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Forestry and Natural Resources

Out there for Oregon’s forests. Here for Oregonians.

Forests and the diverse natural resources associated with them are an important part of Central Oregon’s heritage, economy, and way of life.

Our job is to utilize the latest research and innovations from Oregon State University and other institutions to provide science-based education and expertise to communities, landowners and natural resources professionals regarding forest management and fire. Whether you are interested in making your property safe from wildfire, learning how to better manage your land, growing your forest-based business, or are an aspiring naturalist, we are here to point you in the right direction.

We also serve on local community-based organizations and groups, such as the Deschutes Collaborative Forest Project and Ochoco Forest Restoration Collaborative, using independent and scientific expertise and facilitation skills to help solve complicated issues surrounding the management of our natural resources.

If you would like to receive information about forestry, fire and natural resources, please subscribe to our mailing listYou may also call our local office or email us if you would like to connect directly.

See you in the Woods!

Thomas Stokely, Extension Forestry and Natural Resources Agent

Ariel Cowan, Central Region Fire Specialist

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Regional Fire Specialist, Central Region

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