Eger receives national forestry honor

From Local Sources


The National Office of the Society of American Foresters has announced that local forester Janet Eger will receive the 2019 Presidential Field Forester Award for District 9. District 9, one of eleven SAF districts, is the northeast area of the United States.

Eger works for the Indiana Department of Natural Resources as a district forester covering Lawrence and Orange counties. She will be recognized on Nov. 1 at the SAF National Conference in Louisville.

Eger will be recognized for her innovative methods and record of excellence as a forestry practitioner. They noted the special significance of her work with landowners.

Eger and other foresters work hard to manage Indiana’s forests, and she said she is proud to be a member of the Society of American Foresters.

This is the second prestigious national award Eger has received. She was elected as an SAF Fellow in 2006. SAF Fellows are recognized for exemplary action, sustained leadership and advancement of the forestry profession.

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