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AGCI Workshop Participation
October 17, 2001 to October 22, 2001
Neil Sampson is President of The Sampson Group, Inc. and President of Vision Forestry, LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in sustainable forest planning and forest land management. He holds the rank of Affiliate Professor in the Department of Forest Resources at the University of Idaho, and Research Associate with the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he is involved in research projects relating to private forest management and sustainable forestry.As executive vice president of American Forests from 1984 to 1995, he launched the internationally-renowned Global ReLeaf program and the Forest Policy Center. He chaired the National Commission on Wildfire Disasters (1992-94), and served on the Technical Advisory Committee to the Edison Electric Institute's Utility Forest Carbon Management Program, the American Forest & Paper Association's External Review Panel to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI), and the Advisory Panel to The Nature Conservancy's International Carbon Mitigation Program. He is currently the Technical Consultant to the National Carbon Offset Coalition and Executive Secretary of the External Review Panel. Sampson is a 1960 graduate of the University of Idaho, where he received his B.S. degree in Agriculture (Crops and Soils). He earned a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1974. He has authored two books on soil conservation, edited several books on natural resource topics, and published over 100 scientific and popular articles on natural resources. Recent books include Public Programs for Private Forests (1997), Forest Health in the United States (1998), and Mapping Wildfire Hazards and Risks (2000).
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