OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Tiffany Fegel, Coordinator of Women Owning Woodlands Network (WOWnet), brings women together at the Hopkins Demonstration Forest.

A landowner takes Agents and Specialists on a tour to highlight his management practices; and is a kick off to the FNR Extension's Annual Planning Meeting.

Jim Johnson, Senior Assoc. Dean & FNR Ext. Program Leader, volunteers at National Get Outdoors Day hosted by the College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension.

Paul Ries, Urban Forestry Extension Specialist, helps teach the Hazard Tree Academy.

The Northwest Fire Science Consortium in partnership with FNR Extension - Clackamas County, hosts a field tour of the 36 Pit Fire that burned over 5,000 acres near Estacada.

Congratulations to Tiffany Fegel and Nicole Strong for receiving the 2015 Family Forest Education Award for the Women Owning Woodlands Network!

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

Brad WIthrow-Robinson, Extension Agent in Benton, Linn & Polk Counties, meets with his Master Woodland Manager graduates for a property visit and to review their management plan. 

Glenn Ahrens, Clackamas County Extension Agent, teaches a reforestation session to the Master Woodland Manager class.

Nicole Strong, Extension Agent for Deschutes County, shares her area based work with Forest Collaboratives at the 2015 Oregon Forest Resources Institute Board Tour.

Daniel Leavell, Extension Agent in Klamath & Lake Counties, is helping bring an unprecedented level of coordination and connection between land and fire managers.

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


06Feb2016

Goods from the Local Woods

The local wood products fair and sale to highlight the many great products and materials coming from local woodlands and forests in and around the mid-valley.  Held in conjuction with the Linn County seedling sale.  See packet for additional information and regsitration.  Exhibitor registration deadline: January 26th…
06Feb2016

Seedling Sale

The Linn County Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Association is sponsoring their 2016 Seedling Sale. A wide selection of trees and shrubs are available, many are Oregon natives.  To view a complete listing of plants available see the plant information sheet.  For pre-orders, print out and mail the…
10Feb2016

Market Opportunities for Hybrid Poplar

To attend register at: http://goo.gl/forms/RieUsKvLal Advanced Hardwoods Biofuels (AHB) is working to develop a Pacific Northwest renewable energy industry that provides transportation fuels derived from plantation-grown hybrid poplars. The economics of this industry are very competitive with the petroleum industry when crude sells for…
10Feb2016

Woodland Talk: Hiring and Contracting

The ten things (at least!) you need to know about hiring and contracting for harvesting and woodland management. Speaker Steve Bowers, OSU Extnesion Harvest Specialist.  Brought to you by the Linn & Benton Chapters of OSWA and OSU…
11Feb2016

Woodland Management…a basic forestry shortcourse

Thursday evenings, February 11, 18, 25 and March 3 from 6-8:30pm, Saturday, March 5 from 9am-3pm. This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property: assess your site, understand tree biology and forest ecology, learn how to plant trees,…