Forestry College partners with Turkey
By Lynn Davis
Spectrum Volume 21 Issue 13 - November 19, 1998
Virginia Tech's College of Forestry and Wildlife Resources has initiated a partnership with the Turkish Forest Service.
Forestry professor and coordinator of the program, Shep Zedaker hosted a delegation from the Turkish Forest Service's silviculture department. The group toured Virginia Tech's facilities and Southwestern Virginia with the week culminating in a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for a reciprocal exchange visit.
During the Blacksburg visit, Burhanettin Seckin, head of the Turkish Forest Service Department of Silviculture, gave a lecture on forestry in his country to the college.
The MOU, signed by College Dean Greg Brown and the Director General of the Turkish Forest Service, Hasan Basri Canli, calls for the development of a cooperative project between the college and the Turkish Forest Service to provide training and technology transfer to Turkey.