- What are employment trends and how should these be reflected in forestry education?
- Are employers seeing less need for foresters vs. other natural resource specialists?
- Do employers perceive job potential for graduates with a more general natural resources degree?
- Is there a preference between hiring graduates from big or small universities, or from those that emphasize science compared with those emphasizing technical skills?
- Vacancies occur in mid- and senior-level positions. To what degree are employers open to bringing candidates from outside their organizations into these vacant positions, and is there a need to support development of mid- and senior-level competencies to facilitate such cross-boundary movements?
Session Chair: Kent Connaughton, USDA Forest Service PNW Region
Confirmed Participants: Steve Daniels, Plum Creek; Bob Ewing, Weyerhaeuser; Jim Grace, PA State Forestry; Anne Heissenbuttel, SAF - HSD; John Helms, UC Berkeley; John Innes, UBC; Erin Kelly, Humboldt; Al Sample, Pinchot Institute; Rich Thompson, Cal Poly; Dan Tomascheski, SPI; Paul Trianosky, SFI; Court Washburn, Hancock; Tim White, Univ. FLA