Forestry & Natural Resources Extension

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, Educators (PreK-12), 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, Citizen Fire Academy, 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. 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.

Upcoming Opportunities

Living on the Land

Join the OSU Small Farms Program for this informational series for rural landowners new to managing small-acreage farms or properties. Plan For Your Land Learn about the area’s soil and ecosystems and how these natural resources affect the plans you make for…

Tree School Field Day at Hopkins Demonstration Forest

Join us for our second annual Tree School Field Day at the Hopkins Demonstration Forest in Oregon City! The day will include a schedule of field classes and learning opportunities throughout the demonstration forest for students to choose from. The wide variety of forest types and demonstrations at the…

Landowner Tools Show and Tell

Bring, share, and look through the favorite tools of other landowners! Been struggling to dig out scotch broom? Did you know there is a tool for that? Have a hard time tackling blackberry? There are tools for that. Need to move logs around without heavy equipment…. Yep, there’s a…

All About Arbutus - A workshop covering pacific madrone from A to Z

Join the PNW's foremost madrone expert Marianne Elliott (Washington State University) and ecologist Michael Yadrick to learn all about the west's most striking tree, pacific madrone. Arbutus menziesii also known as madrona or madroño, is the largest flowering tree of the family Ericaceae. The tree is widely recognized as…

Burn Piles, Biochar and Fire Ecology November 4, 2023

Winter is the time for burning hand piles created from past fuels reduction work. This workshop will provide an understanding of safety and weather considerations, and hands-on training. Participants will learn about options for turning their piles into biochar and basics of fire ecology, including how to use…

Forest Pollinators

This presentation will discuss some easy ways that you can enhance the pollinator habitat on your property.  The class will be a mix of presentation and learning activities. Our goal is to not only offer you some suggestions, but to also have you leave with written ideas…

How to Manage Your Forest