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.

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.

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

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

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

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

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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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Twilight Walk in the Woods

Hosted with the Douglas Small Woodlands Association. This tour is light on the walking & heaving on the talking! Enjoy a "tour" of the woods from the comfort of your chair while sitting on a log landing at Benson Tree Farm. The tour will start with some social time, including…

Woodland Discussion Group Twilight Tour

Ken and Sarah Edwardsson welcome you to visit their Oak Restoration project in progress for a casual walk through the property.  It is a chance to see the current year's work as well as oak stands that were thinned a year ago. There is good access for people with…

A Walk in the Woods: Carbon Farming in the Forest

Join local forest steward, Jon Stewart, on a walking exploration of his family’s Raincloud Tree Farm. Hear about the steps they and their partners are taking to understand and demonstrate climate smart forestry.  With rising concerns about changing climate, this is an opportunity to learn about ways that local…

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…

Community Forestry Day

WE NEED YOUR HELP to create, support, and maintain forestry education opportunities at Hopkins. This is your chance to learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainable managed woodland. September projects include: Wetland/Pond Restoration Area maintenance of plantings, trails, and bridge. Milling lumber from Hopkins logs. A…

Linn County Small Woodlands Association Annual Picnic

The Linn County Small Woodlands Association will have their annual summer potluck picnic at Sunnyside Park near Sweet Home.  OSWA members and the general public are invited to attend to meet landowner neighbors, and look at plans for future pine demonstration planting at the park. Bring your own table…

2019 Benton County Tree Farmer of the Year Tour and Picnic

Join Benton Tree Farmers of the Year Diana Blakney, Sid Picht & KC Thompson on their family property on the eastern flank of Marys Peak.   We will tour the property with family members and their long-time forester Scott Ferguson.  We will see results of long-term family management plus the…