Dr. Randy Brooks is a Professor in the Department of Forest, Rangeland, and Fires Sciences in the College of Natural Resources at the University of Idaho. He received his A.S. degree in Agriculture from Connors State College, a B.S. in Forest Management from Oklahoma State University, and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Forest Soils and Forest Sciences from Michigan Technological University. He began his career with the University of Idaho Extension since 1991. In 2011, he became the Extension Forestry Specialist based on the Moscow campus. Dr. Brooks leads the Extension and Outreach efforts in Forestry across the state of Idaho and is the Forestry Topic Team Leader. He manages several College of Agriculture and College of Natural Resources budgets, including the Idaho RREA budget. He teaches at and oversees the Idaho Pro Logger certification efforts headed by the Idaho Association of Logging Contractors. His extension efforts have garnered him several awards to include the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals Gold Award for Career Leadership in UI’s Strengthening Forest Stewardship Skills. Dr. Brooks works with all Extension Forestry stakeholders, including family forest owners, loggers, and natural resource professionals.
Role(s) in BANR: Investigator on Task 5 activities related to Extension and Outreach.