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Michael R. BridgenMichael Bridgen

Director, 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.  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.


  • SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2003
  • Intertribal Timber Council Earle R. Wilcox Memorial Individual Achievement Award, 2004