Land Steward Program

The Land Steward Program

Dedicated to helping land owners achieve a viable and sustainable vision for their land.  Land Steward graduates and mentors have been expanding stewardship practices in Oregon since 2008.

The Land Steward Training

This award winning, eleven week training helps rural landowners learn how to better utilize and take care of their land through weekly field visits, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized management plan. The multi-disciplinary course provides training on topics such as wildfire risk reduction, woodland and forest management, encouraging (and controlling) wildlife, stream ecology, pasture management, soils and organic waste, small acreage systems and infrastructure, economics and enterprise on your land, stewardship planning and much more. See Events for availability.

NEW! The Land Steward Short Course

This course combines online learning with two weekend field days to introduce land owners to the concepts of the Land Steward Training. Designed to be accessible to working landowners, this program is open to all.  See Events for availability.

Community Education

The Land Steward program provides evening classes, land tours, workshops and the regional Living on Your Land conference offering a wide range of topics relevant to rural living and stewardship. See Events for current offerings.

Contact Rachel Werling for more information.

Upcoming Events

NEW 2018 Land Steward SHORT Course

Tue, Sep 11, 2018 8:00 am - Sat, Nov 3, 2018 5:00 pm
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Uncommon Apples: The World of Heritage Fruits

Mon, Oct 22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Soil Testing for Productive Gardens, Pastures, & Farm Fields

Thu, Oct 25, 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Siskiyou Streamside Protections Review

Tue, Nov 13, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Association program: Rare and Champion Trees of SW Oregon, with Frank Callahan

Thu, Nov 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

The Goat Works! Using Goats (and Other Livestock) to Manage Noxious Weeds and Reduce Fire Risk and Intensity

Thu, Dec 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event