OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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

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

A successful Women Owning Woodlands Network (WOWNet) Mini Retreat at Silver Falls. WOWNet is a diverse, enthusiastic, group of women interested in woodland management

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

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

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

'Making Shiitake Happen' at the 2017 Clackamas Tree School

Alicia Jones, FNR Extension Agent in Douglas County, said this year's Tree School Umpqua had the highest number of attendees

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.

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

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!

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

Brianna Beene coordinates the College of Forestry's Continuing & Professional Education Programs

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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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


24Oct2017

2017 OSU Land Steward Training

Early Bird Registration before Aug. 1 save $50:   Register online here Registration Deadline Aug. 15; Cost:  Full Registration price: $200 individual, $275 Couple. For more information visit The Land Steward Web Page or call 541-776-7371 Apply today…
24Oct2017

After the Fire - Brookings

Technical information for small woodland owners and the local community. Reforestation ● Seedling Info ● Salvage harvesting Sources of professional assistance ● Resources and regulations Restoration ● Defensible space ● Sudden Oak Death Natural Resources Professionals representing Natural Resource Agencies, Non-Profits and Trade Associations…
25Oct2017

Making Shiitake Happen! - Clatsop

Shiitake mushrooms have been claimed as the world’s healthiest food and are the second most harvested mushroom worldwide. In this workshop you will not only learn about the ecology of these mushrooms but also how to grow these tasty edibles in your own woodland! In this hands-on class,…
26Oct2017

Living on the Land - Lane County

Living on the Land is a workshop series tailored for small acreage landowners and those new to managing land. There are 5 two hour classes in the series, 6-8pm. You can take just one class for $10, or all of the classes for $30. This program is sponsored…
26Oct2017

Woodland Management Shortcourse - Linn County

The Basic Woodland Management Shortcourse is an Extension program ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. It gives a broad introduction to woodland ownership activities. It is offered in four evening sessions with a Saturday fieldtrip. Course themes include:  …