Dr. Eric Norland is the National Extension Forester and National Program Leader, Forest Resource Management, at USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Washington, DC. He provides leadership for forest management science and the Renewable Resources Extension Act Program. His areas of expertise are applied forest ecology, climate change effects on forest ecosystems, and adult non-formal education. Prior to joining NIFA twelve years ago, he served as County Extension Agent, District Extension Specialist, and State Extension Program Leader for Natural Resources, Ohio State University Extension Service. He holds three degrees in natural resources (forestry) and environmental biology from The Ohio State University. He is an active member of the Society of American Foresters and the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals and is a Certified Forester.