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
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
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.
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.