Florida Society of American Foresters Hall of Fame
RUTHFORD HENRY WESTVELD
After working for the USFS in New Mexico and Oregon and then at Michigan State and Missouri, Dr. Westveld joined the faculty of the School of Forestry at the University of Florida in 1938 as Professor of Silviculture. He did pioneering work on the nutritional requirements of southern pines and wrote two widely used texts, APPLIED SILVICULTURE and FORESTRY IN FARM MANAGEMENT. He served as Director of the Forestry School at Missouri from 1947-1965. He chaired the Council of Forestry School Executives and was Program Chair for the 1941 SAF National Meeting held in Florida. He was the creative and persistent force behind the McIntire-Stennis Act of 1962 that changed the face of forestry research by providing a continuing source of funding for forestry research.
Fellow, Society of American Foresters 1963