Athens, Ga. — Dale Greene, professor of forest operations at the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, has been elected to serve as chair of the Georgia State Board of Registration for Foresters for 2007.
The State Board of Registration for Foresters is one of the regulating institutions for the $25 billion forestry and forest product industry in Georgia. The forestry professionals who serve on this board are responsible for developing and administering the state exam that must be passed before a trained forester can receive his or her state license to operate as a registered forester.
“Dr. Greene has served honorably and effectively on this board for several years now, and I think it is only natural that he be selected to serve in this leadership position for the next year,” said Bob Izlar, director of the Center for Forest Business at the Warnell School and former executive vice-president of the Georgia Forestry Association for thirteen years. “He is certainly qualified, and dedicated to making sure Georgia’s registered foresters practice with the utmost professionalism.”
The State Board of Registration for Foresters was established in 1951 by longtime Warnell School faculty member Archie Patterson. Through his leadership, Patterson helped develop professional guidelines to ensure public safety and ensure that professional standards are met before foresters can market themselves as a “registered forester” in the state of Georgia.