Professor Kevin O'Hara received the 2009 Forestry Achievement Award from the Northern California Society of American Foresters for his work with the College's Forestry Club and Society of American Foresters Student Chapter.
For over 10 years, Professor O'Hara has served as the faculty adviser to the Forestry Club, and he has provided mentorship and guidance to hundreds of students. He also helped the student group more effectively organize and as a result students from the Forestry program are now participating in the Society for American Foresters at both the National and local levels, and have increased the visibility of our campus and the UC Berkeley community. This has played a key role in the forestry program's efforts to recruit stellar students for the undergraduate major in forestry and natural resources. It has also lead to expanded professional and career opportunities in the forestry industry.
2011 will mark the Forestry Club's Forestry Club's Centennial.