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Megan Dettenmaier, Forestry Extension Educator (435) 797-8424

Megan Dettenmaier


2006, BS Wildlife, Unity College

2012, MS Wildlife Biology, Utah State University


Dettenmaier, Megan & Kartchner, B. Taking Care of Streams and Rivers in Cache Valley. PI, City of Logan & Logan River Taskforce, October 2015

Dettenmaier, Megan & Kuhns, M. Investigating the use of flexible sidewalks to mitigate tree/sidewalk conflicts in Logan, Utah. Co-PI, Utah Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands, 2014-2015; Community Forestry Partnership, 2015, 2016, 2017

Publications & Presentations

Dettenmaier, M., Locklear, J.M. (in review). Producing Purposeful and Impactful Webinars from Start to Finish. Journal of Extension.

Dettenmaier, M., Dupéy, L.N., Kuhns, M., McAvoy, D. (in prep). Evaluating Perceived Benefits of a Long-running Extension Program: Lessons from 12 Years of a Regional Restoration-based Conference. 

Dettenmaier, M. USU Forestry Extension: Producing Purposeful and Impactful Webinars, Northern Regional Extension Faculty Meeting, May 14, 2018.

McAvoy, D., Alston, D., Davis, R., Dettenmaier, M. Factsheet NR/FF/035 (pr). A New Utah Forest Insect Pest: Balsam Woolly Adelgid, May 2018. 

Dettenmaier, M., McAvoy, D., Dupéy, L. Reducing Hazardous Fuels to Improve Forest Health: DIY Biochar Kilns Remove Hazardous Fuels and Improve Forest Health in Utah Impact Report, Winter, 2018.

Dettenmaier, M. & Dupéy, L.N. (2018, February). Why “Restoring the West? Poster session presented at the Utah State University Annual Extension Conference, Thanksgiving Point, UT.

McAvoy, D., Dettenmaier, M., Kuhns, M., 2017. Mobile Pyrolysis for Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Biochar Production in Western Forests, Journal of Extension.

Dupéy, L.N. & Dettenmaier, M. (2017). Bridging the (broken sidewalk) gap: What we learned about sidewalk tiles and urban tree preservation in northern Utah. Science flash talk presented at the Society of American Foresters, Albuquerque, NM. 

Dettenmaier, M., Kuhns, M., Unger, B., McAvoy, D. Factsheet NR/FF/032 (pr). Trees and Climate Change, May 2017.

Unger, Bethany, Dettenmaier, M., McAvoy, D., Gray, C. Exploring Utah’s Forests, Map

Dettenmaier, M. & Kuhns, M. Factsheet NR/FF/031 (pr). Tree/Sidewalk Conflicts: One Way to Save Trees, December 2015

Utah Forest News, Vol 20, Num. 1, 2016. Dettenmaier, M. & McAvoy, D. Cross Laminated Timber in Utah: A Potential Homerun for Industry and Forests?  

Dettenmaier, M. Utah Forest News, Vol. 19, Num. 1, 2015. Articles authored: Aspen Seedlings and Western Forest Regeneration; Thinking Big about Biochar in Utah; Biochar as a tool for Land Reclamation in the Uinta Basin; Monitoring the Effects of PJ Harvest and Utilization. 

Dettenmaier, M. Utah Forest News, Vol 18, Num. 3, 2014. Articles authored: Beaver Reintroduction Looks Positive for Stream Restoration in Northern Utah; Do Pinyon Juniper Woodlands Impact Greater Sage-Grouse?

Dettenmaier, M. & Kuhns, M. Factsheet NR/FF/028 (pr). Selecting Trees for High Elevations August 2015. 

Dettenmaier, M. 2015. Taking Care of Streams and Rivers in Cache Valley.  

Dettenmaier, M. & Kuhns, M. Factsheet FR/FF/022 (pr). Preventing Deer Damage to Your Trees and Shrubs. June 2013

Dettenmaier, M., Kuhns, M. Factsheet NR/FF/024 (pr). How to Create a Wildlife-Friendly Yard, December 2013. 


Heart & Hands Award 2017 | Utah Philanthropy Day

Outstanding Educational Materials Gold Award 2017 |  Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals, Video Conference, Producing Purposeful & Impactful Webinars


In the News

Muffoletto, Mary-Ann, (2015, Dec). USU Forestry Extension Uses New Sidewalk Technology to Save Trees, Utah State Today.

Cannon, Kelly, (2015, Nov.). New flexible sidewalk could save trees, Herald Journal .

Mendiola, Diego, (2015, Dec). Plastic sidewalks save real trees in Logan, Utah Public Radio.

Dettenmaier, Megan, (2014, Oct). Forestry Extension helps Develop, Demonstrate Mobile Pyrolysis Utah State Today.




Utah Community Forestry Council, 2017 - present

Logan River Taskforce, 2014 – present

Utah Biomass Resources Group, 2014 – present

Restoring the West Planning Committee, 2014 - present