Kurt Atkinson Named 2009 Heritage Forester by Oklahoma Forest Heritage Center

In 1992 the Forest Heritage Center started a program, honoring those who have contributed to the forest industry of Oklahoma.  Heritage Foresters are pioneers of the Oklahoma Forest Industry.

Kurt Atkinson, Assistant Director Oklahoma Forestry Services, has been named the 2009 Heritage Forester. 

Kurt has been the Assistant Director and Chief of Resource Management Programs since 1982.   He was recently named "Oklahoma's Conservationist of the Year" as a result of his work with NRCS at both the state and national level.

Tom Smith of the Forest Heritage Center Board presents Kurt Atkinson the 2009 Heritage Forester Award.