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Spring programs to look out for

Glenn, Amanda, and Jean are still working hard to continue the delivery of forestry education through these difficult times. We are still delivering programs virtually, and we had our first field class in March (reforestation). ...

Amanda Brenner | Apr 2021 | Article

Lessons learned from the ice storm

The ice damage across Clackamas and Marion Counties provides plenty of object lessons illustrating what kinds of trees are vulnerable to weather damage vs. those that emerge more intact. It also reinforces some basic forest stand...

Glenn Ahrens | Apr 2021 | Article

Forestry Extension assists state with monitoring the invasive gypsy moth

FNR agents and volunteers deployed and collected 340 traps across western Oregon for the IPPM program.

Dan Stark | Mar 2021 | Impact story

The future of Tree School: 2021 and beyond

As Glenn and I work on planning education programs for 2021, we recognize the continued need for virtual programing. This past March 20 we would have gathered again for Clackamas Tree School, but once again, it was not safe...

Amanda Brenner | Mar 2021 | Article

Ongoing recovery from wildfire and ice damage

As noted previously, OSU Extension is working with Oregon Small Woodlands Association, Oregon Department of Forestry, US Forest Service and other partners to assess the reforestation need, develop extra capacity to produce tree ...

Glenn Ahrens | Mar 2021 | Article

Digital Mapping Tools: Part 2, Printing a Topographic Map

In our first article of this series we gave an introduction to a few digital mapping applications (map apps). We will continue our discussion of digital map resources and applications in future articles, but we first want to...

Norma Kline, Alicia Christiansen | Mar 2021 | Article

Digital Mapping Tools: Part 1, the Basics

Are you interested in digital mapping tools for your smart phone or tablet? Here are a few resources to help you get started or improve your skills. First, let’s make sure you are getting the most out of the map app ...

Norma Kline, Alicia Christiansen | Mar 2021 | Article

Tree School Online helps woodland owners during COVID-19

Tree School events were provided online in a series of 35 webinars hosted by OSU Extension in Clackamas County in collaboration with the Oregon Forest Resources Institute and the Oregon Partnership for Forestry Education.

Glenn Ahrens | Mar 2021 | Impact story

Lane County Extension: Forestry and Natural Resources Program

Did you know that Lane County's breathtaking landscape is made up of 90% forest. After Lane County voters approved a levy supporting OSU Extension in 2016, Lauren Grand was hired as the Extension forester serving the county. ...

Feb 2021 | Video

Extension foresters note trend in redwood plantings, plan needs assessment

As landowners in western Oregon start to plant redwood trees more frequently, OSU Extension foresters plan a survey to determine why the tall trees have become popular.

Kym Pokorny | Jan 26, 2021 | News story