Meet our Alumni

Forestry & Wildland Resources degrees have given alumni opportunities to work in their field around the world.

Some Forestry & Wildland Resources alumni have gone on to graduate schools. Others are making a difference as a forester in Oregon, a CalFire captain in California, and a Rangeland Management Specialist in Nevada.


Featured Alumni Profiles

Class of 2017

Richard Stein

Forestry Technician ,
Green Diamond Resource Company

Class of 2018

Kristy DeYoung

USDA Forest Service

Range & Soils

Featured Alumni Profiles

Class of 2017

Dustin Wallis

Rangeland Management Specialist,
USDA- Natural Resources Conservation Service

Class of 2018

Monica Piña

Rangeland Management Specialist,




  Alumni Updates

Our grads are doing great things.

Rick Meilan, 1983
Submitted: May 14, 2023 Bill Bigg died on 13 April 2023. He was hired as a professor by the Forestry Department at HSU in 1979 (retired in 2007). He taught several courses in Forestry, including Tree Physiology, Tree Improvement, and Regional Silviculture. Bill also taught courses in a variety of other departments. He was...

Rita Carman, 1978
Submitted: May 5, 2023 Carman graduated from HSU in 1978 with a degree in Forestry Science and a minor in Geology and worked for the USGS Water Resources in Carson City, Nevada, from 1979 to 1998 as a Hydrologist. She then went on to Nevada State from 1998 to 2016. She has been happily retired since 2016, is involved in...

Diane Haase, 1989
Submitted: April 10, 2022 Haase ('89, Forestry) earned her M.S. in tree physiology at OSU in 1991. She then worked as the Associate Director of OSU's Nursery Technology Cooperative, researching seedling production, quality and outplanting. She now works for the USDA Forest Service as the Western Nursery Specialist on the...