Welcome to the Forestry & Natural Resources Program, serving Benton, Linn, & Polk Counties

Education for Better Woodlands Management

Forests and the natural resources associated with them are an important part the landscape, heritage and lifestyle of Benton, Linn and Polk Counties.   We help woodland owners and managers take care of their property by providing objective, research-based information and resources they need to make well-informed decisions about how to care for their property.   We do this through classes, tours, newsletters, Extension Publications, and online resources on many aspects of woodland natural resource management relevant to the mid-Willamette Valley, the adjacent foothills and mountains.  

We bring extensive state and national expertise to the local community through our affiliation with the OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program and the OSU College of Forestry.  We also collaborate with many groups that have a shared interest in our region’s forests, including state and Federal agencies, conservation districts, land trusts and watershed councils to provide a wide array of programs for teachers and youth, farmers, Christmas tree growers and many others to meet the communities’ broader interests. 

Use the navigation side bars on the right or click here to find out about: upcoming events, read and subcribe to the Woodland Compass Newsletter, find information to help you take care of your woods, or read about some of the programs we offer.  Read the Tree Topics Blog for woodland owners and managers in the Willamette Valley and Northwest Oregon, and subscribe to Tree Topics by email or get it delivered to your mobile device.

 Who We Are:Brad Withrow-Robinson

Brad Withrow-Robinson is the Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Agent for Benton, Linn and Polk Counties. Brad has 15 years of experience with OSU Extension. Email Brad or call (541) 766-3554

 

Jody Einerson is the Forestry & Natural Resource Educational Program Assistant for Benton, Linn, and Polk Counties.  Jody has 8 years of experience with OSU Extension and also provides support to Natural Resource youth education, and the Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Volunteer program. Email Jody or call (541) 766-6311

 

Upcoming Events

Apr. 22, 2014 7:00pm - 8:30pm
This is an online discovery of available information.  Learn where to find arieal photos, topography …
Apr. 24, 2014 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Lecture 3 - "Beyond Boundaries:  Social Challenges and Opportunities in Forest Landscape Management" Paige Fischer, …
May. 29, 2014 (all day)
The field trip will visit and discuss the "Cool Soda All Lands Project" in the …
May. 31, 2014 10:00am - 3:00pm
Again this year OSU College Forests, OSU Extension Service, Benton County and many community partners …
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