USU Forestry Extension provides educational programs and materials on forests, forestry, and trees for Utahns.
Program areas include rural and conservation forestry, forestry in the wildland-urban
interface, and urban/community forestry.
Our program activities include the publication of fact sheets, brochures, and the
Utah Forest News newsletter; workshops and seminars; displays at public events; and the development
of other educational media. Extension staff respond directly to inquiries and requests
for information from the public. USU Forestry Extension also helps to link Utahns
with other agencies and individuals who can help them manage their urban or rural
Dr. Mike Kuhns
Forestry Extension efforts are led by Dr. Mike Kuhns, the Forestry Extension Specialist for the state. Mike is a professor in the Wildland
Resources Department at USU. He works in all areas of forestry, with specialization
in urban/community forestry and forestry in the wildland/urban interface. He can be
reached at 435-797-4056 or firstname.lastname@example.org. View Mike Kuhns' CV.
Darren J. McAvoy
Darren J. McAvoy is a Forestry Extension Program Associate focusing on rural and conservation forestry
and wildland fire awareness. Darren is Director of the Private Forest Landowner Education
Program. He can be reached at 435-797-0560 or email@example.com.
Megan Dettenmaier is the USU Forestry Extension Educator. She oversees the Learn at Lunch Webinar Series
and is the liaison between the scientific community and the citizens of Utah. She
can be reached at 435-797-8424 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our physical address is:
USU Forestry Extension
5230 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-5230
Forestry Extension is conducted at the local level by county Extension Agents who specialize in agriculture, horticulture, natural resources, community development,
and other areas. Click here to go to the Directory of County Extension Agents.