Students check out an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as part of the OR Forests High School Student Summit.

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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.

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

Tiffany Fegel, Coordinator of the Master Woodland Manager Program and the Women Owning Woodlands Network, meets with a landowner to review management objectives.

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

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.

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. 

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

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

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! We exist to meet your research and educational needs.

Event Calendar


2015 OSU Extension Land Steward Training

The award winning Land Stewards training helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through weekly field classes, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. The course is great for land owners who want to…

Webinar on forest management, climate change, and carbon storage in the Oregon Coast Range

Forests of the Pacific Northwest provide an array of important ecosystem services, including wildlife habitat, recreation, soil protection, clean air and water, and timber production. Balancing these values presents a challenge for societies as we assess tradeoffs between services, including weighing timber harvest and carbon storage, or old-growth…

Juniper & Gin

Help us turn environmental challenges into economic opportunity for rural communities. Join us and be a part of our vision for a thriving Northwest with strong communities, vibrant economies, and healthy and productive landscapes. This summer we’re highlighting our Western Juniper project that is already helping…

Union County Tree Farmer of the Year

Some of the things we’ll see and talk about include site preparation techniques such as slash pile planting, spot herbicide applica-tions, scarification, thinning strategies in young pine plantations and naturally regen-erated stands, management strategies in old-er stands with a mixture of age classes and species, mixed species stands…

Hopkins Community Forest Day

Community Forestry Day, September 12, 2015, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Hopkins Demonstration Forest. Learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland. Projects include tree planting, trail maintenance, pruning and more. Projects vary with the seasons. Lunch is included…