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

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…

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…

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…

Big Cats in the Forest: Cougars & Bobcats

Presented by Mathew Vargas (Via ZOOM!) Thursday, November 18, 7pm This presentation will discuss some of the general biology related to cougars and bobcats in Oregon including reproduction, food sources, causes of mortality, habitat requirements, and more. We will then discuss the history of cougar and…

Wreath Making Workshop

Come meet, learn, & create with local women woodland owners at this fun and hands-on workshop! Learn how to identify, harvest, & use native forest materials to make wreaths & swags. You will design & construct your very own wreath to take home with you, just in time for…

How to Manage Your Forest