OSU Extension Service

A great resource for everyone from farmers to elementary school teachers, Extension is the premier provider of informal education that meets the needs of Oregonians and contributes significantly to strong individuals, families and communities; a vibrant economy; and sustainable natural resources.

Extension and Experiment Station Communications

EESC provides direct public access to informational media and publications produced by OSU Extension and and OSU Agricultural Experiment Station. Use the search page for locating documents and videos of interest.

Some Extension programs, projects and publications are highlighted below.

4-H Wildlife Stewards

Wildlife Stewards promote science learning and environmental stewardship among youth. They create sustainable wildlife habitat sites on school grounds by inspiring, educating, and connecting communities, schools, and natural resource agencies and organizations.


A 4-H project is helping Oregon elementary school students from Salem and Milwaukie reach around the world to share results of natural resource science projects with school children in Australia. Read the press release.

Looking for Oregon's Future - What is Sustainability?

The award-winning 28-page publication was featured at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, South Africa. It uses 33 stories to explore issues and examine citizens' efforts linked to the future of Oregon. Its goal is to give citizens, schools, organizations and other groups a tool that will help them examine and discuss issues and efforts related to sustainability.

Extension Gardening

The gardening portal page has links to news, articles and publications related to sustainability. You can also search for news stories and garden hints. Extension offers several resources for sustainable gardening and landscaping.

Master Gardeners

After receiving extensive training from OSU Extension Service faculty, Master Gardeners are certified to provide non-biased, science based information.

Sustainable Living Project

Provides research-based information to help individuals make intelligent consumer decisions; and educational tools for natural resources and Cooperative Extension Service professionals.