OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Resources

The resources on this page are for Master Naturalists and community members alike. Feel free to browse the readings, images, videos, and other resources. We hope these resources help you along in your life-long journey as an Oregon naturalist. 

 

Ask an Expert

Do you have a natural resource question and need answers? You can ask an expert through eXtension, and a local natural resource expert (including Master Naturalists) will give you information or resources to help with answering your question. 

 

Print Resources

OSU Extension Catalog Publications

Trees and Shrubs to Know in Oregon 

Understanding Names of Oregon Trees

A Description of Some Oregon Rocks and Minerals

4-H Junior Master Naturalist Curriculum

4-H Entomology Project Leader Guide Grades 4-6

Oregon 4-H Forestry Member Manual

Oregon 4-H Earth Science Project

4-H Geology Member Guide

Of People and Fish: Oregon 4-H Natural Science and Cultural Discovery Program 

Insects: Taking a Deeper Look at the World of Bugs

Saving Eden Creek: A Play About People and Forests 

Salmon in the Classroom

OSU Extension Catalog Wesbite


Other Publications 

Willamette Valley Reading List

 

Websites

NW Conifers- This is a website authored by Master Naturalist Ken Denniston. It serves as an invaluable resource in NW conifer identification. 

Oregon Up Close & Personal- This wesbite is managed by Master Naturalist Marvin Kellar. There are great pictures of various native plants and wildlife.  

The Well-read Naturalist- This website is managed by Master Naturalist John Riutta. He posts reviews of natural resource-related books, along with natural resource literature news and a host of other useful links. 

Friends of Glencoe Swale- This website and blog is managed by Master Naturalist Jane Wilson. She posts articles and events related to the activities of Friends of Glencoe Swale. 

 

Videos

Oregon Forest Pest Detector Online Course Videos

Oregon Master Naturalists- Sharing their love of the land 

 

Program Help Documents and Videos

Ideal Logic Help Document (PDF)

VIDEO: How to log volunteer hours

Blog

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