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

Pollinator Stewardship: Including Pollinators in a Land or Forest Management Plan-Via Zoom!

This class will demonstrate how the principles taught in the ‘OSU Pollinator Stewards for Woodland Owners and ‘Pollinator Partnership Canada, Pollinator Steward Certification programs are being applied in Edible Forest Garden Afforestation project in Jackson County,…

Fire-Adapted Forests Workshop/Collins Forestry Field Day Series

Join us for these active, hands-on field days at Oregon State University’s Collins Demonstration Forest. At each field day you will learn and practice new skills while contributing to the ongoing stewardship of this unique forest parcel. Sign up for the entire series or for individual sessions. Who are…

Stream Crossings

Round or squash culverts, & bridges OH MY! Do you know what to choose to make sure your stream crossings survive the 100-year flood while still providing adequate fish passage? This workshop will cover how to identify: Stream classifications Peak streamflows at a culvert locations Sizing culverts for peak…

Summer Explorer Kit Volunteer Event

Join us for a fun, in-person volunteer event at the Environmental Learning Center! We'll be helping assemble Summer Explorer Kits. Snacks, all materials, and instructions will be provided. This will be a great time to gather, visit with one another and put together some fun explorer kits for kids!…

[Virtual] A Naturalist's Book Club: What the Robin Knows

Join us for A Naturalist's Book Club this May! We will be reading and discussing Jon Young's What the Robin…

Removing Dead Trees from Steep Terrain - In person & Via Zoom!

We demonstrate a method for treating beetle-killed fir on steep slopes, using a simple high lead and skidding cap method to minimize site damage. We also demonstrate the practical use of fire to dispose of slash from beetle…

How to Manage Your Forest