Hugh O. Canham
Professor of Forest and Resource Economics
305 Bray Hall
One Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2788
(315) 470-6694
hocanham@esf.edu

Vitae

PRESENT POSITION:
Professor of Forest and Resource Economics
Faculty of Forestry
S.U.N.Y College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Syracuse, NY 13212
tel. (315) 470-6694

EDUCATIONAL AND EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND:
Education
Ph.D. - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1971, Major in Forestry Economics

M.S. - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1962, Major in Photogrammetry

B.S. - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 1960, Major in Forest Management

Employment
1986 to present: Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry,

1977 - 1986: Associate Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry,

1971 - 1977: Assistant Professor, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry,

1966 - 1971: Research Assistant, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry,

1963 - 1966: Forester, New York State Department of Conservation.

CONSULTING & SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS:

1973: U.S. Forest Service, Forest Inventory and Analysis Unit, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station,

1975: Environmental Analysis Unit, Argonne National Laboratory,

1988 - 1990: Governor’s Task Force on Forest Industry,

1990: Governor’s Commission on the Adirondacks in the 21st Century,

1991: Policy Analysis Unit, U.S. Forest Service, Washington, DC,

Various times: New York State Dep’t of Environmental Conservation,

1995 -1996: New York Forest Resources Development Council.

1996: Member of USDA CSREES Review Team for Michigan State Univ.

1996 - 1998: Onbank Corp., Syracuse, NY.

1997 - 1998: Damage Assessment Unit, NYS Dep’t of Environmental Conservation

1998: Tug Hill Commission

2000: NYS Legislative Commission on Rural Resources

TEACHING:

Have taught the following courses:
Introductory Microeconomics

Introductory Macroeconomics

Forestry Economics

Resource Economics

Management Models

New York Forestry

Land Use Economics

Economics of NonMarket Goods

Integrated Resource Management

Shortcourses:
U.S. Forest Service Continuing Education Program in Economics, 1983 to 1999,

Workshop in Public Opinion Surveys for Natural Resource Managers, 1982 & 1983,

Energy and Technology in New York’s Wood-Using Industries, (in conjunction with New York Energy research and Development Authority) 1999.

Forest Owner Workshops, various locations and dates

Taxation shortcourses, various locations and dates.

Invited Presentations: (right now 1996+)
Demand for wood products and future outlook. Workshop, Adding Value to Wood Residue.Cortland, NY. Nov. 1996

Property taxation. New York Christmas Tree Growers Ass’n, 1997 Convention, Syracuse, NY January 1997.

Income Taxes, Timber, and Christmas Trees. New York Christmas Tree Growers Ass’n, 1998 Convention, Syracuse, NY January 1998

Policy Options for Changing Forest Owner Behavior. Conference on Role of Climate Change Planning in the Northeast. Saratoga Springs NY, May 21, 1998.

History of Licensing of Foresters in New York State. Winter 1999 meeting of New York Society of American Foresters, Cortland, NY. January 27, 1999.

An Overview of New York’s Wood-Based Economy and Forest Resource. Executive Committee of Empire State Forest Products Association, Syracuse, NY. April 7, 1999.

Environmental and Resource Economics. Course in Environmental Economics conducted by the European Union and Environmental Education Center, Valsain, Spain, June 1999.

Forests and Forestry in the United States. Universidad Catolica de Avila, Avila, Spain. October 1999,

PUBLICATIONS: (LAST 10 YEARS)

Canham, H.O. and R.D. Nyland. 1990. Forest land management in the Adirondacks. Tech. Rpt. 42. In: The Adirondack Park in the 21st Century. Commission on the Adirondacks in the 21st Century. Albany, NY.

Canham, H.O. 1991. Application and use of forestry economics by the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Report of sabbatical study for policy analysis staff. US Dep't of Agriculture. Washington. DC.

Canham, H.O. and W.B. Smith. 1992. Forest resources of southwestern New York. Western New York Forest Industry Initiative. SUNY College of Env. Sci. & For. Syracuse, NY.

Canham, H.O. and W.B. Smith. 1992. Primary wood using industries of southwestern New York. Western New York Forest Industry Initiative. SUNY College of Env. Sci. & For. Syracuse, NY.

Canham, H.O. and W.B. Smith. 1992. Secondary wood using industries of southwestern New York. Western New York Forest Industry Initiative. SUNY College of Env. Sci. & For. Syracuse, NY.

Canham, H.O., Smith, W.B. and S.L. Brooks. 1993. Market opportunities for strengthening the forest-based industries of southwestern New York. Western New York Forest Industry Initiative. SUNY College of Env. Sci. & For. Syracuse, NY.

Canham, H.O. 1993. The future of New York and implications for resource management. Land and Water, 37:8-10.

Canham, H.O. and W.B. Smith. 1994. Final report, Western New York forest industry initiative. Cornell Cooperative Extension, Cattaraugus Co. NY.

Canham, H.O. 1994. Forest resource protection and jobs: a question of values. In: Proceedings of the 1994 Conference, American Society for Public Administration. Kansas City, MO.

Canham, H.O. 1994. Education for forest resources management in the 21st century: A white paper and conference overview. In: Proceedings Conference on Education for Forest Resources and New Directions for the 21st Century. SUNY College of Env. Sci. & For. Syracuse, NY.

Canham. H.O. & N.A. Richards. 1995. Optimal management of forest landscapes for maximizing biodiversity and ecosystem management: the case for laissez-faire private ownership. Paper presented at the IUFRO XX World Congress, Tampere, Finland.

Canham, H.O. 1995. An overview of New York’s forest and wood-based economy. In: Industry Blueprint for Growing the Forest Products Industry in New York State. Forest Resources Development Council, Albany, NY.

Smith, W.B., Canham, H.O., Harris, J., Neuhauser, E.F., & A. Smith. 1996. Economic analysis of producing red oak dimension squares with a radio-frequency vacuum dry kiln. For. Prod. Jour. 46(3):30-33. March 1996.

Canham. H.O. & T.D. Martin. 1996. Residential fuelwood consumption in New York State, 1994 - 1995. New York Center for Forestry Research & Development, SUNY College of Env. Sci. & For. Syracuse, NY.

Canham, H.O. & J. Coufal. 1998. New Ideas for Teaching Natural Resources Management: Implications of, and Responses to, the Fedkiw Paper. In: Proceedings of the Second Biennial Conference on University Education in Natural Resources, pp. 28-31. Utah State Univ. Logan, Utah.

Canham, H.O. & K.S.King. 1999. Just the Facts: An Overview of New York’s Wood-Based Economy and Forest Resource. Empire State Forest Products Ass’n. Albany, NY

Canham, H.O. 1999. The Faustmann Formula in the 21st Century in the Forests of the Northeastern United States: What Good Is It? In: Proceedings, International Symposium on 150 Years of the Faustmann Formula, October 3-6. Darmstadt, Germany

Canham, H.O. 2000. Educational Needs of Foresters in the Forest Products Industry. In: Proceedings, Third Biennial Conference on Education in Natural Resources, March 26-28, 2000. Univ. of Missouri. Columbia, MO.

Canham,H.O. 2000. Issues Facing the United States Forest Products Industry. In: Proceedings, Midwest Regional Science Association mtg., June 1-3, 2000. Milwaukee, WI.

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