Clackamas County Master Gardeners


Master Gardeners™ are trained volunteers, educated through OSU Extension Service to offer the local community Reliable, Relevant and Reachable gardening information and education opportunities.

Reliable: our gardening advice and education is science-based.

Relevant: customized information for your gardening situation.

Reachable: call us on the phone, email us a question, or visit with us at markets or gardens in your community.

Free Lectures

We hold free lectures on the 2nd Monday of each month (except July and August) at the Milwaukie Center (5540 SE Kellogg Creek Drive in Milwaukie). Lectures are open to the public and start at 7 p.m.

February 12, 2018

Environmental Impacts of Wildfires: The Larger Story of the Eagle Creek Fire - John Bailey, PhD. OSU

Join us for a most timely presentation on the environmental impacts of forest fire, to help us better understand what has happened to our beloved Columbia River Gorge and what we might expect to follow.  As the work of silviculture (managing growth, composition, and health of the forest) shifts following the Eagle Creek fire, what can we citizens do to more sensitively use our forests? How might we encourage others to do the same? What are the greatest risks in the next few years?

John Bailey worked for six years with the EPA in Corvallis on forest responses to pollution and climate stress. After earning his doctorate in silviculture, he joined the faculty at Northern Arizona University for nine years working in semi-arid ponderosa pine silviculture, fuels management and restoration treatments.  John then returned to the OSU College of Forestry in 2006 to continue work on fuels/fire management and ecosystem restoration in drier forest types.

Clackamas County Master Gardeners are the folks who put on the annual Spring Garden Fair, bringing together over 7,000 gardeners with over 150 plant and garden-art vendors.

Oregon State University Extension Service offers educational programs, activities, and materials without discrimination based on age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. Oregon State University Extension Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In reference to publications, events, or activities: Publications will be made available in accessible formats upon request. Please call 503-655-8631 for information. If you have a physical disability that requires special considerations in order for you to attend the event/activity, please notify the metro Master Gardener program at 503-655-8631.