Blair Orr

Shoreline Half-Marathon, 2005.

Associate Professor of Forest Economics, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science
Coordinator of International Programs, School of Forest Resources and Environmental Science

Michigan Tech University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931-1295 USA
phone: (906) 487-2291
fax: (906) 487-2915

Recent and Current Graduate Students:
William A.J. Hart. Coursework option.
David R. Critton - Coursework option.
Adrienne Blauser. Course work option. Cultural, Environmental and Marketing consultant in Salmon, Idaho. Evolution Marketing, Salmon, Idaho.
Adrienne, currently working with Salmon Valley Stewardship.
Kelley Bassett Gundale. Project Paper: Communicating Science to Fourth Grade Students at Hancock Elementary School in Hancock, Michigan. National Science Foundation, GK-12 Fellow. Currently: Community Forestry Coordinator for the State of Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Forestry Division.
Glade Michael Sowards. Thesis: A comparison of initial superstructure costs of timber bridges with those of steel, concrete and prestressed concrete. Completed MS, February 1998.
Don Czarniewski. Project: Rural type III landfills: A case study of commercial viability and the costs of regulatory compliance. Completed MS. August 1996.
* Also, the Jason Anderson thesis on thimblerries.
Currently 16 graduate students in the Loret Miller Ruppe Peace Corps Master's International Program in Forestry.

Selected Professional Publications:



Appalachian Trail, Georgia to Maine, 1974
BS - Forest Science and Soil Science, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1976
Peace Corps Lesotho, 1978-1981
My time in Lesotho.
InterChurch Relief for the Horn of Africa, Somalia, 1982-1984
My time in Somalia.
MA - Economics, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1986
PhD - Forest Economics, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1988.
Overlooking the Niger River, Benin in the background. 1991.

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Most recent update: 18 October 2005.