OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

Daniel Leavell, Extension Agent in Klamath & Lake Counties, is helping bring an unprecedented level of coordination and connection between land and fire managers.

Students check out an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) as part of the OR Forests High School Student Summit

Congratulations Jason O'Brien (right), Coordinator of the OR Master Naturalist Program, for receiving the Dean's Award (Thomas Maness, left) for Outstanding Achievement.

Tiffany Fegel, Coordinator of the Master Woodland Program and the Women Owning Woodlands Network, meets with a landowner to review management objectives.

Dr. John Bailey talks about fire ecology with the OR Master Naturalist Program and Citizens Fire Academy participants.

Glenn Ahrens, Clackamas County Extension Agent, teaches a reforestation session to the Master Woodland Manager class.

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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! We exist to meet your research and educational needs.

Event Calendar


22May2015

Public Opinion in Northeast Oregon on Forests and Natural Resource Management

Rural communities in the American West are in a transition. Traditional livelihoods in natural resource-based sectors (e.g., farming, ranching, timber) have been eroded by changing markets and policies, resulting in significant demographic change. The effect of climate change on fire regimes has been exacerbated by contemporary changes in…
26May2015

Oregon Tree Farm System

This training session is for any forestry professional interested in becoming a “certified” Tree Farm inspector or for current inspectors who need to be brought up-to-date on the new 2015 Tree Farm standards. Who should attend: -Professional foresters interested in becoming certified tree farm…
27May2015

Native trees: know 'em to grow 'em

Tree and shrub identification is more than just knowing what you’ve got planted in the backyard or an entire forest. Are they native to the region? Are they suited to the area? Whether your plants are going to survive and thrive for years to come depends on a…
27May2015

Coos County - Woodland Basics

Are you new to woodland ownership or would you simply like to know more about what makes your trees tick? This four-session shortcourse will give you a strong foundation in general forestry topics and help you get the most out of your property. Whether you are interested in…
27May2015

Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council

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