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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

A Forestry Potpourri class at the 2016 Tree School East in Baker City - teaching landowners how to measure tree heights.

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

Tiffany Fegel, Coordinator of Women Owning Woodlands Network, teams up with Andanté Vineyard to talk about oak restoration.

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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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, 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


Master Woodland Manager Course

Do you want to make sure your forest is resilient to fire, pests or diseases?  Are you interested in how your land can better suit wildlife, timber production, or recreation? Would you like to make sure your roads are well-built, and know that you filed your taxes correctly?…

Jackson/Josephine Small Woodlands Association

Date: Thursday, January 19, 2017 Time: 5:30 pm check in and social time, 6:00 Dinner, 6:30 Program Where: OSU Extension Auditorium, 569 Hanley Rd, Central Point, OR Who: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (non-Small Woodlands Association members are welcome!) Speaker: Jeff…

Starker Lecture Series

See website for details     Dates:   Thurs., January 19, Film. "Pedal Driven" at the Whiteside Wed. Feb. 15. Dr. Nina Roberts, "The Big Picture" Wed. Mar. 8. John Allen, "Managing Impacts of Recreation" Wed. Apr.…

Lincoln County Farm to Forest Tour

Save the date! More information to come! RSVP: Lincoln County Extension Office 541-574-6534    …

State of Fire: Risks, Effects, and Treatment Options

State of Fire: Risks, Effects and Treatment Options. This updated presentation reviews the history of fire in Oregon's forests. It assesses the causes and effects of forest fires as well as options for reducing the vulnerability of Oregon’s forests to catastrophic fires. Also, you'll learn what can be done…