The Oregon Forest Resources Institute produces a wide variety of educational videos covering a range of topics related to Oregon forests, forest management and forest products. OFRI works closely with the scientific and academic communities to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the information provided in these educational videos.

A selection of OFRI videos and educational advertising can be viewed below. These and other videos are also posted on OFRI’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/oregonforests, and some videos are available to order on a DVD.

Video Library
  • A Day in the Woods: Chemicals and the Forest
    Join Mike Cloughesy and Nicole Strong as they discuss why foresters ...
  • A Day in the Woods: Clearcutting
    Join Mike Cloughesy and Nicole Strong as they talk about clearcutting in ...
  • A Day in the Woods: Drinking Water Protection
    Join Mike Cloughesy and Nicole Strong as they describe how forest operators ...
  • A Day in the Woods: Fish Habitat Protection
    Join Mike Cloughesy and Nicole Strong as they look at how loggers ...
  • A Day in the Woods: Forest Roads
    Join Mike Cloughesy and Nicole Strong as they explain the importance of ...
  • A Day in the Woods: Reforestation
    Join Mike Cloughesy and Nicole Strong as they explain why replanting is ...
  • A Day in the Woods: The Oregon Forest Practices Act
    Join Mike Cloughesy and Nicole Strong as they discuss Oregon’s evolving forest ...
  • A Day in the Woods: Visual Management
    Join Mike Cloughesy and Nicole Strong as they explain how scenic highways ...
  • A Day in the Woods: Wildlife Habitat Protection
    Join Mike Cloughesy and Nicole Strong as they explore the requirements of ...
  • Educational Advertising: Amazing
    Oregon’s forests provide us with all kinds of environmental, social and economic values, thanks in large part to...
  • Educational Advertising: Bob and Kirk on Water
    Oregon has strong laws that protect drinking water and fish habitat. Working forest landowners and forest operat...
  • Educational Advertising: Forecast
    All that rain Oregon gets every winter and spring makes it a great place for growing trees, especially evergreen...
  • Educational Advertising: Signs
    Each year in Oregon, forest landowners plant 30 million to 40 million tree seedlings of many species to replace ...
  • Educational Advertising: The 4 R’s
    “Reduce, reuse and recycle” is an important part of an environmentally conscious lifestyle. In Oregon, we have a...
  • Educational Advertising: View
    Oregon’s working forests affect many aspects of our society. From our clean drinking water to our social service...
  • Educational Advertising: Wood is Everywhere
    Oregonians use wood and wood products every day. Much of that wood comes from local forests where landowners are...
  • Find Your Path: Electrician
    A forest products mill runs on large machines and complicated electronics. A skilled electrician is always in hi...
  • Find Your Path: Field Forester
    Joe Newton shows what it’s like to be a field forester. He spends most of his time outdoors, helping forest land...
  • Find Your Path: Fish Biologist
    Elise Kelley shows us what it takes to be a fish biologist. It’s a highly competitive position that uses hands-o...
  • Find Your Path: Forest Engineer
    Travel into the woods with Mary Castle of Molalla, Ore., as she shows what it’s like to be a forest engineer. Sh...
  • Find Your Path: Forestry Teacher
    Simon Babcock shows us what goes into teaching the future forest-sector workforce. It includes lots of hands-on....
  • Find Your Path: Hydrologist
    Water is quite possibly the most important forest value we have. Bonny Hammons shows us what being a hydrologist...
  • Find Your Path: Logging Crew
    Kirk Luoto takes us out with a hardworking logging crew and explains what it’s like to be a logger and what’s...
  • Find Your Path: Maintenance Manager
    Much of the forest sector depends on a fleet of reliable rigs. Chris Roth oversees the maintenance and repair on...
  • Find Your Path: Mill Operator
    Lead sawyer Fred Barklow shows what it’s like to work in one of today’s high-tech forest products mills in Riddl...
  • Find Your Path: Procurement Forester
    Spend some time with Brian Norris to see what goes into being a procurement forester. Brian splits his time betw...
  • Find Your Path: Recreation Manager
    Most of us love the forest because it’s where we enjoy our weekends and vacations. Recreation is a big deal in.....
  • Find Your Path: Seedling Nursery Manager
    In Oregon’s forests, well over 40 million seedlings are planted every year. Most of the seedlings come from a nu...
  • Find Your Path: Stewardship Forester
    Stewardship foresters ensure forest landowners follow Oregon forest protection laws when they harvest timber...
  • Find Your Path: Wildland Firefighter
    What does it take to stop a raging wildfire? Brian Burnside of Miller Timber Services in Philomath, Ore., explai...
  • Find Your Path: Wildlife Biologist
    Jenniffer Bakke shows what it’s like to work as a wildlife biologist with a forest management company in Indepen...
  • Forest Fact Break: Carbon Capture
    This 90-second animated video looks at carbon capture, also called carbon sequestration. Trees pull carbon out o...
  • Forest Fact Break: Clearcutting
    This two-minute animated video explains why forests are clearcut in Oregon for ecological and economic reasons. ...
  • Forest Fact Break: Ecosystems
    This 90-second animated video looks at forest ecosystems. An ecosystem is made up of all the living and non-livi...
  • Forest Fact Break: Fire Safety
    This 90-second animated video looks at fire safety. People cause a lot of fires in our forests. Being safe with ...
  • Forest Fact Break: Forest Fire
    This 90-second animated video explains why forest fires have become so severe in the West, and how active forest...
  • Forest Fact Break: Forest Management
    This two-minute animated video answers the question, "What the heck is forest management?" Oregon forests are ma...
  • Forest Fact Break: Forest Types
    This 90-second animated video looks at forest types in Oregon. It offers a look at the top five forest types in....
  • Forest Fact Break: Green Building
    This 90-second animated video looks at the environmental advantages of using wood building products. Carbon...
  • Forest Fact Break: Photosynthesis
    This 90-second animated video explains how photosynthesis works and why our forests are such an important part o...
  • Forest Fact Break: Reforestation
    This 90-second animated video explains how reforestation is Oregon law, ensuring sustainable forests for future....
  • Forest Fact Break: Sustainability
    This 90-second animated video looks at forest sustainability. How do we protect our forests for the future, whil...
  • Forest Fact Break: Tree Biology
    This two-minute animated video looks inside a tree to figure out what’s going on in there: tree biology...
  • Forest Fact Break: Water
    This 90-second animated video looks at the relationship between water quality and Oregon’s forests. Healthy fore...
  • Forest Fact Break: Wildlife
    This 90-second animated video explains why forest animals live where they do. It’s part of OFRI’s Forest Fact Br...
  • Forest Fact Break: Wood Products
    This 90-second animated video looks at wood products. We use trees for all kinds of daily items. Some are pretty...
  • Forest Harvest Methods: Clearcutting
    Clearcutting is a timber harvesting practice where most of the trees in a given area are harvested at the same t...
  • Forest Harvest Methods: Restoration Thinning
    Without regular fires, Oregon’s dry east-side forests have grown much thicker. The unnaturally dense forests tha...
  • Forest Harvest Methods: Variable-Retention Harvest
    Variable-retention harvesting is being used by the Bureau of Land Management in southwestern Oregon to find a ba...
  • Forest Sector Contributions with Randy Schild
    Randy Schild, Tillamook School District superintendent since 2001, discusses the economic contributions of Orego...
  • Forest Threats: Forest Fire
    Fire can be a particularly destructive threat to Oregon’s forests, but active forest management can help lessen ...
  • Forest Threats: Insects
    Oregon is a great place to grow trees, especially the sturdy conifers we use to build our homes and office build...
  • Forest Threats: Invasive Species
    Controlling the spread of invasive plants that pose a threat to native species growing in Oregon’s forests is a....
  • Forest Threats: Severe Weather
    Storms and severe weather can have lasting impacts on forest health, but active forest management often minimize...
  • Forest Threats: Tree Disease
    Tree diseases such as Swiss needle cast and laminated root rot threaten the health of Oregon’s forests, but acti...
  • Forest to Frame
    With technological innovation expanding the possibilities for wood construction, more and more architects are sp...
  • Harvest at the Rediscovery Forest
    Active forest management techniques are employed at the Rediscovery Forest, including periodic commercial thinni...
  • Managing for Wildlife with Fran Cafferata-Coe
    Wildlife biologist Fran Cafferata Coe explains the best parts about being a wildlife biologist in the Pacific No...
  • Michael Green: Architectural Design
    Architect Michael Green talks about issues related to green building, wood products and forest management in thi...
  • Michael Green: Building Code Evolution
    Architect Michael Green talks about issues related to green building, wood products and forest management in thi...
  • Michael Green: Building with Wood
    Architect Michael Green talks about issues related to green building, wood products ...
  • Michael Green: Climate Change
    Architect Michael Green talks about issues related to green building, wood products ...
  • Michael Green: Emerging Tech
    Architect Michael Green talks about issues related to green building, wood products ...
  • Michael Green: Forest Practices
    Architect Michael Green talks about issues related to green building, wood products ...
  • Michael Green: Healthy Forests
    Architect Michael Green talks about issues related to green building, wood products ...
  • Michael Green: Why Build with Wood
    Architect Michael Green talks about issues related to green building, wood products ...
  • Oregon Forests and Water
    An estimated 2.8 million Oregonians rely on water that comes from forested landscapes. The Oregon Forest Resourc...
  • Oregon Garden Natural Resources Education Program
    The Oregon Garden Natural Resources Education Program provides students in fourth through sixth grades a hands-o...
  • Powered by Oregon: Wood Biomass
    Sawdust, chips and other residual material left over from logging, mill processing ...
  • State of Fire: Fire in Oregon’s Forests
    The ways Oregonians prevent, fight, manage and, to some degree, live with wildfire ...
  • State of Fire: Official Trailer
    The ways Oregonians prevent, fight, manage and, to some degree, live with ...
  • Talk About Trees
    Talk About Trees is a classroom program supported by OFRI that uses forest artifacts, displays and hands-on acti...
  • The Oregon Way: Protecting Fish Habitat
    Oregon’s unique, steady approach to preserving and improving habitat in forest streams ...