He became a certified silviculturist
in the southern region in 1984 and has continued that certification since then.
The state has purchased many acres of land that have special ecological meaning, such as lowland wetlands and sand hills," says Leon Irvin, state lands silviculturist
For Francis Marion National Forest, grants in 1993 and 1994 have made all the difference, says silviculturist
Always skeptical, I had recruited San Carlos District Ranger Cindy Rivera and District Silviculturist
Mike Smith to visit Adobe Creek with us.
I asked for an example of an eco-relationship, and Forest Service Silviculturist
Al Vazquez pointed to a white fir standing against a large ponderosa pine at the edge of a Clarks meadow.
And as former JNF silviculturist
Bob Colona indicated, while pine may not be considered commercially valuable, its loss diminishes an ecosystem's diversity, affecting the flora and fauna species that had been dependent upon it.
It smelled just like the clay in the Willamette Valley across the Cascades," recalls Leslie Sekavec, a Forest Service silviculturist
Adds Steve Kimball, Forest Service silviculturist
, "A diverse forest is a healthy forest.
The payroll of the corporation's management team of foresters and silviculturists
accounts for close to $1 million, and it's had a positive impact on area businesses and trucking companies hauling wood to area mills.
Today's forest management within Oregon's many forest ecosystems relies on hydrologists, fish and wildlife biologists, soil scientists, ecologists, silviculturists
and others in order to adhere to the strict requirements of the Oregon Forest Practices Act.
These prescriptions were developed by a team of USDA Forest Service regional silviculturists
and fuel specialists, and were provided for use in this project.
A forest inventory describing the extent of this conversion has not been completed but the problem has demanded attention by silviculturists
in the province (English and Hackett 1994).