Volume 27, Number 1 Spring 2000
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA DANIEL B. WARNELL SCHOOL OF FOREST RESOURCES
Wise forest management
critical to their future
Charting our course for the future
BY DEAN ARNETT C. MACE, JR.
he School and University under efficient solutions to complex problems. In
took an intensive strategic planning this context, rather than attempt to build
effort during the past year. This minimal qualifications in all areas, the
process focused on defining programs to Warnell School will partner with top tier
significantly enhance education, research programs of other institutions and
and service activities responsive to priority organizations that complement our
needs during the coming decade. strengths and build the best possible teams
photo by Chuck Moore
The School’s committee, represented in teaching, research and service programs.
by faculty and staff across disciplines, III. New Funding Sources and Approaches
identified three key strategies to chart our While the School receives funding
future course in light of emerging external from state and federal sources, it is likely
challenges and opportunities. Input from allow them to work concurrently toward both that these sources of funding will remain
the Alumni Association Steering Commit- a BSFR and an MFR. stable or decline in the coming decade.
tee and External Advisory Council was The Internet and advent of distance That means we must find new sources to
very helpful in developing our plan. learning offer tremendous opportunities, both fund the increasing costs of conducting
I. New Opportunities in Education to enhance the education of traditional research and public education. Our future
New approaches to education can students and to reach new audiences. New budgets must be met through improved
enhance our current programs while technologies will allow us to offer graduate funding levels of contracts, grants, private
fostering growth at the graduate level. credit and continuing education opportunities sources and endowments. In addition, it’s
Both in industry and in the public sector, to working professionals at their locations. critical that we raise capital funds for
the master’s degree is fast becoming the Our methods of delivering course work, building needs and a significantly
standard for professional employment in research results and service programs may enhanced endowment.
forest resources. Because our graduate change dramatically over the coming decade The Warnell School is a leader in
program offers the greatest opportunity to as the technology develops -- but we will not forest resource management programs
enhance the diversity of our programs and sacrifice the quality of our curriculum or devoted to instruction, research and
professions, we will concentrate future programs. service. Our strategic plan builds upon the
growth in graduate education while II. Partnerships that Enhance National School’s current strengths to raise the
stabilizing undergraduate enrollment. and International Stature national and international stature of the
Toward that end, our new 2+3 Program Great institutions understand that they School. By focusing on these three key
has just been approved by the Board of cannot “be all things to all people,” and that strategies, we can greatly expand the
Regents. It will admit undergraduates at inter-disciplinary and inter-institutional impact of our programs and benefits to
the end of their first profressional year and partnerships often yield more effective and society in the coming century. v
WARNELL SCHOOL OF FOREST RESOURCES
On the Cover
Bent out of shape:
Rooting out the cause
of twisted pine growth
It took decades to
restore the nation’s
symbol to U.S. skies.
pg. 7 Now the eagles’ future
depends on responsible
Faculty Profile: forest landowners to
Klaus Steinbeck keep them flying high.
See story pg. 3
cover photo by
M. Alan Jenkins
pg. 10 v
Sutton Avian Research Center
Crying Fowl: The wild relatives of Editor
chickens, turkeys, quail, pheasants Helen Fosgate
are in sharp decline worldwide
Alumni & Development
pg. 11 Graphic Design
Staff at work: Lori Markiton
The Foresters’ Log is an
Alumni Association Publication.
Alumni on the Job: It is published twice a year
Sharon Dolliver in the fall and spring.
• John Carroll, assistant professor of grant from the U.S. Geological Survey and the Brazil’s U.S. Forest Service for a day of
wildlife ecology and management and Bob U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to develop a discussion and tours of WSFR research
Cooper, associate professor of wildlife harvest program for American black ducks. sites in Brazil.
management, received a $154,000 from the He received another $50,000 from USGS to
Wildlife Resources Division of the Georgia develop a mark-recapture database system for • Scott Merkle, professor of forest
Department of Natural Resources to bird-banding and $20,000 for a cooperative biotechnology, was selected to participate in
monitor and conduct research with the new study with Clemson University to study the a program about genetic technology
Georgia Bobwhite Quail Initiative. Carroll spatial scale in landscape-level adaptive sponsored by Leadership Athens. He
received donations of $6,000 from Tall management. presented his research on propagating
Timbers Research, Inc. and $2,000 from hardwoods and pines through somatic
Monsanto, Inc. to support gamebird • Sarah Covert, associate professor of forest embryogenesis and explained how the
research in the Southeast. He also received biotechnology, received cultures can be used to generate trees for
$3,300 from UGA’s Office of International $36,000 from the U.S. Forest use in heavy metal remediation. He also
Education to develop a cooperative field Service to study gene served as an expert panelist in discussions
course with Makerere University in transcription in the fusiform about different aspects of biotechnology.
Uganda. In September, Carroll traveled to rust pathogen. The project is
Cleres, France to present an overview of a cooperative agreement • Joe Meyers, adjunct assistant professor of
research efforts on behalf of endangered between WSFR’s Covert and wildlife and unit leader, USGA Patuxent
quail, pheasants and other Galliformes, Paula Spaine, a Forest Service scientist based Wildlife Center, was elected treasurer of the
which are in decline worldwide. He also in Athens. Neotropical Ornithological Society through
traveled to the Turkish Republic of North 2003. The Society publishes the international
Cyprus to help guide development of a • Dale Greene, Jeff Mayo and Kevin Boston journal, Ornitologica Neotropical. Meyers
professional gamebird management received a $140,000 two-year grant from the was also elected member-at-large through
program. Wood Supply Research Institute to examine 2001 to the executive board of the The
the causes and costs of unused wood produc- Wildlife Society’s Georgia Chapter, where he
• Jon Caulfield and David Newman, tion potential in the Southeast and in Maine. served as newsletter editor in 1999.
professors of forest finance, along with This is a collaborative project with faculty at
Runsheng Yin, assistant research scientist, Louisiana State University and at the • Karl Miller, associate professor of
presented papers at a conference in University of Maine. wildlife management and
Darmstadt, Germany honoring the 150th James Miller, a U.S.
anniversary of the Faustmann Formula, the • Ron Hendrick, associate professor of forest Forest Service scientist at
basis for land valuation and a fundamental soils, was selected to serve as a panelist on the Auburn University
equation in forest economics. U.S. Department of Agriculture National authored the new book,
Research Competitive Grants Program for “Forest Plants of the
• Kim Coder, associate professor of forest Ecosystems Science. Fifteen scientists from Southeast and Their
ecology, was named Educator of the Year across the country will review, rank and make Wildlife Uses,” published
by the Georgia Urban Forest Council. He funding recommendations for research projects, by the Weed Science Society. In February
also received an Award of Excellence in including those for terrestrial, aquatic, managed (Karl) Miller delivered the keynote address
Arboricultural Education from the Interna- and natural ecosystems. This program has been at the Southeast Deer Study Group meeting
tional Society of Arboriculture. an important national source of competitive about the interactions of intensive forest
funding for forestry research. management on wildlife.
• Mike Conroy, adjunct professor of
wildlife ecology, Georgia Cooperative Fish • Dan Markewitz, assistant professor of
and Wildlife Unit, received a $150,000 forest soils, hosted Mike Dombeck, chief of continued on pg. 6...
Bald eagles make a comeback
by Helen Fosgate so well they may soon be removed from the reared bald eagle nestlings. He presented his
Endangered Species List. research at the American Ornithologist
Their successful reintroduction was due Union meeting at Cornell University in
In 1995, a pair of bald eagles took up in large part to hacking, a method adapted August.
residence in a South Georgia pine forest from falconry of gradually releasing raptors “There was some concern at the
managed by the University of Georgia’s into the wild. Nestlings feed, rest and grow beginning that captive-reared nestlings
Warnell School of Forest Resources. School for about four weeks inside a semi-open might be dysfunctional and less able to fend
officials contacted the Georgia Department enclosure that mimics a nest, placed high for themselves in the wild,” he said. Instead,
of Natural Resources and were soon poring above a lake or river. Meyers and colleagues found that captive-
over a copy of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Joe Meyers, leader of the U.S. Geologi- raised birds adjusted quickly to their new
Service’s Bald Eagle Management Guide- cal Survey’s Patuxent Wildlife Research freedom. Once fledged, they noted that
lines. Center in Athens and an adjunct faculty wild-reared birds left quickly while captive-
Administrators promptly delayed a member in UGA’s Warnell School of Forest reared birds hung around the hacking
timber harvest going on in the outer Resources, was among the first to look at towers.
boundary of a 1-mile radius of the nest site, the effects of hacking on bald eagles in the “This may actually have contributed to
then developed a management plan that southeast. He and colleagues at Alabama’s
protects the eagles while allowing teaching Department of Conservation and Natural continued on pg. 6...
and research activities to continue. The Re-
forest, near Cordele, was a gift to the sources
University of Georgia Foundation for the studied
benefit of the Warnell School, which the
manages the forest within the long-term behavior
plans approved by the Foundation trustees. of
Faculty and graduate students routinely captive-
monitor the nest, which remains active. reared
The nesting pair is the culmination of a versus
three decade effort by wildlife officials, wild-
photo courtesy of Joe Meyers
and individuals to bring the
bald eagle back. Forty-nine
pairs nested in Georgia last
year, up from 37 in 1998.
(Above) Hacking cages provide protection from
Their numbers have climbed
predators as nestlings grow into fledglings.
slowly but steadily since
restoration efforts began here (Left) It takes four to five years for bald eagles to
in 1979. In July 1999, reach breeding age and to grow the white head
President Clinton announced feathers of an adult.
that the birds have rebounded
relationship, is scheduled for publication in In the study, researchers paired loblolly
Bent the November 1999 issue of the the Southern
Journal of Applied Forestry. The Georgia
Forestry Commission prepared a report for
pines, one with a straight stem to one with a
crooked or wavy stem in plantations that
included trees three-to-10-years old. They
landowners on the work in August 1999. dug down as much as two feet to excavate
Previous research addressing the the taproot. Seventy-seven percent of the
survival and growth of seedlings planted trees with bent taproots had medium to high
with bent taproots were generally inconclu- levels of stem sinuosity, while 71 percent of
sive. But long-time Georgia Forestry trees with straight taproots exhibited low
Commission entomologist Terry Price levels of stem sinuosity. Trees with bent
pushed for further proof. His observations in taproots were also 7 percent shorter in height
pine plantations across the state made him and 9 percent smaller in diameter than their
suspect a relationship, and he contacted straight-trunked neighbors.
Harrington at UGA. Research coordinator And it’s not just trunks that exhibit
sinuosity. Harrington said the
by Helen Fosgate phenomenon also affects pine
branches and upper stems, a fact
University of Georgia forestry that led researchers to question the
researchers may have discovered why biological mechanism behind the
some pines grow straight and tall while deformities as well as the cause.
others are twisted and bent. A new “Because sinuosity is
study, funded by the Georgia Forestry expressed throughout the tree, we
Commission and the USDA Forest believe the mechanism may be
Service, shows the culprit could be a hormonal,” he said. “We know
bent or “J-shaped” taproot. Researchers from other studies that bending
found trees with bent taproots are more
photo by Peter Frey, UGA Communications
the stem causes an increase in
than twice as likely to exhibit above- ethylene production in the tree,
ground deformities like wavy trunks and that in turn stimulates
and branches. production of denser compression
“Seedlings are often planted with wood. The same response could
the taproot bent into an ‘L’ or ‘J-shape,’ Forestry researcher Tim Harrington holds a J-rooted pine. stimulate the development of stem
said Tim Harrington, a forestry sinuosity.”
researcher in UGA’s Warnell School of Jason Gatch and Forest Service scientist The first study looked at sinuosity in
Forest Resources. “Once planted, the root Boyd Edwards, worked on the research with loblolly pines. Now researchers are analyz-
tends to grow in this same configuration for Harrington at 48 sites across Georgia’s ing a new set of data collected on slash
at least 10 years.” Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions. pines. Price and Harrington suspect that
Stem “sinuosity” is serious business “For years, we believed this was a wavy trees are also more susceptible to
since crooked trunks drastically reduce the genetic problem,” said Price. “But I had attack from tip moths and pine bark beetles.
value of pine trees. The condition relegates formed an opinion that it was an environ- To test this theory, they have planted trees
trees to the pulpwood rather than the higher- mental condition caused by a bent taproot with and without bent taproots at six sites
priced saw timber market. This study, the that had either hit a soil hardpan or had been across the state and are currently monitoring
first in North America to show such a J-rooted at planting.” insect damage. v
photo by Chuck Moore
1999 Staff Award Recipients
Dan Williams (left), parks manager; Doris Lord, adminstrative secretary; and Frank Mahone
(far right), equipment operator at the B.F. Grant Forest in Eatonton, accept congratulations
photo by Chuck Moore
from Dean Arnett C. Mace, Jr. after being named recipients of the 1999 Staff Awards. The
$1,000 awards, provided annually by the Alumni Association, recognize outstanding support
personnel in the Warnell School of Forest Resources. v
Teresa Harrison (right) is the School’s
new program coordinator for student
recruitment and placement. Jean Abbey
(left) is undergraduate advisor. v
Twenty-two young people from the Boys and Girls
Clubs of Athens and 15 senior citizens from the
Council on Aging turned out to try their luck in Boar
Pond at the Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center on October
16. Sponsored by The United Way of Northeast
photo by Joe Meyers
Georgia, the UGA Fisheries Society and the Oconee
Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the annual event pairs
young and old for a day of fun and fish. Volunteers
Webmaster, Jason Derifaj, orchestrates baited hooks and shared their fishing know-how.
the School’s website, routinely updating Publix Supermarket in Watkinsville donated food and
photo by Kris Irwin
information and directing inquiries to drink for a cookout by the pond. The Williams
faculty and staff. v Company donated raffle prizes for participants. v
...Bald eagles continued from pg. 3 1973 started the bald eagle on a long, slow
... faculty news continued from pg. 2 road to recovery. U.S. Fish and Wildlife
their survival, since they continued to biologists estimate the current population in
• David Newman, professor of forest receive fresh meat as they grew stronger the lower 48 at about 5,700 pairs, paultry
finance, was named chair of the and learned to fly and hunt,” he said. compared to the estimated half million bald
Georgia Forestry Association’s Fiscal To prevent them from learning to rely eagles here when Europeans first arrived.
Policy Committee. He continues to on humans, nestlings inside the hacking “We’ve used hacking programs public
serve as an associate editor of the boxes never see the people behind the education, nest protection, land management
Journal of Forest Economics. gloved hands that provide food and water. and law enforcement to restore them,” said
After release, fledglings return to the Jim Ozier, a wildlife biologist with Georgia’s
• Sara Schweitzer, assistant professor hacking towers for eight to 10 weeks, where Department of Natural Resources. “Now our
of wildlife manage- food is left on top of the boxes. In the wild, emphasis is working with landowners to
ment, received a parents feed fledglings for up to 100 days. protect and manage their habitat.”
$27,600 grant from Hacking was tried successfully in New Bald eagles are primarily fish-eaters
the Georgia Depart- York in 1978 and has since been used and choose tall pines or cypress trees for
ment of Natural extensively in other states to restore bald nesting, usually along a major waterway.
Resources Nongame and golden eagles, peregrine falcons and Ozier said most landowners are thrilled to
Natural Heritage other raptors to their native ranges. discover bald eagles nesting on their
Section to study the effects of human “Hacking programs did a lot to quickly property. But their presence may also delay
disturbances on the type of nesting increase bald eagle distribution,” said Jody planned activities such as pesticide spraying
habitat and reproductive success of Millar, bald eagle coordinator for the U.S. or timber harvesting near the nest during the
American Oystercatchers. Fish and Wildlife Service in Rock Island, breeding and nesting season, which is from
Ill. “It was used extensively in areas where October to April in Georgia.
• Klaus Steinbeck, professor of there weren’t any eagles at all or where Ozier told the story of another pair of
silviculture, was elected a Fellow in their bald eagles nesting in Reynolds Plantation
the Society of American Foresters. numbers were very low.” on Lake Oconee in Greene County. The
(see profile, page 7) Decimated in the 1950s and ‘60s by the eagles chose a tall pine in a tract slated for
effects of organochlorine pesticides like development. In deference to the eagles --
• Bob Teskey, professor of forest DDT, bald eagles had all but disappeared and community members smitten with their
ecology, was from Georgia and indeed much of the new residents -- developers have postponed
selected to coordi- nation, by the late 1960s. Many eagles were development in the immediate area.
nate the nine shot. Alaska paid a bounty for bald eagles The birds’ future now hinges on the
physiology working from 1917 to 1953, when an estimated cooperation of landowners across Georgia
groups of the 150,000 were killed. and the nation, experts say.
International Union DDT was banned for use in the U.S. in “I certainly don’t think our work is
of Forestry Research 1972. That, along with the protections done,” said Millar. “Due to human pressure,
Organizations (IUFRO). provided by the Endangered Species Act of our wildlife is in constant need of vigilance
and protection.” v
• Bob Warren, professor of wildlife
ecology and management, received We’re online!
The Josiah Meigs Award for Excel-
lence in Teaching. (see page 12) v www.forestry.uga.edu
PR O F IL E : KLAUS STEINBECK
by Helen Fosgate “Most people say they want
to be a forester because they like
laus Steinbeck walks to hunt and fish,” he says. “That
ahead, his boots crunch- wasn’t true for me. I just wanted
ing in the deep leaf fall. to be out in the woods.”
He pauses beneath a large white He earned both a bachelor’s
oak to wait for a couple of and a master’s degree in forestry
stragglers who have stopped to at UGA, then completed his
inspect a deer rub along the trail. doctoral degree in tree physiol-
“Now,” he says, turning to ogy at Michigan State Univer-
face the small semi-circle of sity. After a short stint with the
students gathered around him. U.S. Forest Service’s Southern
“You’re managing for wildlife. Research Station, he joined the
How could you improve this forestry faculty at UGA in 1968.
stand for deer, turkey and other Much has changed in the
wildlife?” 40-plus years since Steinbeck
The students, mostly male, began studying forestry. With
look up into the high canopy of the advent of the pulp and paper
hardwoods. Finally one says, industry, it became “much more
“Looks pretty good to me. I’d just of an agricultural system than it
leave it alone.” Steinbeck nods. once was,” he says. “Yet the
“Doing nothing is always an demand for forest resources is
photo by Chuck Moore
option,” he says. “Anyone else?” growing so much, we don’t
Another student, who walked really have a choice but to grow
up too late to hear the original more intensively on some land.”
question blurts out, “I b’lieve I’d take greatest pleasures. His specialty is silvicul- More recently, he says the emphasis
out these biggest oaks and make room ture, the care and cultivation of forest trees, on ecosystem management has also
for the smaller understory trees.” but Steinbeck’s definition includes “cultivat- brought changes, “though foresters have
The students look at each other, ing the forester” as well. watched over large, unique assemblages
then at Steinbeck, who looks down, the Steinbeck, who retires in March, was of trees and plants for many years.”
hint of a smile in his face. born in Munich, Germany. After World War An independent thinker, Steinbeck
“Your slip is showing, Mike,” he II, his homeland in turmoil, 15-year-old blazed a lone trail in his research. While
says finally. Everyone laughs, including Steinbeck was sent to live with his aunt in others were studying ways to push pine
Mike, and Steinbeck reminds him that Atlanta. He later moved to Augusta, where yields, Steinbeck focused on hardwoods
the older, larger trees are producing the he lived with family friends until his like black locust, sweetgum and sy-
mast, or nuts, a major food source for graduation from Richmond Academy. camore that sprout and regenerate
wildlife. Steinbeck was “born wanting to be a naturally from stumps. He conducted
For Steinbeck, a teacher and forester,” and after attending a kind of species screening and spacing studies as
researcher in UGA’s Warnell School of junior college in Germany, he returned to well as experiments to determine the
Forest Resources for 32 years -- teaching Georgia in 1958 to enroll in UGA’s School
-- especially outdoors, is among his of Forestry. continued on pg. 8 ...
NEW University approves new
FACULTY Wood Quality Consortium
A new Wood Quality Consortium, fast-growing plantations,” said Daniels.
Dr. Jim Peterson, whose primary purpose is to gain a better “The shorter rotation lengths raise questions
assistant leader, understanding of the properties of the wood about the appropriate uses for this new
fisheries, Georgia coming from fast-tracked southern pine wood supply for traditional products.”
Cooperative Fish and plantations, has been approved by UGA Researchers want to determine how the
Wildlife Research officials and endorsed by industry support- change to intensive production effects not
Unit ers. It begins with eight corporate members only wood quality, but the product mix and
Education: and five institutional partners. profitability of manufactured wood and fiber
Ph.D., fisheries, University of Missouri at Dick Daniels, professor of quantitative products.
Columbia, 1996 forest management in UGA’s Warnell “Understanding the anatomical
M.S., biology, University of Illinois at School of Forest Resources is the characteristics, strength properties and
Urbana-Champaign, 1990 Consortium’s first director. Alex Clark, from productive capabilities is critical for
B.S. ecology, ethology and evolution, USDA’s Forest Services Lab in Athens will optimizing management decisions and
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, serve as coordinator. merchandising trees into multiple products,”
1986 “More and more, we rely on wood from said Daniels. v
... Steinbeck continued from pg. 7 and hands-on educational experiences. He
takes his silviculture students to visit not
effects of various cultural practices and only industrial forests during each
rotation lengths on fiber yields.
In all, he published more than 50
articles on short-rotation hardwood
semester but national and privately owned
forests as well. He sometimes organizes
weekend field trips for students who want
The Foresters' Log received a
forestry. Today his work is gaining new to go along. He also encourages students
relevancy and respect as the major forest to participate in outside activities, Special Merit Award from the Council
companies look to hardwoods for new including those of the Forestry Club, for the Advancement and Support of
sources of high-quality fiber. where he has served as advisor for most Education (CASE) in the external
“We used to kid him, call him the of his years at UGA. newsletter category. It competed
sweetgum man,” remembers Glenn Ware, “Klaus truly enjoys his time with against 2-and 4-color magazine entries
professor of forest biometrics. “He was students,” says Karen Kuers, a former from 19 colleges and universities in
researching alternatives for pulp and fiber doctoral student who is now an assistant CASE District III’s 1999 Advancement
years -- no decades -- ahead of others. And professor of forestry at the University of Awards Program. Awards are based on
really, it makes a lot of sense. Sweetgums the South (Sewanee). “And he’s so overall content, quality of writing,
are here, they’re native and very fast- genuine. With my own family hundreds of editing, design, photography, printing,
growing.” miles away, he opened his home to me and how well the publication serves its
A student’s professor, Steinbeck target audience and meets its
stresses the value of practical knowledge continued on pg. 13... objectives. v
FOR THE RECORD
Essays on education, research and issues in natural resource management
The proposal would give the EPA and of this however, the EPA would like to
EPA’s Proposed states the authority to designate, on a case-
by-case basis, silvicultural activities as point
use a federal enforcement mechanism
to oversee the state’s forestry nonpoint
Regulations sources requiring NPDES permits, much
like those used for municipal sewage
source programs in impaired waters.
Although the mechanisms vary in each
treatment plants or manufacturing facilities. instance, states already have enforce-
Present Major The EPA maintains they would use this ment authorities to deal with “bad
designation strictly in impaired watersheds, actors” under state regulatory pro-
Challenge to and only then when they step in on behalf of grams. And in a number of instances,
the state to assume direct responsibility for states have used their authority to take
Forestry developing the TMDLs. Under this scenario,
the EPA could designate a set of forestry
While the EPA maintains that they
activities from the previous list – or all of intend to use their authority in very
BY ROB OLSZEWSKI them – as point sources if they felt the limited circumstances, agency person-
(MSFR, 1980) designation was needed to control the nel and leadership do change over time.
problem. The evidence the agency has presented
The Environmental Protection Certainly forest landowners are not so far with regard to this commitment is
Agency (EPA) proposed two new sets against clean water, and I don’t believe most unsettling. In California, widely
of regulations during the summer of are against the concept of TMDLs. A regarded as having the toughest forest
1999 that impact both point and program designed to improve waters that practice acts in the country, the EPA has
nonpoint sources of pollution. The first fail to meet water quality standards is a step stepped in on behalf of the state to
addresses Total Maximum Daily Loads in the right direction. However, the concern develop TMDLs on 11 forested
(TMDLs), which describe an approach in this instance is the approach EPA has watersheds. Lastly, there are some
of dealing with various sources of outlined. groups that could be expected to push
pollution or “loads” along impaired There is first a serious legal question for a broader application of the NPDES
watercourses. The other proposal about whether the EPA even has the approach to forestry operations once set
suggests changes to the National authority to make this designation. Outside by this precedent. At best, it would be
Pollutant Discharge Elimination this complex debate, forestry has taken on difficult to keep this proposed ap-
Systems (NPDES) Program. Authority the challenge of dealing with nonpoint proached limited to the “rifle shot” the
for this program is generally delegated sources through state-based approaches. EPA describes.
from the EPA to state water quality The recent redesign of Georgia’s Why should we change nearly 30
agencies and covers the regulation of Forestry Best Management Practices years of Clean Water Act history in
point sources of pollution. (BMPs) provides a great example. State dealing with forestry nonpoint sources
The latter proposal potentially forestry agencies are intensifying their of pollution? I strongly believe that
opens the door for the EPA to reverse efforts to monitor and improve BMP forestry, based on its track record,
nearly 30 years of history under the compliance. The American Fiber and Paper deserves the opportunity to participate
Clean Water Act by designating forestry Association’s (AF&PA) Sustainable in the TMDL process under the state-
activities as “point” rather than Forestry Initiative Program emphasizes Best based approached we have coopera-
“nonpoint” sources of pollution. Forest Management Practices for members, loggers tively supported over the years.
nursery operations, site preparation, and landowners. We already have the The EPA will issue final rules
reforestation, cultural treatments, framework through these and other pro- regarding their proposals in the summer
thinning, prescribed burning, pest and grams to deal with specific impaired of 2000. Stay tuned. v
fire control, harvesting, surface watersheds, if needed. Rob Olszewski is Director of Environ-
drainage and road construction and In truth, forestry operations are one of mental Affairs, The Timber Company.
maintenance are all listed as potential the lower overall contributors to our nation’s Contact him by email at:
“point” source silvicultural activities. nonpoint source pollution problems. In spite firstname.lastname@example.org
Crying Wild relatives of chickens, turkeys, quail, pheasants
in sharp decline worldwide
by Helen Fosgate
Many of the wild relatives of domestic who is a wildlife
chickens, turkeys, quail and guinea fowl are biologist in UGA’s
on the brink of extinction, but few are Warnell School of
receiving much attention or conservation Forest Resources,
funding worldwide, according to scientists. said the causes of
Researchers met last fall at the World their decline are
Pheasant Association in Parc de Cleres many and vary from
France to discuss the sharp decline of the country to country
Galliformes, a diverse group of birds that but include deforesta-
includes many of the world’s
most familiar food and game
“Many of these species
photos by Peter Frey, UGA Communications
now exist in just one or two
locations in the world,” said
John Carroll, a University of
Georgia wildlife researcher
who chairs the International
Partridge, Quail and Francolin
Specialist Group, a part of the (above) Wildlife biologist John Carroll
World Conservation Union. chairs the International Partridge, Quail,
and Francolin Specialist Group, part of the
“Most Americans recognize the World Conservation Union.
Bobwhite Quail, and maybe the
The Golden Pheasant (above), the national bird of China, has blue wings,
Ring-Necked Pheasant, which
a red breast and an iridescent golden head.
isn’t even native to North
America. But the group includes more than tion, urban and surburban development, hedgerows and field borders and rely
140 amazing species.” uncontrolled hunting and intensive agricul- heavily on pesticides and herbicides. Carroll
Most Galliformes are native to the ture. and colleagues are working to restore some
tropics and were once plentiful in Southeast Galliformes are particularly hard hit by populations even as they report that others
Asia, Africa and Latin America. Carroll, intensive farming practices that remove are slipping away.
“We’ve been collecting data and the
opinions of scientists in those countries to
categorize the status of different species,” he
said. “In some ways, we’re optimistic
because as we highlight their plight, people
Eulalie Ann Ogden, Research Coordinator II
become concerned, and we’ve gotten some
(BSFR, Michigan State University, 1978
MFR in forest hydrology, UGA, 1981)
Among the most threatened are the
Himalayan Quail, the Oscillated Turkey and Goes by: Lee
Originally from: Long Island, NY
Edward’s Pheasant, which was thought to
Years at UGA: 19
already be extinct before a few were spotted Years at WSFR: 10
in 1996. Carroll said all are considered
“critically endangered,” due to their small Job description: I attempt to keep the research
numbers and limited distribution. projects of two faculty members running
Scientists say another concern is the smoothly -- from proposal writing to data
collection and analysis through to the final report.
loss of “wild” genes. The red jungle fowl,
I help design experiments, estimate project costs,
the ancestor of the common yard chicken is surpervise laborers, participate in data collection
widely distributed in Asia, but new evidence and analysis and generate final reports and
photo by Chuck Moore
suggests that the wild stock is being presentations.
hybridized by domestic chickens. Scientists
worry because wild genes often hold the key Family: 5-year old feist, Madison.
to disease resistance among domestic flocks. Best things about WSFR: I am fortunate to work with bright, interesting people who are
Scientists formed the Partridge, Quail finding solutions to real-world problems.
and Francolin Specialist Group in 1991 to
Favorite movie: It’s a toss up between The Wizard of Oz and The Hunt for Red October. I’ll
address the problems. Since then they have
be darned if I can explain why, though!
conducted population and distribution
surveys and developed conservation action Interest outside work: I have been involved in volleyball, both as a player and a referee for
plans. Practical solutions are urgent. Several more than 30 years. I also like to sing and dance. I sing with Athens Choral Society, where
of the Galliforme species are already there’s safety in numbers! I also perform with Athens Creative Theater, which is a bigger
extinct. Others hang on in small pockets of challenge, since I’m often one of only 4 or 5 altos. I like to think that trying to keep up with all
habitat and face an uncertain future. those talented kids keeps me young. I also enjoy traveling, ballroom and swing dancing and
working in my yard.
For example, the Orange-Necked Hill
Partridge was first described in 1927 but Advice for living: I think I’d have to echo the advice of my 99-year old grandmother:
wasn’t seen again by scientists until 1991. Everything in moderation!
Carroll said recent surveys show they aren’t If you could meet one person no longer living, it would be: Eleanor Roosevelt. She was
all gone, but there may be only 200 indi- more than just an exemplary First Lady, but a prominent woman in modern American history
viduals left in their native Vietnam. These in her own right.
survive in a small park.
“And this isn’t an unusual example If I won the lottery: I’d like to think I’d spend, invest and/or donate most of my winnings
among the Galliformes,” said Carroll. “We’re wisely, but I’d also set aside a portion for “fun.”
trying desperately to keep them from slipping Would most like to be remembered: When I got lemons, I made lemonade! v
through the conservation cracks.” v
Warren Awarded UGA’s Top Honor for Teaching
Bob Warren, professor of wildlife Resources since 1983. In that time he
ecology and management, has received the has served as major professor to 29
Josiah Meigs Award, the University’s M.S., 5 M.F.R. and 5 Ph.D. students
highest honor for superior teaching at the and been on more than 75 graduate
undergraduate and graduate levels. He is student committees in forest resources,
the first recipient from the School of Forest landscape architecture, zoology,
Resources and one of only four faculty wildlife management, veterinary
selected from across campus in 2000. medicine and ecology.
The Meigs Award, established in “This award is so well deserved,”
1982, honors the memory of scientist said Warnell School Dean Arnett C.
Josiah Meigs, the University’s second Mace, Jr. “Bob brings so many
photo by Chuck Moore
president. The award includes a discre- attributes to programs of the School and
tionary fund of $1,000 for one year and a University, and this award recognizes
permanent salary increase of $6,000. the commitment, dedication and
Through internships and field work outside the classroom, Bob
Warren has been a teacher and excellence in teaching he has demon-
Warren (left) helps students realize their interests and goals.
researcher in Warnell’s School of Forest strated for many years.” v
STUDENT NEWS 10 new half-time
• Frank Cook and Rose Leathers, both seniors and
IN SUSTAINABLE FOREST PRODUCTIVITY
honor students majoring in forest environmental resources,
were selected to participate in Leadership UGA, a The Warnell School of Forest Resources seeks qualified applicants
leadership development program for juniors and seniors
for 10 new half-time graduate assistantships in
from across campus who learn and share information about
• Intensive timber production
local, regional and global issues.
• Environmental values and use, including water and wildlife
• Forest assessment and monitoring
• John Barnes, a graduate student in biochemistry who
is working in Jeff Dean’s lab, received the Baruch • Forest policy, social values and trade-offs
Foundation Award for best poster at the 25th Biennial M.S. - $16,700/yr.
Southern Forest Tree Improvement Conference in New
Orleans last year. The poster, entitled, “Analysis of the Ph.D. - $17,800/yr.
* Tuition and fees are $335/semester [based on Fall 1999].
Role of leafy and Apetala-1 Genes in Southern Hard-
woods,” and the accompanying paper was coauthored by For application materials contact:
Barnes, Y. Wang, W.W. Lorenz, S.A. Merkle, S.F. Covert Graduate Coordinator, Warnell School of Forest Resources, The
and Jeff Dean, all of UGA’s Warnell School of Forest University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-2152 or reach us by
Resources. v email at: email@example.com
Two Warnell Students Named to Who’s Who
Kevin Peyton, (left) a senior majoring in
wildlife management and Dan Calhoun, (right) a
master’s degree candidate in water resources,
have been named to Who’s Who Among Students
in American Universities and Colleges. The
Who’s Who designation recognizes outstanding
academic and extracurricular accomplishment as
well as leadership.
Peyton, who plans to pursue a graduate
degree in wildlife ecology at UGA next year, is
the son of Randall and Marcia Peyton of
Calhoun, whose graduate work has been to
photo by Helen Fosgate
develop a new instrument that can monitor
photo by Chuck Moore
suspended sediments in water for use in
environmental and municipal wastewater
treatment applications, is the son of Manella and
Kevin Peyton DuPre Calhoun of Anderson, S.C. v Dan Calhoun
... Steinbeck continued from pg. 8 loblolly
and treated me as family, something I’ll in long,
never forget.” straight
In his years at UGA, Steinbeck’s rows, like
students have elected him Professor of soldiers
the Year, Outstanding Faculty Member lined up for
and Outstanding Advisor four times, inspection.
and he received Superior Teaching “What
Awards at Honors Day in 1980 and you’re
again in 1999. He was honored by his
photo by Chuck Moore
peers last November when he was is the
elected a Fellow by the Society of future,” says
American Foresters. Steinbeck,
The shadows are growing long in motioning toward the regiment of pines from agriculture. They now use mini-
the forest, and Steinbeck announces behind him. “We can certainly grow a lot of mum tillage to prevent soil erosion. I
that this is the last stop. The students fiber this way. And understand that on some hope that on our own learning curve, we
pile out of the van and follow him up land we have to grow intensively. But I can apply some of what they’ve learned
the road to a research site where young wonder, too, if we ought to learn something and be gentle on the land.” v
Extending the Long Arm of Education, Opportunity
The Internet may have given it new life barriers of time, distance and expense in
but distance learning is hardly new, accord- allowing people access to education.
ing to Wendy Bedwell, distance education “It’s also a tremendous advantage to
coordinator in the Warnell School. Only the people who aren’t able or willing to drop
tools have changed. everything to pursue an advanced degree,”
“Distance education has been going on she says. “Distance education students are
in this country since the advent of corre- highly motivated, self-directed people who
spondence courses in the 1800s,” she says. are responsible for their own learning.”
“It simply means that the instructor and Bedwell is working now with faculty
student are separated, either by time, space in the Center for Forest Business to develop
or both.” a distance education master of forest
Bedwell works with faculty to adapt resources degree that would be available to
their course materials into a distance working professional foresters.
learning format, whether it’s to be delivered “Many forest businesses have indi-
photo by Chuck Moore
via the internet, CD Rom, video, email or cated a willingness to provide tuition
through teleconferencing. reimbursements for their employees who
“The real trick,” she says, “is to create complete advanced degrees,” says Bedwell.
interaction, so students can also learn from But it’s not just prospective students Wendy Bedwell, WSFR distance education coordinator.
one another. It all goes back to instructional who benefit from long distance courses. classroom, buildings, parking lots and other
design.” Community colleges have taken an interest facilities inherent to a campus,” said
Before coming to the Warnell School in distance education, which helps them tap Bedwell “And while it won’t ever replace
last September, Bedwell designed training into not just local but world populations, the campus experience, distance education
courses for employees at Bechtel Power expanding their educational and financial is certainly an appropriate tool to help us
Corporation, an international engineering base as well. extend our knowledge and resources to the
construction firm. That experience showed “Distance education courses hold citizens of the state, nation and perhaps even
her technology’s potential to break down the down costs, since you don’t need the big the world.” v
Forestry training expanded for 2000
Forestry Area Speciality Advanced state. FASAT agents are located in 55
Training (FASAT) for county extension multi-county clusters in Georgia.
agents will continue in 2000, with 34 new Agents attending first-time training
agents and another 33 who attended in receive three and a half days of classes
photo by Chuck Moore
1999 and want to return for further and field demonstrations while returning
training. The listing includes 15 agents agents have a two and a half day curricu-
from major metropolitan and fast-growing lum. The training is made available
Forestry professor Larry Morris teaches a session areas of the state and 52 agents from through the School’s Center for Forest
during the Fall' 99 FASAT workshop. heavily forested production areas of the Business. v
Loblolly A LUMNI I NFORMATION :
alumni weekendFriday, April 14th
photo by Chuck Moore
• Spring Awards Banquet; 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 15th
• Fishing at the Dean’s Pond; 1-5 p.m. Mary McCormack, director
• Twilight Treetrot; 4 p.m. Alumni Relations & Development
• Social Hour with live entertainment; 5:30 p.m. Warnell School of Forest Resources
• Wildlife Supper; 6:30 p.m. Athens, GA 30602-2152
For more information, contact Mary McCormack in the (706) 542-1011
Alumni & Development office at (706) 542-1011. v firstname.lastname@example.org
Support 2+3 Program
Two new endowed scholarships have been established to support
third-year students entering the Warnell School’s recently approved 2+3
Program. The 2+3 Program, open to students majoring in forestry and
courtesy of Georgia Forestry Association
forest environmental resources, admits undergraduates at the end of
their first professional year who then work concurrently toward both a
Bachelor of Forest Resources degree (BSFR) and a Masters of Forest
Resources (MFR). The scholarships include:
• Gerald B. and Charlotte Alexander Saunders Scholarship,
established by Richard V. Saunders, Sr. in honor of Charlotte Alexander
Saunders and the late Gerald B. Saunders. Based on financial need and
a demonstrated desire to pursue graduate level achievement in forest
resources. May be awarded in addition to graduate assistantships.
Chuck and Rose Lane Leavell have been named National Tree
• Arnett C. And Ruth Mace Memorial Scholarship, established by Farmers of the Year by the American Forest Foundation. They own and
Barbara and Arnett C. Mace, Jr., will support a student with an interest operate Charlane Plantation in Dry Branch, Georgia.
in sustainable forest production. May be awarded in addition to a The Leavell’s sponsor an annual student scholarship supporting a
graduate assistantship. v wildlife major in the School. v
Alumni on the Job
BSFR in forestry, 1976, UGA
MS in science education, 1984, Georgia State University
When she entered UGA’s School of Forestry in 1974, of Forest Information and Urban and Community Forestry.
Sharon Dolliver was one of only four women in her class. She oversees the Commission’s communications and
In 1976, she became the first woman forester in the Georgia education programs.
Forestry Commission. This includes three conservation education forests
But Dolliver has never thought of herself as a located in Dawsonville, Augusta and Milledgeville as well as
trailblazer. She simply followed her interests. Georgia’s Project Learning Tree program and Forestry Youth
“I’ve always loved the sciences,” she says. “I clearly Camps. She also continues to work with the state’s urban and
remember my high school counselor charting out career community foresters in planning forests for a host of
opportunities. At that time I wanted to be a marine objectives, including improved air and water quality, energy
biologist, like Jaques Cousteau. Somewhere between that conservation, stormwater management and increased property
and the trips my parents took us on to the national parks out values and revenue.
West, I decided I wanted to be involved in natural resource Dolliver says her department’s biggest challenges in the
management.” new millennium will be finding the resources to address the
Dolliver grew up in Columbus, Ga., and once she needs and demands of different groups and figuring out how
graduated from Carver High School, she headed for the to reach new audiences. She and her staff recently developed
University of Georgia. After graduation, she began several public service announcements to help people
her career as an urban forester in Rockdale and understand the differences between clearing land for
Dekalb Counties where she worked for 4 and a development versus harvesting and replanting forests
half years before being promoted to Urban to provide economic and environmental benefits.
Forestry Coordinator. She worked with “The Project Learning Tree program helps
consulting urban foresters, non-profit tree us reach young people,” she said. “The non-
organizations and community groups to biased nature of the PLT program is what makes
establish programs that would improve teachers so receptive to it. That, and the fact
Georgia’s urban and community forests. that the educational materials supplement and
These efforts included planting complement their curriculums.”
thousands of trees in preparation for More than 1,000 Georgia teachers
the 1996 Olympic Games, hosting the completed the Project Learning Tree
National Urban Forest Conference in workshops last year, a point of pride for
Atlanta in 1997 and establishing the Dolliver and the many foresters across the
Georgia Urban Forest Council, a state who help teach the classes and
nonprofit organization dedicated to contribute to the program’s success.
improving the state’s urban forests. “There is no doubt in my mind that
“City foresters certainly have to be education is the key to improving the
diplomats,” she says, laughing. “The future,” says Dolliver. v
politics and people management comes (Contact Sharon Dolliver c/o The Georgia
with the job. Communication skills are Forestry Commission, P.O. Box 819,
absolutely essential.” Macon, GA 31202-0819 or by
In 1997, Dolliver was named chief email:email@example.com).
Haeussler named 1999 IN MEMORIAM
Distinguished Alumnus Dr. Clarence John DeMars Jr.
Carl B. Free Jr. (BSF 1960) past
away in November 1998.
Moss Lockman (BSF 1940)
passed away on May 4, 1999.
He spent his career as a consult-
ant in timber management and
specialized in producing cypress
and pine lumber. He is survived
by his wife, son and a daughter.
photo by Chuck Moore Frederick N. Mack (BSF 1942)
died on June 2, 1998. After
serving in the Army, he was
employed with the South Caro-
red Haeussler, a long-time forester and conservationist at Union Camp until his lina State Commission of For-
retirement in 1995, received the 1999 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Univer estry. He later became a consult-
sity of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forest Resources Alumni Association. The ing forester.
award, the School’s highest honor, recognizes outstanding service to the School, the
University of Georgia, and the forest resources profession. Verrille Grey “Ace” Thigpen
Haeussler graduated from UGA with a degree in forestry in 1954. He held many (BSF 1950) passed away in
positions in his career at Union Camp, rising from staff forester to forest supervisor, land December 1999. He had a
department manager and land agent. distinguished career with Union
“His leadership contributed to Union Camp’s position as one of the most progressive Camp.
forest products companies in the world,” said Warnell School Dean Arnett C. Mace, Jr. “We
value and trust Fred’s judgement and appreciate his ardent support of the School and the Albert Kenneth Thurmond
University of Georgia.” (BSF 1929) died in August 1998.
After earning a master’s degree in forestry from Duke University in 1954, Haeussler v
served in the U.S. Air Force for two years before joining Union Camp. He is a Fellow in the
Society of American Foresters, where he has served as president, vice-president, council
member, and been a member of both the National Nominating Committee and the Forest
Health and Productivity Task Force. Haeussler’s many contributions were recognized when
the Society presented him with its prestigious John Beale Memorial Award for outstanding
Leave a Legacy:
Remember the University of Georgia
service to the profession.
Foundation to benefit the
Haeussler and his wife, Carol, live in Savannah, Ga. and have three sons and two
Warnell School of Forest Resources
in your estate plans.
1950s exceptional performance. Alan D. McAllister (BSFR 1969; MFR
1970) 5709 Forest Lake Drive, Tifton,
J. Lamar Teate (BSF 1954, MF 1956, PhD 1970s GA 31794; firstname.lastname@example.org;
1967, NC State) 403 Northern Ave., works with the Georgia Department of
Signal Mountain, TN 37377-2843; has Mark O. Bara (MS Forest Resources 1970) Education as an area forestry teacher. He
recently retired after 15 years as director of is a regional wildlife biologist with South has been married to Janet for 15 years and
the School of Forestry at Louisiana Tech Carolina Department of Natural Resources, they have three children, Will, Hunter and
University. Teate is the only person to be where he has worked since 1970. Callie.
named Distinguished Professor of Forestry
in Louisiana Tech’s 53-year history. He has Barton D. (Barry) Clinton (BSFR 1979, Don Seay (BSFR 1971) is a fish and
been an SAF member since 1954. MS Forest Resources 1989) works in the wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and
Coweeta Hydrolic Lab as a research Wildlife Service in Jackson, Mississippi.
Lee Williams (BSF 1951) Rt. 3, Box 3246 ecologist. He and his wife, Patsy, have three He is married to Sharon, and they have three
D-13, Townsend, GA 31331; children, Ben, Sarah and Emily. sons, Chris, Cory, and Cameron.
email@example.com; retired near
Darien, GA after 40 years with Inland Michael H. Thomas (BSFR 1975, MFR
Container Corporation. 1980) 2619 Lucerne Dr., Tallahassee,
Fred Florida 32303; mthomas@electro-
1960s net.com; is an assistant professor of
(BSF 1936) agribusiness at Florida A&M University.
Frederick (Fred) W. Kinard, Jr. (BSF a retired
1962, MS Forest Resources 1964) is a forestry
wildlife management coordinator with 1980s
Westvaco Corp. in Summerville, SC. He received
was elected SAF Fellow in November. the Scott Futch (BSFR 1986, MFR 1988)
prestigious 2515 E. Glenn Ave., Suite 101, Auburn,
Bill Oettmeier (BSF 1960) has been Southeast- AL 36831; is the president/owner of
appointed by Governor Roy E. Barnes to ern Society Auburn Timblerlands, Inc. Scott, Krista,
the Education Reform Commission and is of American Foresters 1999 Award of and son Zach have been living in Alabama
the 1999 recepient of the Alappaha Bar Excellence for the General Practice of since 1990.
Association’s Liberty Bell Award. Forestry. Mr. Gragg was recognized
for his many years of service and Donald W. Hansford (BSFR 1989) P.O.
John C. Sherrod (BSF 1960) 711 Charles outstanding accomplishments to the Box 1376, Watkinsville, GA 30677;
St., Sitka, Alaska 99835; is a planning forestry profession and forest industry opened his own law firm. Married to Kelly
staff officer for the USDA Forest Service in in the Southeast. for nine years, they have two children,
Sitka, Alaska. Emily and Nancy.
Wesley Wells (BSF 1966) former Georgia Ronald B. Halstead (BSFR 1973) 6163 Tyson W. Reed (BSFR 1987) P.O. Box
Forestry Commission Chief of Forest Hummingbird Rd., Camilla, GA 31730; 1876, New Tazewell, TN 37824;
Protection, received the National Associa- firstname.lastname@example.org; owns Halstead email@example.com; is the vice
tion of State Foresters Lifetime Achieve- Forestry, Inc. dealing with private forest president of sales with the Amerisafe, Inc./
ment Award for more than three decades of management.
American Interstate Insurance Company She received the Outstanding Student Bryan Knox (BSFR 1998) works at
(AIIC), which is a prominent workers’ Presentation Award for the second year in a Wiregrass Land and Realty as a forester/real
compensation insurer of high hazard row at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the estate sales rep. He handles GIS mapping,
industries with an emphasis in logging and Southeast Deer Study Group in Wilmington, timber sales, inventory and land sales.
forestry. NC in February.
Carrie Long Leggett (BSFR 1995) and her
William B. (Brad) Southern (BSFR 1982, Walter G. Fleming (BSFR 1998) is a 2nd husband, Neil, announce the birth of their
MFR 1984) Elisabeth E. Southern (BSFR year MBA student at Georgia Tech, and also son, Andrew Saville Leggett, born on
1981, MS Forest Resources 1984) 15843 works as an intern with Wachovia Timber- October 26, 1999.
Lavenham Rd., Huntersville, NC land Investment Management.
28078; Brad works as a controller with
ABTco, a division of
Louisiana-Pacific. They love
being closer to Georgia.
Scott Mooney, left (BSFR 1995, MFR
1999) joined Canal Industries in
Andy Tomlin (BSFR 1985)
Charlotte, NC, is an associate forestland
has joined Atlantic States
appraiser. His wife, Christy Mooney,
Bank commercial lending unit
former development coordinator for the
in Norcross, GA, as its senior
School, is now director of major gifts at
lender. He and his wife, Lisa,
Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC.
have four sons: Daniel,
(Left) Christy holds the Certificate of
Joshua, Jacob and Ian.
photo by Chuck Moore
Appreciation presented to her by the
Alumni Association at last fall’s
1990s Homecoming festivities.
Christorpher L. Beck
(BSFR 1996) 342 Lob
Cabin Rd. NE #4-D, Milledgeville, GA John Gassett (MS 1995, Ph.D. 1999) is a deer Catherine Merz (MS Forest Resources
31061; is a procurement forester with the and elk coordinator for the state of Kentucky. 1998) is an associate forester with
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation. International Paper in NC.
Greshelda Hazelton (BSFR 1998) was
Donald James Chastain (BSFR 1993) married to Adrryl Shnord Addison in June. Gary Peeples (MFR 1996) is an
married Martha Chastain in September. He agroforestry extensionist/freelance writer
is a registered South Carolina forester with George E. Jordan (BSFR 1995) married Julie with CARE/Guatemala.
Willamette Industries. Sheffield in July. They live in Atlanta, GA.
Elizabeth Putman (BSFR 1999, Wildlife)
Deek Cox (BSFR 1999) has been commis- Snow (Bain) Kendall (BSFR 1990) is was married to Jackson Patrick in October
sioned as an Ensign in the U. S. Naval taking a break from forestry and GIS to stay 1999.
Reserve. at home with children, Melody and
McKinzy. Plans to resume career when Jason Reynolds (BSFR 1996, MS 1998)
Karen Dasher (BSFR 1996, MS 1999) is both children are in school. works for Mead Coated Board as a refores-
pursuing a Ph.D. at Clemson University. tation forester.
Karl Steinbeck (BSFR 1997) was married to
Julie Peck in August. He is employed as a
Zupko Honored as 1999 Young Alum forester with International Paper in Bolton, NC.
Mike Zupko, government Hans Stigter (Ph.D. 1997) has taken a post
relations director at the Georgia doctoral position in the Systems and Control
Forestry Association, has group in the Department of Agricultural
received the Young Alumnus Engineering and Physics at the University of
Award from the University of Wageningen in Holland.
Georgia’s Warnell School of
Forest Resources Alumni Jeff Thurmond (BSFR 1992) is an area
Association. The award, new wildlife biologist with the USDA Natural
this year, recognizes alumni Resources Conservation Service. He is also
younger than 35 who have doing some freelance writing for Progres-
made significant contributions sive Farmer magazine and Rural Sportsman
to the School, the University of magazine. Dagmar Thurmond (BSFR
Georgia and the forestry 1989, MS 1993) is an ecosystem manager
profession. with Delta National Forest. The Thurmonds
Zupko graduated from have two daughters and are both enjoying
UGA with a degree in forest their careers in wildlife management.
resources in 1995, served as a
forest policy intern with the Leanne Valletti (BSFR 1998) 9561
photo by Chuck Moore
Georgia Forestry Association, Fontainbleau Blvd #206, Miami, FL,
and joined the GFA later that 33172; works with Elite Sales, a marine
same year. Since then he has rigging equipment company.
served on the Warnell School
Alumni Association’s Membership Committee, where last year he was the top recruiter Jingxin Wang (Ph.D. 1998) joined the
of new members. He was recently elected to the Alumni Steering Committee, which faculty of West Virginia University in
guides the direction of the School’s new programs. December as assistant professor. He will be
“I value Mike’s professionalism, expertise, integrity and honesty,” said Warnell responsible for teaching timber harvesting
School Dean Arnett C. Mace, Jr. “He has earned an excellent reputation among state and conducting research in the forest
officials and members of the Georgia General Assembly. Mike serves in his capacity at operations area.
GFA with excellence and maturity well beyond his years.”
Zupko, 24, and his wife, Susan, live in Bethlehem, Georgia. v John Young (BSFR 1995) 145 Gillaspey,
Crested Butte, CO, 81224;
firstname.lastname@example.org; is a supervisor
with Osmose, Inc. He married Kerri
Reed honored by American Pulpwood Association Cameron in November 1998. v
Travis Reed (BSFR 1972), who was named “Southeastern Logger of the Year” in
August by the American Pulpwood Association, went on to be named “National Logger of
the Year.” He owns and operates Reed Logging, Inc. of Lincolnton, Georgia. Reed and his
wife, Virginia Hilliard Reed, live in Evans, Georgia. v
(at left) From left to right: Charlie Wike, David llagher (b
Mitchell, and Dicky Saunders
(below) John Mixon and Alumni
Association President, Tom Norris
Harold and Mary Rozier and
their daughter, Virginia (below)
(left) Frank Robertson
(above) David Mitchell, Thomas Marbut, and Sharon Ward
Permit No. 165
Warnell School of Forest Resources
D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602-2152
drawing by Bob Waddell