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

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

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

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!

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

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

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

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.

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

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.

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Small Woodlands program: Riparian Habitat and Your Woodland

The importance of seasonal creeks on woodlands and other rural properties will be discussed by a panel of experts.  Topics will include riparian protection, enhancement and improvement so that trees and other plants will provide shade, soil conservation and biodiversity.  The goal is for all wildlife, including insects and…

Biomass Summit - presented by Ochoco Forest Restoration Collaborative

  What Topics will be Covered? We will hear from regional experts, and have opportunities for conversations on the following topics: Success stories and lessons learned from the real world. What may or may not work in Crook County? How can we scale biomass projects that are the right…

Woodland Measurements Workshop

Knowing something about what you have in the woods is important: If you are selling trees, you will want to know the volume in the stands to be harvested. If you are thinking about stand density and thinning, you will want to know how crowded your stands are. Join…

Forest Management Plan Drop-in Help Session

Are you working on a management plan for your woodland? Whether you're trying to get started or in the process of updating an old plan, this is an opportunity to get some help. Drop in to "office hours" to discuss your questions with your Extension Forester and get some…

Producing and Marketing Christmas Boughs Workshop

Beavercreek area, Oct. 24, 9:00am-12:00pm This field workshop will cover the basics of culturing noble fir plantings for bough production. Topics include: · Existing plantings, converting overgrown CTs’, starting over with combined CT’s and boughs across multiple fields. · Rates of production and yield, workable scales of operation. · Marketing, harvesting, handling,…