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More Forestry 101
  • Foresters and forestry
  • Who are these people and what do they do?

FREMO Workshop Annapolis, MD September 19, 2007
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  • Forestry
  • the profession embracing the science, art, and
    practice of creating, managing, using, and
    conserving forests and associated resources for
    human benefit and in a sustainable manner to meet
    desired goals, needs and values 
  • the broad field of forestry consists of those
    biological, quantitative, managerial, and social
    sciences that are applied to forest management
    and conservation
  • it includes specialized fields such as
    agroforestry, urban forestry, industrial
    forestry, non-industrial forestry, and wilderness
    and recreation forestry
  • (Source The Dictionary of Forestry, 1998, John
    Helms, ed.)

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Forester
A professional engaged in the science and
profession of forestry
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Where to foresters come from?
  • 4-year programs at colleges and universities
  • Approximately 65
  • 50 are accredited by the Society of American
    Foresters as professional forestry degree
    programs
  • 2-year technician programs
  • 21 programs in the U.S. and 2 programs in Canada
    are SAF-accredited forestry technology programs

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Where to foresters come from?
  • Graduate degree programs too numerous to count!
  • PhD programs yield scientists and academicians
  • Masters programs
  • M.S. in Forest Resource Management
  • M.S. in Forestry
  • M.F. Masters of Forestry (non-thesis)
  • M.S. in Natural Resources
  • Etc.

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Where to do foresters work?
  • Private sector foresters
  • Consulting foresters individuals and firms
  • Resource inventories
  • Management plans
  • Plan and conduct timber sales
  • Timber trespass and damage appraisal
  • Forest taxation
  • Environmental NGOs
  • Technical work
  • Education
  • Advocacy and policy

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Where to do foresters work?
  • Forest industry
  • Procurement foresters at mills, with private
    landowners
  • Land managers a TE species!
  • TIMOs and REITs
  • (Timber investment management organizations)
  • (Real estate investment trusts)

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Organizations
  • Professional organizations
  • Society of American Foresters (SAF)
  • Association of Consulting Foresters (ACF)
  • National Association of State Foresters (NASF)
  • National Association of University Forest
    Resource Programs (NAUFRP)
  • Association of Natural Resources Extension
    Professionals (ANREP)
  • Ecological Society of America (ESA)
  • International Union of Forest Research
    Organizations (IUFRO)
  • Many others!

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Organizations
  • Trade organizations
  • American Forest and Paper Association (AFPA)
  • Forest Resource Association
  • National Hardwood Lumber Association
  • Individual state Forestry Associations
  • Many others!

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Forestry organizations
  • National, state, regional, and county
    organizations
  • Examples
  • National Woodland Owners Association
  • American Forest Foundation/Tree Farm System
  • Forest Landowner Association
  • Forest Landowners of California
  • New Hampshire Timber Land Associations
  • Ohio Forestry Association

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Where to do foresters work?
  • Public agencies
  • State forestry agencies
  • Soil Water Conservation Districts
  • Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Department of Defense
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service

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Where to do foresters work?
  • Cooperative Extension System
  • State Extension Specialists
  • District Extension Specialists
  • County-based Extension Agents/Extension Educators
  • Multi-state, regional committees
  • Western Extension Forestry Coordinating Committee
    (WCC)
  • Northeast Forest Resources Extension Committee
    (NEFREC)
  • Southern Region Extension Forestry (SREF)
  • Regional Extension Forester co-funded by 18
    Extension Directors travel and project funding
    provided by USDA Forest Service
  • 350 forestry/wood products extension educators in
    current directory

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Extension Forestry Audiences
  • Traditional audiences
  • Private forest landowners
  • Non-industrial private forestland owners
    (NIPFs) yuck!
  • Family forestland owners not much better!
  • 11 million of them!!! (1-1000 acres)
  • 4 million own 10-1000 acres
  • Old, white, and male
  • Many studies of these folks have been done
  • Very heterogeneous group

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Extension Forestry Audiences
  • Loggers

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Extension Forestry Audiences
  • Small- and medium scale forest products companies
  • Sawmills
  • Dry kilns
  • Portable sawmill owners
  • Furniture and other wood products
  • Retail and marketing companies

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What are the issues?
  • Forest fragmentation, parcelization and
    conversion
  • Invasive species
  • Wildland fire
  • Climate change
  • Global markets for wood and paper products
  • Inter-generational transfer of private lands
  • Forest policies local, state, national
  • Forest taxation
  • Forest health
  • Forest management intensity
  • Endangered species
  • Landscape-scale resource management
  • Biodiversity
  • Water quality and quantity
  • Ecosystem services
  • Carbon sequestration
  • Wildlife-urban interface
  • Sustainability

And many more
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When you consider the range and complexity of
forest resource issues, there are many other very
important audiences who affect, and are affected
by forests
  • State and local elected and appointed officials
    who are responsible for planning
  • Land developers
  • Policy makers
  • Urban forest stakeholders
  • Accountants
  • Realtors

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Summary
  • Complex and complicated natural resource issues
    require the involvement of everyone ---
    professional, volunteer, and public --- who can
    help.
  • Foresters and the practice of forestry are an
    important component of the natural resource
    professional community that is comprised of every
    natural resource and environmental profession.

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and some favorite forestry quotes
Every day is Earth Day for a forester
Forestry isnt rocket science --- its much
harder
May the forest be with you!
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