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


Wreath Making with Non-Timber Forest Products

Meet, learn, & create at this fun, hands-on workshop! Learn how to identify, harvest, & use native forest materials to make wreaths & garlands. You will design & construct your very own wreath to take home with you, just in time for the holidays! Some greenery & decorations are…
30Nov2023

Wreath Making with Non-Timber Forest Products – Lane County

Join other women landowners and the Women Owning Woodlands Network to learn about native trees and shrubs useful for making wreaths, non-timber forest products, how to harvest materials, and how to create/decorate a wreath. Each participant will take home their creation. Greenery and decorations are provided.…
09Dec2023

Introduction to Woodland Management - Lane

A Basic Forestry Short Course Getting Started: Assessing your property and your site What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding tree biology and forest ecology Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control Getting it Done: Safety, timber sale logistics, and laws…
22Jan2024

Woodland Management

Taking care of a woodland property. This five-session course is ideal for anyone who is just starting out taking care of a woodland property. Topics covered include: Assessing your propery and your site; Understanding tree biology and forest ecology; Tree planting, caring for established forest, weed control; Safety, timber…
04Apr2024

How to Manage Your Forest

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