Contact Us

    Contact Us

    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 forest resources.

    Dr. Mike Kuhns

    Dr. Michael Kuhns, USU Extension Forestry SpecialistForestry 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 View Mike Kuhns' CV.

    Darren J. McAvoy

    Darren McAvoy, Extension Forestry Program AssociateDarren 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

    Megan Dettenmaier

    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


    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.