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

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!

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

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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.

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

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

Congratulations to the MWM graduating class of 2019 in Douglas County!

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

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

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.

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Basic Woodland Management Course - Clackamas County

This four-session course is for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It also serves as preparation for the OSU Master Woodland Manager Training (August-November 2020). Topics covered include: Getting Started - Exploring your woodland property and its potential with respect to your goals.…

Tree Planting for Reforestation and Restoration

Join us for a fun afternoon of outdoor learning and tree planting at the new Collins Demonstration Forest. This is a field-based workshop.  Each participant will have a chance to plant a few trees. You'll leave the workshop with a packet of handouts and, as a special bonus, a…

Woodland Information Night

Join us to hear from knowledgeable speakers and visit with other landowners at this annual event sponsored by the Benton County Small Woodlands Association.   Topics: -GIS Tools Available to Woodland owners by county services, Doug Sackinger-Benton County Public Services -Species Selection in a Changing Climate, Glenn Ahrens -OSU Extension, Clackamas…

Rural Living Day 2020

If you live in the country or are considering a move, you won’t want to miss this event. Workshops throughout the day offer something for everyone. Classes on: Compost, water rights and well water management, wild mushrooming, small engine maintenance, wildlife management and habitat creation, sausage making, and more! There…

Maintaining a Healthy Forest in an Uncertain Climate - Roseburg

Higher temperatures and new weather patterns. How is a change in climate impacting your woodlands? Increased drought, wildfire, and decreased resilience to insects and disease can kill trees and reduce the value of your forestland. Knowing the risks and taking action to mitigate these impacts on your forestland can save you money in…

Mistletoes of SW Oregon: Friends or Foes?

Katy Mallams began a 31-year career with the U.S. Forest Service as a forestry technician and forester before spending 17 years as a Plant Pathologist with Forest Health Protection here in Southwest Oregon. In this role, she conducted studies and provided federal forest managers with assistance on a variety…

Minimizing Douglas-fir beetle with MCH

The recent weather has caused a lot of Douglas-fir die off, blow down, and breakage. Stressed Douglas-fir trees over 10 inches are susceptible to Douglas-fir beetle. This workshop will discuss using MCH to minimize your risk to Douglas-fir beetle outbreaks and then we will show you how to set…

Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse - Linn and Benton County

This five session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  Topics covered: Getting Started:  assessing your property and site. What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology. Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for…