About the Forestry Program

The Extension Forestry Program in Baker County provides objective, research-based publications, classes, workshops field tours, home visits and websites that address current issues in forestry and natural resource management. My programs are designed for today's timberland owners, natural resource professionals, loggers, educators and youth.

These programs provide information on a wide variety of topics including forest regeneration, vegetation management, silvicultural systems, forest insects and diseases, harvesting, marketing forest products and managing wildlife habitat.

This web site is designed to be an additional resource that will complement and enhance my forestry programs. In fact, my objective is to make it as useful as any reference you might have on your bookshelf. It will contain downloadable Extension publications, newsletters, a calendar of forestry related events, and links to other useful web sites. This is a brand-new tool and there is much to learn about how to make it as valuable and useful as I think it can be.

A limitation of this website is that it is about information from me to you. However, woodland owners, foresters and others in our community represent an incredible amount of knowledge, ideas and experience.  However, it's hard for us to be able to connect with many of our peers due to the limitiations of available time and distances.  To help overcome those challenges, I hope to develop web-based social networking tools to help facilitate peer-to-peer discussions and sharing. Stay tuned!

Bob Parker

Forestry Agent

Oregon State University Extension Service