OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Congratulations to the MWM graduating class of 2019 in Douglas County!

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

A Master Woodland Manager couple in Lane County talks to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension group about all the great work they've done on their property over the years.

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

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

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

Daniel Leavell, FNR Extension Agent in Klamath and Lake Counties, teaches 5th graders about fire science at Outdoor School.

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

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!

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

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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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04Apr2020

**Postponed until further notice** Tree School Lane County

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all Extension programming will be provided virtually, postponed or canceled until further notice to help keep our employees, volunteers, learners and communities safe. Check back here or contact the organizer for details on plans for this event. The event, “Tree School Lane” scheduled…
11Apr2020

Community Forestry Day - April

Due to the corona virus and the safety of our caretakers, staff, and visitors, Hopkins Demonstration Forest will be closed to the public until further notice beginning on March 24th, 2020.…
14Apr2020

POSTPONED -Tour of the new Peavey Hall at OSU

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all Extension programming will be provided virtually, postponed or canceled until further notice to help keep our employees, volunteers, learners and communities safe. Check back here or contact the organizer for details on plans for this event. Evan Schmidt from the TallWood…
15Apr2020

Woodland Management: A Basic Forestry Short Course

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, all Extension programming will be provided virtually, postponed or canceled until further notice to help keep our employees, volunteers, learners and communities safe. Check back here or contact the organizer for details on plans for this event. Instructor: Dan Stark, OSU Ext.…
15May2020

Sharing Habitat with Cougars

Please join The Executive Director of The Cougar Fund as we examine the natural history of the mountain lion and what makes it special. We will identify the challenges that humans and cougars face as their geographic footprints continue to increase the overlap of habitat and development. We will…