Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture

20170519 174412[1].jpgStephen F. Austin State University’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture will host a public lecture beginning at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, in Forestry Building, Room 117, located at 419 East College St.

Dr. George G. Ice, retired hydrologist with the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement, will present “Three Lessons about Managing Forests to Protect Water Quality: The Alsea Watershed Study Revisited.”

The Alsea Watershed Study was the first long-term fisheries research project to address the effects of forestry operations on salmonid populations in the Pacific Northwest using a watershed approach. To this day it remains one of a very limited number of investigations that have provided long-term information on salmon and trout responses to forestry operations. These studies have had a significant impact on the development of state and provincial forest practices and regulations to ensure water quality.

Ice, a certified forester and professional hydrologist, has completed more than 40 years of forest watershed and water quality research. His research and professional contributions resulted in him being named an NCASI and Society of American Foresters Fellow. Additional awards include the SAF Forest Science Award, Association of State Foresters Jim Roberts Partnership Award and Oregon State University Outstanding Alumnus.

For more information, contact SFA’s Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture at (936) 468-3301.