John C. Hendee

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John C. Hendee "began his career in 1961 in timber management on the Siuslaw National Forest in Oregon, then worked in fire research at the US Forest Service Pacific Southwest Experiment Station in Berkeley, and then as recreation research unit leader at the Pacific Northwest Forest Experiment Station in Seattle from 1967 to 1976 where he also served as affiliate faculty in forestry at the University of Washington. He was selected as a Federal Congressional Fellow for 1976-77, and served on the staffs of Senator Frank Church of Idaho and Congressman James Weaver of Oregon; he then served on the Legislative Affairs Staff of the Forest Service in Washington, D.C., 1978 and as assistant director of the Southeastern Forest Experiment Station in Asheville, North Carolina, 1979-1985. He was appointed Dean of the University of Idaho, College of Forestry, Wildlife and Range Sciences [now College of natural Resources], in August 1985 serving nine years until July 1, 1994 when he became full time director of the UI Wilderness Research Center and Professor of Resource Recreation and Tourism [now Conservation Social Science].

"Dr. Hendee has authored over 150 publications, including three books, spanning a range of topics on human dimensions of natural resources, the resolution of land use problems, wilderness, and wildlife management. He is senior co-author of the text book Wilderness Management (first, second and third editions), co-author of the reference book Wildlife Management in Wilderness, and McGraw-Hills textbook, Introduction to Forests and Renewable Resources: 6th and 7th edition. He was the founding Managing Editor (1995-1997) and since then Editor in Chief for the International Journal of Wilderness.

"Dr. Hendee was vice chair for Science for the 4th and 5th World Wilderness Congress, 1987and 1993; chair of the Society of American Foresters (SAF) Education and Communication Working Group, 1986-89; chair of the SAF National Wilderness Research Needs Task Force, 1991-93; member of the National Academy of Sciences--National Research Council Committees on Science in the National Parks, 1990-1992 and on Environmental Issues in Pacific Northwest Forest Management, 1993-1996. He is Vice Chair for Science and Education for the WILD Foundation, sponsors of the World Wilderness Congresses, the International Journal of Wilderness and numerous worldwide wilderness conservation projects.

"Dr. Hendee has received numerous awards, including the American Motors' National Conservation Achievement Award (1974), a National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Wilderness Research and Education (1985), several certificates of merit and cash awards from the USDA Forest Service, the American Society for Public Administration award for "Lifetime Contributions to the Administration of Natural Resources" (1987); and an award for leadership in Wilderness Research and Education from the Society of American Foresters Wilderness Working Group (1993).

"Now retired in Sausalito, California, Dr. Hendee is an active consultant on wilderness and natural resource issues, and continues oversight of the International Journal of Wilderness as Editor in Chief. As Vice Chair for Science and Education of the WILD Foundation, he supports their various projects such as the World Wilderness Congresses and wilderness leadership programs. John and his wife, Marilyn Riley, a wilderness guide for 25 years, spend their retirement leisure gardening, enjoying outdoor attractions of the San Francisco Bay Area, visiting family, friends, and taking personal trips to wilderness." [1]

Married to Marilyn Foster Hendee.

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  1. John Hendee, University of Idaho, accessed October 20, 2007.