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Vlosky Appointed to Sustainable Biomass Program Working Group
Richard Vlosky, Director and Professor, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center, and Crosby Land & Resources Endowed Professor of Forest Sector Business Development, in the LSU AgCenter, was appointed to represent Louisiana State University on the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) Working Group.
SBP, based out of the United Kingdom, is a unique certification system designed for woody biomass, mostly in the form of wood pellets and wood chips, used in industrial, large-scale energy production. The Working Group, with global membership, was established to review current certification guidelines.
Six NREM Degree Programs Offered by RNR Receive Accreditation from the Society of American Foresters
Six areas of concentration are now accredited by the Society of American Foresters.
Three of the AOCs (Forest Resource Management, Forest Enterprise, and Wildlife Habitat Conservation and Management) meet the standards for accreditation under SAF’s traditional Forestry program. The other three AOCs (Conservation Biology, Ecological Restoration, and Wetland Science) meet the standards for accreditation under SAF’s new program called Natural Resource and Ecosystem Management.
Accreditation is a mark of academic quality, a demonstration of accountability, and a promise of continued planning for the future.
The forestry program in RNR has been continuously accredited by SAF since 1936, the first year SAF started its 81-year-old accreditation program. The Society of American Foresters established the standards for accrediting natural resource and ecosystem management programs in 2014 to create educational criteria that train resource professional in the art and science of sustaining ecosystem composition, structure, and function that satisfy long-term objectives. RNR’s long history of accreditation reflects the School’s ability to identify and respond to the evolving needs of society from its natural resources.
Director of LFPDC Installed as
President of Forest Products Society
Richard Vlosky, Director, Louisiana Forest Products Development Center, LSU AgCenter, was installed as President of the Forest Products Society at the Society’s 70th International Convention in Portland, Oregon on June 29, 2016. The Forest Products Society, the largest international not-for-profit technical association, was founded in 1947 to provide an information network for all segments of the forest products industry.
Dr. Bill Kelso: Graduate School Headliner
Dr. Bill Kelso is one of the subjects of the the Faculty Focus for the month of June in the LSU Graduate School Newsletter (volume 5). Click the image above for a PDF of Dr. Kelso's profile. The most current newsletter is available from the Graduate School Home page.