Advisory council

The School of Forestry’s Advisory Council was formed in the Fall of 2009. It consists of 14 members, representing a broad range of forestry-related organizations.


Lee Alford* (BSF, 1969; MSF 1971)
Title: Vice President, Weyerhaeuser (Retired)
Summit, MS

Dan Binkley* (BSF, 1977)
Title: Professor
Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Watershed Stewardship
Warner College of Natural Resources
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO

Mary Coulombe* (BSF, 1984) – Chair
Title: Chief
Natural Resources Management
US Army Corps of Engineers
Washington, DC

George Sam Foster
Title: Director
USDA Forest Service
Rocky Mountain Research Station
Fort Collins, CO

Scott Hunt
Title: State Forester
Arizona State Forestry Division

Blair Moody* (BSF, 1975) – Past Chair
Title: Biomass and Stewardship Lead
Medford District BLM/Rogue River-Siskiyou NF
Medford OR

Steven S. Rosenstock
Title: Research Biologist
Arizona Game and Fish Department/WMRS
Phoenix, AZ

Ted Schaefer* (BSF, 1975)
Title: Vice President
Merrill Lynch
St. George, UT

David Schmidt* (BSF, 1962)
Title: Owner
Schmidt Family Forest, LLC
Albany, OR

Deanne Shulman* (BSF, 1981)
Title: Senior Emergency Management Specialist
USDA Forest Service
International Programs
Washington, DC

John Stephenson* (BSF, 1963)
Title: Forester, Bureau of Land Management (Retired)
Cornville, AZ

Steve Templin* (BSF, 1978)
Title: Owner
Templin Forestry
Boyce, LA

Tom Tuchmann* (BSF, 1983)
Title: President
US Forest Capital LLC
Portland, OR

*An alumnus or alumna of the School of Forestry.

Mission and goals


Assist the School of Forestry in its continuing efforts to improve the quality of its educational, research, and outreach programs.


  • Review and provide feedback on curricular course offerings and content to foster continuous improvement and relevance of the School’s academic programs, as well as to help ensure continuing accreditation by the Society of American Foresters.
  • Provide advice on student recruitment, retention, career development and placement, including: high school and community college outreach; internships and summer employment; scholarships; engagements with student professional societies and organizations; and career/placement advising and assistance.
  • Provide advice on the improvement of the School of Forestry’s research and outreach programs.
  • Provide advice on the capital and resource development activities of the School, including: outreach to legislative and professional bodies; enhancing faculty development; improving instructional programs, including instructional and research laboratories; and commitment of personal or corporate resources in support of the School of Forestry’s commitment to excellence in instruction, scholarship and service.
  • Provide advice on how to raise the profile of the School of Forestry among its peer institutions and key constituents such as the School’s alumni, federal and state natural resource management agencies, and environmental organizations.