Jerry Franklin has served on The Wilderness Society governing council since 1993.
Jerry is professor of ecosystem analysis in the College of Forest Resource at the University of Washington in Washington state.
A native of Oregon, Jerry received his BS and MS in Forest Management from Oregon State University as well as a PhD in Botany and Soils from Washington State.
Some highlights of Jerry's professional achievements include 14 years as a Forest Service research forester in the pacific northwest, two years as director of the ecosystem studies program for the National Science Foundation and 16 years as the Forest Service's chief plant ecologist in the pacific northwest.
Jerry has published about 400 scientific articles. He has received numerous honors including The Wilderness Society's 1988 Olaus and Margaret Murie Award for meritorious government service, honorary doctorate degrees from Lakehead and Simon Fraser Universities and the 2006 Heintz Award for the Environment.
His most recent book is “Conserving for Biodiversity” (Island Press).