Congratulations to ESPM assistant adjunct professor Robert York, who has been awarded the Presidential Field Forester Award by the Society of American Foresters (SAF). York, who serves as the university's research stations manager at the Center for Forestry, works at the intersection of forest science and management. His scientific work explores novel approaches for designing silvicultural treatments in ways that are guided by the natural disturbance regime. As forest manager of a network of research stations in the Sierra Nevada in California, he has the opportunity to apply research to management. His management focus is on applying scientific results and exploring management approaches within an experimental context, striving to apply the principle of active adaptive management to forest management.
Read more about the award and the 2016 recipients on the SAF website.