Kick-off Celebration Marks 100 Years of Forestry Education

Tuesday, August 11 2009

Aug. 11, 2009

Written by Sue McMurray

MOSCOW, Idaho – The University of Idaho's College of Natural Resources will celebrate 100 years of forestry education Sept. 11-13 on the Moscow campus. The kick-off event is the first of several leading up the college’s centennial in 2017.

A celebration package registration fee of $100 includes Friday lunch and Saturday barbecue, coffee, tote bag and DVD of CNR photos. Registration is available online at or by calling (208) 885-6154.

An array of public events includes:

Friday, Sept. 11
11 a.m. Keynote presentation, “Our Legacy of the Past Leads Us into the Future” by Dale Bosworth, emeritus U.S. Forest Service chief. University Auditorium, Administration Building, 851 Campus Dr. in Moscow.

12:30 p.m. Celebration luncheon under the tent on the lawn west of the CNR Building, 975 W. 6th St. in Moscow.

2:30-5 p.m. Concurrent sessions on CNR teaching, research and outreach in the 21st century will be held in the CNR building. College faculty and graduate students will focus on changes in teaching, research and service, and a vision for creating the next generation of natural resource leaders. Themes include: evolving environmental laws and policy challenges; structural changes in the forest products industry; water, a valuable ecosystem service; the future of geospatial sciences; landscape genetics and endangered species; conservation leadership; emerging directions in public land management; restoration of rangeland ecosystems; fire in our landscape; parks and protected areas in the 21st century; regeneration of native plants, forests and native lands as we respond to climate change; and the outlook for fisheries resources.

5 p.m. Individual receptions and reunions for departments, programs and/or class decades. "Forgotten Freight"– a local blue grass band that includes CNR faculty emeritus Leonard Johnson, will provide musical entertainment.

Saturday, Sept. 12
• Optional tours at various times during the day. For a listing, visit   

5 p.m. Celebration tree planting ceremony in the Shattuck Arboretum, 1200 Rayburn Dr. in Moscow.

5:45 p.m. Celebration party and barbecue under the tent on the lawn west of the CNR Building.

Sunday, Sept. 13
• Optional activity to join the CNR Student Affairs Council and other student leaders for a service learning project with the Nez Perce Tribe in Lapwai.
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Media Contact: Sue McMurray, College of Natural Resources, (208) 885-6673,  

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