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

Pole timber harvesting and sale: field workshop

Harvesting is in progress to extract some high-value utility poles from the Douglas-fir Pole Management Demonstration area at Hopkins Demonstration Forest. Ken Nygren, consulting forester for White Oak Natural Resource Services and experienced pole buyer, helped us select and mark the pole-quality trees for this timber sale. Join us…

How Climate Change is Affecting Trees in Oregon *

We are already seeing impacts on Oregon’s urban and natural forests from climate change. What do those impacts look like? With forecasts for continued global warming, which trees might be the most resilient as we ponder future climate scenarios? Presented by Jim Gersbach, Public Affairs Specialist with the Oregon…

Getting Started on your Woodland Plan

This three session course is ideal for anyone interested in starting a woodland management plan. Developing a management plan can help you accomplish your own unique goals and objectives. Start exploring the resources and limitations on your property in a systematic way in order to prioritize activities. Topics covered…

Community Forestry Day - September 10, 2022

September 10, 8:30am-2:30pm. Join us for the voluntary WORK DAY at Hopkins Demonstration Forest. Projects may include: Invasive weed removal around wetland ponds Hopkins Trail reconstruction and maintenance Western red cedar milling and finishing work for the Outreach Center Learn by doing—It's the Hopkins way we manage our forest!…

Woodland Farmer of the Year tour and CCFFA Summer Picnic (Clackamas)

Join us for the Woodland Farmer of the Year tour and Clackamas County Farm Forestry Association summer picnic at the Baker Homestead forest near Aims, OR. The extended Baker family celebrated their 100-year milestone in 2020, achieving Century Farm status. Woodland management, timber and logging have been an important…

2022 Land Steward Training Program

Early Bird Registration until Aug. 1: Early Bird Discount of $50 ($200/$350) Through Aug. 1. (Without volunteer service-: $500, couples $950) Through Aug. 1 Scholarships and payment plans are available by arrangement Registration Deadline: August 15, 2022 COVID-19 pandemic protocols for Oregon and OSU will…

How to Manage Your Forest