OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Brianna Beene coordinates the College of Forestry's Continuing & Professional Education Programs

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

Steve Bowers, Timber Harvesting Extension Specialist, teaches a workshop that covers practical aspects of starting a successful pond project on your property.

Alicia Jones, FNR Extension Agent in Douglas County, said this year's Tree School Umpqua had the highest number of attendees

'Making Shiitake Happen' at the 2017 Clackamas Tree School

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.

A successful Women Owning Woodlands Network (WOWNet) Mini Retreat at Silver Falls. WOWNet is a diverse, enthusiastic, group of women who are interested in woodland management

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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.

Event Calendar


26Jul2017

CREATING FISH HABITAT ON PERKINS CREEK

Come to a Twilight Tour to see how private woodland owners implemented a stream habitat project near Clatskanie.  The Richen family worked with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to plan and install five logjams in Perkins Creek in 2016.  See how the stream is changing to…
29Jul2017

Stand Density Tour – Alsea Nelder plots

Planting densities have a critical effect how individual trees and stands of trees grow. We will join Professor Mike Newton for a visit to a variable density research site (a Nelder plot) to hear some of what he learned there, and in other density-related work while at OSU.…
29Jul2017

Hyla Woods Gathering

More Information: http://forestguild.org/node/443 REGISTER NOW: http://conta.cc/2smhBbI Peter Hayes is a seventh-generation forest steward. He and his family have cared for Hyla Woods since 1986. Our tour will explore the forests of Hyla Woods, visit restoration forestry in practice, and see some of…
12Aug2017

Hopkins Community Forest Day

This is your chance to learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland. Volunteers help with essential seasonal tasks of managing a working demonstration forest. LEARN BY DOING—IT’S THE HOPKINS WAY WE MANAGE OUR FOREST! The focus for the summer months is on…
12Aug2017

Annual Picnic of the Linn Chapter of OSWA

The Linn Chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association invites you (OSWA member and public alike) to join them for their annual picnic. Activities for all ages will begin at 9:00 and include a tour of the property, educational displays and plant identification. It is a great chance…