Land Steward Field Training Sept. 12 – Dec. 12

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – Join Oregon State University’s Forestry and Natural Resources Extension for the Land Stewards field training in Jackson County to help you sustainably manage your property.
The Land Steward training helps folks living on rural land achieve their dreams for their property through weekly lessons, field visits, presentations from natural resource professionals, and the creation of a personalized land management plan, according to Rachel Werling, OSU Extension Land Steward coordinator.
“This training gives folks a real leg up in finding solutions and support to reach their goals. They get to see stewardship in action, figure out what their land needs and plug into a network of resources and community that help them get there.” Werling said.
Topics covered include creating a management plan; forest and woodland management; wildfire preparedness; wildlife habitat; stream ecosystems; healthy soils; pasture management; rural water-system management; rural economics and enterprise; and how to find resources and get help.
The training is based out of the Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center in Jackson County and is held 12-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 12 through Dec. 12 (with breaks on Oct. 24, Nov.21, Dec. 5). It includes eleven classes (eight are field days), many books and resources, and an optional mentor visit. Tuition is $250 individual or $400 for a couple on the same land (with 30 hours of volunteer service.) Early bird registration is $50 off through Aug. 1. Registration deadline is August 14. For more information and to register, visit https://extension.oregonstate.edu/sorec/events/2023-land-steward-training or contact Rachel Werling, Land Steward Coordinator, at rachel.werling@oregonstate.edu or by calling (541) 776-7371,