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


Reducing Wildfire Risk for Home and Forest

The Blue Mountain 4-H Center is planning actions to reduce risk of wildfire damage to its buildings and forest. Join Extension Forester John Punches and Extension Fire Specialist John Rizza to learn about practical steps you can take to reduce this risk on your home and property. We'll use…
08Jul2022

Community Forestry Day - July 9, 2022

July 9, 8:30am-2:30pm. Join us for the voluntary WORK DAY at Hopkins Demonstration Forest. Projects may include: • Invasive weed removal around wetland ponds • Hopkins Trail reconstruction and maintenance • Western red cedar milling and finishing work for the Outreach Center Learn by doing—It's the…
09Jul2022

Planning your year on the Forest

In this webinar Trout Mountain Forester, Matt Fehrenbacher will discuss how to plan the activities that you want to accomplish over the next year on your woodland property. Then small landowners and Master Woodland Managers Steve and Wylda Cafferata will give us an example from their very own…
12Jul2022

Native Trees of Oregon's South Coast: Identification, Habitat and Tree Health

This afternoon workshop covers tree identification, the habitats where they thrive and some common disease and insect pests. Participants will learn how to use a dichotomous key and practice skills learned in class on a diverse abundance of foliage samples. A copy of Trees to Know in Oregon and…
15Jul2022

Native Trees of Oregon's South Coast: Identification, Habitat and Tree Health

This afternoon workshop covers tree identification, the habitats where they thrive and some common disease and insect pests. Participants will learn how to use a dichotomous key and practice skills learned in class on a diverse abundance of foliage samples. A copy of Trees to Know in Oregon and…
16Jul2022

Green Your Garden With Greywater An Introduction to Household Greywater Systems

Concerned about landscape water usage during fire season and drought? Interested in installing a greywater system, but don’t know where to start? In this workshop, we will discuss: How a household greywater system will help conserve water in times of drought while keeping landscape plants hydrated; Assessing your site;…
19Jul2022

How to Manage Your Forest

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