OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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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


21Feb2017

Cable Logging Workshop

This 4-day workshop covers all phases of cable harvesting, including systems, equipment, and rigging requirements to meet environmental and economic goals.  Strategic planning and system selection are stressed.  Advantages and disadvantages of each system will be discussed.  (Unit planning is covered in the field-oriented UNIT PLANNING & LAYOUT…
22Feb2017

Christmas Tree Genetics & Tree Improvement Webinar Series

Understanding genetics and tree improvement is critical to the success of your Christmas tree farm, whether you know it or not. From selecting the right species for your site to starting your own seed orchard, tree genetics impact your operation every day. In this…
22Feb2017

Harvest Tour

Join AHB researchers, Extension agents, and other poplar enthusiasts for a free field tour of the AHB Jefferson poplar demonstration site on February 22nd, 2017, anytime from 10:30am-2:30pm. Please register so that we can send you specific information or let you know if we have to cancel due…
22Feb2017

Basic Woodland Management - Washington County

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include: • Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site • What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology, forest ecology and habitat •…
22Feb2017

Wildlife Enhancement Opportunities on Your Property

On Wednesday, 22 February 2017, the Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association and the OSU Extension Service present “Wildlife Enhancement Opportunities on Your Property” by Neyssa Hays, Community Engagement Specialist, Greater Yamhill Watershed Council. Sharon Selvaggio of the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides (NCAP) will…