Courtesy Faculty Appointments – the Nebraska Forest Service

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The Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) has been part of the University of Nebraska for over a century. From 1977 – 1998, the NFS was part of the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and Wildlife, a precursor of the School of Natural Resources. Since then, the NFS has been directly administered by IANR. The School of Natural Resources partners with NFS on several programs, including the new Regional and Community undergraduate degree. Together, SNR and NFS manage five University of Nebraska properties for forestry teaching, research and outreach. NFS staff holding an Assistant Forester, Associate Forester, or Forester faculty position are eligible for a courtesy appointment in SNR.


University of Nebraska Forestry Properties

Erixson, John

Title: Director, Nebraska Forest Service/State Forester
Phone: 402-472-6601
Jara, Steve

Title: NFS Deputy Director
Phone: 402-472-6623
Karloff, Steve

Title: District Forester, Southeast Nebraska
Phone: 402-472-3645
Nickerson, Doak

Title: District Forester, Northwest Nebraska
Phone: 308-432-3255
Rasmussen, Steve

Title: District Forester, Northeast Nebraska
Phone: 402-375-0101
Seaton, Jay

Title: Lower Platte South NRD Forester
Phone: 402-476-2729
Smith, Adam

Title: Program Leader, Forest Products Utilization
Phone: 402-472-1276
Woollen, Rich

Title: District Forester, Northcentral Nebraska
Phone: 308-728-3221