Extension Assistant Professor


Contact Info

Institution: Utah State University, Senior Partner

Phone: (435) 797-0560

Address: 5230 Old Main Hill, Logan, Utah 84322-5230, US

Website: https://forestry.usu.edu/

Research Disciplines

  • Forest Management

  • Wildland Fire

Research Interests

I specialize in biochar production and application on wildlands.


None currently


Darren McAvoy is an Extension Assistant Professor of Forestry at Utah State University and chairs the Utah Biomass Resources Group. Darren was formerly a consulting forester in Sandpoint, Idaho. He was a was a wildland firefighter, crew boss and prescribed fire ignition boss in Montana and Idaho, and was a sawyer on the Flathead Hotshot Crew during the 1988 Yellowstone Fires. He is a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters. Darren holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Communications from Utah State University and a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Forestry from Colorado State University.


  1999 Master of Science, Utah State University, Logan, Utah Major: Communications
  1987 Bachelor of Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado Major: Forestry