State Lead O&C Forester
US Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Abe Wheeler grew up on a small farm in the Willamette Valley and was always keenly interested in 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. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2007. For over a decade, Abe has been actively collaborating with local and regional stakeholders to develop innovative forestry solutions such as promoting fire resiliency, habitat creation and enhancement, and environmentally responsible timber harvest in western Oregon forests. While much of his current job at the state office involves budget, economics, and policy, his true passion is interactive teaching and communication about forestry principles and values with diverse groups of people. An SAF member, this is Abe’s third appearance at the Hagenstein Lectures.
Abe Wheeler will be hosting ACT III: Forestry 2040: Action Required