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Chris Schnepf

Chris Schnepf

Area Extension Educator, Forestry



Mailing Address

University of Idaho Extension, Kootenai County
958 S. Lochsa St, Suite 105
Post Falls, ID 83854

Chris provides a variety of learning opportunities on applied forest ecology and silviculture for family forest owners, loggers and professional foresters throughout the Idaho Panhandle.

M.S., Washington State University, 1989
M.A., Washington State University, 1987
B.S., Iowa State University, 1982

  • Forest ecology
  • Silviculture
  • Adult and continuing education
  • Family forests
  • Qualitative research methods

Impact statements

Chris Schnepf is a professor and area Extension educator in forestry with the University of Idaho. Schnepf provides a variety of workshops, short courses, field days, publications, videos and other learning opportunities on applied forest ecology and silviculture for family forest owners, loggers, and professional foresters throughout the Idaho panhandle.

Schnepf received his bachelor’s in forestry and environmental studies from Iowa State University, and a master’s in both forest and range management and in adult and continuing education from Washington State University.

Schnepf serves as the continuing education coordinator for the inland empire section of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) and is a member of the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals (ANREP). He has written many extension publications and articles for the popular press, and has produced an award-winning publication and video on selective timber harvesting.

  • Schnepf, C.C. and D. Tong. ANREP Bronze Award for Televised Conference — Video Conference-Webinar - Podcast – Radio: Forest Water Quality Instructional Video, 2016.
  • Zobrist, Kevin W., D. Hanley, A. Grotta, and C. Schnepf. ANREP Bronze Award for Long Publication: Basic Forest Inventory Techniques for Family Forest Owners, 2013.
  • Bennett, M., R. Mahoney, M. Maine, S. Fitzgerald, B. Parker, A. Perleberg, and C. Schnepf. ANREP Bronze Award for Long Publication: Reducing Fire Risk on your Forest Property, 2011.
  • G. Kirk David, J. Freed, A. Perleberg, C. Schnepf, and E. Sjoquist. ANREP Gold Award for Promotional Materials: Idaho-Washington Forest Owners Field Day, 2011.
  • Brooks, R.H., Y. Barkley, R. Mahoney and C. Schnepf. ANREP Gold Award for Career Leadership for "Strengthening Forest Stewardship Skills," 2010.
  • Inland Empire Society of American Foresters Communicator of the Year, 2007.
  • ANREP Educational Materials Awards Program — Newsletter/Series of Articles: Bronze Award for "Idaho's Private Forest" series in Idaho Farm Bureau Magazines" (jointly with four co-authors), 2007.
  • Outstanding Service in Public Wildfire Education. Idaho State Fire Plan Working Group, 2006.
  • University of Idaho Faculty Award for Excellence in Outreach, 2001.
  • ANREP Educational Materials Awards Program — Long Publication: Gold award for "Logging Selectively," 2001.
  • Forestry Communications Award: Best Forestry Video (for "I Want to Log Selectively"), National Woodland Owners Association/CSREES, 1996.

University of Idaho Extension

Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 52
606 S Rayburn St.
Moscow, ID

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2338
Moscow, ID 83844-2338

Phone: 208-885-5883

Fax: 208-885-6654


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