Linn County Forestry and Natural Resources

Out There for Oregon's Forests. Here for Oregonians.

Forests and the diverse natural resources associated with them are an important part of Linn County landscape, heritage, economy, and way of life. Did you know that Linn County is about 70% forested!?

As your local Forestry and Natural Resources Extension agent, my job is to utilize the latest research and innovations from Oregon State University and other institutions to provide science-based education and expertise. Whether you are interested in better managing your land, growing your forest-based business, or are an aspiring naturalist, I am here to point you in the right direction.

Below are several ways you can learn from, and get involved with our Forestry and Natural Resources Program. You may also call our local office or get in touch with me directly.

See you in the woods!

Brad Withrow-Robinson

Photo by Lynn Ketchum

Stay on top of news and events.

Sign up for the Woodland Compass, a free electronic newsletter, to receive useful information about taking care of your land, cost share opportunities, and timely announcements of upcoming events in the Needle.  

Online Resource

TreeTopics Blog

The TreeTopics blog is used as a means to communicate information and share perspectives with woodland owners and other people interested in forest management.

By Amy Grotta, Brad Withrow-Robinson

Newsletter

Linn County E-News

OSU Linn County Extension sends out a monthly e-news. The e-news is designed to provide brief educational articles and links to provide helpful information for you, your family, and your business.

Attend a workshop, conference, or field tour.

We have many opportunities for learning. Join us for a forest management series, a one-day forest health field tour, or one of our many other local events.  

Upcoming Events

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. For example, our Master Naturalist Program offers opportunities to learn about the natural history of plants, animals, habitats, geology, culture, as well as the most relevant topics in sustainable natural resource management.

 

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 Forestry 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.

Online Resource

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.

By Valerie Elder, Tiffany Fegel

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