Forestry Resources Faculty Receive Awards

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MONTICELLO, AR — Three members of the forest resources faculty and staff at the University of Arkansas at Monticello received awards from the Ouachita Society of American Foresters at the organization’s meeting Jan. 27-29 in Texarkana, Texas. The meeting brought together professional foresters from Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.

UAM faculty receiving awards were Hal Liechty, professor of forestry specializing in forest ecology and hydrology; and Tamara Walkingstick, associate professor and associate director of extension for the Arkansas Forest Resoures Center. Also honored was Chris Stuhlinger, UAM forest manager.

tv_buzzworthy 10dbLiechty received the Forestry Science Research Award, which mirrors the SAF’s national Barrington Moore Memorial Award and the Award in Forest Science. The award recognizes distinguished research in forestry and disciplines allied to forestry, and forest resource management that has resulted in substantial advances in theknowledge and practice of forestry at any level. Evaluation is based on research quality, productivity, innovation, and impact.

Walkingstick received the Technology Transfer Award, which mirrors the SAF’s national Technology Transfer Award. The award recognizes outstanding professionalism, leadership, innovation, and achievement in technology transfer and extension, assuring that sound technical information becomes available to those concerned, allied, and involved in the management and conservation of forest resources, and successfully implemented at the regional, national, and/or international level.

Stuhlinger received the Ted Chauncey Career Forester Award, named in honor of ArkansasForestry Hall of Fame member Ted Chauncy and recognizing outstanding sustained career contributions in forestry.

For more information, contact the UAM School of Forest Resources at (870) 460-1052.

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