Michael R. Bridgen | The Ranger School | SUNY-ESF
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Michael R. BridgenMichael BridgenDirector, Ranger School and Professor

257 Ranger School Road
P.O. Box 48
Wanakena, NY 13695

Phone: (315) 848-2566 Extension: #105
Email: bridgen@esf.edu

Highest Education

PhD, Michigan State University, Forest Genetics and Tree Physiology, 1979

Areas of Study

Silviculture, Ecophysiology, and Restoration Forestry

Courses Taught

FTC 200, Dendrology

FTC 211, Silviculture

Sample Publications

Bridgen, Michael R., Robert Loeb and James Runyan.  2017.  Report of the Society of American Foresters Accreditation Visiting Team.  Associate of Science in Forest Management Technology.  Department of University of Maine Fort Kent.  22 p.

Bridgen, Michael R.  2016.  ABET Self-Study Report for the Land Surveying Technology Program at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Ranger School.  146 p.

Bridgen, Michael R., Robert Loeb and Timothy Haydt.  2014.  Report of the Society of American Foresters Accreditation Visiting Team.  Associate of Applied Science in Forest Management Technology.  Department of Natural Resources Management.  Haywood Community College.  22 p.

Bridgen, Michael R.  2013.  Whatever happened to the Class of 1913?  CEFTS News.  Council of Eastern Forest Technology Schools.  Online at:  http://cefts.org/new/?p=359

Bridgen, M. R.  2011.  Ranger School Hockey.  Council of Eastern Forest Technology Schools blog.  (http://cefts.org/new/). 

Bridgen, M. R. and David McDonald.  2010.  Compare and contrast:  Two Ranger Schools.  Council of Eastern Forest Technology Schools blog.  (cefts.blogspot.com). 

Bridgen, Michael R. Black ash silviculture projects in New York and Maine.  West Lafayette, IN.  Symposium on Ash in North America.  March 9-11, 2010.

Greenlaw, Suzanne, Marla R. Emery, Robin W. Kimmerer, and Michael R. Bridgen.  Understanding and integrating native knowledge to determine and identify high quality ash resources.  West Lafayette, IN.  March 9-11, 2010. 

Bridgen, M. R.  2009.  Seven-year results of testing paper mill residual sludge as a soil ameliorant of iron mine tailings. Presented at Seventh North American Forest Ecology Workshop. June 22-26, 2009. Utah State University, Logan, Utah.

Bridgen, M.R. 2009. Experimental black ash plantings established and maintained by Ranger School students.  Presented at Second Black Ash Center Meeting.  June 15-16, 2009. ESF Ranger School, Wanakena, New York.

Awards

  • Phillip J. Haddock Award, Ranger School Alumni Association, 2017
  • Intertribal Timber Council Earle R. Wilcox Memorial Individual Achievement Award, 2004
  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2003