Douglas County Forestry and Natural Resources

Out there for Oregon’s forests. Here for Oregonians.

Photo by Lynn Ketchum

Become a Master Woodland Manager! 

Coming to Douglas County this Fall 2019! 

Master Woodland Manager (MWM) is our Forestry and Natural Resources Extension premier forest stewardship and volunteer program. This program has been running for over 25 years, serving more than 500 landowners around the state.

During the Master Woodland Manager program, you will:

• Visit woodlands and ranches around the region. 

• Meet and learn from other woodland owners.

• Get to know our region’s forest and natural resource professionals from various agencies.

• Learn from Oregon’s State University’s forest, river, and wildlife experts!

• Gain knowledge and skills that you can apply on your property.

• Become part of Oregon’s tremendous woodland owner and forestry community.

This unique training combines at-home readings and videos, online discussions, and field days. This allows us to focus our face-to-face time in the field (instead of in the classroom enduring long lectures!), reinforcing concepts and practicing new skills.

Interested in learning more about Master Woodland Manager?

Contact Alicia Christiansen at   

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Explore Oregon’s forests with us.

Participate in science-based learning experiences that help you appreciate Oregon's diverse forest ecosystems and make informed decisions regarding forest policy and management.

Attend a workshop, conference, or field tour.

Join us for a forest management series, a one-day forest health field tour, or one of our many other educational offerings.

Upcoming Events

March 2019

Mar 29

Tree School Umpqua

9:00 am - 5:00 pm Roseburg, OR

April 2019

Apr 11

Identification and Control of Invasive Weeds

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Pleasant Hill, OR
Apr 20

Fire Resilient Woodlands

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Roseburg, OR

June 2019

Jun 1

Forests for Engaged Learning

8:30 am - 4:00 pm Eugene, OR


April 20, 2019 - Firewise Techniques                         (Time and Cost-TBA)

May 15-17, 2019 - School Forestry Tour - Glide Educational Forest

May 18, 2019 - DSWA Neighbor to Neighbor Tour, 9am-2pm, Oakland.  For more information contact Tami Jo Braz at 541-459-1402

Find your people.

Our community-based groups, such as the Women Owning Woodlands Network and Master Woodland Manager Program, get together to learn with – and from – other landowners who value Oregon’s forests and communities.

Photo by Carrie Berger

Dig into our educational resources

Our catalog includes dozens of free publications, videos, webinars, and podcasts, covering a wide variety of topics, such as forest health, forest management planning, and estate and succession planning.


Protect what you care about.

The Fire Program and the Citizen Fire Academy, Ties to the Land succession planning, and forest health offerings are all tailored to help you keep your property safe from wildfire or insect and disease outbreaks, and to build a legacy for future generations.

Photo by Carrie Berger