4-H Wildlife Stewards
Oregon State University
4-H Youth Development
(BA Recreation Administration; M.A. International Development Education,
Mailing Address: OSU Extension 5444-B SE International Way, Portland, OR 97222
Phone: 503-657-7385 ext 14
Email: Maureen Hosty
Team Role: 4-H Wildlife Stewards Project Director and Principal
Investigator for the Master Science Educators Grant funded by National
provides overall leadership to the 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program and
the 4-H Wildlife Stewards State Team. Under Maureen’s leadership
and with the effort of many past and present OSU Extension staff, volunteers
and community partners, the 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program was created.
The program began in 1997 in Portland, Oregon. Today the program is
in multiple counties throughout the state. Maureen is primarily responsible
for facilitating 4-H Wildlife Stewards staff, volunteers and teachers
to create, enhance and sustain the 4-H Wildlife Stewards Program and
develop it into a national model.
Maureen’s background and successful experience in developing community-based
youth programs is based on the strong and committed team she recruits
to design and support the program. The 4-H Wildlife Stewards program
is an example of a successful team model.