Ecologically Sustainable Production (ESP)
of Forest Resources ½½
Becker, Research Forester
Research on the utilization of small diameter timber and the economic efficiency of harvesting systems to remove small diameter timber in the Southwest U.S. Research also includes product grade and quantity recovery of small diameter timber and the identification and development of consumer markets for such products with particular emphasis on community development opportunities.
Research on the development of collaborative planning efforts to effect community and forest restoration with an emphasis on measuring progress and in developing a peer-to-peer training program to increase capacity for community and agency involvement in collaborative planning.
PhD in Natural Resources (University of Idaho), a M.S. in Recreation and Tourism Resources (Michigan State University), and a B.S. in Natural Resource Recreation and Tourism (Kansas State University).
Prior to joining the PNW Research Station he worked in social impact assessment, forest certification, and impact assessment of timber mills in the Pacific and Inland Northwest.