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Doug McLaren
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Area Extension Forester
Department of Forestry
University of Kentucky
216 T.P. Cooper Building
Lexington, Kentucky 40546-0073

voice: 859-257-2703
fax: 859-323-1031
email: dmclaren@uky.edu
Click here to see my departmental site.


B.S. in Forestry, West Virginia University, 1969

Doug showing students chart

Extension Responsibilities

Providing traditional forestry extension programs throughout the state.

The objective is to promote proper forest management practices of hardwoods for forest landowners, families, young people and the communities they live in.

With a better understanding of basic forest management principals, these individuals can improve the quality of the timber resources of Kentucky and also increase the potential dollar value of timber being sold.

Websites/Publications of interest:

Special Envirothon Training for 2010 Competition

Condensed Dichotomous Tree ID Key

Books Suitable for Young Readers Relating to Forestry

Extended Book List for Young Readers Doug with students

Books for Younger Readers Correlated with Project Learning Tree

Books for Younger Readers of Environmental Education

Recommended Book List for Older Readers of Conservation and Ecology

Interesting GPS links on the Internet

Geocaching 101

Geocaching 102

Teaching GPS in Less than an Hour

Frequently Asked Questions about GPS

Ways to Use the GPS

Global Positioning System

Forest Jeopardy


Forest Fires

Kentucky Forest Leadership Program

Tree Identification for Effective Herbicide Use

Materials Useful to Agents/Teachers

Project Learning Tree

Twelve Months of Forestry

To contact Doug McLaren
email: dmclaren@uky.edu