OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

'Making Shiitake Happen' at the 2017 Clackamas Tree School

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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


24Jun2017

Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Association Annual Tour & Picnic

Join us for a tour in the Applegate of the Griffin Lane property of Hope Robertson and Neal Anderson. Hope and Neal have been taking care of this 242 acre property for 11 years. There will be a walking tour of about 2 miles; a moderate…
25Jun2017

The Era of Megafires

"The Era of Megafires" presentation, is taking place at the OK Theater, in Enterprise, OR, on Thursday, May 25th, 2017, from 6-8pm (doors open at 5:30pm).  This is an outstanding multimedia presentation that has been seen by many, across the region, in recent months. It features Dr. Paul…
26Jun2017

Christmas Tree Training Day

Audience: FNR and other OSU staff wanting to learn about Christmas tree production and management to help with client questions. Will discuss- “How to find answers to those Christmas tree questions that may come your way”. Chal Landgren, OSU Extension Christmas Tree Specialist, will be the…
27Jun2017

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones): How they operate and their potential for improving your forest and range land management.

-Tuesday, June 27, Oberteuffer Research and Education Forest, Elgin -Wednesday, June 28, Defrees Ranch, Sumpter -Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon both days. Directions: Oberteuffer Research and Education Forest: To get there…1) Drive 7.3 miles from Elgin NE on Highway…
29Jun2017

Tethered Harvester Tour

Mechanized harvesting with cut-to-length processors has revolutionized forest management in recent decades. This equipment allows earlier selective harvest in young stands, which helps landowners manage for a wider range of objectives. Tethering is the newest technological advancement, which allows this equipment to operate on slopes otherwise too steep for…