News and Announcements

2014 Annual Christmas Tree Sale

Forestry Club Cutting Christmas Trees

The HSU Forestry Club and Logging Sports team continues the 40-year-old tradition of cutting and selling Christmas trees. The sale is set to begin this week and helps raise funds for the club and some of the proceeds will also be donated to the Gayleen Smith Memorial Scholarship fund. The clubs thank Collins Pine for allowing them to thin the white firs on their property in the Sierras.

Where: The corner of 7th and I Streets in Arcata
When: Weekdays from 2pm to 8pm and on the weekends from 12pm to 8pm (dependent on students' class schedules)

Department Awarded $1 Million Grant from the Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grant Program

HSU’s Forestry and Wildland Resources Department was recently awarded a 4 year, $1 million grant by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Hispanic-Serving Institutions Education Grants Program. The grant program is intended to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. Humboldt State University (HSU) is a newly-listed Hispanic Serving Institution with a strong tradition of training students for natural resource management careers, and the grant will help HSU increase the enrollment, retention, and graduation of Hispanic and other underrepresented students in forestry, range and soils disciplines.

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Registered Professional Foresters in California

Since 1972 the Professional Foresters Law requires all persons in California who wish to call themselves "professional foresters" to be registered through the Office of Professional Foresters Registration. The Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources is the major source of RPFs, accounting for 82% of the personnel in the state coming from the three universities with accredited programs. Including foresters coming from out of state, HSU comprises 56% of all RPFs.

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HSU Forestry Alumni Weekend 2014

The annual HSU Forestry Alumni Weekend will be held during the Humboldt State Centennial Celebration & Homecoming October 3rd-5th. Check out the Schedule of Events for details about the weekend's events. Visit the Alumni page for more information on the HSU Forestry Alumni Chapter.

HSU Receives Grant to Promote and Protect Headwaters Forest

Humboldt State University and the Redwood Parks Association have received a $32,000 grant from the Bureau of Land Management and the Conservation Lands Foundation to promote stewardship of the Headwaters Forest Reserve. Assistant forestry professor Erin Kelly is the principal investigator on the grant which will help develop a Friends of Headwaters website and support coordination with community group

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Prescribed Fire Training Exchange (TREX)

The Northern California Prescribed Fire Council is pleased to announce two Rx fire training exchanges (TREXs) in northern California this fall. These events will be hosted by the Fire Learning Network and other local partners, and will provide opportunities for hands-on fire training, capacity building, and shared learning among diverse participants. Follow link below for more detailed information on each TREX.

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Scholarship Opportunities

There are many scholarship opportunities for Forestry and Wildland Resources students. Click the link below to see the available scholarships and applications.

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HSU Receives $5.8 Million Federal Grant for Innovative Biomass Research

Humboldt State University, along with 15 regional partners, has received a $5.88 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to conduct innovative biomass research. Under the grant, a team of academics, industry partners and forestland managers led by HSU Forestry Professor Han-Sup Han will build on existing research on the conversion of forest residues into renewable fuel and other valuable bio-based products.

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16th Annual Spring Awards Banquet

The 16th Annual Department of Forestry & Wildland Resources Spring Awards Banquet was held Wednesday, April 16th in the Kate Buchanan Room. The event celebrated the accomplishments of the faculty and students over the past year and over $45,000 in scholarships were awarded students.

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Field Training Fires Up Forestry Students

Over spring break students from Professor Jeffrey Kane’s Wildland Fire Use class traveled to Nebraska to participate in The Nature Conservancy’s Prescribed Fire Training Exchange.

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