Jacob Putney, an Oregon State University Extension Service forester, was named 2021 Forester of the Year by the Oregon Society of American Foresters. The recognition goes to an OSAF member who uses their professional skills for the advancement of forestry in Oregon and through public service. “Jacob has been in his position of OSU Extension Forester for less than three years, but you’d never guess that from the long list of accomplishments he’s already generated,” said Holly Ober, program leader for Forestry and Natural Resources Extension. “He’s clearly an emerging leader in forestry.” Putney…serves as chair for the Blue Mountain chapter of OSAF and is the chair-elect for the statewide OSAF for 2023. Putney is an associate member of Oregon Small Woodlands Association and was instrumental in reviving and restructuring the Baker OSWA chapter into the new Northeast Oregon OSWA chapter that he currently serves as secretary.