Forest Landowners Association Names Mike Bondi 2011 Extension Forester of the Year
Please help us congratulate Mike Bondi, who was named 2011 Extension Forester of the Year by the Forest Landowners Association, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.
Mike is currently serving as the Staff Chair and Extension Forester in Clackamas County, as well as the Interim Superintendent of the North Willamette Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Mike has been with OSU Extension since 1978, and is well known for his forest landowner and Christmas tree Extension programs.
The Extension Forester of the Year Award recognizes a forester who has been in practice at least five years and is dedicated to the advancement of forest landowner education and outreach, focusing on private landowners.
The past five years this award has gone to Extension Foresters at Mississippi State University (three times), Oklahoma State University, and the University of Tennessee. Looks like Mike has broken the Southern stranglehold on this award! The Forest Landowners Association (FLA) is a national organization serving the many needs of America’s private forest landowners. Since 1941 FLA has provided its members, who own and operate more than 40 million acres of forest land in 48 states, with education, information, and national grassroots advocacy. Mike will be honored at the FLA national convention to be held in Williamsburg, Virginia in June.