Welcome Silviculture Instructors

Western Oregon Silviculture Tours
Where the big trees are!

September 30-October 3, 2018
Oregon State University • Corvallis, Oregon

Welcome Silviculture Instructors

Whether you are attending the Portland Convention or not, you are welcome to join the three-day Silviculture Instructors Tour that will be largely based out of Corvallis – home of Oregon State University and the College of Forestry (and College World Series champions). At one time, I thought we’d also be highlighting the newly re-built Peavy Hall, but it apparently will still be a pretty rough construction site in October! Regardless, we will spend a couple evenings on campus, a day on our College Forest here outside of town, a day in western Oregon Douglas-fir forests, a final evening on the Coast in Newport, and a day driving up the Coast and working our way to Portland.

Plan on arriving in Corvallis on September 30th by 7:00pm, our first gathering – we’ll stay two nights on campus (and while classes are in session) at the Holiday Inn Express. On Tuesday October 2nd, though, we’ll work our way to the Oregon Coast and spent the evening there (with a bonfire on the beach). We’ll have you to Portland by 5:00 on Wednesday. Click here for Travel Information.

Our theme will be Douglas-fir management – even-aged approaches and beyond – and how trees and stands grow in this part of the world. We have the research history and operational demonstrations on the College Forest, a long-term study site on BLM land, a sawmill tour, intensive management on private land, and Swiss Needle Cast research on coastal industry lands… all with opportunities to interact with students, faculty and local landowners.

We hope you can make it.


Sunday, September 30 – Wednesday, October 3


Registration is $350 and includes lodging, meals and ground transportation during the tour.

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Tentative Schedule

Sunday, September 30
7:00pm Welcome Reception & Presentation

Monday, October 1
8:00am Depart for McDonald Forest
5:00pm Wrap up tours and finish at the Club Cabin where a BBQ will be provided by students to tour attendees
7:00pm Return to Hotel

Tuesday, October 2
8:00am Depart for Green Peak Density Management Study
3:00pm Load up and head to Newport
6:30pm dinner at Rogue Brewery

Wednesday, October 3
8:00am Depart for Coastal Management site
3:00pm Depart for Portland

Travel Information

The Holiday Inn Express is the location for the Welcome Reception on Sunday as well as the departure spot for trips to the McDonald Forest, Green Peak Density Management Study, and Newport, Oregon. The address for the Holiday Inn Express is 781 NW 2nd Avenue, Corvallis, OR 97330. Click here for a map to the hotel.

Airport & Shuttle Information

Portland International Airport (PDX) is the nearest international airport located 1.5 hours North of Corvallis.

Shuttle Services from PDX:

  • Oregon Express Shuttle service is available every hour from Portland International Airport (PDX) and will take you directly to the OSU campus (Reser Stadium). Reservations are required and can be made online at http://www.oregonexpressshuttle.com/  or by phone at (877) 693-3785. Adult rate one way is $33.
  • Hut Airport Shuttle service is available every 90 minutes from Portland International Airport (PDX) and will take you directly to the OSU campus. Reservations are required and can be made online at www.portlandairportshuttle.com or by phone at (888) 257-0126. Adult rate one way is $48.00.

Rental Cars: Go here to find out what rental car and other ground transportation options are available at the Portland International Airport.

Eugene (EUG) Airport is the closest airport located 45 minutes south of Corvallis with convenient connections to Seattle, San Francisco and Denver.

Shuttle Service from EUG:

  • Omni Shuttle offers shuttle service on-demand from the Eugene Regional Airport (EUG) to OSU. Advanced shuttle booking is required. For more information visit www.omnishuttle.com or call (800) 741-5097.

Rental Cars: Go here to find out what rental cars are available at the Eugene Airport.


Tour Details & Questions

John D. Bailey
OSU College of Forestry
Corvallis, OR 97331
Phone: 541-737-1497
E-mail: john.bailey@oregonstate.edu


OSU Conference Services
Oregon State University
Phone: 541-737-7300
E-mail: conferences@oregonstate.edu