New County Extension Educator of Forest Resources
April 30, 2008
After an extensive nationwide search, Andy Fast is UNH Cooperative Extension's
new Belknap County Extension educator, forest resources.
Fast's diverse background has been focused on forests, most recently as the
reservation stewardship specialist at the Society for the Protection of New
Hampshire Forests where he developed and implemented land stewardship educational
programs for a growing group of volunteers.
Fast has spent much of his non-work time volunteering on his town conservation
commission, developing a town forest management plan and working on a prescribed
burn crew. Previously, he worked as a U.S. Forest Service forestry technician
in Alaska and a natural resource crew supervisor in California. He also has
connections to UNH, where he received his M.S. degree in natural resources,
studying northern forest wind disturbance and coarse woody debris under associate
professor Mark Ducey.