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

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

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

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

'Making Shiitake Happen' at the 2017 Clackamas Tree School

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

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

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

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

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.

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, 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


Saw Shop Tour

Join the Marion/Polk Small Woodlands Association for this tour of L & L Equipment , a complete, professional Saw Shop. Learn about the different saw sizes, qualities and options, accessories for successful timber falling or wood cutting, as well as services and supplies of all sorts including chain grinding,…

NRCS local Work Group meeting for Benton and Linn Counties

NRCS offices hold annual Work Group meetings in winter to collect input on how they should allocate conservation funds to meet the needs of the agriculture and forestry communities.  This is the key source of conservation cost share for many types of activities, so it is important that they…

Forest Land Assessment and Surveying

Please plan on joining us for our February meeting. The program will include presentations by Eric Olson, Appraisal Supervisor Rural Property, Washington County, and Scott Young, County Surveyor, Washington County. Mr. Olson will share his insights on appraisal of timber property in Washington County, including an overview of…

Forest Health in Oregon: State of the State 2018

To register and view the full agenda,…

Ornamental Nursery and Christmas Tree Production Webinar Series

This series will enable you to more effectively manage insects, diseases, nematodes and other issues found in field-grown nursery crops and Christmas trees. Certification credits: Pesticide recertification credits will be offered for participants from Michigan. For more information and to register, click on the…