Gary Hergenrader

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Gary Hergenrader - Professor Emeritus

"Gary was the Nebraska State Forester and Director of the Nebraska Forest Service from 1981 until 2005. Gary joined the University staff in 1967 as an assistant professor in the Department of Zoology. In 1971 he was named Vice-Chairman of the Department and in 1974 served as Interim Director of the newly formed School of Life Sciences. In 1981 he assumed the position as Head of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife and State Forester until August 1, 1997, when the Department joined the newly formed School of Natural Resource Sciences. Gary retired from the Nebraska Forest Service in January of 2005.

"Prior to 1967, Gary was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin, and an assistant professor at Eagle Lake Biological Station, Chico State College, Chico, California.

"Gary received his B.S. degree (with distinction) in agriculture from the University of Nebraska in 1961. He received both his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a major in zoology and a minor in plant ecology.

"Gary is a member of the American Fisheries Society, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, American Institute of Fisheries Research Biologists, Society of American Foresters, American Forestry Association, and several other professional organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the National Arbor Day Foundation. He has held leadership positions in the Council of Western State Foresters and National Association of State Foresters. He has served as chair of NASF's Urban Forestry Committee, Ecosystem Management Committee, and the Research Committee." [1]

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  1. Gary Hergenrader, Nebraska Forest Service, accessed January 10, 2009.