OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

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.

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!

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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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20May2019

Restored Upland/Wetland Prairie and Oak Savanna Tour

Restored Upland/Wetland Prairie and Oak Savanna Tour – LET’S LOOK AT SOMETHING NEW!!!!! There is good information on our work being done on our website: Stewardship Site Preparation Check out some enticing photos on Dropbox.  Lynda Boyer, Restoration Biologist and Native Seed Manager for Heritage…
23May2019

Logging Considerations for Forest Owners: A Symposium

Thinking about selling logs from your property? This one-day symposium will help you know what to expect and give you opportunities to get your questions answered. The event includes presentations from subject matter experts, and a series of panel discussions with loggers, log buyers, consultants, and experienced forest owners.…
29May2019

The Effects of Climate Change on our Forests

Changing climate has the potential to complicate forest management, but how? Shifting of weather patterns may already be occurring, and within the next 50 years or so, climate models and local experience to date suggest these trends:  warmer and wetter winters (lower snow pack at high elevations), hotter and…
30May2019

Hobart’s Bluff Wildflower Hike

Hobart’s Bluff Trail is a gorgeous and accessible way into the Cascade Siskiyou Monument and features the beautiful botanical diversity for which our region is known. The route follows the Pacific Crest Trail, meandering through meadows and woodlands and along ridges, culminating with a stunning panoramic view of the…
30May2019

The Effects of Climate Change on our Forests

Changing climate has the potential to complicate forest management, but how? Shifting of weather patterns may already be occurring, and within the next 50 years or so, climate models and local experience to date suggest these trends:  warmer and wetter winters (lower snow pack at high elevations), hotter and…
01Jun2019

Forests for Engaged Learning

In this workshop participants will... Learn how to actively engage students in learning about Oregon’s forests on your property, or as a presenter to a classroom. Receive the award-winning Project Learning Tree Guide (PLT), and additional resources specific to Oregon’s forests (tips and strategies for working with teachers and…
01Jun2019

Photo Monitoring at Vesper Meadow Preserve

We will explore a study of wetland restoration and go over photo-monitoring protocols, materials, and best practices. This will be an excellent introduction for those interested in general land management, landscape design, and restoration project monitoring.  …