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

Rainie Falls Hike: Salmon Migration & River Ecology

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Sep 6, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Take a scenic, 4 mi. RT hike and learn with biologists from the Rogue River Watershed Council. Learn about fish biology, see salmon leaping the falls as they make their way to their spawning grounds. Learn plants and birds along the way. Registration supports the RRWC and gets you a RRWC"friendship." To register call RRWC 541-423-6186 to register.

NEW 2018 Land Steward SHORT Course

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Sep 11, 2018 8:00 am - Sat, Nov 3, 2018 5:00 pm
This new Land Steward course from OSU Extension features a blend of online, classroom, and field instruction and is well-suited for busy adults who enjoy online learning but also want to see stewardship in action! The course includes:
• Seven self-paced, online lessons (one per week)
• One weeknight classroom session
• Two dynamic field days with local experts (Saturdays, sites in rural Josephine County)

2018 Land Steward Training Program

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Tue, Sep 11, 2018 12:00 pm - Tue, Nov 27, 2018 5:00 pm
The Land Stewards Program helps local small-acreage landowners learn about ways to create a healthy environment on their property through weekly site visits, presentations from natural resource...

Jackson-Josephine Small Woodlands Association program with Merv George Jr.

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Sep 20, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Co-sponsored by the Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Association and OSU Extension. Call to register 541-776-7371.

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

Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center Event

Thu, Nov 15, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Frank has found and nominated National Champion Trees. In addition he has discovered many species of plants that previously were not known to exist in Oregon. We will hear about his adventures. Co...