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Fall 2017 Alumni Newsletter

In this Fall 2017 edition of the HSU Forestry & Wildland Resources Newsletter: Forestry & Wildland Resources Department News, Logging Sports Team Update, Alumni Focus: Scott Warner, '70 and more.

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SAF Club Benefit Bowl Night

Come join us for a fun evening of bowling on Friday February 24th at Harbor Lanes in Eureka! This Society of American Forester (SAF) club fundraiser is open to all HSU students interested in a career in Forestry or Natural Resources. Come out and meet professional foresters and have fun bowling! See the link below for more information.

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Schatz Seminar Series -  Dr. Stephen Sillett

Please join the HSU Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources for the first of three lectures in the Schatz Seminar Series this Spring. Dr. Stephen Sillett will discuss using empirically-derived allometric equations to predict biomass and productivity of tall trees. Here are the details for this talk:

Date: Friday, February 10th
Time: 3:00 - 4:00
Place: WDFS 258
Speaker: Dr. Stephen Sillett
Title: "Using empirically-derived allometric equations to predict biomass and productivity of tall trees"

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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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Passing of Jerry Partain

Gerald L. Partain (Jerry) passed away quietly at the age of 91 in Eureka, on July 4th, 2016. Dr. Partain was the co-founder of the Forestry program at Humboldt State University where he taught for nearly 30 years. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Jerry Partain HSU Forestry Scholarship Program or Hospice of Humboldt. A reception will be held at the Wharfinger Bldg .1 Marina Way, Eureka, Ca.. on July 24th from 2::PM to 5:PM.

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18th Annual FWR Spring Banquet

The 18th annual Department of Forestry & Wildland Resources Spring Awards Banquet was held Tuesday, April 12th with over 100 students, faculty and friends of the department attending. This annual celebration highlights the accomplishments of the students and faculty of the department and $43,000 in scholarships were handed out.

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Students Help Grow Scholarship Honoring Gayleen Smith

Gayleen Smith instinctively knew when to push a young person a little harder. She realized when a gentle nudge in the right direction could make a big difference, and was glad to provide guidance, sometimes in the form of persistent reminders. Smith’s efforts made a difference in many ways for students in the HSU Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources where she served as administrative support coordinator for half of her 14 years at Humboldt State. One of her most prominent efforts was steering them toward education funding sources that they might not otherwise secure. Knowing her passion for student success, professors Pascal Berrill and Christa Dagley decided that establishing a scholarship in Gayleen Smith’s name would be an appropriate memorial for the “Forestry Mother,” who succumbed to cancer in 2013.

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Lumberjack Show March 18-20

The HSU logging sports team is hosting a massive competition for lumberjacks all across the western US. There will be 12 western colleges competing in the Association of Western Forestry Clubs (AWFC) logging sports event. Come and watch an exciting event filled with axe throwing, chainsaws, sawing, chopping, and cheer on some tough guys and gals! The logging conference will also feature Chainsaw Carving Exhibitions, Portable Sawmill Demos, and Quick-Carve Chainsaw Carving Auction.

When: March 18-20, 8am-4pm
Where: Redwood Region Logging Conference, Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, Eureka, CA

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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