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academic administrator , educator , forester

Douglas Donald Piirto, American forester, educator, academic administrator. Registered professional forester, California; certified silviculturist United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Fellow Society of America Foresters; member Forest Products Research Society, Society Wood Science and Technology, Alpha Zeta, Xi Sigma Pi, Sigma Xi, Beta Beta Beta, Phi Sigma Kappa.

Background

Piirto, Douglas Donald was born on September 25, 1948 in Reno, Nevada, United States. Son of Rueben Arvid and Martha Hilma (Giebel) Piirto.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Nevada, 1970. Master of Science, Colorado State University, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy, University California, Berkeley, 1977.

Career

Research assistant Colorado State University, 1970-1971, University California, Berkeley, 1972-1977. Forester, silviculturist United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Sierra National Forest, Trimmer and Shaver Lake, California, 1977-1985. Associate professor natural resources management department California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, 1985-1990, professor, since 1990, department head, since 2001.

Member California Board Forestry and Protection. Member science advisory committee Giant Sequoia National Monument. Part-time instructor Reedley Community College, California.

Researcher Institute Finnish Forest Research & Seinajoki University Applied Science, since 2001. Researcher, consultant, expert witness in field.

Achievements

  • Registered professional forester, California. Certified silviculturist United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to science and forestry journals.

Membership

Member Society American Foresters, American Forestry Association, Forest Products Research Society, Society Wood Science and Technology, Alpha Zeta, Xi Sigma Pi, Sigma Xi, Beta Beta Beta, Phi Sigma Kappa.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Woodworking, exercise, sports.

Connections

Married Mary Louise Cruz, October 28, 1978. Stepchildren: Tom Cervantez, Henry Cervantez.

father:
Rueben Arvid Piirto

mother:
Martha Hilma (Giebel) Piirto

spouse:
Mary Louise Cruz

children:
Tom Cervantez Piirto

Henry Cervantez Piirto