My research interests are broadly focused on forest management. Specific research areas include: assessing various aspects of logging businesses (e.g., productivity, current and replacement equipment, future plans, attitudes and behaviors towards invasive forest plants), evaluating the influence of various timber sale policies on buyer bidding behavior, examining various approaches for increasing forest management on family forests, better understanding the impacts to forest soils from management and options for mitigating those impacts, and identifying and assessing the effectiveness of approaches used to manage for dwarf mistletoe. I also conduct Extension education programs for loggers and natural resource professionals which focus on a wide variety of forest management topics including applying forest management guidelines, various aspects of timber harvesting and road planning, the status of the logging industry, invasive forest plant species identification and management, and forest-based youth education on the White Earth Reservation.
ESPM 1011 Issues in the Environment (co-taught), 3 credits. FNRM 3431/5431 Timber Harvesting and Road Planning, 2 credits. FNRM 4521 Field Timber Harvesting and Road Planning (at Cloquet), 2 credits.
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