Publications and Guides

 

Free Expert Resources For You

Through our partners, My Southern Oregon Woodlands has a wide variety of publications that you can freely access.  There is a publication for just about every issue a woodland owner is likely to have on their property.  For a free physical copy of one or more of these publications, please contact us.

Family Forests Management Guide

Your guide to technical, financial, and educational resources for Oregon’s family forest landowners.

Management Planning for Woodland Owners: Why and How

There are many reasons why it is helpful to have a management plan for your property. This article outlines those reasons and helps you get started writing your own plan.

Land Survey and Mapping

Surveying and mapping are two interrelated ways to describe your property in a way that helps you make management decisions.

A Land Manager’s Guide for Creating Fire-Resistant Forests

Learn about some steps you can take to improve the the fire resistance of your forest.

Before Wildfire Strikes!

A handbook for homewoners and communities in southwest Oregon. This guide is designed to help you prepare your forest, home and family for wildfire, with helpful checklists, suggestions and important contact information.

Keep Your Home Safe from Wildfire

This defensible space and wildland fuels reduction maintenance guide offers suggestions on tasks you can do throughout the year to make sure your property stays fire resistant.

Reducing Fire Risk on Your Property

Get an indepth view to the specific characteristics of your forest that indicates how well it will survive a wildfire, and some of the steps you can take to improve forest health and wildfire risk.

“It doesn’t all have to be done in a week or a year.  Start small and keep at it. Your investment will pay big dividends down the road.”

Max Bennett

Forestry Agent, OSU Extension

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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

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