OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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

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.

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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!

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

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

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

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, 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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21Mar2019

Mushrooms in Your Forest with Mike Potts

He has studied fungi & their habitats in Southern Oregon since 2007 & is considered an expert in field identification. Come learn about mushrooms & enjoy his stunning photographs. JJSWA Program…
23Mar2019

Tree School Clackamas

Tree School Clackamas is a one-day educational event celebrating our NW Oregon forests. In 2019, Tree School features seventy five classes covering a diverse range of key topics supporting successful woodland management.  Visit our Tree School Clackamas page for more information…
26Mar2019

Science Pub: Most Unwanted Invasive Species

Science Pub: Most Unwanted Invasive Species Join us at the Hilltop Bar and Grill in Pleasant Hill, and learn to identify and control the common invasive plants that threaten the health and diversity of your forested property. Free. No registration required…
27Mar2019

Oregon Forest Property Taxes

This presentation could save you money.  This presentation on Oregon's timber taxes will discuss tax options available to landowners.  Learn about the options that may benefit you given stand age, species, management objectives, etc.  If you are not in the “right” option, you may be paying more taxes than…
29Mar2019

Tree School Umpqua

** Additional information about Tree School Umpqua Tree School Umpqua is a one-day mini-college for family forestland owners, foresters, landowners/managers, loggers, arborists, teachers, wildlife enthusiasts, and those interested in our region's natural resources.  Choose from 33 featured classes covering a wide variety of topics related to forestry, natural resources,…
01Apr2019

Natural Regeneration Following Wildfire

Where, When, and How Many? Recent Findings on Post-fire Conifer Regeneration in the Blue Mountains. Dr. Angela Boag will share recent research findings from field surveys and tree ring studies by researchers at Oregon State University and the University of Colorado Boulder on where, when, and how many trees…
04Apr2019

Keeping Your Home and Property Safe from Wildfire (Welches 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…