About Master Woodland Managers

Master Woodland Managers (MWMs) are small family forest landowners who receive specialized training by OSU Forestry Extension to be effective volunteers and community leaders. Graduates of the program have been serving Oregon for 20 years.

Become a Master Woodland Manager

Whether you own five or 1,000 acres, the MWM program will help you gain skills for tending your woodland and provide you with opportunities to share your passion for stewardship.

Learn how to:

  • Make your lands better suited for wildlife, timber production, and recreation
  • Make your forest resilient to fire, pest and disease
  • Manage road building and maintenance

Learn more about becoming a Master Woodland Manager.


How can a Master Woodland Manager help you?

Master Woodland Managers can:

  • Visit your property and identify opportunities for tree planting, thinning, controlling animal damage and a variety of other forest management practices.
  • Demonstrate simple forestry practices such as tree planting and tree diameter measurement.
  • Identify important considerations that will protect your property from fire, insects and disease.
  • Suggest sources for tree seedlings, forestry equipment, aerial photos and more.
  • Help you locate sources of assistance such as consulting foresters, loggers, tree planters and other professionals.
  • Refer you to financial help available through cost share programs, reforestation tax credits and loans.
  • Inform you about upcoming woodland tours and meetings.

To request to work with a MWM, please contact the OSU Extension office in your county.

Resources for MWM graduates

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