Welcome to the home page for the Woodland Management in Western Oregon Shortcourse!

The shortcourse is offered by Oregon State University’s Forestry and Natural Resources (FNR) Extension agents serving western Oregon. During this course we will address woodland conditions of western Oregon, but will have regional flavor according to the counties served by the FNR agents hosting each shortcourse as they rotate around the region. 

This seven-session course is ideal for people who are new to taking care of a woodland or forested property. The class provides a broad introduction to woodland types, tending practices, and terminology to help you take care of your property and get things done.   Topics covered:  

  • Getting Started:  assessing your property and site.  
  • What’s Going on in Your Woods? Understanding forest ecology, forest health and wildlife needs.  
  • Taking Care of Your Woods: tree planting, care for an established forest, weed control, and fire risk reduction. 
  • Getting it Done: safety, timber sale logistics, laws and regulations. 

Each session includes an hour and a half session designed in our remote format.

This course is Free, but pre-registration is required.

Register once to participate in all of the sessions. Once registered you will receive an automatic reply from the system with information on how to remotely connect through your personal computer, tablet, and/or smart phone. You will also receive an email letter from the instructors with more details about the course, and some preparation to do ahead of the first class.

This site will provide a wealth of information to help you get the most from the series, and will serve as the archive to the course’s resources.

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