Learn from Home

OSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Extension county offices are closed.  Many Extension programs have been postponed or canceled. Until we can resume regular activities, we are launching a variety of web-based programming.  We are available via email, phone and webconference.

 

Webinars, Lectures and Podcasts!

The FNR team is creating a diversity of virtual opportunities for you including: Tree School Oregon webinar series; Adapting Your Forest to an Uncertain Climate webinar series, Basic Forestry for our Westside friends webinar series. Also, coming your way are podcasts, and virtual field tours. Check back with us often for updates!

 

Tree School Online is a free 15-week webinar series that will include many of the classes that were set for Tree School Clackamas, along with some new classes developed exclusively for Tree School Online.

Tree School Online is brought to you by OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources with the Partnership for Forestry Education

Join us, at Tree School Online for FREE, Tuesdays, April 21-July 28, 2020.

Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

 

Oregon State University’s Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Fire Program and its partners present a webinar series on Wildfire Preparedness and Prevention in Oregon. 

The first webinar is scheduled for 10 a.m. on May 8. It will cover topics such as current weather and fuel conditions (including drought), this year’s fire outlook, challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and people’s roles in where fires occur and how we can prevent them. Watch the recording!

The second webinar, scheduled for 1 p.m. on May 15, will address fire behavior and home ignition zone. Topics covered include the fire environment, embers, mitigating risk by taking care of hazards in the home ignition zone, and why structures ignite. Watch the recording!

The third webinar, scheduled for 1 p.m. on May 22, will focus on fire adapted communities and the Ready, Set, Go! Program. Attendees will gain an understanding of what it means to be prepared to evacuate, including a demonstration on how to build their personal go-packs.

Forests of the Northern Blues: Basic Forestry Webinar Series! A series of six practical educational webinars for people who own, manage, or are interested in private forestlands in Northeastern Oregon and Southeastern Washington. Brought to you by Oregon State University Extension Service, the My Blue Mountains Woodlands Partnership, and other cooperators. Each session includes 45 to 60 minutes of web-based presentation, followed by an optional informal question and answer period. Register once to participate in any or all of the sessions. Once registered you will receive information on  how to connect through your personal computer, tablet, and/or smart phone; along with the link to the series website with educational materials and activities. Optional, field classes will be held this summer (watch website for separate registration details).

Maintaining a Healthy Forest in an Uncertain Climate. A webinar series, Wednesdays from 6-7:30pm starting June 10th through July 15th!

Discover practical, cost-effective approaches to strengthen your forest’s resilience to wildfire, bugs, & drought

This webinar-based workshop series is brought to you by the Oregon State University Extension Service with funding from the USDA NIFA. The workshop targets woodland and forest owners in southwestern Oregon, but all are welcome to attend. Each session includes 60 to 90 minutes of web-based presentation, followed by an optional informal question and answer period. Once registered you will receive information on how to connect through your personal computer, tablet, and/or smart phone; along with the link to the series website with educational materials and activities.

Registration is required!

Reading and Reference Materials, including Newsletters!

Be in the know!

Subscribe to any of these great newsletters!

Canopy View News – A Forestry and Natural Resources newsletter for the forest enthusiasts of Lane and Douglas Counties. We provide quarterly issues with forest management information, workshop announcements, and financial assistance programs.

Life on the Dry Side - This quarterly newsletter is the result of a collaborative effort of the Oregon State University Forestry and Natural Resources Extension agents throughout Central and Eastern Oregon. Our goal is to provide you with relevant technical information as it relates to your woodland property, as well as to inform you of upcoming educational events and other resources that are available to you.

Woman owning Woodlands Network

Woodland Compass and Needle - Sign up for the Woodland Compass, a free electronic newsletter, to receive useful information about taking care of your forestland and the things that live there.  You will receive timely announcements of upcoming events in the Needle.

 

Other Opportunities!

Are you a Master Naturalist or Trainee? Then we want to know from you - What Nature Means During a Pandemic. Visit the OMN website to learn more and upload your video or text: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/mn/nature-reflections

Land Steward's Program Coordinator pivots to video to share wildflower walks. Take a walk with her!