OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Fuels reduction

Prescribed burning (Photo credit: Sarah Hamman, Center for Lands Management)

Creating cross boundary partnerships

Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Fire Program

Wildfire in the west has increased in scale, complexity, and duration; and the amount of people building homes in the wildland-urban interface (WUI) is on the rise. Evident from the 2017 fire season, awareness and understanding through education and sound science is critical. General knowledge of fire can help dampen fears and confusion. The Forestry & Natural Resources Extension aims to offers a comprehensive, consistent, and cohesive approach to a Fire Program for all its stakeholders.

In the News


The forests around this research site south of Roseburg, Oregon, are slowly coming back from the 50-thousand acre Douglas Complex Fire that burned in 2013. But in the meantime, OSU researcher Sara Galbraith has turned those blackened forests into a massive laboratory.(more)


“People have deeply rooted values that are affected by fires,” said Chad Kooistra, who led the analysis as a Ph.D. student in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University. “Wildfires are a very salient issue, even months or years after a fire. People who live nearby or go to that area for...(more)


A new paper published in a recent issue of the journal Ecological Applications by Matthew Reilly, while he was a scientist at Oregon State University, says the best way to avoid catastrophic fires may be to allow low- and moderate-severity fires to just burn. "There's a push for restoration...(more)

Upcoming Events

2018 Oregon Fire Prevention Workshop

February 13-15, 2018

Ashland, OR

For more information and to register: http://www.oregon.gov/osp/sfm/pages/fpworkshop.aspx

2nd Annual National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy Workshop: Lessons for the Field

March 26-29, 2018

Reno, NV

For more information and to register:

http://www.iawfonline.org/2nd_CohesiveStrategyWorkshop2018/

The Fire Continuum Conference

May 21-24, 2018

Missoula, MT

For more information and to register:

http://firecontinuumconference.org/