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

Colt Brockman

Environmental Scientist,
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board

Class of 2017

Kaelie Pena

Rangeland Management Specialist,
United States Forest Service: Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest




  Alumni Updates

Our grads are doing great things.

Rick Tholen, 1976
Submitted: May 16, 2024 After graduating, Rick continued to work seasonally for the Shasta Trinity NF until he was hired on permanently with the FS in Potlatch, ID. From there he went to work for the BLM in Medford, OR. Transferred to a BLM office in Missoula, MT, and then to Boise, ID, where he worked for the Washington...

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...