Forestry Extension Records (RG 103)
1933-1990 (inclusive), 1958-1969 (bulk)
3.5 cubic feet
Series III documents several research projects undertaken by Forestry Extension from the 1960s through the 1980s. Several projects concern the impact of forests and lumbering upon streams and rivers; one major project pertains to the Alsea Basin. Series IV includes general information on forest related topics such as camping and the outdoors, sawmills and lumbering equipment, and forestation. Series V is a 1986 survey summary pertaining to the effectiveness of Forestry Extension programs in Oregon. Series VI is a biographical sketch of North Carolina extension forester Robert W. Graeber. Series VII consists of monthly field reports of Oregon extension work recorded by Extension Forestry Specialist Charles Ross.
Series VIII contains correspondence, a report, and returned questionnaires relating to the development by the Extension Service of contract services for woodland properties. Series IX consists of situation studies primarily addressing options in land use including forestry co-ops and recreational use of private farm and woodlands. Series X covers program planning topics such as a long range farm forestry plan and includes county planning council recommenda-tions, group process guides, and plan of work reports. Series XI contains correspondence, memoranda, and reports relating to the informational role of extension agents and forestry education in secondary schools.
Although the OSU Extension Service dates to 1911, not until 1944 was a farm forestry project initiated within Extension. In the late 1940s, the Extension Service added two foresters to the central staff at OSU. By the early 1980s, the Extension Forestry program included ten county agents and eight central staff forestry specialists, and was administered by the College of Forestry. Charles Ross served as Extension Forester from 1946 to 1970.
Other record groups pertaining to Forestry and Forestry Extension include: RG 139 (College of Forestry, Subgroup II [Office of the Dean]), RG 111 (Extension Service), and P 61 (College of Forestry). Related publication series include Pub 14-3 and 209. The Antone Van Vliet Papers and MC - Forestry Extension file also contain related materials.