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

Virtual Wreath Making Workshop - Douglas County/FNR

Want to learn about making wreaths but can’t attend? The workshop will be recorded so you can watch it at your convenience! Please register for the workshop and you will receive a link to the recording when it is available. Learn how to make your very own wreath using…

Firewise USA Principles: Protecting Homes from Wildfire

During this class, we will explore techniques for protecting your home and community from damage associated with wildfire. We will look at the construction of the home itself and compare the safety of various building materials. The home is split into several zones regarding fire resistance, and we will…

Successful Reforestation Practices

Are you planning to plant trees soon? Then you won’t want to miss this workshop! Bring your tree planting shovel and learn from the pros how to properly plant tree seedlings! This field trip to the Archie Creek burn area will provide you with the opportunity to practice planting…

Prescribed Burning on Private Land

Fire is an important part of the ecology of southwest Oregon and has been used since time immemorial by Indigenous peoples to keep the land healthy. Prescribed fire is a tool with many benefits: pasture improvement, biodiversity conservation, hazard reduction, and forest health. Until recently, it was used primarily…

2022 Online Land Steward Course

The online Land Steward course from OSU Extension combines self-paced online modules with instructor-led webinars. It is designed for busy adults who enjoy online learning and who want to create goals for their land and learn how to achieve them. The course includes: • Nine…

How to Manage Your Forest