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

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

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

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

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

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!

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.

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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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Improving your Forest’s Health - Panel Discussion

A panel of local landowners who have tapped into some Federal programs to accomplish some of their conservation goals will share their experiences. Polk County residents Michael Skindrud, Marilyn Essex, Ed Weisensee and Sarah Deumling will speak on their experiences with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the US…

Trees, You, and CO2

Forests have an amazing ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it! In this class, we will be discussing how carbon moves in and out of the forest through natural and anthropocentric actions in the environment. Then we will discuss some management strategies that promote carbon storage.…

Plan for Your Land

The South Santiam and North Santiam Watershed Councils would like to help you Plan for Your Land! This FREE workshop series will walk you through the steps of developing a long-term conservation plan for your small acreage. Instructors will show you how to inventory your property, talk about various…

How Commercial Forestry Works in the PNW

Getting logging or other work done can be a mystery to the uninitiated.  Come learn more about how commercial forestry works here in the PNW from Andy Bryant, consulting forester of Yamhill Environmental Services and Eric Recht, forester for Chilton Logging. They will focus on the nuts and bolts:…

Oaks Belowground

Learn how oaks interact with mycorrhizal fungi and small mammals to create healthy and sustainable oak woodlands.  Workshop covers: Description and roles of mycorrhizal fungi Animals that disperse fungal spores Timing of mycorrhizal inoculation Oak mycorrhizal communities on serpentine soils…

Wildlife Encounters: How to Avoid Them and What to Do If You Cannot

Southern Oregon is a region of remarkable bio-diversity and a wide variety of habitats. Some of these pose potential threats to humans. Join this presentation to learn how to avoid or manage encounters with bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, and other creatures.   …