Glenn Ahrens Named Oregon Society of American Forester of the Year
The Clatsop and Tillamook County Oregon State University Extension Forester Glenn Ahrens has been honored as Forester of the Year by the Oregon Society of American Foresters. The Forester of the Year is presented annually to a member of the Oregon society recognized by peers for contributing to both the profession and their community.
Glenn's professional career spans 29 years. As extension forester he focuses on the ecology and management of hardwood trees like alder and on streamside tree planting and restoration. He offers the "Basic Forestry Short Course" and "Master Woodland Manager/Resource Management" planning series to the Small Woodland Associations in Clatsop and Tillamook Counties. He spearheads a number of community outreach efforts including an annual Community Leaders Tour and a workshop "Ties to the Land--Keeping Farms and Forestland in the Family from Generation to Generation."
Glenn was recently awarded the OSU College of Forestry's Dean's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Extended and Continuing Education for his co-development of the "How to Manage Your Forest" website. The website received the GOLD award from the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals.