Nursery Advisory Committee
The Franklin H. Pitkin Forest Nursery, a component of the Center for Forest Nursery and Seedling Research within the College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho, represents an area of emphasis in which the college expects to excel. The college is unique among natural resource schools in having an operational nursery for student training, faculty and student research, and public service. The Pitkin Forest Nursery has received a regional and national reputation for the quality of seedlings produced, graduates and students trained through the program, and research outputs. The Pitkin forest nursery is a living laboratory for continuous exploration and product refinement in keeping with the University of Idaho’s mission: teaching, research and outreach.
The advisory committee ensures adequate stakeholder representation and provides external advice. The advisory committee serves to guide the program to greater excellence, relevance, understanding and service while also providing mutual industry support.
The committee usually meets annually during the third week of November.
Committee responsibilities are to:
- Assist the nursery in identifying needs and developing programs that attain excellence and maintain relevance.
- Inform the nursery of emerging resource problems, needs and situations that can be addressed within the framework of the college’s mission.
- Understand the nursery activities, problems and operations and advise the college on their implementation and resolution.
- Promote communication, understanding and support for nursery programs among stakeholder groups.
- Advocate, identify and support funding, internships and jobs to support nursery teaching and research.
- Maintain open communication among stakeholder groups.
- For a full listing of committee members, please download our policy statement.