Resources

Websites with Forestry Resources by Topic

OSU Extension Catalog

The Catalog is the source for current, peer-reviewed, research-based learning materials published by OSU Extension. It is an active and growing resource, with learning materials in a variety of media for use in a variety of outreach and engagement activities and programs.

Know Your Forest

This website is built specifically for small forest landowners of Oregon. It was created by the Partnership for Forestry Education, a collaboration of OSU Extension with public and private organizations, to make the management of your forestland easier and more effective. Each section includes a video and text introduction to the topic, and drop down menus with publications, presentations, and other resources. 

Oregon Forest Resource Institute

The Oregon Legislature created the Oregon Forest Resources Institute in 1991 to advance public understanding of forests, forest management and forest products and to encourage sound forestry through landowner education. OFRI is governed by a 13-member board of directors and is funded by a portion of the forest products harvest tax.

State and Federal Agency Educational Resources

Oregon Department of Agriculture

Ensuring food safety, protecting natural resources, and promoting economic development and market expansion opportunities of Oregon’s agricultural products.

Oregon Department of Forestry 

Protecting, managing, and promoting stewardship of Oregon's forests to enhance environmental, economic, and community sustainability.

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

Protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. 

Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board

The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) is a state agency that provides grants to help Oregonians take care of local streams, rivers, wetlands and natural areas. Community members and landowners use scientific criteria to decide jointly what needs to be done to conserve and improve rivers and natural habitat in the places where they live. 

USDA Forest Service

 

Woodland Owner Groups

Oregon Small Woodlands Association

The Oregon Small Woodlands Association (OSWA) is a member-based association that represents small woodland owners in Oregon. Our Regular Members own between 1 and 5000 acres of land with trees growing on their property. We also have an Associate Membership for those who do not own woodlands in Oregon, but are interested in the best interests of small woodland owners.

Oregon Woodland Co-op

The Oregon Woodland Cooperative is a group of over 70 private, family forestland owners in Oregon. Since 1980, OWC members have helped other members to improve their ability to sustainably manage their woodland and to market their woodland products over the long term. We grow a variety of wood and non-wood products in our own forests, and we use them to create many different products to heat your home (firewood), to decorate your surroundings (boughs, rustic furniture), and improve personal health and well-being (essential oils  and aromatherapy). We bring you "Natural and Handmade Goods from the Oregon Woods."

American Tree Farm System

American Tree Farm System (ATFS) is a free sustainability certification program for woodland owners with 10 continuous acres or more. ATFS has many tools for landowners to use for management planning, certification, continuing education, legacy planning, and becoming an advocate for woodland owners. 

 

Additional Resources

Terminology For Forest Landowners

Christmas Tree Resources

The Christmas Tree program at OSU offers valuable assistance from crop specialists and Extension agents on topics from site preparation through harvest.

Urban and Yard Tree Care

This website includes videos, audio podcasts, brochures, and links to other tree care resources that will teach you everything you’ll need to know about picking the right tree for your yard, how to properly take care of your tree, why trees are important, and more. 

HJ Andrews Experimental Forest

First established in 1948, the H.J. Andrews is a collaborative - Forest Service and OSU - 16,000-acre ecological research site in Oregon's beautiful western Cascades Mountains. The landscape is home to iconic Pacific Northwest old-growth forests of Cedar and Hemlock, and moss-draped ancient Douglas Firs; steep terrain; and fast, cold-running streams. One of the best ways to learn about the Andrews Experimental Forest is through first-hand experience -- The public is always welcome!

Mapping Websites

  • My Land Plan - American Forest Foundation - Online aerial photos with mapping and planning tools to help guide forest landowners to most effectively mange their land.
  • Forest Planner - EcoTrust - find and map your property with aerial photos or tax lot lines, and receive immediate feedback on how management decisions might play out into the future.
  • Google earth pro - View satellite imagery, maps, terrain, and 3D buildings to make maps of your property. You can also compute distances, and make a movie of the special locations on your land.
  • Lane County Zone and Plan Map Viewer - provides a user interface to view and query digital map layers pertaining to zoning, land use, and planning in Lane County.

Fire Risk Reduction Websites

  • Firewise - local solutions for safety by encouraging homeowners to take individual responsibility for preparing their houses for the risk of wildfire. 
  • Keep Oregon Green –providing education to increase awareness of Oregon’s wildfire risk and educate the public in the prevention of human-caused wildfires.
  • Oregon Ready, Set, Go! - Designed to stimulate an ongoing dialog between local fire departments and the citizens they serve.
  • Fire Adapted Communities - information and specific actions you can take, no matter what your role, to reduce your risk to the next wildfire.
  • Northwest Fire Science Consortium - The consortium connects managers, practitioners, scientists, and local communities and collaboratives working on fire issues on forest and range lands in Washington and Oregon.

 

 

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