OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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!

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

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

Home Page

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, 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 where 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.


Listen to Woodland Stories! Woodland Stories is an audio tour of the forest from the perspective of family forest owners.  These are stories about building your own cabin, planting trees by hand, watching an eagle’s nest, and so much more.

Event Calendar


23May2018

Starker Lecture: How should we manage our forests in the face of uncertainty? What we know and what we don’t know about how trees respond to climate

Save the Dates-2018 Starker Lecture Series Series Title: “What’s next: The future of managing for healthy productive forests” March 14, 3:30 pm: Zach Parisa, Silvia Terra “ Forestry in the Age of Artificial Intelligence” April 25, 3:30 pm: Carlton Owens, U.S. Endowment For Forestry…
23May2018

Silviculture Basics

Thinning your small woodland. Learn to assess forest density and health. Learn the best time to thin your woodland. A series of three Wednesday evening workshops. Myrtle Point Extension Office 631 Alder St. Myrtle Point $35 per person…
23May2018

Silviculture Basics: Thinning Your Small Woodland, Part 3

Learn to assess forest density and health and when to consider thinning. A series of three Wednesday evening workshops, May 9th, May 16th, May 23rd. 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Light snacks provided. $35 per person or $50 per two sharing materials. …
01Jun2018

Soil Heath Workshop

Anyone who was at the 2016 Soil Health Workshop in Langlois will tell you that it was well worth going to. And it’s happening again. Organized by Curry Soil & Water Conservation District, the 2018 workshop will not only review the basics of soil health, but will continue…
02Jun2018

Tree School (Lane Co)

Tree School is in Lane County and will be held Saturday, June 2, 2018, at the Pleasant Hill High School just southeast of Eugene. This mini-college features 28 classes on a wide variety of topics of interest to family forestland owners, professional foresters, loggers, arborists, teachers, and citizens of Lane County.…