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Dean, Professor of Forestry Economics
Extension Coordinator & Harry E. Murphy Professor, Forest Measurements & Management
Assc. Dean of Academic Affairs, Dwain G. Luce Professor, Plant Pathology
Executive Director, Alabama Wildlife Federation
Director, Forestry and Wildlife Divisions Executive Director, Alabama TREASURE Forest Association
Executive Vice-President, Alabama Forestry Association
President, Habitat Solutions
Partner, Clark May Price
State Forester, Alabama Forestry Commission
Executive Director, Alabama Farmers Federation
Director, Public Affairs, at Rayonier, Inc.
Director, Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Fiber Procurement Representative, International Paper
Senior Vice President, Natural Resources and Real Estate, Regions Bank
Assoc. Dean of Research, Alumni and George W. Peake Professor, Forest Economics
Global R & D Director, Packaging and Sustainability, The Coca-Cola Company
Dean Emeritus, Auburn University School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences
General Manager, Hancock Forest Management, Inc.
Vice President, IndusTREE Timber
Natural Resource Specialist, Retired after 42 years of Federal Service, USACOE
Executive Director, Georgia-Alabama Land Trust
Executive Director, Southern Forest Products Association
Manager, West Region Fiber Supply, International Paper
Chairman of the Board, Forest Investment Associates
Vice President & General Manager, Forest Resources, The Westervelt Company
Program Manager, Booz Allen Hamilton
Regional Real Estate Manager, F&W Forestry Services, Inc.
Executive Vice President, Larson & McGowin LLC and President, Larson & McGowan Properties
Spec, Forest Systems Management
Russell oversees the forest management activities on forestland owned or managed by Auburn University.
Research Engineer, USDA, Southern Research Station, Forest Operations Research
Founder, Moultrie Feeders & Game Cameras
Chief Sustainability Officer, Norfolk Southern Corp
Forest Engineer, Westrock
Director, Forestry Research for the Southeastern U.S., NCASI
Regional Fiber Supply Manager, WestRock
President, Chairman of Executive and Investment Committees, Forest Investment Associates
Chief Operating Officer, Ducks Unlimited
Director, Southern Biodiversity and Conservation, American Forest Foundation
President, Buckhead Resources; Instructor
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Dr. Janaki R.R. Alavalapati, Dean
School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
3301 Forestry and Wildlife Building
602 Duncan Drive
Auburn, Alabama 36849-3418
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University!
Thank you for visiting our website in observance of this important anniversary. We hope you’ll enjoy learning about the history of Auburn’s forestry and wildlife sciences programs within the interactive timeline and photo archive of the School’s significant milestones and achievements.
As you’ll discover, forestry first became a stand-alone program in what was then known as the School of Agriculture in 1946. Since that time, Auburn has produced thousands of well-qualified graduates, provided citizens with science-based solutions to improve their quality of life and developed solutions to some of society’s most complex natural resource challenges.
In honor of this occasion, the School has published Arthur L. Slotkin’s 75 Years of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University. Through personal interviews and in-depth research, Mr. Slotkin has created a detailed chronology that will take readers on a journey through time to discover how Auburn’s forestry and wildlife programs evolved to become the present-day School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences.
The School will commemorate its 75th anniversary from March 2021 through 2022. Throughout the year, we will invite our faculty, students, alumni, and friends to join us in celebrating the School’s rich history of teaching, research, and extension through a series of virtual and in-person *events, including:
In addition to this exciting calendar of events, we invite our alumni to share their Auburn experience by submitting stories, photos, and other memorabilia to our website that will be shared online with fellow alumni during the anniversary celebration year.
On behalf of the faculty and staff, we look forward to commemorating this milestone anniversary with you in honor of 75 years of forestry and wildlife Sciences at Auburn University!