Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

Scott Leavengood, Forest Products Extension Specialist, is a keynote speaker at the Expo Forestal in Guadalajara.

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

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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


Woodland Management

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property.  Topics covered include: Getting Started:  Assessing your property and your site What's Going on in Your Woods?  Understanding tree biology and forest ecology Taking Care of Your…

Ready, Set, Go! Train the Trainer Session

Join us Wednesday, February 4 in Salem, OR to learn tips on how to promote the wildland fire preparedness message with a free Ready, Set, Go! Train-the-Trainer.  This session is designed to guide fire service agencies and supporting organizations through the implementation of the RSG! Program and identify…

Objectives-Driven Silviculture

This workshop will define and explore the “silviculture continuum” in western Oregon forests. Speakers from academia and various private and public forest managers will speak on the span of silviculture treatments and approaches they use from short rotation silviculture to treatments that create middle-aged and older forests comprised…

Forest Taxation

Free webinar for: Foresters (1 hour CFE), Landowners, Land Managers, Accountants, CPA's and Financial Advisors The webinar provides tax tips on timber and latest tax law changes for filing the 2014 tax returns Presenter:  Dr. Linda Wang, National Timber Tax Specialist, U.S. Forest Service…

Plant your trees right!

This reforestation workshop includes an informal classroom session covering the basic steps in: tree planting, site preparation, seed sources, nursery availability, tree seedling types, seedling care, and maintenance. The workshop continues in the field where participants will learn about different kinds of planting tools, proper seedling handling and…