News and Announcements

Department Scholarship Applications 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 Ron Hoover Memorial Scholarship, James T. Brown Forestry Scholarship and the Charles G and Helen W. Schober Memorial Scholarship application packets are now available on the bulletin board outside the department office, Forestry Building 205. An electronic version of the application packet can also be downloaded 2015- 2016 Scholarship Applications. The application deadline for department scholarships is Monday, March 2, by 5:00 PM in the department office, FR 205.

All other department scholarships are now available online through the HSU Financial Aid Office. These scholarships are available through Humboldt State University’s online scholarship application, click on the Scholarships link on the home page of your myHumboldt portal to start the application. Applications must be submitted by March 2nd, 2015.

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Student and Faculty Attend Annual Society of Range Management Meeting

HSU faculty and students recently traveled to the Society of Range Management annual meeting held this year in Sacramento from Feb 1-6, 2015. The annual meeting brings together scientists, students, land managers and ranchers from across North America. This year’s meeting theme, “Managing Diversity” reflects the diversity of California’s rangeland ecosystems as well as the diversity of people and organizations that use the state’s vast rangelands. While at the meeting students took part in workshops and presentations, as well as the Range Plant Identification contest.

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Nichole Besyk Wins Dr. Robert F. Powers Memorial Scholarship

Nichole Besyk, a graduate students in Forest, Watershed and Wildland Science was recently awarded the Dr. Robert F. Powers Memorial Scholarship by the Forest Vegetation Management Conference. The scholarship is awarded to graduate students whose research emphasis and career goals focus on active forest management issues.

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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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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