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German rangers visit

Study forest management at the Ranger School
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Wednesday, November 17, 2004
MARK WEINER, ENVIRONMENT NOTEBOOK, Syracuse Post-Standard

Faculty at the State University College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse helped foster better international relations last month by exchanging ideas with German forest rangers.

Staff at SUNY-ESF hosted seven forest rangers from Bavaria, in Germany's southern region. The rangers spent five days visiting the college's ranger school in Wanakena.

The idea was to promote a better understanding of the different forest management techniques in the United States and Germany.

The visitors learned about the role of foresters in the Adirondack Park and the forest management principles used at the ranger school's 2,800-acre Dubuar Memorial Forest.

Chad Dawson , chair of ESF's Faculty of Forest and Natural Resources Management, arranged the visit. The German rangers also met with officials representing the Adirondack Park Agency and the state Department of Environmental Conservation .

© 2004 The Post-Standard.


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