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John DuPlissisJohn DuPlissis

Forestry Outreach Specialist

Contact Information
Phone: (715) 346-4128
Fax: (715) 346-3624
E-mail: john.duplissis@uwsp.edu
Office: TNR 362A



Biography

John DuPlissis is the Forestry Outreach Specialist in the College of Natural Resources (CNR) at the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point (UWSP) where he manages Wisconsin’s Woodland Leadership Institute and Master Woodland Steward Program. In addition, he cooperates with the Wisconsin DNR, UWSP faculty, and woodland owner organizations on a number of issues and initiatives. DuPlissis has an extensive background in forest resource management, public participation, and community development, both locally and overseas.

Education

  • Masters' Program (M.S.) in Forest Ecology and Silviculture, University of Minnesota, 1994
  • Bachelor's Program (B.S.) in Forest Science, University of Minnesota, 1985

University and College Service

  • Chair, College of Natural Resources' Land-Use Committee
  • Point of Contact, College of Natural Resources' Properties

Career Highlights

FORESTRY OUTREACH SPECIALIST, College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. February 2002 to Present.

BASIN EDUCATOR FOR NATURAL RESOURCES-FOREST RESOURCE EMPHASIS, University of Wisconsin Extension, Wisconsin Rapids. June 2000 to January 2002.

DISTRICT FORESTER ASSISTANT, University of Nebraska, Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, Norfolk, Nebraska. January 1994 to May 2000.

GRADUATE RESOURCE ASSISTANT, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota. June 1991 to January 1994.

FORESTRY TECHNICIAN, USDA, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station, St. Paul, Minnesota. July 1990 to July 1991.

PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER--FORESTRY SPECIALIST, United States Peace Corps, Jamaican Department of Forestry, Christiana, Jamaica. January 1988 to March 1990.

ARBORIST, Chemlawn Tree and Shrub Care Services, Minnetonka, Minnesota. February 1987 to January 1988.

Certifications

  • Certified Forester, Society of American Foresters, (2000 - Present).
  • Qualified Inspector, American Tree Farm System (2001 - Present).
  • Certified Trainer, American Tree Farm System (2004 - Present).
  • Certified Arborist, Nebraska, (1996 - 2000).
  • Certified Tree Inspector, Minnesota, (1990 - 1991).
  • Certified Trainer Project Learning Tree and Project WILD curriculum, (1995 - 2001).

Professional Memberships

  • Chair, Wisconsin Society of American Foresters (2004 - 2005)
  • Chair-elect, Wisconsin Society of American Foresters (2002 - 2003)
  • Member, Society of American Foresters (1985 - present)
  • Secretary, Wisconsin Society of American Foresters (2001 - 2002)
  • Chair-elect, Great Plains Society of American Foresters (2000)
  • Graduate, Society of American Foresters’ Leadership Academy (2000
  • Member, Plains and Prairie Forestry Association (1997 - 2000)
  • Member, Nebraska Arborist Association (1996-2000)

Honor Societies/Scholarhips

  • Xi Sigma Pi (1985)
  • Golden Key (1985)
  • Robert L. Goudy Memorial Scholarship (1984)

Courses Taught

  • NRES 250 - Introduction to Forestry Fisheries and Wildlife (lab Instructor)
  • Forestry 499 - Private Forest Management (Instructor)

Select Publications

DuPlissis, J.D. 2005. 10 ways to protect your woodland property (pub-fr-313 2005). Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 28 p.

DuPlissis, J.D. 1998. Chemical Weed Control in Tree Planting Projects - Part I - Pre-emergence herbicides (NF98-362). Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Cooperative Extension, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 4 p.

DuPlissis, J.D. 1998. Chemical Weed Control in Tree Planting Projects - Part II - Post-emergence herbicides(NF98-363). Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Cooperative Extension, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 4 p.

Rasmussen, S.D. and J.D. DuPlissis, 1999. Prevention and Control of Cercospora Needle Blight Disease in Junipers and Cedars (NF99-396). Lincoln, NE: Nebraska Cooperative Extension, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 4p.

DuPlissis, J.D. 1997. Natural Resource Conservation Programs. Norfolk, NE: Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, 4 p.

DuPlissis, J.D. 1999. Community Forestry Assistance Programs. Norfolk, NE: Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, 4 p.

DuPlissis, J.D. 1996. Conservation Tree Program Species for Northeast Nebraska. Norfolk, NE: Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, 12p.

DuPlissis, J.D. 1997. Site Preparation for Conservation Tree Planting Projects. Norfolk, NE: Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, 4 p.

DuPlissis, J.D. 1996. Planting Conservation Tree and Shrub Seedlings. Norfolk, NE: Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, 4 p.

DuPlissis, J.D. 1997. Care and Maintenance of Conservation Tree Seedlings. Norfolk, NE: Lower Elkhorn Natural Resources District, 4 p.

Proceedings

Buse, L.J. and A.H. Perera (comp.). 2003. Wisconsin’s Master Woodland Steward Program: Teaching Sustainability and Reaching Out to Others Ont. Min. Nat. Resources, Ont. For. Res. Inst., Sault Ste. Marie, ON. For. Res. Inf. Pap. No. 155. pp. 31 – 33.