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The Hocking College Experience

Hocking College Celebrates 25 Years of Partnership with Haliburton Forest

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

For 25 years, Hocking College students from various programs of the School of Natural Resources have engaged in a month-long field school at Haliburton Forest in Ontario, Canada to study courses such as Wildlife Techniques, Fish Management, Canada Field Ecology, and Aquatic Ecology. 

From Finance to Forestry: Hocking College Welcomes New Forestry Program Manager

by Tim Brunicardi

Hocking College recently welcomed James (Jim) Harding, Ph.D. to the staff as Hocking College’s new Forestry Program Manager.

Davey Tree Company Makes Donation to Hocking College's Forestry Club

by Tim Brunicardi

Last month three representatives from The Davey Tree Expert Company visited Hocking College to make a donation to the school’s Forestry Club.

Mark Noark (Sales Arborist), Kris Bruestle (District Manager), and Jeff Crites (Operations Manager) presented to the Forestry Club Secretary, Chelsie Kotlar, with a check for $2,000.

The funds were used to help pay for the expenses of the club’s western forests trip which took place from May 3-19.

The presentation took place in room #213 of the Natural Resources building on the Hocking College campus. Also in attendance were members of the Forestry Club and their faculty advisor, James Downs.

Davey Tree’s donation marks the third time this company has helped fund a trip made by Hocking College's Forestry Club.

What Was the Trip the Forestry Club Took?

Hocking College Forestry Club to Cross the U.S. to Visit National and State Parks

by Tim Brunicardi

Hocking College Forestry Club about to embark on an exciting journey!

Unique Gifts to Get For A Natural Resources Student Under $30

by Tim Brunicardi

Not sure what to get the student in your life who is studying one of our programs? Don't worry -- we've got you covered.

In this blog we will review gift ideas for those in the Natural Resources department.

What Does It Take To Become A Forest Technician?

by Tim Brunicardi

Becoming a forest technician is the ideal career for anyone who loves the outdoors and is interested in preserving and protecting our natural resources. However, this career also requires applicants to meet a series of additional benchmarks in several related areas. The sections below detail what skills you'll need, what the physical requirements are, what kind of uniform you’ll need, and what kind of jobs you should be prepared to fill should you decide to enter this profession.

What Does Hocking College's Forest Management Program Offer?

by Tim Brunicardi

While having a sense of appreciation for nature is an important quality for a forest technician to have, you also need a variety of other skills in order to become a stand-out job candidate.

What To Expect When Becoming A Forest Technician

by Tim Brunicardi

Do you love the outdoors? Are you interested in conservation and protecting the environment? Would you enjoy a career that required you to plant trees, give presentations on outdoor fire safety, and conduct tours at national parks? If this sounds like you then perhaps you should consider becoming a forest technician.

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