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

Mary's Peak Trip with Bob Lillie

Ever wanted to learn more about the geology of Mary's Peak? Join the Oregon Master Naturalist Program on a guided drive and hike up Mary's Peak. We will carpool in vans from OSU, making five road stops as we drive up Mary's Peak. The trip will include a hike…

Pesticide Recertification Course - Forestry Applicator Course

All in-person recertification courses for the 2021/2022 season will be delivered as webinars. Each course has morning and afternoon sessions. Register for one or both sessions and watch from the comfort of your home or office. PLEASE NOTE: Plan ahead. Participants must register no later than the day before…

Oak Habitats at Risk

Presented by Dr. Rob Strahan (Via Zoom!) Oak habitats are among the most threatened ecological communities in the Pacific Northwest, with current estimates indicating that less than 10% of the historic oak habitats remain in Oregon. Oak habitats face a variety of stressors, and under such conditions, without changes…

Tualatin Ice Age Trail with Rick and Sylvia Thompson

Join us for a morning presentation from Rick and Sylvia Thompson followed by a guided walk along the Tualatin Ice Age Trail. Masks will be required at all times when indoors, and outdoors when unable to maintain at least 3 feet of physical distancing. We recommend you bring water…

Green your Garden with Greywater: Introduction to Household Greywater Systems

Interested in installing a greywater system, but don’t know where to start? In this online workshop, we will discuss: How a household greywater system will help conserve water in times of drought. Designing, building, and operating different greywater systems. Oregon DEQ greywater codes and local permits you may need.…

Carbon Market Access for Small Woodland Owners

This class will provide an overview of the significant carbon-storage opportunities that exist in private woodlands across the United States, particularly in the Northwest. We will explore the benefits of long-term forest management for carbon storage and associated co-benefits. We will also discuss how carbon-project development works and how…

How to Manage Your Forest