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2006 – Dr. Hal Salwasser

Oregon Logging Conference
Keynote Speaker 2006

Dr. Hal Salwasser, Dean of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Hal Salwasser
Dean of the College of Forestry, Professor

Department of Forest Resources
Peavy Hall 150
Corvallis, OR 97331-5703

B.A., 1971, California State University, Fresno
Ph.D., 1979, University of California, Berkeley
Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1988
Federal Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program, 1987-88

Dean Salwasser joined the College of Forestry July 1, 2000, via a distinguished career with the U.S. Forest Service. His most recent position was Director of the Pacific Southwest Research Station, in Berkeley, California, where he guided research and development by scientists in California, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands.

Dr. Salwasser began his career with the Forest Service in 1978 with the Pacific Southwest Region as a Regional Wildlife Ecologist, followed by a National Wildlife Ecologist position. In the mid-1980’s, he served for six years in Washington, DC, as Senior Analyst for Natural Resources for the President’s Commission on American Outdoors, Deputy Director of Wildlife and Fisheries, and as Director of New Perspectives.

He then spent six years in the Northern Rockies, first on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignment with The University of Montana as Boone and Crockett Professor of Wildlife Conservation. He taught graduate and undergraduate courses in wildlife and natural resources conservation, policy and ecosystem management. Then, when called back to duty with the Forest Service, he served as Regional Forester of the Northern Region, in Missoula, Montana.

Dean Salwasser earned a B.A. degree in Biology from California State University, Fresno, and a Ph.D. in Wildland Resource Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been active in the Society of American Foresters, the Ecological Society of America, the Society for Conservation Biology (founding member), and the Wildlife Society, which he led as national president in 1994-95. He has been recognized for his professional achievements on several occasions by the USDA, including the Senior Executive Service Award for Superior Service in 1992, 1996 and 1999.