OMN Willamette Valley Ecoregion Course

The Willamette Valley Ecoregion Course is an annually-held series of field-based natural resource classes throughout the Willamette Valley. To become an Oregon Master Naturalist, one must complete the OMNP Online Course, at least one ecoregion course, and complete 40 hours of natural resource-related volunteer service. The Willamette Valley Ecoregion Course fulfills the second requirement. To learn more, visit our program website.


Oregon Master Naturalist Graduate Workshops

These workshops are free continuing education and skill-building opportunities for certified OMNs and OMN volunteers working towards their certification. Exceptions may be made for family and other naturalist volunteers depending on space, and there may be a small fee for non-OMNs to help cover workshop costs. 


The Master Naturalist Program and My Oregon Journey, By Tina Peterson
Mon, 2018-01-08 19:07
Note from Brandy Saffell, OMN Program Coordinator: Tina originally posted this article on her online blog, By the Light of the Silvery Moon. You can read the post on her website here Oregon is a storied land of... Read more
Lichens, By Ken Denniston
Thu, 2017-11-30 12:23
Note from Brandy Saffell, OMN Program Coordinator: Ken attended the OMN lichen workshop in October and originally posted this blog entry on his website, Northwest Conifers. You can read the post on his website here   A lichen is not a thing. That is, it is not a single organism... Read more
Master Naturalists at Work in Nob Hill Nature Park (St Helens, OR)
Thu, 2017-10-26 13:04
Note from Brandy Saffell, OMN Program Coordinator: Caroline Skinner is a Master Naturalist and organizer with Friends of Nob Hill Nature Park. She passed on the press release below about recent improvements to this special spot, which contains some of our rare fragments of native oak woodland and wildflower habitat. There is also information at the end about how to get involved with maintaining the... Read more