Magazine article American Forests

Moving Up, Stepping Down, Pushing Ahead

Magazine article American Forests

Moving Up, Stepping Down, Pushing Ahead

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A series of significant actions was taken by AMERICAN FORESTS' Board of Directors at its early November meeting. One was the naming of W.D. (Bill) Ticknor of Orient, Ohio, to a two-year term as president. Ticknor succeeds Donald C. Willeke, an attorney and national leader in urban forestry from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who continues on the Board as immediate past president.

Ticknor, a board member since 1992, has had 37 years of experience since graduating from Harvard College and the Yale School of Forestry. He has been a tree-farm forester for Scott Paper in central Maine, managed 450,000 acres of paper-company land in northern Florida, and from 1977-91 was director of woodlands and vice president for Mead Corporation in Ohio. In 1991 he started W.D. Ticknor Forestry Consultants, which focuses on helping both industry and non-industry private forest landowners to make the transition from traditional production-oriented forest management to an approach that includes a strong environmental and ecosystem dimension.

The Board also elected Barbara Holder, supervisor of the Klamath National Forest in northern California, to one of two vice president slots on the Board. Holder has worked for the Forest Service in a variety of positions, including director of wildlife and fisheries for the northern region and national endangered species specialist.

Continuing as officers for two more years are Lawrence H. King of St. Paul, Minnesota, vice president; Charles F. Raper of Auburn, Alabama, treasurer; and Bill Rooney of Manassas, Virginia, secretary. Re-elected to serve another three-year term on the Board were Doug Tims of Boise, Idaho, and Robert W. Miller of Stevens Point, Wisconsin.

And two new Directors were named: Vicki Clark of Houston, Texas, and Dr. Margaret Shannon of Seattle, Washington. Clark is vice president of volunteer center services for The Points of Light Foundation, where she serves as the primary liaison for more than 490 volunteer centers nationwide. Shannon the Corkery professor of forest resources and associate professor of forest resources policy and law at the University of Washington in Seattle. She was a member of the interagency team for President Clinton's Pacific Northwest Forest Conference.

The Board took another action that holds much promise for the future of this 120-year-old conservation/environmental group. …

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