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!

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

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.

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

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

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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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12Dec2018

WOWNET WINTER TREE ID AND CENTERPIECE WORKSHOP

Interested in increasing your knowledge around forest management topics? Want to talk with women who are interested in those things also? Need a friend you can call and say, “What in the world is going on with my trees!?” WOWNet may be the group for you! Come join us…
12Dec2018

So You've Got a Forest... Now What?

Join your Extension Forester, ODF Stewardship Forester, and other service providers to get answers to some of the most common questions new forest owners (or those new to managing their forests) ask. We'll provide an overview of how forestland is assessed and taxed (with emphasis on how to get…
09Jan2019

Growing Trees for Optimal Wood Quality

The way you manage your timber can have big implications for the quality of the wood. Learn how trees grow and develop their wood, how wood quality is defined for different end uses/markets, and how activities like pruning and stand density management impact wood quality. #FNR Cost:  $15 per…
10Jan2019

Growing Trees for Optimal Wood Quality

The way you manage your timber can have big implications for the quality of the wood.  Learn how trees grow and develop their wood, how wood quality is defined for different end uses/markets, and how activities like pruning and stand density management impact wood quality. Instructor:  John Punches, Extension Forestry…
10Jan2019

Who’s Your BFF? Beetle Friends Forever!

Discover the roles beetles play in pest management, sanitation, weed control, and pollination. We’ll discuss how to provide beetle habitat while increasing crop yields and reducing costs. Beetle banks are used to reduce or replace the use of insecticides and can also serve as habitat for ground-nesting birds,…
17Jan2019

Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Association Annual Dinner and Program

Program: 2018 Oregon Department of Forestry Fire Season Review and a Look Ahead. After 151 days, the 2018 fire season finally ended on Monday, October 29. Fire season proved to be challenging throughout the Southwest Oregon District due to high temperatures and, and in particular, a lightning storm that…
24Jan2019

21st Century Fire Management: Building a Better Relationship with Fire

Rich Fairbanks has held various positions in the USDA Forest Service, including Interagency Hotshot Crew Foreman, Brush Disposal Crew Foreman, Division Supervisor, and Complex Burn Boss. His presentation will describe how we can use fire and mechanical fuel treatment to restore ecosystem structure and function while protecting life and…