Phytophthora ramorum, which causes the disease commonly known as sudden oak death, was confirmed in Lincoln City, Oregon. The public can help prevent the spread of P. ramorum by buying healthy plants from reputable nurseries and avoiding purchasing plants online. Read more...
This curriculum package helps natural-resource professionals train landowners on best practices in resource management. Topics include forests, fire, streams, wildlife, soil, pastures, water systems and economics — all issues facing landowners in many parts of the West.
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Become an Oregon Forest Pest Detector!
Oregon Forest Pest Detectors (OFPDs) are trained to recognize the signs and symptoms of invasive forest insects. They apply these skills in their day-to-day activities as arborists, parks managers, foresters, community tree stewards, Master Gardeners and other roles.
How do you find a forestry services contractor who can meet your needs? How do you determine whether they will do good work on your land and treat their workers fairly? This guide helps you pose key questions, understand the answers, and find the right contractor to achieve your goals.
Swiss needle cast is a significant disease for Douglas-fir trees in the coastal Pacific Northwest. The disease turns foliage yellow, reduces needle retention, thins crowns and reduces tree growth. Options for forest managers include...
Learn to manage your forested property in ways that protect water quality, maintain soil health, reduce the threat of fire and improve wildlife habitat. This publication is one of a series of Land Steward Rural Resource Guidelines.
In the Woods: Each month we will bring you research and science-based information on a new topic related to forests that aims to offer some insight into what we know and are still learning about forest science and management.
Woodland Stories Podcast: Woodland Stories is an audio tour of the forest from the perspective of family forest owners. These are stories about building your own cabin, planting trees by hand, watching an eagle’s nest, and so much more.
Ecology and Management of Eastern Oregon Forests: A Comprehensive Manual for Forest Managers
This manual gives an overview of Eastern Oregon forest types and various silvicultural systems for managing them. Topics include the ecology and management of ponderosa pine, lodgepole pine, and mixed-conifer forests. Suggests ways to enhance range and wildlife values while managing eastside forestland.
Recent media pieces have brought attention to tree mortality documented by the Cooperative Aerial Detection Surveys performed by the US Forest Service and Oregon Department of Forestry. Significant increases in true fir mortality ...
In this episode, Manuel Machado, Martha Valle Hernandez, and Carl Wilmsen discuss what steps are being taken in order to improve working conditions for latinx forest workers in Oregon. Recording is available in English and Spanish (click the language links above).
Manuel Machado, Martha Valle, Carl Wilmsen |
Jan 2023 |
The Master Woodland Manager (MWM) training is offered by Oregon State University Forestry and Natural Resources Extension as a high level course for private landowners who are interested in an intensive forest management training and sharing the knowledge gained through this training with people in their local communities.
Jacob Putney, an Oregon State University Extension Service forester and assistant professor of practice in the College of Forestry, stepped into the role of regional coordinator for the Master Woodland Manager (MWM) program in Baker and Grant counties.
Oregon State University Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) Extension Fire Program faculty members banded together to create a webinar series exploring the roadblocks landowners face when managing varied forest types in eastern Oregon.
Tree School 2020 Online: OSU Extension Forestry and Natural Resources is working with the Partnership for Forestry Education to bring you this 15-week webinar series. You can participate in many of the classes that were set for Tree School in Clackamas County, along with some new classes developed exclusively for Tree School Online. Click the link to enroll today!
Oregon Small Woodlands Association: Oregon Small Woodlands Association is an organization made up of Oregon small woodland owners who practice and believe in: the strength of peer to peer communication between landowners, the strength of a unified effort to address legislative and regulatory challenges, and the strength of partnerships in addressing and solving common problems.
Oregon Forest Management Planning: Are you thinking about writing a forest management plan? This site will guide you and your forestry professional to all the resources you’ll need.
Ask an Expert is a way for you to get answers from the Oregon State University Extension Service. We have experts in family and health, community development, food and agriculture, coastal issues, forestry, programs for young people, and gardening.
Q: I am chair of our city tree commission, and have a couple of questions about emerald ash borer (EAB). We have many planted ash trees in city parks and on rights-of-way, although the tree is now on the list of prohibited...