OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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

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

'Making Shiitake Happen' at the 2017 Clackamas Tree School

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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


19Sep2017

Alliance of Natural Resource Outreach & Service Programs

This dynamic conference is for professionals and partner organizations that coordinate, administer, or host training and volunteer programs in natural resource conservation, education, and outreach or for those interested in developing similar programming. This year the conference will be held in Portland, Oregon at the Word Forestry Center.…
19Sep2017

2017 OSU Land Steward Training

Early Bird Registration before Aug. 1 save $50:   Register online here Registration Deadline Aug. 15; Cost:  Full Registration price: $200 individual, $275 Couple. For more information visit The Land Steward Web Page or call 541-776-7371 Apply today…
19Sep2017

Woodland Management, A Basic Forestry Short Course

Instructor: Norma Kline, OSU Ext. Forester for Coos & Curry Counties This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include: Getting started: Assessing your property and your site. What’s going on in your woods?…
20Sep2017

Woodland Management, A Basic Forestry Short Course

Instructor: Norma Kline, OSU Ext. Forester for Coos & Curry Counties This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include: Getting started: Assessing your property and your site. What’s going on in your woods?…
20Sep2017

The Era of Megafires - Pendleton

TICKETS: FREE – PLEASE REGISTER AT EVENTBRITE https://eom2017pdt.eventbrite.com Large megafires and their impacts on people and ecosystems is a serious and growing issue to our region. Our communities, homes, businesses and our very way of life are threatened. Education, community action and policy…