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

A Naturalist's Book Club: Finding the Mother Tree

Join us for A Naturalist's Book Club this November! This book club discussion about Suzanne Simard's Finding the Mother Tree will be led by Oregon Master Naturalist, Natalie. About the Book (from Suzanne Simard's website): In her first book, Simard brings us into her world,…

Wreath Making with Non-Timber Forest Products

Meet, learn, & create with other women woodland owners at this fun & hands-on workshop! Learn how to identify, harvest, & use native forest materials to make wreaths & swags. You will design & construct your very own wreath to take home with you, just in time for the…

Restoring Oregon's Dry Side Forests

This series will explore the complexities and realities of “restoring” forests and other ecosystems to conditions more in keeping with historic conditions. We’ll consider ecological limitations and desired conditions; implications of long term fire suppression, invasive species, and changing climate conditions; and how our objectives and perceptions influence potential…

Reforestation after the Fire (Hybrid offering)

**This is a hybrid event and you can attend in-person or online** If attending in person you have the choice of three locations. Lane County/Holiday Farm Fire - McKenzie Fire and Rescue, Walterville Marion County/ Santiam Fire - Stayton Fire District\, Stayton Douglas County/Archie Creek Fire -…

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:…

How to Manage Your Forest