A Master Woodland Manager couple in Lane County talks to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension group about all the great work they've done on their property over the years.

Stephen Fitzgerald, Director of the College of Forestry Research Forests and Silviculture Extension Specialist, pile burns to remove fuel (logs, sticks, branches, etc.) on the McDonald-Dunn Forest

Lauren Grand, Lane County Extension Agent, teaches participants of the Basic Forestry Shortcourse how to core a tree.

Chal Landgren, Christmas Tree Extension Specialist, looking for slugs at a Christmas tree harvest

Max Bennett, Extension Agent in Jackson and Josephine Counties, speaks to Citizen Fire Academy participants about fire-resistant plants for home landscapes

Forestry & Natural Resources Extension agents and specialists meet annually to discuss emerging issues and stakeholder needs. It was at an annual planning meeting over 30 years ago that the Master Woodland Manager program was developed!

Daniel Leavell, FNR Extension Agent in Klamath and Lake Counties, teaches 5th graders about fire science at Outdoor School.

Scott Leavengood, Forest Products Extension Specialist, works with a student on his Masters project

Master Woodland Manager students learning how to use the woodland stick for their harvesting/operations class

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program at Oregon State University! Our Extension Agents and Specialists work everyday to learn about the latest techniques in natural resource management, and then, through educational programs and materials, transfer this knowledge to our client groups, such as forest owners, foresters and other natural resource managers, Educators (PreK-12), Christmas tree growers, loggers and forest workers, etc. On this website you will learn about some of our marquee programs, such as Master Woodland Manager, Citizen Fire Academy, Women Owning Woodlands, Tree School, and more. Check out our calendar of upcoming events, and our more than 100 publications and other educational materials. Also, we invite you to visit your nearest county Extension office to meet your county staff up close and personal. While we do not have Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agents in every county, chances are there is an agent in a nearby county who can assist you. It is our mission to be the state's leading provider of research-based knowledge and problem-solving educational programs designed to foster new ways to manage and use Oregon's forest resources wisely.

Marion County Ext

Watch this two-minute overview of the Extension Forestry and Natural Resources Program. Narrated by Extension Forestry Agent Glenn Ahrens and Master Woodland Manager volunteer Mike Matthews. The video illustrates how Extension teaches best practices that enhance the soil, air and water quality, and how the program is important to family and community success.

Events Calendar

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Off-Grid Living & Systems

Visit this property on 170 acres of forest land to learn about a house that is off-grid, uses rainwater harvesting for potable water, and is both passive solar and complies with the high-efficiency Passive House Standard. Land Steward Workshop. Instructor: Susan Stone &   Geoff Weaver …

Why are my trees dying?

Trees all over Lane County are displaying signs of poor health. Many trees are even dying. Is it drought? Insects? disease? Join, OSU Extension's Forest Health Specialist, Dave Shaw to discuss signs and symptoms of unhealthy trees and what we can do to prevent those trees from dying. Dave…

Forest Tour and Equipment Demonstration

The Marion Polk Small Woodlands chapter is hosting a tour and equipment demonstration by Tom Repko of Small Woodlot Tools LLC.  Tom is a retired engineer who came up with and now manufactures a skidding grapple for 3-pt hitch on tractors.  Tom will also show us some simple physics…

Oregon Tree Farm System Recognition Luncheon, Workshop, and Annual Meeting

Oregon Tree Farm System Recognition Luncheon, Workshops, and Annual Meeting. Visit the OSWA website for full details of agenda, workshops and registration.    …

Tech Talk with John Krause, Stewardship Forester, Oregon Department of Forestry

John Krause, Stewardship Forester with the Oregon Department of Forestry, will demonstrate Avenza, a mapping app that you can use in the field for a variety of forest management purposes. If you wish, you can bring along a tablet or smartphone and try it out on your own device. A…

Effective Forest Roads

Use your road maintenance dollars effectively. Learn to assess your existing road for potential problems and prioritize repairs. Workshop covers maintenance and improvement techniques, water quality and aquatic habitat concerns, regulations, contracts, and technical and financial assistance available to small woodland owners. Bring a photo of your road trouble…