College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

Giving Opportunities

The George R. and Wilhelmina M. Goertz Distinguished Professorship Chair for Wildlife Management


This fund supports the teaching and research of a chairholder in the College of Natural Resources. Mr. Goertz was a noted big game hunter whose primary interest was the study of wildlife conducted by Prof. A. Starker Leopold.

Professor Reginald Barret of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management currently holds the Goertz Chair. He writes:

"The Goertz Chair has allowed me to take students in my classes on field trips that would not otherwise be possible due to never getting any funds from ESPM for field trips. I have been able to bring outside speakers to classes that would not otherwise be possible. I have supported a major study of tule elk at Point Reyes National Seashore for the past two years, including the support of one Ph.D. student. Field trips include going to Point Reyes, Coyote Point, Grey Lodge, Yolo Bypass, Hawk Hill etc. Speakers include mostly agency professionals talking about real world wildlife management case histories.

All gifts to CNR are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.


Prof. Reginald Barret currently holds the Goertz Professorship in Wildlife Management.