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


The Secret Beneath Your Feet: Mycorrhiza

Presented by Dr. Mike Amaranthus (Via Zoom!) Thursday, September 16, 7pm We live on top of a hidden world. Beneath the soil surface is a fascinating combination of life forms interacting in an abundance of ways. But life in the soil does not have to be…
16Sep2021

Native Tree Walk - Morning Session

Don’t miss out on the 5th annual Native Tree Walk at the Native Plant Park in beautiful Elkton! Trouble distinguishing white and black oaks? Wondering if that huge cedar is an incense, Port Orford, or Western red? The more you know about your trees, the better you can care…
17Sep2021

Native Tree Walk - Afternoon Session

Don’t miss out on the 5th annual Native Tree Walk at the Native Plant Park in beautiful Elkton! Trouble distinguishing white and black oaks? Wondering if that huge cedar is an incense, Port Orford, or Western red? The more you know about your trees, the better you can care…
17Sep2021

Monitor & Manage for Forest Health in NW Oregon

Forest heath is a popular management objective for forest landowners, but it is hard to think about where to start. This 4 session online course will teach you about common Northwest Oregon forest types and the insects and diseases that frequent them. Then we will guide you through the…
23Sep2021

Water Conservation Options for Water Users and Land Managers

This class will provide an overview of existing drought conditions in Jackson County and will present a variety of actions that may be taken by water users and land managers to prepare for future droughts. The focus will be on planning considerations, water conservation costs, and practices, as well…
28Sep2021

How to Manage Your Forest

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