News and Announcements

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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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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HSU Students Recap 2013 Forestry Bills

The HSU Forestry Administration class (FOR 471), taught by Assistant Professor Erin Kelly, heard presentations about the bills from policy experts, then students were tasked with writing a synopsis of one of the bills.

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Assistant Professor Jeffrey Kane Publishes an Article in Oecologia

Assistant forestry professor Jeffrey Kane recently published an article in the journal Oecologia asserting that the number of resin ducts a tree has can help predict how resistant the pine is to beetle infestation. The results of the paper, combined with the findings of an earlier study, provide information that may be useful to land managers who are trying to keep public parks and other relatively small forested areas healthy. In the first study, researchers demonstrated that a certain type of slippery bark protects trees from pine beetle attacks, which can kill trees.

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Summer Internships and Research Programs

There are many great opportunities for summer internships and research available. These programs provide students with excellent hands-on experience in research.

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