Community Meetings

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Benefits of Community Meetings

Get in-person information on the ways you can improve the likelihood your property will survive wildfire by attending a MSOW Community Meeting.  Community Meetings vary in topic, but each features tools and resources you can use on your own property, including information on how to set up an ODF Forester visit. Keep an eye on your mailbox to find out of there will be a community meeting in your neighborhood or give us a call to find out about the community meetings in your area by calling 541-776-7371 ext 213.  If there is no community meeting scheduled for your area, consider becoming a host!

Hosts

Community meetings are dependent on local landowner hosts.  My Southern Oregon Woodlands brings the experts, but as a member of your community, you understand your area’s needs so we work with hosts to set up each meeting.  As a community meeting host, you work with us and let us know what conversation your neighborhood wants to have about wildfire preparedness and woodland management.  We coordinate the presentation, planning and outreach.  Meetings may focus on evacuation planning, healthy forests, fuels reduction, Firewise Communities, or one of many other topics.

If you want to bring the conversation on wildfire and forests to your neighborhood, become a host for a Community Meeting with MSOW.  Contact us at info@mysouthernoregonwoodlands.org or 541-776-7371 ext 213.

“Remember, every acre is important, but the most important are those directly around your home.”

John O'Connor

Oregon Department of Forestry

We’re here to help!

Fill out the form below if you are interested in attending a community meeting, hosting one, or have any other questions.

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We’re here to help you!

Kara Baylog

OSU EXTENSION

MSOW COORDINATOR

541-776-7371

John O'Connor

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

COHESIVE WILDLIFE STRATEGY COORDINATOR

541-664-3328

Nick Haile

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

STEWAREDSHIP FORESTER

541-664-3328

Herb Johnson

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

FIREWISE COORDINATOR/JACKSON COUNTY

541-664-3328

Tyler Averyt

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

FIREWISE COORDINATOR/JOSEPHINE COUNTY 

541-471-3877

Max Bennett

OSU EXTENSION

JACKSON/JOSEPHINE COUNTIES FORESTRY AGENT

541-776-7371

Scott Swearingen

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

ASSISTANT TO THE SOUTHERN OREGON AREA DIRECTOR

541-440-3412

Shannon VanDeventer

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

STEWARDSHIP FORESTER

541-580-7487

Keith Waldron

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

STEWARDSHIP FORESTER

541-440-3412

Brett Nixon

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

STEWARDSHIP FORESTER

541-440-3412

Alicia Christiansen

OSU EXTENSION

DOUGLAS COUNTY FORESTRY AGENT

541-672-4461

Kyle Reed

DOUGLAS FOREST PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION

FIREWISE COORDINATOR/DOUGLAS COUNTY

541-672-6507

We're here to help you!

Kara Baylog

MSOW COORDINATOR

541-776-7371

Nick Haile

OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY

STEWAREDSHIP FORESTER

541-664-3328

Max Bennett

OSU EXTENSION

FORESTRY AGENT

541-776-7371

John O'Connor

COHESIVE WILDLIFE STRATEGY COORDINATOR

ODF SOUTHWEST OREGON DISTRICT

541-664-3328

Herb Johnson

FIREWISE COORDINATOR

JOSEPHINE COUNTY

541-664-3328

Tyler Averyt

FIREWISE COORDINATOR

JACKSON COUNTY 

541-471-3877