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


(Closed/Full) Growing Your Own Mushrooms 2024

An introduction to growing mushrooms using materials from your forest. Are you interested in growing your own mushrooms? This hands-on workshop will focus on the production of three edible species of mushrooms (Wine Caps, Lions Mane, and Shiitake) using purchased wood pellets as well as wood chips and logs…
02Mar2024

What You Need to Know About the New Oregon Forest Practice Rules: A 4-part series for small woodland owners

Oregon forestland owners planning forest operations have new rules to follow this year. This 4-part series will explore the most important changes to the Oregon Forest Practice Rules that took effect in 2024. Class topics include: Session 1 | Tues. March 12, 3pm - 5pm | (Registration closes…
12Mar2024

Master Woodland Manager Training - Lane County

Applications open for the 2024 Master Woodland Manager volunteer program The OSU Extension Master Woodland Manager (MWM) training is a high level course for private landowners who are interested in an intensive forest management training and sharing the knowledge gained through this training with people in their local communities.…
18Mar2024

Tree School Clackamas

What is Tree School? Tree Schools are festivals of learning for people who love forests. Organized by Oregon State University's Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program, Tree Schools are day-long mini-college programs that are hosted in various counties around the state of Oregon. Catalog and registration Tree School Clackamas…
23Mar2024

Certified Burn Manager Course

The Certified Burn Manager program provides formal training in the safe and effective use of prescribed fire (including pile burning and broadcast burning). This Oregon Department of Forestry program provides limited civil liability protection when certified individuals follow program criteria. The CBM program is for: private individuals, landowners,…
01Apr2024

How to Manage Your Forest

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