died this week, fittingly he was outdoors at the time. His death is a tremendous loss, not only to his family, but also to
forestry and land conservation in Pennsylvania and his many friends. Jim was a friend of mine; we were, in many ways,
like-minded when it came to forests, their management and people’s relationship to
them and had
conducted several workshops together.
Jim was Dr. James Finley – Professor of Forest Resources at Penn State, Founder and Director of Penn State’s Center for Private Forests, and senior research fellow at the Pinchot Institute for Conservation; he had been associated with Penn State for 42 years before retiring in 2017. Jim had been on the boards of a number of organizations: the Foundation for Sustainable Forests, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and the Center for Amazon Community Ecology.
Sustainable management of privately-owned woodland was the primary focus of his professional career and to that end he conducted research, authored publications, chaired committees, trained both landowners and professional foresters and managed the woodland that he and his family owned. The number of honors and awards he received are too numerous to list here, there were a lot.
It wasn't just forests and the trees within them that were of interest to Jim, he was a superb woodworker who specialized in lathe-turned objects especially bowls. Many of his beautiful pieces were donated to benefit conservation organizations.
of us who knew Jim and considered him a friend will miss him greatly
and Pennsylvania’s forests will be less well managed without his
Prayers and sympathies for Jim's love ones, friends, colleagues
So sorry for your loss of a good friend and comrade. He sounds like he made a difference in many people's lives with his forestry work.
I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend Woody. He sounds like a wonderful man. This is a lovely tribute, he will not be forgotten. ♥♥
So sorry for his loss. And impressed with what he accomplished!
Keeping up with reading my fellow bloggers' posts has been difficult lately, and I'm sorry I have missed so much of yours. Your autumn wildflower post was beautiful and also the elk. I'm very sorry about the loss your friend. May your wonderful memories of him soften the sadness a bit. Take care.
How sad to lose someone like this. What a major contribution to the world, though.
Hello. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.
Sorry to read that you lost such a good kindred spirit.
Sorry for your loss. A fine tribute to the life and work of a good friend.
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