Students check out an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as part of the OR Forests High School Student Summit

Daniel Leavell, Extension Agent in Klamath & Lake Counties, is helping bring an unprecedented level of coordination and connection between land and fire managers.

Tiffany Fegel, Coordinator of the Master Woodland Program and the Women Owning Woodlands Network, meets with a landowner to review management objectives.

Dr. John Bailey talks about fire ecology with the OR Master Naturalist Program and Citizens Fire Academy participants.

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

Glenn Ahrens, Clackamas County Extension Agent, teaches a reforestation session to the Master Woodland Manager class.

Congratulations Jason O'Brien (right), Coordinator of the OR Master Naturalist Program, for receiving the Dean's Award (Thomas Maness, left) for Outstanding Achievement.

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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, 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, Resource Management Planning, Ties to the Land, 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. Welcome to our world of Forestry & Natural Resources Extension! We exist to meet your research and educational needs.

Event Calendar


Fire Without Borders: Observations, Experiences, and Lessons Learned from the 36-Pit Fire

The field tour will begin and end at Timber Park in Estacada to gather participants and board vans/buses. Featured topics include: silviculture, stand management, fuels management, and what was observed/learned about fire behavior in the different forest types and management units across both public and private…

National Get Outdoors Day

The third annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday May 30th, 2015 from 10:00am-3:00pm at Peavy Arboretum.  This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and…

OR Master Naturalist Program

The Oregon Coast Ecoregion course will present a diverse series of classes, covering the major ecosystems present on the Oregon Coast, from ocean and beaches to nearshore and intertidal to forests, rivers and estuaries. Once completed, this course will enable you to provide well-informed volunteer service to a…

Webinar: Large incident risk assessments: The roles of the agency administrator and the resource specialist

Presented by: Stephen Gage, Asst. Dir., Operations for fire and aviation management USFS & Kevin Martin, Forest Supervisor,   Umatilla National Forest No pre-registration necessary. Link to the webinar Northwest Fire Science Consortium…

OR Urban & Community Forestry Conference

Invasive pests, changing climate regimes and increased urban density will cause changes in our urban forests in the coming years. What tools and strategies can managers use today to help our community forests adapt? This one-day conference will provide participants with a toolkit full of possibilities, based on…