OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

'Making Shiitake Happen' at the 2017 Clackamas Tree School

Brianna Beene coordinates the College of Forestry's Continuing & Professional Education Programs

Steve Bowers, Timber Harvesting Extension Specialist, teaches a workshop that covers practical aspects of starting a successful pond project on your property.

A Master Woodland Manager talks to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension group about all the great work he's done on his property over the years.

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

Jim Johnson (middle), Senior Assoc. Dean & FNR Ext. Program Leader, & Jason O'Brien (right), Coordinator for the OR Master Naturalist Program volunteer at National Get Outdoors Day

Scott Leavengood, Forest Products Extension Specialist, works with a student on his Masters project.

A successful Women Owning Woodlands Network (WOWNet) Mini Retreat at Silver Falls. WOWNet is a diverse, enthusiastic, group of women who are interested in woodland management.

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

Alicia Jones, FNR Extension Agent in Douglas County, said this year's Tree School Umpqua had the highest number of attendees.

Daniel Leavell, Forestry Agent in Klamath and Lake Counties, welcomes students to the 53rd Klamath County Forestry Tour (photo credit: Kevin N. Hume)

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


01Jun2017

The Role of Predators, Parasitic Wasps, and Native Bees in Christmas Tree Farms

We will be meeting at Green Valley Farm to learn about beneficial insects and native pollinators and the plants, landscapes and farming practices that support them in Oregon Christmas tree farms.  Your farm likely already has currently existing plants and locations that can be further exploited to provide…
01Jun2017

The Role of Predators, Parasitic Wasps, and Native Bees in Christmas Tree Farms

Registration required. We will be meeting at Green Valley Farm to learn about beneficial insects and native pollinators and the plants, landscapes and farming practices that support them in Oregon Christmas tree farms.  Your farm likely already has currently existing plants and locations that can be…
02Jun2017

CoastalWoodlands Roads Workshop

Use your road maintenance dollars effectively. Learn to assess your existing road for potential problems and prioritize repairs. Workshop covers maintenance and improvement techniques, water quality and aquatic habitat concerns, regulations, contracts, technical and financial assistance available to small woodland owners. With: Steve Bowers…
03Jun2017

National Get Outdoors Day

The fifth annual National Get Outdoors Day event will be held on Saturday June 3rd, 2017 from 10am-3pm at Peavy Arboretum. This free event is hosted by OSU College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension, and will feature a variety of hands-on activities to connect youth and…
03Jun2017

WOWNet Workshop

This workshop will provide you with networking and some really great educational opportunities! This year we have two themes for the day; Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP) and Forest Measurements. Non Timber Forest Products will include a presentation from the Oregon Woodland Co-op president including potential income opportunities…