Act 2: Foresters in the City with Abraham Wheeler
Abraham Wheeler is State Lead O&C Forester at the Bureau of Land Management, OR / WA State Office. Abe grew up on a small farm in the Willamette Valley and was always drawn to the outdoors. After high school, he earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Linn Benton Community College, and then a Bachelor’s Degree in Forest Management from Oregon State University (OSU). He graduated summa cum laude from OSU in 2007.
For almost a decade, Abe has been collaborating with local and regional stakeholders working to develop innovative forestry solutions such as promoting fire resiliency, habitat creation and enhancement, and environmentally responsible timber harvest in western Oregon forests. He currently works for the Bureau of Land Management Oregon-Washington state office as the State Lead O&C Forester.