Professor Wins Forestry Award

Dale Thornburgh, Professor Emeritus of Silviculture and Ecosystem Management at Humboldt State University's Department of Forestry and Watershed Management, has won the 2005 Sequoia Award for “his pioneering practice of sustainable forestry.

The award is made by the Pacific Forest Trust, a non-profit organization regarded as an authority on the conservation and stewardship of private forestlands. According to the Trust’s figures, four of every five forested acres in the United States are privately owned. The Trust provides tools and information to promote stewardship forestry and alleviate the threats of urban sprawl and escalating population growth.

Among Professor Thornburgh’s HSU courses are silviculture and its social influences and advanced principles of forest ecology. He holds a Ph.D. in forestry from the University of Washington.