Michael Ahr has worked as the Forest Conservationist at West Multnomah SWCD for six years. His primary focus is to assist woodland owners in developing and implementing management plans for their properties. Forest restoration projects include thinning, habitat enhancements such as native pollinator work, invasive species control, and erosion prevention often related to forest roads.
He has a B.S. in Natural Resources & Wildlife Management from Ohio State University and his Masters of Science in Forest Resources at Oregon State University with a focus on Natural Resources Education & Extension and a minor in Adult Education. He has worked with the Polk Soil and Water Conservation District and the Tillamook State Forest in Oregon.
Before coming to WMSWCD, he also worked for two years in Olympia, Washington as the Outreach Specialist in the Small Forest Landowner Office at the Washington Department of Natural Resources. While at DNR, he also worked with the Natural Areas Program to identify and eradicate invasive species, survey prairie habitats to collect seed from native habitats for sensitive butterflies, and assisted with an Oregon white oak release project.
You can reach Michael at 503.238.4775, ext. 109 or firstname.lastname@example.org.