Forestry and Natural Resources Program


The OSU Forestry and Natural Resources Extension Program provides objective, research-based information and educational opportunities for woodland owners, industrial forest owners, logging operators, natural resource professionals, and public audiences.  I serve Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties and the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation.

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Upcoming Forestry Events!

Spring Stewardship Series. Download the flyer here.

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Stewardship & Research....

I strive to help individuals and groups meet their goals to manage and steward Central Oregon forests and natural resources, well as build community capacity necessary to continue this stewardship over time.

Please feel free to contact me for more information about upcoming opportunities to learn more about forest ecology, management, and stewardship.

Nicole Strong
Area Extension Forester

Selected Resources

Land Manager's Guide to Aspen Management in Oregon

Abstract: Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides) is one of a few iconic trees that symbolize the spirit of the West. Though sparsely distributed throughout Oregon, aspen is an important species, providing a long history of benefits to both people and wildlife. “Quakies,” as many call aspen, are well liked by ranchers, hunters, foresters, and city folk alike. Even so, this tree is declining throughout the West and has already disappeared from much of the landscape. Ensuring a future for aspen on working lands and wildlands will require efforts by landowners across the region. Whether your interest is wildlife, aesthetics, or general land stewardship, maintaining and enhancing aspen on your property requires active management. If you are a landowner or a manager, this guide will help you improve management of your aspen.

Know your Forest

Collaborative Oregon website project which includes a multi-media Learning Library, Landowner Assistance Guide, Assistance Map, Event Calendar.

Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Video:

Wildlife - Overview from Oregon State University Extension on Vimeo.


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For further information, please contact:

Nicole Strong, Assistant Professor of Practice

Central Oregon Region
Deschutes County Extension Service
Oregon State University
3893 SW Airport Way
Redmond OR 97756
541-548-6088, ext. 7955

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