OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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

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

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

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!

A Master Woodland Manager talks to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension group about all the great work he's done on his property over the years.

Val Elders is the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent in Clatsop, Lincoln, and Tillamook counties.

Jim Johnson (middle), Senior Assoc. Dean & FNR Ext. Program Leader, & Jason O'Brien (right), Coordinator for the OR Master Naturalist Program volunteer at National Get Outdoors Day

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

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

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

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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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23Oct2018

Forest Management Plan Drop-in Help Session

Are you working on a management plan for your woodland? Whether you're trying to get started or in the process of updating an old plan, this is an opportunity to get some help. Drop in to "office hours" to discuss your questions with your Extension Forester and get some…
24Oct2018

Producing and Marketing Christmas Boughs Workshop

Beavercreek area, Oct. 24, 9:00am-12:00pm This field workshop will cover the basics of culturing noble fir plantings for bough production. Topics include: · Existing plantings, converting overgrown CTs’, starting over with combined CT’s and boughs across multiple fields. · Rates of production and yield, workable scales of operation. · Marketing, harvesting, handling,…
24Oct2018

Forest Management Plan Drop-in Help Session

Are you working on a management plan for your woodland? Whether you're trying to get started or in the process of updating an old plan, this is an opportunity to get some help. Drop in to "office hours" to discuss your questions with your Extension Forester and get some…
25Oct2018

Forest Management Plan Drop-in Help Session

Are you working on a management plan for your woodland? Whether you're trying to get started or in the process of updating an old plan, this is an opportunity to get some help. Drop in to "office hours" to discuss your questions with your Extension Forester and get some…
25Oct2018

Selling your logs

This evening workshop covers the basics of timber harvesting and timber sale management for small woodland owners. Topics include harvesting systems, harvesting costs, safety, sale types, steps on a timber sale, how to estimate volume per acre, how to find a log buyer, purchase orders and bucking, how to…