OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

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

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.

Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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


30Jun2016

H3 interpretive hikes

The first H3 interpretive hike of 2016 will take place on Saturday, June 11, from 9am to 12pm at Cooper Mountain Nature Park.   H3 (Health, Habitat, & Hiking) trips are led by Oregon Master Naturalists and take place in a different metro region…
30Jun2016

Small-Scale Tractor Logging Demo

Demonstration and discussion of small-scale tractor logging by Dave Hibbs and John Westall. They have developed a class for the Clackamas Tree School and have offered to share it with those who were unable to attend. Demonstration includes using a farm tractor with a Farmi winch to harvest…
06Jul2016

Using native seeds for land stewardship

Learn how to use native plant seeds that are ecologically appropriate for our region as a key component for a successful habitat restoration project. Native plants can be used in pollinator gardens, rock gardens, butterfly gardens, native plant landscaping and more. We will focus on methods for seed…
09Jul2016

Community Forestry Days

This is your chance to learn by doing a variety of projects in a sustainably managed woodland. Volunteers help with all the essential seasonal tasks of managing a working Demonstration Forest. Learning by doing – it’s the Hopkins way we manage our forest. July 9: Re-stain…
13Jul2016

Forest Steward Guild

Save the date! Join Dr. Curt Meine, Dr. Nancy Langston, and forest and conservation professionals from throughout the U.S. for three special days as we cross the boundaries of discipline and landscape to conserve resilient forests.…