Warnell School of Forest Resources celebrates centennial anniversary

Athens, GA – The University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forest Resources will celebrate its centennial anniversary the week of February 20-24. All scheduled events are open to the public and will take place at the Forest Resources complex located on the D. W.  Brooks mall on south campus.

“I invite all friends of the school and members of the UGA community to join us as we recognize and remember the 100 year legacy of the state’s flagship forestry and natural resource school,” Dean Richard Porterfield said.

John Gordon, former Dean of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies will kick off a week of special events as the featured speaker for the spring colloquium. His lecture, “How Resource Professionals Should Solve Policy Problems,” will begin at 3:30 p.m., Monday, Feb. 20. The Colloquium will be immediately followed by a centennial birthday reception with food, cake and drinks.

Additional events of note include an historical review of the Warnell School’s 100 years presented on Tuesday, Feb. 21 by Professor Bob Izlar, author of The Centennial History of Forestry in Georgia: A Pictorial Journey, and a two day graduate student symposium featuring research results and reports on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 23-24.

A complete schedule of WSFR Centennial Celebration Week events can be found online at www.uga.edu/wsfr.

The Warnell School of Forest Resources at the University of Georgia provides five degree path programs in forestry and natural resource science and management. These include the forestry, wildlife, fisheries, water and soil resources and the new natural resource recreation and tourism programs. With more than fifty faculty and 23,000 acres of teaching lands, WSFR is the oldest, and one of the most respected, forestry and natural resource education providers in the southeastern United States. The school also houses one of the largest study abroad programs in the nation to provide global learning opportunities for its students. For more information visit the WSFR website at www.uga.edu/wsfr.