| Forestry training manual for the Africa region |
We wish to acknowledge the contributions of many people to the development of this Africa Region Forestry Training Manual. The initial research for this manual began May of 1982, with a meeting between Bruce Burwell, Technical Forester, Reginald Petty, Peace Corps/Kenya Country Director, and Ken Barber, Associate Peace Corps Director for Forestry in Senegal. At this meeting, the needs assessments and task analysis were reviewed. In addition, Bruce interviewed Forestry Volunteers in the field in both Senegal and Kenya, as well as Peace Corps staff members and ministry officials of each country concerned with their national forestry programs.
The initial design for this manual was field tested in July/August 1982, at the University of Arizona Conference Center in Oracle, Arizona with Peace Corps Forestry Trainees for Kenya and Senegal. Our special thanks to Dr. Zubee and his staff of the University's Department of Renewable Resources, particularly Carol Wakely, for all their help and guidance. We also want to thank Beth Suit, Director of the University of Arizona Conference Center, and her staff, especially Georgia McKay, for their cooperation and concern.
We appreciate the support of Wayne White and Deborah Huerta, U.S. Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Station, for all their help in arranging the interagency agreement connected with this project. Special thanks to Val Mezainis, former Deputy Director, OPTC, Peace Corps and Diane Hedgecock for their time and support of the program. We would also like to acknowledge Dr. David Cleveland for arranging access to the University of Arizona resources and for his continued interest and support of the training program.
Very special thanks are due to the Papago Tribe for their cooperation in making the field trip a success. We would like to thank Max Norris, the Tribal Chairman, for his assistance. Many thanks to David Muturi of Kenya for spending a great deal of time with us in Arizona and sharing his knowledge and expertise.
Last, but not least, we acknowledge the trainees who were the participants in the field testing of this design at Oracle, Arizona.
This Africa Region Pre-service Training Manual was developed by Joan Bordman, Training Design Consultant, Bruce Burwell, Technical Forester, and Steven Joyce, Training Administrator. Substantial review and revision input came from George Mahaffey, Peace Corps Forestry Program Manager on detail from the National Park Service, Pat Riley, Mary Risser and Jacob Fillion who reviewed and edited the manual and Julius Weeks who was responsible for the production of the manual.