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Northeastern Research Station

Forestry Sciences Laboratory

PO Box 267
Irvine, PA 16329

(814) 563-1040

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Susan Stout

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Susan L. Stout
Research Project Leader
USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station
P.O. Box 267, Irvine, PA 16329-0267
Phone: (814) 563-1040 Fax: (814) 563-1048



  • A.B. Radcliffe College 1972
  • M.S. Silviculture, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1984
  • D.F. Silviculture, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, 1994
Career Summary:

Since 1981, Susan Stout has been employed as a research forester with the United States Forest Service Research Project located in Warren, PA. In 1991, she was named leader of the research team at that location. Dr. Stout's personal research Her research interests include measuring crowding and diversity in forests, deer impact on forests, silvicultural systems, and translating results from ecosystem research into practical management guidelines for Pennsylvania’s forests and beyond. Currently, she is collaborating with the Sand County Foundation and several landowners in a demonstration project called the Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative. Landowners, land managers, hunters, and scientists are working together to improve both hunting and habitat on a 74,000 acre landscape in northwestern Pennsylvania. She is an active participant in the annual workshops in sustainable forestry offered by the Warren Forestry Sciences Laboratory team, and Coordinator of the Northeastern Research Station's Science Based Technology Applications Program.

Dr. Stout serves on the Pennsylvania State Bureau of Forestry Ecosystem Management Advisory Committee, and has served as the Chair of the Silviculture Working Group of the Society of American Foresters and on the Northeastern Research Station’s Science Advisory Team. She serves on the adjunct faculty at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and the Pennsylvania State University. She is the President of the League of Women Voters of Warren County, and was elected a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters in 2003.

Specific Experience:
  • 2004 - Present - Coordinator, Northeastern Research Station's Science-Based Technology Applications Program
  • 1991 - Present - Research Project Leader and Research Forester, USDA Forest Service Northeastern Research Station, Warren, PA
  • 1981-1990 - Research Forester, USDA Forest Service Northeastern Research Station, Warren, PA
Civic and Professional Affiliations:
  • Member, Society of American Foresters
  • Member, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Ecosystem Management Advisory Committee
  • President, League of Women Voters of Warren County
  • Board Member, Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry

Selected Publications: