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

Woodland Management Planning Webinar Series

Get started with online data collection and more! This three-session webinar is ideal for anyone interested in starting a woodland management plan. We'll cover how to assess your site, integrate existing maps and resource data, collect field information, schedule management activities and how to get help! Instructors:…

Planting Forest Tree Seedlings

This field workshop begins with review of the basic steps in tree planting: site preparation, seed sources, nursery availability, tree seedling types, seedling care, planting, and maintenance. We have trees to plant at Hopkins Demonstration Forest in areas of post-harvest reforestation and ice-damage rehabilitation. You are invited to learn…

Log Buyer Forum

If you are thinking about harvesting and selling trees this year, then this event is for you. Log buyers from every mill in Lane County will be invited to describe the types of wood they are looking to buy. Presentations will be followed by an open Q&A session where…

Tree School Coast 2023

Tree School is in Lincoln County and will be held Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Waldport High School. This mini-college features 24 classes on a wide variety of topics of interest to family forestland owners, professional foresters, loggers, arborists, teachers, and forest enthusiasts of Northwest Oregon. The day-long event…

Managing Forests in a Changing Climate

Recently observed extremes of hot drought, extreme rainfall, and tree mortality due to climate stress raise increasing questions about how to manage Oregon forests with climate change and climate extremes in mind. This online presentation and discussion session led by OSU Extension Forester Glenn Ahrens will: Review the findings…

How to Manage Your Forest