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

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!

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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.

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

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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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Introduction to Trail Design for Non-Motorized Trails

This class will focus on the basics of planning, design, layout, construction, and maintenance of non-motorized trails on private property. We will also discuss guidelines for constructing sustainable trails.…

Forest Wetland Ponds Restoration and Native Planting Preparation

Hopkins invites you for our monthly COMMUNITY FORESTRY VOLUNTEER DAY & Lunch in the Woods.  All are welcome and your help is greatly appreciated! This month's featured projects and events: Wetland Pond Restoration and Native Planting Preparations We will be preparing the Wetland Pond ‘restoration area’ for planting on March…

Forest Insects

Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association monthly program. Location: 2050 Lafayette Ave, McMinnville. Speaker: Christine Buhl, Forest Entomologist with Oregon Department of Forestry will discuss insects that impact our forests. All are welcome, no RSVP needed.…

Keeping Your Home and Property Safe from Wildfire (Estacada area workshop)

Oregonians live in a fire-prone environment, but there are effective practices for minimizing impacts of fire in your neighborhood. Are you and your community prepared for wildfire?  Do you want to know how you can give your home and property the best chance to survive wildfire? By taking action…

Oregon Season Tracker Citizen Science Training; help track local weather

Oregon Season Tracker trains volunteers to collect precipitation data, and track native plant seasonal changes. The citizen science volunteers collect data from their backyard, farms, ranch, or woodland. The data is shared online with OSU researchers and across the country. Once trained the time commitment is around 20 minutes per…

The Oak Creek Story, Renewing the Watershed for Cutthroat Trout & Pacific Lamprey

JOIN US FOR OUR WINTER FORUM ON OAK CREEK, the tributary of the Marys River that winds through McDonald Forest, alongside Bald Hill, and across the OSU campus before it joins the Marys. Hear from local experts about forty years of research in the creek, whose pristine headwaters are…

Woodland Information Night

A variety of speakers on short topics of interest to woodland owners and managers. Hosted by OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources and the Linn Chapter of Oregon Small Woodlands Association. …

What You Need to Know About Ponds

Ponds can be attractive features, create wildlife habitat and store water for irrigation, stock watering and other uses. They can also have a variety of problems including weeds, vectors, and inability to hold water effectively. Fixing the problems can be difficult. This class will include four topic areas; pond…