Amy Grotta is an assistant professor and Extension forester at Oregon State University. Amy received a dual M.S. in Forest Science and Wood Science from Oregon State University in 2002. In 2004 Amy became an Extension Educator at Washington State University, where her primary role was to coordinate the Forest Stewardship Program for small woodland owners in King County. In 2009 she rejoined the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, where she now serves three counties in northwest Oregon for OSU’s Forestry & Natural Resources Extension Program. In this position she works collaboratively with woodland owners, forest managers, and agency partners to improve the management, ecosystem function, and productivity of private forest lands. She teaches classes, trains volunteers, produces publications and newsletters, and engages in local applied research as part of her program as an extension educator. Amy’s areas of expertise include forest management planning, applied silviculture, and climate science communication. Amy co-authors a blog, http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/treetopics.