• Forest products industry adds $20 billion to Michigan economy annually

    Posted on August 29, 2016 1:31pm

    Two years ahead of schedule, Michigan’s forest products industry has achieved its goal of contributing $20 billion per year to the state’s economy, Gov. Rick Snyder announced today during a stop at the Besse Forest Products Group facility in Gladstone. The news comes out of a recent report by Larry Leefers, MSU Forestry associate professor emeritus. The report also shows the number of forest products industry jobs has increased 12 percent since 2012.

     

  • My summer of science (fiction): reflections from an undergraduate researcher

    A collage of of what I considered to be alien-like insects.

    Posted on August 23, 2016 11:53am

    Each summer Kellogg Biological Station Long-term Ecological Research supports students who participate in the Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program, funded by the NSF. This is part of a larger undergraduate research program at KBS. Tori Niewohner is majoring in Environmental Science at Western Washington University. She wrote about her REU experience working with Kileigh Welshofer, a graduate student, and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

     

  • Latest Edition of The Forests of Michigan book

    Book cover of The Forests of Michigan

    Posted on July 25, 2016 9:37am

    A revised edition of The Forests of Michigan by MSU Department of Forestry Professor Emeritus Donald Dickmann and Associate Professor Larry Leefers released summer 2016.

     

  • MSU researchers, DNR partner in one of the largest forest diversity studies in the nation

    From left, professor Mike Walters, doctoral student Catherine Henry and off-campus labor aide Evan Farinosi.

    Posted on July 19, 2016 10:14am

    College of Agriculture and Natural Resources researchers Mike Walters, Department of Forestry, and Gary Roloff, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, are teaming up to study ways to increase sustainability and diversity of Michigan’s valuable northern hardwood forests.

    The study is one of the largest in the country, with Walters and Roloff examining almost 150 30-acre forest stands on public and private land in the Upper and Lower peninsulas.

     

  • Don Dickmann: Awarded for Outstanding Contributions to Forestry

    From left: Provost June Pierce Youatt, Professor Emeritus Don Dickmann and President Lou Anna K. Simon

    Posted on June 28, 2016 10:17am

    Professor Emeritus Don Dickmann was recently recognized with the MSU Faculty Emeriti Association Award for Outstanding Contributions by an Individual. He has spent more than four decades serving MSU through his contributions to forestry research and education. He retired not just once, but twice from MSU Forestry (in 2004 and 2011 respectively). He has a legacy of achievements at the Department.

     

  • Department of Forestry Professor presents at Climate Action 2016 Summit

    Posted on May 3, 2016 8:46am

    MSU Department of Forestry Professor David Skole will present at the Climate Action 2016 Summit. Leaders from national, regional and local government; business and civil society will convene to demonstrate and highlight collaborations that can help create a more sustainable future. The Summit follows the April 22 Paris Agreement signing ceremony at the United Nations.

  • 2016 Student Awards and Honors

    Benjamin Schram, center left, is awarded the McDonough Scholarship.

    Posted on May 2, 2016 10:59am

    Congratulations to all our students who were recognized during the Department of Forestry 2016 Awards and Honors Ceremony on April 27, 2016.
  • Sparty’s Cabin unveiled on Earth Day

    Sparty and Sparty's Cabin at the Breslin Center.

    Posted on April 26, 2016 12:34pm

    The ribbon-cutting ceremony for “Sparty’s Cabin,” a student-led project to build Michigan State University’s first tiny house, took place on Earth Day to emphasize the goal of sustainability. The project was a collaborative effort from the start, including MSU’s student chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, faculty and staff members of the School of Planning, Design and Construction, Department of Forestry, Department of Sustainability, the Surplus Store and Recycling Center and the Breslin Center. Community experts and volunteers also participated in the construction of the tiny house.

  • Forestry doctoral student earns NSF fellowship

    Jaron Adkins

    Posted on April 26, 2016 9:10am

    MSU Forestry doctoral candidate Jaron Adkins was awarded a 2016 Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The award will support his research in soil carbon stabilization, specifically in fire-prone, mixed coniferous forests in Northern California. His work will help show how wildfires impact the chemical composition of soil and cause both short-term and long-term carbon release. He is one of 2,000 individuals to receive the award, out of almost 17,000 applicants.

     

  • CANR Academic Advisor Award

    Dr. Dorcia Chaison and Lesley Schumacher

    Posted on April 25, 2016 8:43am

    Lesley Schumacher has been the undergraduate academic advisor in the Department of Forestry since February 2015. She is responsible for academic orientation, schedule planning, recruitment, commencement, internship coordination, career information and the Forests Forever Scholars Program.

     

    She is the 2016 CANR Academic Advisor of the Year.

     

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