Earlier this year, the Georgia Board of Regents approved a new professorship at Warnell that will provide a clear benefit for both the forestry program as well as Georgia taxpayers.
Bob White knew he wanted to work in the field of urban forestry, and he knew he wanted to attend Warnell. Still, when he received his degree in forest resources, there were some gaps he had to fill in on his own.
“It’s night and day between what a forester will do,” and working in a community setting, says White (BSFR ’10, MS ’12). And so, when it came time for his master’s, White assembled a committee that included community forestry expert Kim Coder.
Looking up from the road, a stand of pine trees may look healthy as they tower over the rusty soil.
But a view of the trees from a different angle reveals a different story: A swath of needles the color of the soil that are embedded deep among the healthy trees. The infestation of beetles couldn’t be caught without some serious boots-on-the-ground investment—or, it could be caught in minutes using an unmanned aerial vehicle, or UAV.
Where business sense meets environmental stewardship
On any given day, Shawn DeRome’s job involves some strategy. And market research. And international affairs. And environmental stewardship.
‘We have to play a delicate dance’
Growing up with a father who was an airline mechanic, Joe Vaughn says his family moved all over the country. But one major constant throughout his childhood was playing outside. So, a career in forestry made sense—it just took him a bit to find his path.
The Colorado River snakes through seven states before crossing the Mexican border. Along the way, it’s held back by dams and distracted by reservoirs and wetlands. Depending on the season and the location, it alternates between cold, muddy and rushing or warm, clear and slow.
But the most complicated component of managing the river? The people.
When Indigo Courtney looks out the window of Savannah’s Purrvana Café and Cat Lounge, she feels a swell of pride.
Industry expert Joe Parsons begins April 1
The Harley Langdale Jr. Center for Forest Business at the University of Georgia will soon welcome a new industry expert into the fold.
The Warnell family got a little bigger recently, as 57 students walked across the stage during the fall convocation ceremony.
In his opening remarks to the several hundred in attendance, Dean Dale Greene recalled the connections made through this family, and challenged the new graduates to stay involved and engaged with Warnell beyond their years as a student.
Some call themselves “fish heads.” Some prefer “bird nerds."
But no matter the nickname, aquatic and wildlife specialists agreed: A large-scale conference that encompassed all of their interests was an opportunity for new professional development, new connections and a greater appreciation of their own field.