Douglas D. Piirto, Ph.D., RPF Forester

HEAR DR. DOUG TALK ABOUT HIS CAREER AND LIFE CHALLENGES AS PART OF SOCIETY OF AMERICAN FORESTERS ORAL HISTORY PROJECT

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Dr. Doug “In the News”

Skills Backed By Years of Experience

My Story – Douglas D. Piirto, Ph.D,
RPF Professor Emeritus, Consulting Forester

(1970-2017): 206 Publications/Reports/Presentations as follows: 43publications; 44 Technical Reports; 15 Study Guides/Lab Manuals/Web Pages; 7 professional reports; 11 Opinion Editorials. I have presented 84+ Invited Papers/Posters (i.e., speaking engagements). I have done numerous radio/TV interviews and several news stories focused on my forestry expertise area. I have also served as featured applied forest scientist in the: 1.) Modern Marvels 2004 Logging Technology documentary; 2.) Forest Foundation and California Forest Products Commission DVD titled “Rethinking Forests” in July 2008; and 3.) the March 2009 Fox Sport Science program. Additionally, I have been involved in 18 consulting projects. A list of these publications, study guides, technical reports, and invited papers is provided below.

Grantsmanship 1986-2017 (Total Piirto Project Funding (40 Projects): = $1,515,149; Research/IRA Program Management = $2,650,000

Piirto Farm

TROUT CEEK, MICHIGAN

This photo depicts the log home that my wife, my father Rueben, and I built as we worked to recreate the legacy of my grandparents (Jacob and Lempi Piirto) who came from Finland
to settle this land.

WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE

Dr. Piirto brings with him a wealth of experience to each project he is involved in, from his days working in the woods for the US Forest Service, to his years of applied research on the coast redwood and giant sequoia to managing the Swanton Pacific Timber production for Cal Poly. – Kevin Piper, Director – Agricultural Operations | Cal Poly University

EDUCATOR AND RESEARCHER

“Doug Piirto is a consummate educator and researcher, and he is an outstanding individual.  Doug would be the first person that I would call for help with a forestry related problem.  Doug was recognized for his expertise by being selected for membership on the California Board on Forestry.  He is a true professional who has attained the highest level of his profession.” – Dave Wehner, Cal Poly