OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Punches, John

Associate Professor
Extension Regional Administrator for Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and Lane Counties

Office Location: 
Extension Offices in Douglas, Jackson, Josephine and Lane Counties
Phone: 
541-602-4689
Fax: (541) 672-4461
Email Address: 
Education: 

BS, 1990 Forestry, Michigan Technological University
MS, 1993 Wood Science and Forest Products, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
PhD, (in progress) Forest Science

Current Programs: 

Leadership for Extension faculty and programs in SW Oregon. Program planning and development, assessment of needs and impact, resource development, budgeting and fiscal management, mentoring new faculty, Extension service district development, extending OSU’s outreach and engagement mission.

Awards:

College of Forestry Dean’s Award for Outstanding Leadership during Development of an Extension Service District.

Alberta B. Johnston Award for Excellence in Extension Leadership. In recognition of outstanding contributions to the Oregon State University Extension Service. 2008. 

Courses: 

Selected Extension Courses:

  • Introduction to Forest Ecology and Silviculture.

  • Introduction to Reforestation and Vegetation Management

  • Introduction to Forest Health

  • Forest Business Considerations

  • Forest Road Maintenance

  • Forest Watersheds

  • Forest Wildlife and Fisheries

  • Introduction to Timber Harvesting

  • Marketing TImber Products

  • Measuring TImber Products

  • The Basics of Forest Inventory

  • Managing Wood Quality through Silviculture

  • Introduction to Conifer Physiology

  • Botany Basics

  • Introduction to Plant Physiology

Selected Publications: 

Punches, John. 2012. Formation of an Extension Service District by Order of Initiation. Oregon State University Extension Service.
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/for-employees/government-relations/service-districts/2012_formation_extension_district.pdf

Punches, John. 2011. Feasibility of Joint or Combined Service Districts. Oregon State University Extension Service.
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/for-employees/government-relations/service-districts/joint_or_combined_service_district.pdf

Punches, John. 2009. Forming Political Action Committees to Support Extension District Formation and Funding. Oregon State University Extension Service.
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/for-employees/government-relations/service-districts/political_action_committees_document.pdf

McGrath, Dan and John Punches. 2009. Tips for Running a Successful Signature Gathering Campaign. Oregon State University Extension Service.
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/for-employees/government-relations/service-districts/tips_for_running_a_successful_signature_gathering.pdf

Rennekamp, Roger and John Punches. 2009. 4-H and the Creation of Extension Service Districts. 1 page. Oregon State University Extension Service.
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/for-employees/government-relations/service-districts/4h_creation_of_service_districts.pdf

Punches, John and Gail Langellotto. 2010. Master Gardeners and the Formation of Extension Service Districts.
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/for-employees/government-relations/service-districts/master_gardener-service_district.pdf

Punches, John. 2012. Timeline for Establishing and Extension Service District, for a November election. Oregon State University Extension Service.
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/for-employees/government-relations/service-districts/2012_timeline_formation_by_petition_nov_election.pdf

Punches, John. 2012. Timeline for Establishing and Extension Service District, for a May election. Oregon State University Extension Service.
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/for-employees/government-relations/service-districts/2012_timeline_formation_by_petition_may_election.pdf