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

What's Happening with Sudden Oak Death

This two part webinar series will provide updates on the Sudden Oak Death infestations in Curry County. Participants will learn what Sudden Oak Death is, how it spreads, symptoms to watch out for, the treatment approach, sampling and detection strategies, current research and citizen science opportunities. Series includes speakers…

Managing a diverse forest for oaks, wildlife, and wildflowers

This springtime walking tour features a beautiful property and the story of how the Braz family successfully manages for wood, wildlife, water, and recreation. As we walk through open oak woodlands and mixed conifer forest, we will hear from the landowners and local experts about restoration and forest management…

Douglas County School Forestry Tour 2023

We are pleased to announce that the OSU Extension Service will be offering the Douglas County School Forestry Tour this spring! The Forestry Tour is geared toward 5th-grade students but 4/5 and 5/6 blend classrooms are welcome to reserve space. The Tour dates are April 19-21 (Wednesday through…

Trees on the Edge - Understanding and Managing Douglas-fir Decline and Mortality In SW Oregon

This workshop will provide an update on causes, trends and future projections of Douglas-fir decline and mortality in Southwest Oregon. Practitioners will receive tools for assessing Douglas-fir mortality risk at the individual, tree, stand and landscape scales. Presenters will describe strategies for managing Douglas-fir decline before, during and after…

Birds of the Willamette Valley Webinar

Learn about the wonderful diversity of bird species found across the Willamette Valley Ecoregion. We’ll explore the avian fauna of several major habitats, including prairies, wetlands, riparian forests, and oak woodlands. Besides looking at representative species throughout the ecoregion, we’ll consider their ecological importance and some key conservation issues.…

How to Manage Your Forest