Michelle Kaiser

Michelle Kaiser

Career Interests

Working Forest Manager, Urban Forestry, Forest Management, Community Forestry
Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Forestry and Environmental Management, December 2018 
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Course Work: GIS Fundamentals, Landscape Ecology, Forest Measurements, Statistics, Silviculture
Bachelor of Natural ResourcesCum Laude, May 2016
The Ohio State University, School of Environment and Natural Resources
Course Work: Woody Plants Identification, Forest Ecosystems, Silviculture, Principals of Wildlife Ecology, Introduction to GIS, Wildlife Policy, Fireland Science and Management, Aquatic Invertebrates, Mammalian Biology, Avian Biology, Rural Sociology, Ohio Native Plants.
Honors and Research Distinction, “Successional History of an Urban Remnant Bottomland Forest and Options for Future Management”, Fall 2014-April 2016
Conducted an inventory of a remnant urban forest located about 2 miles north of Ohio State’s campus along the Olentangy River. Vegetative sampling and historical records were used to create a more comprehensive profile of the forest from before settlement and in the present day. From this information, management strategies were suggested to restore the forest to a more natural state or improve the quality of the current forest.    

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Additional Information

The Duke Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, President and Co-Chair, Feb 2017- Feb 2018

Boy Scouts of America Venture Crew 33, Secretary and Adult Leader, July 2014- July 2015

Graduation Date

Dec 2018

Preferred Sector

State / Local Government


community-based management
forest management
project management



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