College of Natural Resources
Campus Locations: Moscow
Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fire Sciences
Extension Forestry Specialist
Dr. Randy Brooks grew up in Oklahoma and received his B.S. in Forest Management from Oklahoma State University in 1986. He then went on to Michigan Technological University and received his M.S. in Forest Soils and Ph.D. in Forest Sciences. Dr. Brooks has been a member of the University of Idaho Extension since 1991. In 2011, he became the Extension Forestry Specialist based on the Moscow campus. He leads the Extension and Outreach efforts across the state of Idaho and is the Forestry Topic Team Leader. His extension efforts has garnered him several awards to include the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals Gold Award for Career Leadership in UI’s Strengthening Forest Stewardship Skills. Dr. Brooks works with all Extension Forestry stakeholders, including family forest owners, loggers, and natural resource professionals. He teaches at and oversees the Idaho Pro Logger certification efforts headed by the Idaho Association of Logging Contractors. He also teaches and co-directs the UI Natural Resources Youth Camp held annually near Sun Valley, Idaho.