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Sheila Spores honored for silviculture work


October 22, 2015
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Silviculturist Sheila Spores
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(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - Tongass National Forest Silviculturist Sheila Spores was awarded a prestigious national Silviculture Excellence Award for her outstanding performance and support of the Forest silviculture program.

“Sheila is a true advocate for silviculture,” said, Forest Staff Officer Charles Streuli. “She has created and maintained key contacts in the public and private sector advocating for professional forest management policies and projects. Sheila’s many accomplishments include facilitating and coordinating the completion of the Tongass Young Growth Strategy and being a key player in the development of the Forest Planning and Projection Model.”

Sheila has been involved in the Tongass silviculture program for more than 20 years. In 2006 and again in 2014 Sheila was named Alaska Region Silviculturist of the Year.

Silvicultural practice consists of the various treatments that may be applied to forest stands to maintain and/or enhance their use for any purpose. Silviculturists take clearly defined objectives, be it wildlife, aesthetics, timber and design long or short term prescriptions to meet the objectives.


Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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