OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

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

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

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.

Home Page

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


27Feb2017

Unit Planning & Layout Workshop

This 4-day workshop is a follow-up to the CABLE LOGGING workshop.  It is an intense, field-oriented session where the participant will plan and design a cable setting, including the location of the landings, unit boundaries, and anchor requirements.  Structures such as tailholds, intermediate supports, and tailtrees will be…
28Feb2017

Succession Planning Workshop Series

Succession planning for farm, ranch and working lands is a valuable practice that provides clarity, direction and accountability to families for land and business transitions. See flyer for additional details. Second Session:  Date & Time: Tuesday, February 28th, 2017…
01Mar2017

Assessing Units and Projects

Join With Industry Leaders to Discuss: -How Alternative Silviculture Systems Can Be Applied To Support a Wide Range of  Landowner Goals -How to Keep Silviculture Vision Synched with Operations Reality --All the Way Through the Harvest Process. For more information and to…
01Mar2017

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…
01Mar2017

Woodland Information Night

Speakers and Topics: Julian Geisel, on his research about landowner’s strategies. Brad Withrow-Robinson, young stand thinning overview ahead of spring tours. Wallace Jennings to talk about NRCS forestry program. Raylene Gordin/Diane Kahldahl, attracting bluebirds This year’s WIN is…