OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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

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

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

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

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

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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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20Jul2019

Washington Co Neighbor to Neighbor & 2018 Outstanding Tree Farmers of the Year Woods Tour

You are Invited to Join Ernie and Linda Rieben on their Madrona Ridge Tree Farm from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm Ernie and Linda (Moehnke) Rieben’s family has owned this property since 1926, when acquired by Linda’s grandfather John Moehnke. It was acquired by Ernie and Linda from the…
22Jul2019

Oregon Season Tracker Citizen Science Training classroom session

Do you like the outdoors and the idea of contributing to science research? join us... Oregon Season Tracker Citizen Science Volunteers are people like you: They are trained observers helping to track local weather and native plant seasonal changes They collect data from their own backyard, farm, woodland, or schoolyard.…
24Jul2019

Irrigation Overview: For New and Intermediate Irrigators

This class will provide an overview of irrigation systems on agricultural properties for the novice/intermediate irrigator. We will discuss advantages and disadvantages as well as estimated costs of each of the systems, to help you make decisions related to irrigation efficiency and agricultural water quality. There will be ample…
10Aug2019

Native Seed Collecting & Plant Identification

From backyard pollinator gardens and large-scale restoration efforts, native plant seed collection is one of the first steps for creating a successful project. Become familiar with native plant identification and seed collection and bring something home to grow in your garden. Participants will explore for native flora at the…
17Aug2019

Columbia County Neighbor-to-Neighbor Woods Tour

Learn about road construction, thinning strategies, riparian protection, fuels reduction, and much more. Admission and lunch are free, registration required. To Register: oswaevents@gmail.com or (503) 588-1813 by August 12th (specify Aug. 17 event).…
29Aug2019

2019 Master Woodland Manager Training

The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) program will help you gain in-depth skills for tending your forest, provide you with opportunities to share your passion for stewardship with others, while learning from topic experts from across the state. Registration for this class is by application only. Applications are also…
05Oct2019

Trail Building Workshop - Matteson Demonstration Forest

Are you thinking about creating or improving walking trails on your property? Come to this hands-on workshop and work party to learn the proper techniques for designing trails that are enjoyable to walk on and stand up to the elements. Not only will you take home skills you can…