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CUTV News Radio spotlights Dr. Douglas Piirto of Crestline Forestry Inc.

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Hobart, WIThere are over 5,000 types of products that come from forests that we depend on each day.

The field of forestry is associated with how to manage the forest and keep it healthy.

“We have to dispel people of the notion that forestry is about destroying the woods,” says Dr. Douglas Piirto. “We wouldn't go into forestry with that idea in mind. At least I didn't.”

Dr. Piirto is the founder of Crestline Forestry Inc., dedicated to bringing a contemporary vision to forestry and natural resources management. Crestline Forestry’s vision is to help shape the future of forestry by providing excellent teaching, applied research and sustainable forest and land management advice.

Dr. Piirto received his PhD from UC-Berkeley’s Forestry and Wood Science Program in 1977. Though he could have easily remained in academia, he wanted to get firsthand experience in the forest, accepting a job with the US Forest Service.

Dr. Piirto worked for 10 years as a certified silviculturist in the US Forest Service’s timber management office. He later joined California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) for 30 years teaching forestry and natural resources until he retired in 2015. But retirement was only the beginning.

Today, Crestline Forestry inspires lifelong learning to sustainably manage forests and wildlands.

For more information on Crestline Forestry, visit www.crestlineforestry.com