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Extended Biography

Hal Salwasser
Dean, College of Forestry
Oregon State University

B.A., 1971, California State University, Fresno
Ph.D., 1979, University of California, Berkeley
Federal Executive Institute, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1988
Federal Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program, 1987-88

Dean Salwasser joined the College of Forestry July 1, 2000, via a distinguished career with the U.S. Forest Service. His most recent position was Director of the Pacific Southwest Research Station, in Berkeley, California, where he guided research and development by scientists in California, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands.

Dr. Salwasser began his career with the Forest Service in 1978 with the Pacific Southwest Region as a Regional Wildlife Ecologist, followed by a National Wildlife Ecologist position. In the mid-1980's, he served for six years in Washington, DC, as Senior Analyst for Natural Resources for the President's Commission on American Outdoors, Deputy Director of Wildlife and Fisheries, and as Director of New Perspectives.

He then spent six years in the Northern Rockies, first on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act assignment with the University of Montana as Boone and Crockett Professor of Wildlife Conservation. He taught graduate and undergraduate courses in wildlife and natural resources conservation, policy and ecosystem management. Then, when called back to duty with the Forest Service, he served as Regional Forester of the Northern Region, in Missoula, Montana.

Dean Salwasser earned a B.A. degree in Biology from California State University, Fresno, and a Ph.D. in Wildland Resource Science from the University of California, Berkeley. He has been active in the Society of American Foresters, the Ecological Society of America, the Society for Conservation Biology (founding member), and the Wildlife Society, which he led as national president in 1994-95. He has been recognized for his professional achievements on several occasions by the USDA, including the Senior Executive Service Award for Superior Service in 1992, 1996 and 1999.

Research interests: Wildlife and natural resources conservation, policy and ecosystem management

Selected publications:

Arha, K, Hal Salwasser, and Gail Achtermann. The Oregon Plan for Salmon and Watersheds: A Perspective. INR Policy Paper 2003-03. 2003 Institute For Natural Resources January 2003

Salwasser, H. 1999. Ecosystem management: a new perspective for national forests and grasslands. pp 85-96 in 1. Aley, W.R. Burch, B. Conover, and D. Field (eds.) Ecosystem management: adaptive strategies natural resource organizations in the 21st century. Taylor and Francis, Inc. Philadelphia, PA

Salwasser, H., S.. Morton, and R. Rasker. 1998. The role of wildlands in sustaining communities and economies and vice versa. pp 90-95 in A-E. Watson, G.H. Aplet and J.C. Hendee (compilers) Personal, societal, and Ecological Values of Wilderness: Sixth World Wilderness Congress Proceedings on Research, Management, and Allocation, Volume 1, Bangalore, India. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, Proceedings RMRS-P-4, Fort Collins, CO.

Salwasser, H. 1997. Conserving biodiversity: sustaining the parts and processes of healthy ecosystem. pp 1-13 in N. Baker (ed.) Biodiversity: toward operational definitions, The 1995 Plum Creek Lectures, School of Forestry, The University of Montana-Missoula

Salwasser, H., J.A- Caplan, C.W. Cartwright, A.T. Doyle, W.B. Kessler, B.G. Marcot, and L. Stritch. 1996. Conserving biodiversity through ecosystem management. in R.C. Szaro and D.W. Johnston (eds.) Biodiversity in managed landscapes. Oxford Univ. Press, NY, pp 548-573.

Salwasser, H. 1995. Ecosystem management: broadening perspectives on relationships among people, land, and resources. in B. Shelby and S. Arbogast (comp.) 1995 Starker Lectures, Oregon State University, College of Forestry, Corvallis, OR pp 45-68.