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!

Congratulations to the MWM graduating class of 2019 in Douglas County!

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

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

Daniel Leavell, FNR Extension Agent in Klamath and Lake Counties, teaches 5th graders about fire science at Outdoor School.

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

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.

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

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

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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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State of Fire in Oregon: Stories From the Front Lines

Breakfast: 7:00am–11:00am  Meeting and Presentation: 1:00am–12:30pm Join CCFFA for breakfast, followed by a compelling presentation by Mike Haasken, Stewardship Forester and Fire Behavior Analyst for Oregon Department of Forestry. Mike will share some recent forest fire statistics and stories from his experiences on the front lines over his fire-fighting…

Linn Small Woodlands Assoc. Seedling Sale & Local Woods Fair

The Linn County Chapter of the Oregon Small Woodlands Association (LCSWA) is proud to announce its annual Seedling Sale and Local Woods Fair. This event gives local residents a chance to buy small numbers of native and ornamental plants for their home and property projects, learn more about caring for their small…

Federal Income Taxes for Woodland Owners

This class is a must for anyone having recent forest income, or planning for future income from their forestland. Many landowners are unaware of the special provisions in the Internal Revenue Code that pertain to forestland and income generated from their land. This session will help you improve the…

Wildlife Encounters: How to Avoid Them and What to Do If You Cannot

Southern Oregon is a region of remarkable bio-diversity and a wide variety of habitats. Some of these pose potential threats to humans. Join this presentation to learn how to avoid or manage encounters with bears, mountain lions, rattlesnakes, and other creatures.   …

Vegetation Management Workshop for Forest Landowners

Pretty much every forest landowner has weeds. Some are temporary problems, such as controlling common weeds in a new tree planting. Others are long term, like keeping invasive species at bay in the woodland or a restoration area. There are many approaches to vegetation management, beginning with keeping new weeds…

Maintaining a Healthy Forest in an Uncertain Climate - Tiller

Higher temperatures and new weather patterns. How is a change in climate impacting your woodlands? Increased drought, wildfire, and decreased resilience to insects and disease can kill trees and reduce the value of your forestland. Knowing the risks and taking action to mitigate these impacts on your forestland can save you money…

Planting Forest Tree Seedlings

This field workshop covers basic steps in tree planting: Site preparation Seed sources Nursery availability Tree seedling types Seedling care Planting Maintenance In the field, participants will learn about different kinds of planting tools, proper seedling handling and storage, planting techniques, and protection from animal damage. A variety of…