James M. Savage | The Ranger School | SUNY-ESF
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James M. SavageJames SavageProfessor

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

Phone: (315) 848-2566 Extension: #109
Email: jmsavage@esf.edu


Certified Forester (CF) since 1995 
NAI Certified Interpretive Guide, since 2008;
NYS Licensed Guide, since 2009

Highest Education

M.S., SUNY-ESF (Silviculture), 1990.

Areas of Study

Forestry and Forest Technology

Trail design and construction

Interpretive Techniques

Current Course Responsibilities

FTC 101 Trigonometry for Natural Resource Technicians
FTC 204 Introduction to Natural Resources Measurements
FTC 212 Adirondack Cultural Ecology
FTC 213 Forest Inventory Practicum
FTC 219 Introduction to Forest Recreation
FTC 236 Interpretive Techniques in Forest Recreation

Professional and Community Service

Chair, Five Ponds Partners, a sub-committee of the Clifton-Fine Economic Development Corporation

Member, Society of American Foresters

Member, National Association for Interpretation

Sample Publications and Presentations

Savage, J. 2015. Dubuar Memorial Forest, New York, United States of America. In: J. P. Siry, P. Bettinger, K. Merry, D. Grebner, K. Boston, C. Cieszewski, editors. Forest Plans of North America. Amsterdam: Elsevier. pp.79-86.

Savage, J. and E. Brantley. 2011. Celebrating the History and Future of Forest Technology Education in the United States. A 20-minute PowerPoint presentation given at the Society of American Foresters National Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii, 11/4/11.

Savage, Jamie, Karen Davidson, and Leslie Karasin, eds. 2009. Cranberry Lake 50: A 50-Mile Loop Trail (Trail Map and Guide). Five Ponds Partners, Wanakena, NY.

Savage, J. 2008. Have kids, will recreate. Adirondac. 72(4):21-23.

Savage, J., and B. Breitmeyer, M. Gooden, A. Drew, C. Dawson. 2007. A Strategic Forest Management Plan for the James F. Dubuar Memorial Forest. SUNY-ESF, Wanakena, NY. Unpublished.

Will, C., and J. Savage. 2002. Forest Stewardship Plan for Bobby Crockett. Laurel County, Kentucky, April. Case # La-477. 15pp.