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. 

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.

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 ...
  • Big Idea 1 : 2018 Educational Advertising
    Wood, from sustainable Oregon forests, is one of the greenest building materials we've got. Innovations in mass ...
  • Big Idea 2 : 2018 Educational Advertising
    Wood, from sustainable Oregon forests, is one of the greenest building materials we've got. Innovations in mass ...
  • Carbon Bits: Photosynthesis
    How does a tree absorb carbon dioxide and store that carbon as wood? It's Photosynthesis!
  • 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: Devices
    2020 Educational Advertising spot
  • Educational Advertising: Forecast
    All that rain Oregon gets every winter and spring makes it a great place for growing trees, especially evergreen...
  • Educational Advertising: Rings
    2020 Educational Advertising spot
  • 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 Proud Oregon
    To sustain Oregon's many forest value, it takes a large and diverse group of people...
  • Forest Sector Contributions with Randy Schild
    Randy Schild, Tillamook School District superintendent since 2001, discusses the economic contributions of Orego...
  • Forest Team GO!
    Want to show your students what kind of people form the team that make working forests work?
  • 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...
  • Habitat for Humanity Build
    Oregon's forest sector contributes to a Habitat for Humanity home near Springfield
  • Harvest at the Rediscovery Forest
    Active forest management techniques are employed at the Rediscovery Forest, including periodic commercial thinni...
  • It's Our Future : 2018 Educational Advertising
    The cycle of planting trees, to managing forests, to building with wood is perpetual. Responsible forest managem...
  • 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...
  • Mass Timber Workspaces with Noel Johnson
    Noel Johnson talks about developing mass timber work spaces
  • 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 ...
  • Natural Resources Education Program
    The Rediscovery Forest is a dynamic demonstration forest located in the park-like environment of The Oregon Gard...
  • 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 ...
  • Trees to Tap: Forest Roads
    Anna Vesper of McGee Engineering discusses how to design and maintain forest roads to ensure the protection of w...
  • Trees to Tap: Herbicides and Forestry Video
    Joe Newton from Lone Rock Resources discusses why a forest landowner uses herbicides to help establish the next ...
  • What is OFRI?
    OFRI strives educate many groups with their programs focused on k-12 students, landowners and the general public