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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.

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

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

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.

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

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

'Making Shiitake Happen' at the 2017 Clackamas Tree School

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

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

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

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

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

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


26Apr2017

Woodland Management – Basic Forestry Shortcourse

This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered: -Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site. -What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology. -Taking Care of…
27Apr2017

Woodland Discovery Plan Workshops

This two-evening OSU Extension workshop helps families discover the potential of their property and explore their relationship with their land. See flyer for more details. Offered in two locations: Dallas: Thursdays April 6 & 20, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Polk County Extension Office Corvallis: Thursdays…
29Apr2017

Intro to Woodland Management

6 total classes - April 12, 19, 29 & May 3, 10, 24. Topics: assessing your property, reforestation, weeds/ invasives, forest development, wildlife habitat, forest health, thinning, fire, harvest systems, roads/ transportation, forest practices, sources of assistance, income opportunities. Call Alicia at (541) 236-3002…
01May2017

Native Tree Identification & May Day Basket Workshop

Sponsored by the Women Owning Woodlands Network Come learn about the Women Owning Woodlands Network, how to identify trees & shrubs around your woodland, and make a festive May Day basket! Snacks provided! With Tiffany Fegel, WOWnet Coordinator & Valerie Grant, North…
02May2017

Private forestland partnerships in eastern Oregon

Private forestland owners and partners in eastern Oregon have been increasingly working together to overcome common challenges and achieve shared goals. These partnerships differ in how they are organized, but share a focus on bringing together multiple properties and partners to seek markets, contractors, restoration funding, or other…