Get Help

 Where to get answers, technical & financial assistance.

Many organizations and agencies are here to provide technical assistance, information and education to you as a private landowner.

OSU Extension Service

OSU Extension Service brings research-based education to residents of Jackson & Josephine Counties.

  • Educational programs-classes, tours, demonstrations
  • Frequent programs and tours with the Jackson Josephine Small Woodlands Assoc. Publications
  • Clearinghouse for woodland management questions
  • Master Woodland Manager & Land Stewards programs

Forestry/Natural Resources Agent

  • Max Bennett
    OSU Extension Service, Jackson-Josephine Counties
    569 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR 97502
    (541) 776-7371 x221

Jackson County Extension Office:

  • 569 Hanley Road, Central Point, OR 97502
    (541) 776-7371

Josephine County Extension Office:

  • 215 Ringuette Street, Grants Pass, OR 97527
    (541) 476-6613

Oregon Department of Forestry

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) provides fire protection for private lands, administration of forest practices rules, and technical assistance.

  • Fuels reduction grants & fire restrictions
  • Provides fire protection for private and BLM lands
  • Forest practices rules administration; the place to file notifications of operation (“harvest permits”)
  • Service forestry program provides on-site assistance for woodland owners including administration of cost-share programs

Department of Forestry locations & Contact:

  • 5286 Table Rock Road, Central Point, OR 97502
  • 5375 Monument Drive, Merlin, OR 97526

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) /
Soil & Water Conservation Districts (SWCD)

NRCS and SWCD provide technical and financial assistance to landowners, usually in association with development and implementation of a conservation or management plan.

  • Conservation planning
  • Technical assistance for soil and water conservation issues
  • Financial assistance/incentive programs for riparian planting (CREP) and forestry practices (EQIP)

Medford Service Center

  • 573 Parsons Dr. Medford, OR 97501-3769
    (541) 776-4267

Master Woodland Manager Training Program

The Oregon State University offers a Master Woodland Manager training program. Classes are held at different locations throughout the state via the local extension office. The program usually consists of 8 – 10 classes (each 1-2 days) over a period of several months. Check with your local Forestry Extension Agent to see what the upcoming schedule is for Master Woodland Manager training. How to become a Master Woodland Manager explains the program, how to apply and gives a sample training schedule.