The Family Forest Research Center has been awarded the 2015 Family Forests Education Award for a Comprehensive Family Forest Education Program bestowed by the National Woodland Owners Association and the National Association of University Forest Resources Programs. Paul Catanzaro was able to accept the award on behalf of the group at the SAF National Convention.
The award is presented to an educational institution deemed to have delivered the most effective education program benefiting family forest owners over the past five years. A family forest educational program is a combination of educational materials, media, courses, workshops, events and/or electronic media including applied research that supports those efforts, that is conducted over a period of time for the benefit of family forest owners. The award recognizes effective programs addressing any or all aspects of forest resources management including forest management, silviculture, forest health, harvesting, forest and estate planning, business management and marketing.