UConn Extension is pleased to announce that Dr. Bob Ricard, Senior Extension Educator, was presented the 2015 Technology Transfer Award from the Society of American Foresters (SAF). The national awards were presented at SAF National Convention held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, November 3-7, 2015, with the award presented during the November 5, Plenary Session. A second recognition was made the evening of November 6, recognizing this years and past national award winners. Bob was asked by fellow recipients to speak on their behalf expressing, “What it mean to be recognized by your peers.”
The SAF Technology Transfer Award recognizes outstanding achievement in technology transfer, implementation and outreach extension by an SAF member as evidenced in the recipient’s work on local and national scale. Enhancing the practice of forestry that is based on good science is a foundation principle of SAF. Technology transfer is critical to assuring that sound technical information becomes available to those concerned with the management and conservation of forest resources. The Technology Transfer Award will be presented to an SAF member meeting the eligibility standards with a distinguished record of achievement in technology transfer.
The specific accomplishments Bob was acknowledged for; go to the following SAF link: