Florida Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame
ROLAND JOSEPH RIEBOLD
Career professional, USDA Forest Service. Began with North Carolina national forests, provided leadership on several others, with interruption for World War II, Captain, U.S. Marine Corp. In 1957, became Supervisor, National Forests in Florida. Advocated prescribed burning, greatly increased the acreage burned on national forests for wildlife habitat improvement and wildfire prevention. Early advocate and practitioner of even-aged management for fast reforestation on cut over, under stocked stands, placing Florida forests ahead of reforestation schedules. Designed nations first recreation area for physically disadvantaged. Dedicated with Florida governor and David and Julie Eisenhower at ceremony. Longtime member and advocate of the Society of American Foresters.