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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Dan Dresselhaus gets his RPF

CAL FIRE BDU Forestry Assistant II Dan Dresselhaus is not anymore. Dan recently passed the test to become a Registered Professional Forester. The test that Dan passed is a grueling six hour mind bender of a number of forestry related subjects. On average only 50 to 60% of those taking the test pass. Some of the subjects include economics, logging systems, mensurations (forest measurements and inventory), silviculture (growing trees), botany, the state forest practice act, forestry assistance, soils, geology... well you get the idea.

Just to be eligible to take the exam you must have 7 years of experience in forestry. Four of those years can be satisfied with a bachelors degree in Forestry. During his time working in the San Bernardino Unit, Dan had been working under the license of BDU Forester II Glenn Barley. BY successfully passing the exam, Dan is now able to practice Forestry on his own, as well as being able to compete within CAL FIRE for any Forester I position throughout the state.

Congratulations to Dan for this significant achievement.