Max has served as an Extension Agent, Forestry & Natural Resources for Oregon State University since 1999.  He provides educational programs for small woodland owners, foresters and other natural resource professionals, and the general public.  Areas of focus include landowner education, silviculture and stand management, forest restoration, and riparian management.  He also conducts applied research to provide new information to enhance the long term management of southern Oregon forests. Max covers Jackson and Josephine Counties and contributes to statewide projects in collaboration with Extension colleagues in other counties and on the OSU campus in Corvallis.  He has an appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Forest Engineering, Resources and Management at Oregon State University.