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

Tree School Online: Goods from the Woods

Conifer boughs, firewood, truffles, cones, handcrafts, paying visitors, essential oils, and charcoal: just a few of the potential products that can be money-makers obtained from your woodland! Come and talk about how to market and collaborate to achieve extra income. Instructor: Neil Schroeder, Past President, Oregon Woodland Cooperative, Scholls,…

Tree School Online: Intro to Small Woodland Management

Are you a beginner woodland manager/owner? Need some help getting started? Looking for resources and tips to help you plan and manage your property? Join us for an introduction to the world of woodland management, including developing a vision for your property, taking stock of the natural resources on…

Tree School Online: Managing Understory Vegetation

A healthy forest consists of more than just vigorously growing trees. An intact understory of forbs and "middlestory" of shrubs is also important to support wildlife, biodiversity, and soil health. This class will briefly discuss managing some of the most common unwanted vegetation such as ivy, blackberry, and holly.…

Tree School Online: Pruning Timber & Landscape Trees for Quality Health

Learn how corrective pruning of young timber stands and landscape trees can help nip problems in the bud. Learn proper pruning techniques that help promote desired structure and growth and how this will positively impact your land- scape trees and timberlands. We will focus on what you can implement…

How to Manage Your Forest