Trail Boss Award – 2003 – Frederick C. Hall

The PNW’s highest award went to Fred Hall – “an interesting man, a dedicated scientist, and a faithful worker of the PNW Section. Fred served his country as a soldier in World War II and as a fighter pilot during the Korean War. In 1967, he received his PhD from the Department of Rangeland Resources at Oregon State University. His long and successful career with the Forest Service was as a Regional Ecologist for the PNW Region. His ‘Plant Communities of the Blue Mountains’ is the benchmark work. His handbook on photo monitoring is a classic. Dr. Hall’s trademark is painstaking detail which demonstrates that with careful observation, one can conduct excellent research. His photo monitoring shows that with proper care, photo is a data-rich document which can illustrate ecological change and statistical veracity. His teaching is well received because of his wealth of knowledge and the enthusiasm with which he delivers it. Fred is currently a consultant for his own ecological consulting firm and is active in several professional societies. The PNW Section of SRM is pleased and proud to present Dr. Fredrick Hall with the 2003 Trail Boss Award.”