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

Wildfire Ready!

A free, wildfire preparedness event for land owners and managers in Washington County. The day will focus on getting rural properties ready for wildfire. While all are welcome, this event will be most useful for residents who manage at least five acres of land. At this educational event,…

Wildlife Field Day: Forestry for the Birds

Join us for a discussion and forest tour featuring the Forest Stewards Guild's Forestry for the Birds Western Oregon Guide. This Guide was developed to assist woodland caretakers including landowners, loggers, foresters, natural resource managers, or practitioners, to identify, assess, and support a healthy forest with birds in…

Getting Started with Digital Mapping Apps

Classroom lecture with outdoor practice sessions Get the most out of digital mapping apps on your smart phone or tablet. We will cover commonly available digital mapping applications and how to integrate them into daily management activities. Use your smart phone or tablet to calculate acres or distances of…

Is Your Woodland Road Ready for Winter?

We will cover road fundamentals and maintenance activities to prepare for the winter months. Learn about monitoring and record keeping, and common problems to look out for when maintaining a forest road.…