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The Oklahoma Forest Stewardship Program

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NREM Extension offers a variety of educational programs for adults. Current programs include:

The Oklahoma Forest Stewardship Program

Master Naturalist Program

Field Tours and Demonstrations

Deer Census

 

Forest Stewardship Certification

The purpose of the Oklahoma Forest Stewardship Program is to encourage the long-term management of non-industrial forest lands, by providing free technical assistance to landowners. A primary focus of the program is the development of a comprehensive, multi-resource management plan that provides landowners with the information they need to manage their forest for a variety of products and services.

Oklahoma Forestry Services has foresters located across the state to provide free technical assistance and help landowners develop a management plan for their land. Oklahoma Forestry Services recognizes landowners as “Forest Stewards” when they have implemented at least some of the recommended practices in their plan and continue to demonstrate good stewardship in the management of their lands. Forest Stewards receive a certificate and sign to post on their property as well as additional educational materials. A brochure (http://www.forestry.ok.gov/Websites /forestry/Images/documents/Management /OK%20Stewardship%20Brochure,%202009.pdf) describing the program and enrollment information is available or more information can be found on Oklahoma Forestry Services website (http://www.forestry.ok.gov/forest-stewardship-program).

This program is a cooperative effort between Oklahoma Forestry Services, United States Forest Service, OSU NREM Extension, Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Conservation Districts and NRCS. For more information on the Oklahoma Forest Stewardship Program, please contact Erin Johnson (erin.johnson@ag.ok.gov) at 405-522-6158.

Oklahoma Forestry Services
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