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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

'Making Shiitake Happen' at the 2017 Clackamas Tree School

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


22Aug2017

Beavers: Understanding Nature's Architects

On August 22nd, the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council welcomes Vanessa Petro, Oregon State University Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society Faculty Research Assistant, for our August 2017 Science Pub presentation entitled Beavers: Understanding Nature’s Architects. Ms. Petro will discuss research findings on topics such as beaver landscape…
25Aug2017

Backyard Woodlands Workshop

Are you a landowner with 1-40 acres? Interested in learning how to get started in the management and care of your property? This workshop will teach you how to tend your woodland. Morning classroom and afternoon field visit will cover Stewardship & Woodland Planning,…
26Aug2017

Backyard Woodlands Workshop

Are you a landowner with 1-40 acres? Interested in learning how to get started in the management and care of your property? This workshop will teach you how to tend your woodland. Morning classroom and afternoon field visit will cover Stewardship & Woodland Planning,…
02Sep2017

Benton & Polk County 2017 Outstanding Tree Farmer of the Year Tour and Picnic

Please join us to recognize this year’s honorees, Dave Hibbs and Sarah Karr and visit their Cedar Springs Tree farm property near Airlie. Dave and Sarah have been managing this property for twenty years to balance sound conifer management and production with unique wildlife considerations. The couple have…
05Sep2017

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 …