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ESF Professor Honored

Awarded Pinchot Medallion


Dr. Ross S. Whaley, former president of the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry and a professor in the Faculty of Forest and Natural Resources Management, was presented with the Pinchot Medallion by the Pinchot Institute for Conservation. The Pinchot Medallion is one of the most prestigious conservation honors in the United States, presented to those who are distinguished leaders in natural resource conservation, and have made significant contributions to the understanding and thinking about natural resource issues. The Medallion is the highest award given by the institute.

Whaley, a resident of Syracuse, was ESF President from 1984 to 2000. He served on the Board of Directors of the Pinchot Institute from 1988-89, and was its chairman in 1992. Whaley is a SUNY University Professor and holds an appointment in ESF's Faculty of Forest and Natural Resources Management where he teaches courses in environmental science.