CHM Event

First Tuesday Talks: “Forestry: a Historical Perspective and a Look Forward”

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Coos History Museum, Sprague Gallery, Coos Bay


Online bookings are not currently available for this event. Admission, if applicable, is payable at the front desk.

Panel Discussion with:

Norma Kline is the OSU Extension Forester for Coos and Curry Counties. Norma works with small woodland owners on forest management issues related to silviculture, forest health, and management planning. Education: BS in forest management from UC Berkeley, MS in forest management from Northern Arizona University. Norma started her career as a forester with the United States Forest Service on the Stanislaus National Forest and then spent 20 years with the Oregon Department of Forestry on the Coos District. Norma lives on a “very small” farm with her husband Jon, two cats, three Shetland sheep, two goats and various poultry.


Mike Cloughesy is director of forestry for the Oregon Forest Resources Institute. Responsible for the development and implementation of OFRI’s forestry education programs for landowners and the general public. Serves as a liaison with the forestry and forest science communities. Prior to joining OFRI in 2003, Mike was the director of outreach education at Oregon State University College of Forestry and the assistant leader of the Forestry Extension Program and Professor of Forest Resources. He served as Douglas County and then Lane County Extension Forester from 1987-98. BS degree in Forestry from Iowa State University. Master’s degree in Forest Science from Oregon State University.


Ian Thompson is a graduate of Humboldt State University and has worked in the private timber industry since 1996. He has worked for Rayonier since 2006, starting with them in Washington and moving to Oregon last year.



Oregon Forest Resources Institute Fact Sheet for Coos County


Doors open at 6pm
Museum exhibits and store open until 8:30pm
Free with paid museum admission
CHM Members get in free

First Tuesday Talks are sponsored by Al Peirce Company with additional support from The Mill Casino.

All events subject to change.