Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program

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

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

Congratulations to Tiffany Fegel and Nicole Strong for receiving the 2015 Family Forest Education Award for the Women Owning Woodlands Network!

Nicole Strong, Extension Agent for Deschutes County, shares her area based work with Forest Collaboratives at the 2015 Oregon Forest Resources Institute Board Tour.

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.

Jim Johnson, Senior Assoc. Dean & FNR Ext. Program Leader, volunteers at National Get Outdoors Day hosted by the College of Forestry and OSU Benton County Extension.

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

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

Brad WIthrow-Robinson, Extension Agent in Benton, Linn & Polk Counties, meets with his Master Woodland Manager graduates for a property visit and to review their management plan. 

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.

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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


Market Opportunities for Hybrid Poplar

To attend register at: http://goo.gl/forms/RieUsKvLal Advanced Hardwoods Biofuels (AHB) is working to develop a Pacific Northwest renewable energy industry that provides transportation fuels derived from plantation-grown hybrid poplars. The economics of this industry are very competitive with the petroleum industry when crude sells for…

Woodland Talk: Hiring and Contracting

The ten things (at least!) you need to know about hiring and contracting for harvesting and woodland management. Speaker Steve Bowers, OSU Extnesion Harvest Specialist.  Brought to you by the Linn & Benton Chapters of OSWA and OSU…

Woodland Management…a basic forestry shortcourse

Thursday evenings, February 11, 18, 25 and March 3 from 6-8:30pm, Saturday, March 5 from 9am-3pm. This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property: assess your site, understand tree biology and forest ecology, learn how to plant trees,…

Reforestation Field Workshop

Classroom session covering site prep, seed sources, nursery availability, tree seedling types, seedling care, weed control and maintenance. Field session in which participants will learn about tools for planting, proper seedling handling and storage, planting techniques, and protection from animal damage. Try out new skills alongside a professional…

Community Forestry Days

Want to know how to accomplish reforestation after logging? February 13, 8:30-3:00pm, plant tree seedlings with a professional tree planter. Learn how the pros do it! You can also help transplant native herbs collected from other parts of Hopkins Forest for planting in the riparian area. There is an…