Mark Vodak, a specialist in forestry in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, will receive the W.D. Hagenstein Communicator Award from the Society of American Foresters (SAF) on November 3 at their national convention in Madison, WI.
This annual award is given to an SAF member who leads innovative and exemplary communications initiatives and program that increase the public’s understanding of forestry and natural resources.
The SAF is an organization that represents forestry professionals and provides leadership to ensure that all members of the profession achieve excellence in sustainable forestry and natural resource management. Among other achievements, their award recognizes Vodak’s forestry extension efforts targeting landowners, homeowners, and the general public and his development and promotion of the New Jersey Woodland Stewards Program, a mini-forest management course which has graduated 65 volunteers in 5 years, who are spreading the forestry message across the state.
Editors Note: this story originally appeared in the September Issue of The Forestry Source. The full text can be found on the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources page of the SEBS website.