Cushing, Tamara

Position Type: 
Job Title: 
Assistant Professor of Practice, Starker Chair, and Extension Specialist
Forest Engineering, Resources & Management
Outreach and Engagement
Office Location: 

216 Richardson Hall

Phone Number: 
(541) 737-8246
2006, Doctor of Philosophy in Forestry, University of Georgia Emphasis on Finance and Taxation
1999, Master of Science in Forestry, Mississippi State University Emphasis on Forest Economics and Taxation
1999, Master of Taxation, Mississippi State University
1996, Bachelor of Science in Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida Emphasis on Forest Resources
Research Areas: 
  • Forest Policy Analysis and Economics
Research Interests: 
  • Extension
  • Forest Economics
  • Forest Policy, Private
Forest Taxation and Finance, Succession Planning, Private Forest Land Management
Extension Specialist – Forest Economics, Management & Policy and Starker Chair in Private & Family Forestry. Student Organizations: Oregon State University, Logging Sports Team, Co-Lead


Graduate Major Advisor
Graduate Students: 
Courses Taught: 
  • FOR 331
    Forest Economics II
  • FOR 407/507
    Starker Lecture Series Seminar
Selected Publications: 
  1. Cushing, Tamara L. 2016. Tax Planning -- The Reforestation Incentive. Published 1/4/16.
  2. Cushing, Tamara L. 2015. What is Certification and What Does It Mean to Me? Published 10/29/15.
  3. Tew, Robert D., Thomas J. Straka, and Tamara L. Cushing. 2015. Forest Resource Management Planning: Who Prepares Forest Management Plans and How Do They Differ by Ownership Type? Clemson Forestry and Natural Resources Extension FNR 109.
  4. Cushing, Tamara. 2015. Reporting Income From Timber Sales. Central Oregon Agriculture e-News. February 30, 2015.
  5. Cushing, Tamara. 2015. State Death Tax Changes May Hurt Family Landowners. Budget and Tax News 13(2): 9.
  6. Cushing, Tamara. 2015. State Death Tax Changes May Hurt Family Landowners. Heartlander e-Magazine. January 5, 2015.
  7. Cushing, Tamara L. 2014. Tax Tips for Woodland Owners. Woodland 4(2):30-32.
  8. Cushing, Tamara L. 2014. The State Death Tax. Forest Landowner 73(6):14-19.
  9. Cushing, Tamara L. 2014. Cooperative Extension Service Turns 100. Forest Landowner, 73(2): 36-41.
  10. Cushing, Tamara L. 2014. Determination of Timber and Land Tax Basis for Your Forest Land. Clemson Forestry and Natural Resources Extension FNR 107.
  11. Hamilton, G.A., T.J. Straka, T.L. Cushing, and L.R. Gering. 2014. American Tree Farm System certification standards: Curriculum for a capstone course in forest resource management plans. In: Proceedings of First Symposium of the International Society of Forest Resource Economics (IUFRO Group 9.04.00 Forest Resource Economics), March 17-18, 2014; St. Louis, MO.
Extension Title: 
Extension Specialist, Forest Economics, Management & Policy