OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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.

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

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

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

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

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!

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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26Sep2018

Woodgrain Millwork Sawmill Tour

In 2016, Woodgrain Millwork Inc. purchased the Gem Forest Products sawmill located in Emmett, Idaho.  The company has renovated the mill to make it competitive in today’s markets and family forestland owners in the region are excited at the prospect of having another competitor for their sawlogs. A tour…
27Sep2018

Finding frogs and noticing newts

Learn to identify the common amphibians in our area and their habitat requirements. Create, enjoy and explore amphibian habitat in your woodland. A lecture will be followed by a short walk near the South Slough visitor center. Please bring a flashlight. #FNR…
28Sep2018

2018 Native Tree Walk

Learn to identify and care for your trees! Trouble distinguishing White and Black Oaks? Wondering if that huge cedar is an Incense, Port-Orford, or Western red? The more you know about your trees, the better you can care for them and improve their overall health. This workshop will…
06Oct2018

Lamers Forest Property Tour

Join Marion & Polk OSWA for a look around at the Lamers Forests property just west of Monmouth.  Brothers Terry and Lee will share their experience growing redwoods, thinning, logging, pond building and other forestry topics. They have redwood trees up to 26 years old, on different sites and…
15Oct2018

Fall Slash Burning Demonstration at Lamers Forest

Join The Lamers brothers and Marion & Polk OSWA a chance to see and learn about slash pile burning practices from a 9 acre clear-cut completed in March 2018. It will be done of fairly short notice within a burning window of Oct 15 and November 15, depending on weather…
16Oct2018

Revisiting the November 2014 Ice Storm

We will visit areas on public and private land that were heavily impacted by the November 2014 Coast Range ice storm for a “rear view mirror” look at forest management.  We will learn what landowners did to mitigate the timber damage and how their decisions have panned out, four…