Florida Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame

Alan J. Long


1944 -

B.S. University of California, Berkeley, 1967
M.S. University of California, Berkeley, 1972
Ph.D. North Carolina State University, 1973
Phi Beta Kappa, Xi Sigma Pi

Dr. Long's career began as a Research Field Station Manager and Scientist for theWeyerhaeuser Company in Washington, Oregon, and Indonesia. He joined University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation (SFRC) in 1986, teaching forest operations and wood utilization, fire ecology and management, and dendrology, and wood utilization. He also served as faculty chair for the Austin Cary Forest for 16 years. He was awarded Teacher of the Year by SFRC in 1999, 2006, 2009 and 2010, and by the College of Agriculture in 1992 and 2004. He also served As an extension specialist, he provided technical publications, landowner workshops and continuing education in forest stewardship and wildland fire. His honors include the Herbert Stoddard, Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Fire Ecology in 2008 and the Teaching Fellow Award by the North American Colleges & Teachers of Agriculture in 2009. In 2009, Dr. Long became Administrative Director & Principal Investigator for the Southern Fire Exchange. He was named Professor Emeritus in 2010.

Chairman, Suwannee Chapter, 1989
Secretary-Treasurer, Florida Division, 1991, 1993
Chair, Florida Division, 1999
C. Hux Coulter Award, Florida Division, 2001
SAF Fellow, 2004
SESAF Public Education & Technology Transfer Award, 2006
Chair, SAF/SFRC Spring Symposium, 14 years
Continuing Education Coordinator, Florida, 1995 ‐ 2010

Inducted in Florida Society of American Foresters HALL OF FAME January 30, 2017