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Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

Paul Ries, Urban Forestry Extension Specialist, helps teach the Hazard Tree Academy.

Brad WIthrow-Robinson, Extension Agent in Benton, Linn & Polk Counties, meets with his Master Woodland Manager graduates for a property visit and to review their management plan. 

MWM is for landowners who are interested in intensive forest management training & in sharing the knowledge gained through this training with people in their local communities.

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

Jim Johnson, Senior Assoc. Dean & FNR Ext. Program Leader, volunteers at National Get Outdoors Day hosted by the College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension.

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.

A landowner takes Agents and Specialists on a tour to highlight his management practices; and is a kick off to the FNR Extension's Annual Planning Meeting.

Congratulations to Tiffany Fegel and Nicole Strong for receiving the 2015 Family Forest Education Award for the Women Owning Woodlands Network!

Tiffany Fegel, Coordinator of Women Owning Woodlands Network (WOWnet), brings women together at the Hopkins Demonstration Forest.

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

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

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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


03May2016

NW Wood-Based Biofuels + Co-Products

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03May2016

Swiss Needle Cast Spring Field Tour

The SNCC Spring Field trip is open to everyone!  Bring your own lunch, but we will provide some snacks and drinks.  This year we focus on Swiss needle cast research with a drive through Tillamook, and visit to Cascade Head Experimental Forest, a USFS PNW Research Station managed…
04May2016

Weed Watcher Trainings

Worried about invasive plants and other weeds? Our FREE Weed Watcher workshops will train you to identify the species of most concern now and report them. Meet these plants up close and personal in our Speed Dating round, and take home a free weed id guide. All workshops run…
07May2016

Timber Harvest - Start to Finish

This workshop for woodland owners will cover key aspects of planning and executing a timber sale, both on the business side and in the woods. Topics include: • Planning your timber sale • Business and tax aspects to consider prior to timber sale • Developing…
07May2016

Spring 2016 Plant Identification Walks

Knowing common native plants, as well as some key invasive species, is a critical skill for woodland owners and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Recognizing native plants and understanding some of their characteristics can provide valuable information about the site where you find them; you can also use this knowledge…