Magazine article American Forests

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Magazine article American Forests

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Introduction: Doug Cowan, chairman and CEO of the Davey Tree Expert Company, as chairman of AMERICAN FORESTS' board of directors. Cowan, a board member since 1998, will take over for Jonathan Silver, whose term will expire Jan. 1, 2001. Silver will remain on the board as immediate past president.

Douglas Hall, CEO of Earth Satellite Corporation, as treasurer of AMERICAN FORESTS' board of directors as of Jan. 1, 2001. A board member since 1998, Hall is a former chief of operations and vice president for The Nature Conservancy and served as assistant secretary for oceans and atmosphere for the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Moving on: James Hubbard of the Colorado Forest Service, as immediate past president, and Richard Porterfield, as treasurer, of AMERICAN FORESTS' board of directors. Hubbard's and Porterfield's terms will expire the first of the year.

Honoring: Charles Blankenship. with the 2000 Urban Forestry Award from the Southern Group of State Foresters. A retired forester, Blankenship founded the Roanoke Valley Urban Forestry Council and worked with AMERICAN FORESTS to conduct an Urban Ecosystem Analysis, which he used to launch a statewide tree-planting campaign. An article about his work appeared in the Winter 1999 issue.

AMERICAN FORESTS life members Shelton Hardaway Short III and Jean Snyder Renner Short, with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from Randolph-Macon College. The Shorts received the honor for their commitment to the environment, historic preservation, education, and community. Both are members of the Society of American Foresters and directors of the Forest Landowners Association. …

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