, come and network and learn.
Register to attend the event on Handshake. Contact Britt Hoskins, career advisor for the College of Forestry, with any questions!
US Forest Service – Summer 2019 Jobs Announcement
Summer temporary jobs across the Nation will be open to the public to apply starting in September of 2018, yes you read that right! All summer jobs in Region 1 (North Idaho, Montana, Oregon & parts of the Dakotas) will be advertised starting on September 12th and run through October 12th, 2018.
Get specific information on jobs available by using the outreach database where positions are being listed daily at: http://tiny.cc/jobsoutreach You will still need to apply for jobs using www.usajobs.gov during the open period listed above.
These job advertisements will include all fire fighter, fire management positions, wilderness technicians, trail, and recreation technicians, engineering & surveying technicians, forestry technicians, hydrologic technicians, biological science technicians, archaeological technicians, equipment operators, motor vehicle operators, laborers, maintenance workers, visitor information/guides, office services, & recreation positions.
Fall Term – Save The Date!
It’s not to early to save the date for several fall term events.
Fall Industry Tour/Forestry Field Trip
Bureau of Land Management – Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area
October 19, 2018, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
We will be taking a trip to Newport to visit the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. We will tour the historic Yaquina Head Lighthouse and walk the grounds with BLM Park Ranger. There will be an opportunity to ask questions about the park and about the BLM careers. Bring a sack lunch to enjoy after the tour. RSVP here by October 11, 2018.
OSU Student Chapter SAF Job Fair
November 14th, 10:00am – 2:00pm
CH2M Hill Alumni Center Ballroom
The annual SAF Job Fair is a student organized and run event which hosts a vast array of private and public employers looking to fill seasonal, part-time, full-time and internship positions from all sectors of forestry, forest products, natural resources and outdoor recreation. Register on Handshake!
SNAP: Could you use help paying for food?
Rent Textbooks at NO COST for the ENTIRE term
The Textbook Lending Program offers eligible OSU students the opportunity to check out textbooks at no cost for the entire academic term! The program starts the first week of class and operates on a first come, first serve basis. They currently have books for 181 courses! Most of the textbooks are either donated or purchased. Students (and professors) can learn more about the program and check if we have their textbook by going to: http://studentlife.oregonstate.edu/hsrc/textbooks.
To ensure that HSRC has the textbook needed for a course, check online:
- Go to osulibrary.oregonstate.edu/
- Log in using your ONID through MY ACCOUNT
- Start a New Search and click on the Course Reserves tab
- Enter the title of textbook and click Search
- In the drop-down menu that says “OSU Course Reserves”, change it to “HSRC Textbook Lending Library”
- If you see a green dot and the word “Available”, you can go to HSRC and rent the textbook
Interested in purchasing a College of Forestry t-shirt! Stop by Snell 133 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a distant student. Limited sizes are available.
T-shirts are $15. Shipping is $3.50.
Keep Up With the Peavy Hall Transition Construction
Wondering up the future of the College of Forestry? Are you missing Peavy Hall? Don’t you worry, you can see what’s happening live by clicking on one of the following links to two web cameras that show the project site live every day: http://webcam.oregonstate.edu/fsc2 or http://webcam.oregonstate.edu/fsc1