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
Josephine County Extension Office:
- 215 Ringuette Street, Grants Pass, OR 97527
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 (â€œharvest permitsâ€)
- 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)
- 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
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.