DR. DOUG WINS THE MARQUIS WHO’S WHO LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD >>>
Dr. Doug WINS the Marquis Who’s Who LIfetime Career Achievement Award
Hello Family and Friends—February 16, 2023—I am documenting here my appreciation to all who have enabled this lifetime career achievement recognition. Marquis Who’s Who has listed me for over two decades in their Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in the USA, and Who’s Who in the World annual publications. More recently, Marquis Who’s Who presented me with two awards: 1.) Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement Award and 2.) Marquis Who’s Who Distinguished Humanitarian Award. As a way to commemorate that award recognition, Marquis Who’s Who published in the February 15, 2023 edition of the Wall Street Journal, photos of 14 people that they recognize as leaders in their field (refer to attached WSJ document). GOD and I know that all my achievements over my lifetime are the result of support and assistance received from my recently deceased wife Mary Louise Piirto, my parents, my sister Doris, family, friends, medical doctors, pastors, teachers, professors, co-workers, colleagues, and most certainly GOD, JESUS, and the HOLY SPIRIT. These many living and deceased people along with JESUS made an enormous difference in my life for which I am most thankful. So this recent recognition by Marquis Who’s Who, in my opinion, is less about me and more about my Faith in GOD, family, friends, colleagues and others that affected my development, family life, education, and career development. GOD is Great as are the living and deceased people that affected my life. I pray here that GOD Bless and help all these wonderful people that have and are a part of my life journey. Amen. P.S. I tried to list as many people as I could recall in the e-message address line. I know there are many others. Please help me acknowledge, extend my appreciation, and this message to others who might have interest. Thank You and Best Regards Dr. Doug
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
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