Forestry and Natural Resources - Clatsop County

Welcome! The forestry and natural resources program brings research-based education to forest owners and managers, forest workers, teachers, youth, and the general public. Our goal is to improve Oregonians' knowledge of forest resources and options for enhancing and sustaining benefits from these resources.

More than 85% of Clatsop County is designated as forest land, about 308,000 acres.  Forest industry accounts for 30 percent of the economic base in the county, and 12 percent of the employment.  In the north coast, forest industries make a proportionately greater contribution to the economic base than in any other region of the state. 

For assistance or information on Extension Forestry programs in Clatsop County, contact Valerie Grant, OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources faculty (503) 325-8573 in Astoria.

FS Capture tool here

Insect outbreaks along the Central and North Coast:

Western tent caterpillar - read or download information about this hardwood defoliator here

Silver-spotted tiger moth - read or download information about this conifer defoliator here

Spruce aphid - major defoliator of Sitka and other spruces.  Read or download information here

Sources of Native Tree Seedlings here

Is forest ownership or forest management a NEW experience for you? Check out our website for new forest owners

For more advanced online instruction, visit the website on How to Manage Your Forest

Common insect pests and diseases of shore pine - Read or Download

Common insect pests and diseases of Sitka spruce - Read or Download

BMPs for Maintaining Soil Productivity in the Douglas-fir Region: Read or Download

Compare Other Energy Sources with Firewood and Wood Pellets


A 6-page OSU Extension publication and an MS Excel-based calculator are available to help you make energy related decisions.

Managing Swiss Needle Cast - SNC Cooperative Publication: Download  here

Do you have a forest product or service to sell, or are you searching for a forest product or service to purchase?

Logs, lumber, non-timber forest products, someone who will mill your logs on your property - these are just a few examples of the different products and services you will find on the Oregon Forest Industry Directory.  If you have products to sell, it is easy to sign up on the Directory so that potential buyers can contact you. The Directory gets over 1 million hits per month so it is an easy and effective way to either find or sell a forest product.

Center for Wood Anatomy Research here

10 things to know about: hiring an arborist & landscape tree pruning here.

Logging and selling timber here.

Web Soil Survey - a tutorial

The Web Soil Survey is a useful web-based tool created and maintained by the Natural Resource & Conservation Service but it is not always easy to use.  Click here to view or download a step-by-step example of using the Web Soil Survey.  Click here to view or download the report generated by this example.

Firewise Resources for Homeowners here.

Resources for the Wood Industry here.

Jim's selected publications and presentations here.

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