The competitive award recognizes professional achievements in forestry and superior service to the Society of American Foresters.
During his time at WVU, Schuler has taken the WVU Research Forest to new heights, doubling the revenue associated with timber harvesting. He also initiated a 20-year forest planning effort as well as mid-term and short-term forest management goals. As program coordinator for the Research Forest, he leads a team of foresters and develops annual harvest and programmatic plans.
An expert in maple management, Schuler has heled put West Virginia on the map as it pertains to state-of-the-art maple harvesting.
A highly esteemed and sought-after researcher, Schuler’s research interests include intensive management of forests, regeneration practices, plantation establishment strategies, bio-feedstock production and mine reclamation.
He’s dedicated to mentoring students and teaches courses in silviculture, forest management and planning, sugarbush management and maple syrup production.
Schuler received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in forestry and forest management from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and a doctorate in forestry from North Carolina State University.
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