Meet the Members of the Consortium
Working collaboratively to increase commercial hazelnut production in North America — that’s what brings the Consortium members together. Meet the team and discover what role each member institution is playing in the research and development of hybrid hazelnuts.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln has been conducting research on hazelnuts for more than ten years. This research has focused on yield, oil yield, cold hardiness, drought resistance, and bioenergy. UNL has also developed mechanical equipment for hazelnuts.
In addition, the Nebraska Forest Service has for many decades specialized in the extension of forestry entrepreneurship and tree care to landowners and the general public. The Nebraska Forest Service has helped spur and create numerous extension and outreach programs to inform and educate farmers and other agricultural professionals about hybrid hazelnuts.
- An average hazelnut could produce nearly two times the amount of oil per acre compared to soybeans (Hammond, 2006).
- The physical/chemical characteristics of hazelnuts for biodiesel are substantially superior to soybean oil (Xu and Hanna, 2007).
- The percentage of oil per hazelnut kernel ranges from 56.1% to 75.2% (Josiah, 2007).
- Hazelnut oil has a unique fatty acid composition, thermal stability, and low temperature properties that should increase its value over soybean oil for a number of applications (Xu, 2007).
- Dr. Scott J. Josiah - Former Director of the Nebraska Forest Service: View CV
- John Erixson - Interim Director of the Nebraska Forest Service: View CV
Publications/Research Papers (5 selected publications)
- Xu, Y, M.A. Hanna, and S.J. Josiah (2008). Synthesis and characterization of hazelnut oil-based biodiesel. Industrial Crops and Products. Submitted.
- Xu, Y.X., Hanna, M.A., and S.J. Josiah (2007). Hybrid hazelnut oil characteristics and its potential oleochemical application. J. Industrial Crops and Products 26 (2007) 69-76.
- Awada, T. and S. Josiah (2007). Physiological response of four hazelnut hybrids to water availability in Nebraska. J. Great Plains Research 17 (2) Fall 2007. Pp 193-202.
- Gold, M., Godsey, L., and S.J. Josiah (2004). Markets and Marketing Strategies for Agroforestry Specialty Products in North America. Agroforestry Systems, 61:371-382. Also in: Nair PKR, Rao MR, and Buck LE (eds.) New Vistas in Agroforestry: A Compendium for the 1st World Congress of Agroforestry, Klewer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands (2004). 371-382.
- Fernando, S. and M.A. Hanna (2001). Comparison of viscosity characteristics of soybean oils with a mineral oil two-stroke engine lubricant. Trans. of the ASAE. 44(6):1403-1407.
Rutgers University has been conducting research on hazelnuts since 1996. This research has focused on Eastern Filbert Blight resistance (the major challenge for hazelnuts in the eastern U.S.) as well as pest resistance, cold hardiness, yield, and the overall development of hazelnuts for northern climates. Part of this work includes wide germplasm exploration and collection, with focus on newly accessible regions of the former Soviet Union.
- New sources of resistance to the devastating hazelnut disease Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB).
- Rapid techniques to identify hazelnut seedlings resistant to EFB.
- Evaluation of improved hazelnut cultivars developed in Oregon for use in the northeastern United States.
- Dr. Thomas Molnar - Lead Hazelnut Researcher/Plant Breeder
- Dr. Bradley Hillman - Plant Pathology/Molecular Biology: View CV
- Dr. Margaret Brennan - Agricultural Economist: View CV
Publications/Research Papers (5 selected publications) these are from Molnar
- Molnar, T.J., J.C. Goffreda, and C.R. Funk (2005). Developing hazelnuts for the eastern United States. Acta Horticulturae (International Society for Horticultural Science) 68:609-617.
- Molnar, T.J., S.N. Baxer, and J.C. Goffreda (2005). Accelerated screening of hazelnut seedlings for resistance to eastern filbert blight. HortScience 40:1667-1669
- Molnar, T.J. (2006). Genetic resistance to eastern filbert blight in hazelnut (Corylus). Ph.D. Thesis. 113 pages. Department of Plant Biology and Pathology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
- Molnar, T.J., S.A. Mehlenbacher, D.E. Zaurov, and J.C. Goffreda (2007). Survey of hazelnut germplasm from Russia and Crimea for response to eastern filbert blight. HortScience 42:51-56.
- Molnar, T.J., J.M. Capik, and J.C. Goffreda (2008). Response of hazelnut progenies from known resistant parents to Anisogramma anomala in New Jersey, U.S.A. Acta Horticulturae (International Society for Horticultural Science). In press.
Oregon State University has been conducting research on hazelnuts since 1969. This research has focused on the development of new hazelnut cultivars for the Oregon hazelnut industry, Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB)resistance, microsatellite marker development, and DNA markers for EFB resistance. Part of this work includes wide germplasm exploration and collection to increase the world’s largest hazelnut germplasm collection.
In addition to research, Oregon State University provides significant extension and outreach to the Oregon Hazelnut Growers, Scientific Committee of International Congresses on Hazelnuts, and Northern Nut Growers.
- Jefferson hazelnut (2009).
- Eta hazelnut pollinizer (2009).
- Theta hazelnut pollinizer (2009).
- Red Dragon ornamental hazelnut (redleaf contorted) (Plant Patent Applied For).
- Yamhill hazelnut (2008).
- Sacajawea hazelnut (2006).
- Santiam hazelnut (2005).
- Gamma hazelnut pollinizer (2002).
- Delta hazelnut pollinizer (2002).
- Epsilon hazelnut pollinizer (2002).
- Zeta hazelnut pollinizer (2002).
- Rosita ornamental hazelnut (redleaf).
- Clark hazelnut (1999).
- Lewis hazelnut (1997).
- Four hazelnut pollinizers (1990) (VR 4-31, VR 11-27, VR 20-11, and VR 23-18).
- Willamette hazelnut (1990).
- Dr. Shawn A. Mehlenbacher - Lead Hazelnut Researcher/Professor: View CV
Publications/Research Papers (5 selected publications)
- Gökirmak, T., S.A. Mehlenbacher, and N.V. Bassil (2007). Characterization of European hazelnut (Corylus avellana) cultivars using SSR markers. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 131: (in preparation)
- Mehlenbacher, S.A., A.N. Azarenko, D.C. Smith, and R.L. McCluskey (2007). Santiam Hazelnut. HortScience 42: (submitted)
- Mehlenbacher, S.A. (2007). Hazelnut. In: J. Janick (ed.). Encyclopedia of temperate fruit and nut crops. CABI (in press).
- Mehlenbacher, S.A., R.N. Brown, E.R. Nouhra, T. Gokirmak, N.V. Bassil, and T.L. Kubisiak (2006). A genetic linkage map for hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) based on RAPD and SSR markers. Genome 49:122-133.
- Lunde, C.F., S.A. Mehlenbacher, and D.C. Smith (2006). Segregation for resistance to eastern filbert blight in progeny of Zimmerman hazelnut. J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 131:731-737.
The Arbor Day Foundation began the Hazelnut Research Project in 1996 with plantings of hybrid hazelnuts at Arbor Day Farm in Nebraska City, Nebraska. By 2000, the project evolved to include charter members across the nation conducting research on hazelnuts in their own backyards and has reached nearly 80,000 active members.
- Best practices and methods for growing hazelnuts from seeds.
- Hybrid hazelnuts can thrive in Nebraska as a dryland crop.
- Arbor Day Farm hybrids grow best in zones 4 to 8.
- Adam Howard - Director of Mission Engagement Arbor Day Farm
It takes years of research and development to create healthy cultivars.Take a look at our timeline for hybrid hazelnut commercialization.
John A. Erixson, B.S., M.S.6100 Saltillo Road
Lincoln, Nebraska 68516
402-853-8717 Cell, 402-472-6601 Office
- University of Idaho Moscow, ID - Master of Science, Range Resource Management
- University of Idaho Moscow, ID - Bachelor of Science, Forest Resource Management
- Society of American Foresters (2001- Present)
- Invasive Species Council (2015- Present)
- Society for Range Management (1992-2014)
- Association of Consulting Foresters (2000-2014)
Deputy Director, Nebraska Forest Service, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NFS), 2014 to present
As Deputy Director of the Nebraska Forest Service (NFS), I help lead a dynamic, progressive and growing state forestry agency administratively housed within the University of Nebraska. This is a senior level leadership position responsible for supporting and implementing administrative, financial, personnel, planning, facilities and programs, processes and policies. Duties include the oversight of the NFS employee and personnel processes and procedures, supervision of financial and fiscal accounts, supervision of administrative and support staff, and communication/outreach education programs. As Deputy, I support the development, management and communication of the agency strategic plan to achieve the mission, vision and goals of the agency. I provide oversight and direction for the five programs operational plans which support the strategic plan of the agency. The program operational plans provide specific objectives for each program through the identification of program priorities, action items and timelines.
In this position, I provide oversight, management and reporting of NFS competitive grants process. I work with staff to identify priority issues, grants, projects and assist in proposal development, writing, and reporting. This includes ensuring projects and programs meet deliverables on time and within budget. Specifically, I assist Program Leaders and staff with implementation and oversight of NFS internal granting programs (pass through) including Volunteer Firefighter Assistance, Wildland Urban Interface and Landscape Scale Restoration grants as well as managing the NFS Forest Legacy Program.
My responsibilities include providing leadership in coalition/team building and partnership development including working with Nebraska Emergency Management Agency and State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) to develop a Type 3 Incident Command for Nebraska. With staff, I work with SFMO to cooperatively provide NWCG training in Nebraska to increase capacity within the Wildland Firefighting community.
As Deputy Director, my responsibility focuses on the day to day internal operations of the agency with emphasis on administration, reporting, facilities, technology and human resources. I am essentially working as the “Chief of Staff” for the Director, which allows him to focus on high level external matters, the agency mission and collaborating at a national level. I work with the Director on strategic and growth opportunities, staff professional development, best practices and all aspects of budgeting process.
NFS facilities include the on campus resources, 4 properties and outstate office setting. As Deputy I am responsible for the overall management of the properties and the environmental health and safety at each facility. In addition, I work with staff to develop properties as state of the art examples of good forestry practice in Nebraska.
Other duties includes advocacy through promotion of agency policy, coordination of annual operations plan and budgets, lead performance management effort and promoting a motivated work place environment through the open door policy and access by staff, balancing program needs against the realities of the budget while implementing a strategic vision of the NFS, IANR and University.
Executive Management Team, Northwest Management, Inc. (NMI) 2002-2014
More than 12 years of experience as part of the executive management team for Northwest Management, Inc. Responsibilities included budgeting and forecasting the economic results, economic outcome of the Land Operations and Area Operations Divisions, as well as the company.
As part of the executive management team and board of directors, responsible for implementing the company’s growth initiatives, business plan and strategic planning. Involved in the company’s budgeting and forecasting, development of company policy, implementation of the company business plan and the financial results. Additionally, involved in the company benefit package including a trustee of the 401k plan, health insurance, flex medical plan and other company benefits.
Land Operations Manager, (NMI) 2008-2014
Have more than 25 years’ experience as a Natural Resource Manager working with private non-industrial landowners (NIPF) as well as industrial, state, tribal and federal agencies. Primary responsibilities included the oversight, budgeting and quality control of a private natural resource consulting firm’s (Northwest Management, Inc.) Land Operations Division which include the timber sale program, hazard management program, log marketing, rangeland management program, and reforestation programs.
Directly responsible for the development of new programs and projects within the company. These programs included the Transportation Logistic program and Water Resource Division. As part of the development of new programs responsible for research and development of each project, development of a business plan, hiring personnel, implementation of the business plan and the financial outcome for each new project.
Area Operations Manager (NMI) 2000-2008 and 2010-2014
Manager of the company’s several branch offices operating in Deer Park, Washington, Helena, Montana and St Maries, Idaho. Each office was staffed with an area forester, staff foresters and seasonal employees. Responsibility included the implementation of the company’s business plan and quality control of each branch office including the economic outcome of the area operations.
Timber Sale Administrator (NMI) 1996-2000
Worked with private landowners, contractor and staff to setup, market and sell timber resources owned by non-industrial private forest owners. Provided oversight and administration of contracts, managed financial outcome and utilized Forest Best Management Practices to implement silvicultural prescriptions on the properties.
AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Timber Management and Log Marketing Program
Oversight of the company’s private non-industrial timber sale program. This program harvests between 10 to 15 mmbf annually. Clients ranged from small acreage owners to large ranches and community watersheds. Included in the responsibilities was determining the objectives of the client, preparation of the sale including unit layout, road layout, development and implementation of the silvicultural prescription, a forest health assessment, timber marking, contract negotiations, and sale administration including contract enforcement.
As part of the NIPF timber sale program, responsible for preparing bid prospectus for all private timber sales. This involves participation in the closing of the sale packages and the evaluation of the bids to determine the best net return for the landowners.
During those 25 years, thousands of private timber sales were evaluated for feasibility and rate of return.
Responsible for the fuels hazard management program at Northwest Management, Inc. This encompassed responsibility for the development and oversight of the program. Annually the Hazard Management Program broadcast burns between 7,000 and 15,000 acres of tribal, private, industrial, federal and state lands. The units were burned using a combination of heli-torch, drip torch, or terra torch. In addition, the program operated 7 wildland fire engines. Managing this program required staying current on National Wildland Coordinating Group’s Incident Management Qualification System (IQS) for staff and overhead.
Manager of the Rangeland Management Program. The range program was responsible for the monitoring of the range condition and trend on rangelands for private non-industrial and industrial clients. This included sensitive plant surveys, working with private landowners to implement grazing systems, and writing grazing management plans. As part of these plans recommendations are made to landowners for improving animal distribution and improving the overall range condition. The prescriptive plans are written to move the property toward the desired plant community.
Within the range department, I completed natural resource condition assessments on LARO, JODA, NEPE, CRMO, HAFO, BIHO, CIRO and WHMI National Parks within the Upper Columbia Basin Network (UCBN). The projects encompassed well over 1.5 million acres of park lands where ecosystems were analyzed using rapid assessment techniques to determine proper functioning condition in upland and riparian habitats. Upland analysis used the BLM’s ‘Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health’ and riparian analysis follows EPA’s ‘Rapid Bioassessment Protocol (RBP)’ and the BLM’s ‘Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) Assessment Strategy for Loctic Habitats.’ Stressors and threats to each park were identified through this process. Based on this information, recommendations were developed for protecting good functioning habitats and improving poor habitats.
Within the range department, a 5 year mapping project was contracted to complete the design, field data collection, photographic interpretation, map production, and final reports for 8 parks in the UCBN. All field data was collected using the Archer Field Data recorders utilizing Windows Mobile 5.0 operating systems. Data was analyzed and classified into plant associations following National Vegetation Classification Standards. National Agricultural Imagery Program (NAIP) imagery and other similar aerial photography were used for delineation of vegetative signatures using photographic interpretation. Accuracy assessments were made for each vegetation map to meet the 80% accuracy level for each map class. All final reports were completed in the NPS Natural Resource Technical Report format.
Directly involved in a Central Dispatch Logistics Program designed to organize the haulage of forest products in the Inland West. This was the first effort of its kind in the World where NMI and its staff brought together multiple companies and multiple sectors to improve the efficiency of log haulage. Implementation of this program involved working with logging contractors, industrial clients and trucking contractors to implement a centralized dispatch system in the Inland West.
Water Resource Program
Assisted staff in the development of this new program. Responsibilities included development of project and cost proposals, budgeting, work plans and training of staff. The water resource program completed 2 large bridge replacement projects where county road districts teamed with NMI to develop grant proposals for the Office of Species Conservation in Idaho. The grants were awarded based on merit of the proposed project and these projects were completed in 2013. In addition NMI worked with 2 private landowners on developing grant proposals for 2 stream restoration projects with one funded and the second one pending.
Managing the reforestation program which plants between 2.1-3.5 million seedlings annually for industrial and non-industrial clients. For the industrial clients, NMI provided staff to oversee the quality of planting and managed the crews on a daily basis. In addition is the management of the cold storage facilities located in St Maries, Idaho. The cold storage units have a capacity of 2.5 million seedlings.
Writing and preparing county-wide fuels hazard assessments and mitigation plans. As part of the plans was preparation of on-site evaluations for communities throughout the west. These fuels hazard assessment and mitigation plans were action plans for each community to reduce the hazards associated from wildfire.
Initiated the community forestry assistance program providing support to communities in north central Idaho. Program included working with tree boards as well as completing community tree assessment with the goal of maintaining Tree City USA recognition. Participated in community Tree City USA program within the communities.
Resource Management Plans were written for clients in Idaho, Washington, and Wyoming. As part of the management plans was an evaluation and assessment of the resources to provide a specific prescription to meet the landowner objectives. Recently, a Multi-Resource Management Plan prepared for the Wind River Reservation was nominated for a Presidential Stewardship Award.
Northwest Management, Inc. Natural Resource Professional 1989-1996
- Private timber sales
- Prescribed burning and wildfire suppression
- Management plans for forest and rangeland properties
- Job costing and budgeting at a project level
- Forest and range inventories
- Community tree inventories
- Reforestation administration
Graduate Research Assistant, 1991-1993
University of Idaho College of Forestry, Wildlife and Range Sciences
Design of the research project, data collection and evaluation of data with little direct supervision.
Specifically, research was conducted on methods available for estimating the production and utilization of shrub species in northern Idaho.
Teaching Assistant, Field Assistant, Research Assistant, 1988-1991
University of Idaho, College of Forestry, Wildlife and Range Sciences
Regional Manager, Jet Enterprises, DBA Burger King, Twin Falls, Idaho, 1986-1987
Assistant Manager 1, Burger King Corporation, Omaha Nebraska, 1983-1986
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS:
- “LR 634-Nebraska Extreme Weather Task Force” Testimony, Nebraska State Legislative Executive Committee. Lincoln, Nebraska.
- "Emerald Ash Borer and LB 71", NARD Managers Meeting. Lincoln, Nebraska.
- “LR 455- Climate Change Implications on Nebraska’s Forest Resources.” Testimony, Nebraska State Legislative Executive Committee. Lincoln, Nebraska.
- “LB 802 – Implications of climate change for Nebraska’s Forest Resources as related to human health” Testimony, Nebraska Legislature Health and Human Services Committee. Lincoln, Nebraska.
- “Impact of EAB in Lincoln, NE", Testimony to Lincoln City Council, Budget Hearing, Lincoln, Nebraska.
- “Nebraska Bio Energy Celebrating Success” South Sioux City, Nebraska.
- “Implications of Climate Change on Forests and Fires in Nebraska, Next Step.” Lincoln, Nebraska.
- “Timmas Farm Ecological Restoration of Flood Plain.” Invasive Species Council, Lincoln, Nebraska
- "The Significance of Arbor Day", Governor's Arbor Day Celebration, State Capitol Governor's Arbor Day Celebration, Lincoln, Nebraska.
- “Nebraska Forest Service activities addressing invasive species”, Invasive Species Council, Lincoln, Nebraska.
- “Nebraska Forest Service, Supporting our Trees”. Nebraska Association of County Officials, Kearney Nebraska.
- "Nebraska Assessment of Needs - Forest Legacy Areas," Nebraska State Stewardship Committee, Halsey, Nebraska.
- “Baer Planning and Implementation for the Kate’s Basin Burned Area.” Las Vegas, Nevada
- “Custer County Wild Fire Mitigation Assessment and Planning: - The Process.” Challis, Idaho.
- “Determining Production Estimates for the Kate’s Basin Burned Area Resource Management Plan.” Riverton, Wyoming.
- “Current Log Market Forecast.” Moscow, Idaho
- “Planning Your Timber Sale” Green River, Washington
- “Designing a Successful Timber Sale” Elk, Washington
- “Fire Planning for a Countywide Assessment in Northwestern Montana” Happy’s Inn, Montana.
- “Transportation Logistic of Idaho’s Trucking Fleet” Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
- “Trucking efficiency in the Inland West” Kalispell, Montana.
- “Business as usual, Idaho Trucking Efficiency” St Maries, Idaho.
- “Improving Tucking Efficiency in the Inland Northwest” Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
- “Idaho Log Trucking Efficiency Gains” Spokane, Washington.
- “Transportation Logistics for Idaho’s Fleet, An Opportunity” St Maries, Idaho.
- “Moving Forward with Central Dispatch” Moscow, Idaho.
- “Central Dispatch, What it looks like” Deary, Idaho
- “Planning a Successful Timber Sale” Moscow, Idaho
- “Central Dispatch Pilot Project” Coeur d Alene, Idaho
- “Implementing Central Dispatch in the Inland West” Colville, Washington
- “Cost Effective Burning and Wildland Fire, New Technology and Strategic Thinking” Worley, Idaho
- “Prescribed Burning as a Land Management Tool” Moscow, Idaho
- “Effective Project Management and Job Costing” Moscow, Idaho
- “Wildfire Hazard Reduction Strategies – What are the costs?” Helena, Montana
- Erixson, J. 2017. Success of 2017. Newsletter article in “Neck of the Woods”.
- Erixson, J. 2017. A Year in Review. Newsletter article in “Neck of the Woods”.
- Erixson, J. and K. Martens. 2017, Nebraska’s Wildfire Control Act (WCA). (pp. 2 brochure). Draft WF 01-2017-02.
- Erixson, J., K. Scanlon, K. Martens and D. Marcum. 2017 Wildfire Reporting. (pp. 2 brochure). WF02-2017-06.
- Nickless, J., J. Erixson and K. Martens. 2017 Help Your Home Survive a Wildfire. (pp. 2 brochure). Draft WF02-2017-05.
- Peterson, S., J, Nickless, J. Erixson and K Martens. 2017. Nebraska’s SEAT Program. (pp. 2 brochure). Draft WF 01-2017-03.
- Sieber, L., J. Erixson and K. Martens. 2017. Nebraska’s FEPP and FFP Programs. (pp. 2 brochure). Draft WF 02-2017-04.
- Erixson, J.A. 2016. Your Rural Ash Trees at Risk. Country Lanes (1pp.periodical).
- Erixson, J. 2016. Introduction - Message from the Forester. Newsletter article in “Neck of the Woods”.
- Erixson, J. 2016. Gants for FY2017. Newsletter article in “Neck of the Woods”.
- Erixson, J. 2016. Where were you when EAB... Newsletter article in “Neck of the woods”.
- Erixson, J.A. 2016. Forest Legacy Program - Assessment of Needs for the State of Nebraska. (pp 84.) Draft under Review by USDA Forest Service
- Erixson, J., K. Martens, J. Seaton and A. Clare. 2016. Invasive Species Management here at the Horning Farm. (pp. 2 brochure). HF 01-2016-13.
- Erixson, J., K. Martens, J. Seaton and A. Clare. 2016. Nature Trails Guide. (pp. 2 brochure). HF 1-2016-10.
- Erixson, J., K. Martens, J. Seaton and A. Clare. 2016. Oak Savannas. (pp. 2 brochure). HF 01-2016-14.
- Erixson, J., K. Martens, J. Seaton and A. Clare. 2016. Birds of Know to Visit Horning Farm. (pp. 2 brochure). HF 01-2016-11.
- Erixson, J., K. Martens, J. Seaton and A. Clare. 2016. Alternative Farming Practices. (pp. 2 brochure). HF 01-2016-16.
- Erixson, J., K. Martens, J. Seaton and A. Clare. 2016. Managing Your Forest for Wildlife. (pp. 2 brochure). HF 01-2016-12.
- Erixson, J., K. Martens, J. Seaton and A. Clare. 2016. High Quality Forest Products. (pp. 2 brochure). HF 01-2016-17.
- Erixson, J., K. Martens, J. Seaton and A. Clare. 2016. Wildfire Management. (pp. 2 brochure). HF 01-2016-9.
- Erixson, J., K. Martens, J. Seaton and A. Clare. 2016. Hazelnuts Consortium. (pp. 2 brochure). HF 01-2016-15
- Josiah, S., J. Erixson and J Duplissis, 2015. Effects of Climate Change for Forestry and Fire in Nebraska. Chapter in Understanding and Assessing Climate Change: Implications for Nebraska. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
- Erixson, J., E. Femreite, and P. Robinson. 2013. Transportation logistics pilot study in the Inland Northwest. Moscow, Idaho.
- Corrao, M. V. and J. A. Erixson. 2012. Natural resource condition assessment: Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument. Natural Resource Report NPS/UCBN/NRR—2012/599. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
- Erixson, J, and D. Cogan. 2012. Vegetation inventory project: Whitman Mission National Historic Site. Natural Resource Report NPS/UCBN/NRR—2012/520. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
- Erixson, J, and D. Cogan, 2012. Vegetation inventory project report: Big Hole National Battlefield. Natural Resource Report NPS/UCBN/NRR—2012/519. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
- Erixson, J. A. and M. V. Corrao. 2012. Natural resource condition assessment: Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Natural Resource Report NPS/UCBN/NRR— 2012/602. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
- Erixson, J. A. and M. V. Corrao. 2012. Natural resource condition assessment: City of Rocks National Reserve. Natural Resource Report NPS/UCBN/NRR—2012/600. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
- Erixson, J, and D. Cogan, 2012. Vegetation inventory project report: Nez Perce National Historical Park. Natural Resource Report NPS/UCBN/NRR—2012/531. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
- Corrao, M. V. and J. A. Erixson. 2011. Natural resource condition assessment: Big Hole and Bear Paw National Battlefields of the Nez Perce National Historical Park. Natural Resource Report NPS/UCBN/NRR-2011/471. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
- Erixson, J, and D. Cogan, 2011. Vegetation inventory project report: City of Rocks National Reserve. Natural Resource Report NPS/UCBN/NRR—2011/450. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
- Erixson, J., D. Cogan, and J. Von Loh. 2011. Vegetation inventory project report, Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area. Natural Resource Report NPS/UCBN/NRR—2011/434. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
- Erixson, J. A., D. Cogan, and J. Von Loh. 2011. Vegetation inventory project: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/UCBN/NRTR—2011/419. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
- Erixson J. A., J. Bell, and D. Hinson. 2010. Natural resource condition assessment: Nez Perce National Historic Park. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/UCBN/NRTR—2010/333. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
- Bell, J., D. Cogan, J. Erixson, and J. Von Loh. 2009. Vegetation inventory project report: Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/UCBN/NRTR—2009/277. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado
- Erixson, J. A., and D. Cogan. 2009. Vegetation classification and mapping Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/UCBN/NRTR—2009/212. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
- Erixson, J.A. 2002. Kate’s Basin Burned Area Multi-Resource Management Plan. Northwest Management, Inc. Moscow, Idaho.
- Erixson, J.A. 2000. Managing Cattle Grazing in Riparian Areas. Inland Northwest Log Market Report, Volume 3, Issue 1, Moscow, Idaho.
- Erixson, J.A. 2000. Timber Cruise--- Why, When? 2000. Inland Northwest Log Market Report, Volume 3, Issue 2, Moscow, Idaho.
- Erixson, J.A. 2000. Protecting Your Property from Wildfire. Inland Northwest Log Market Report, Volume 4, Issue 1. Moscow, Idaho.
- Erixson, J.A. 1996. What is a Cruise? 1996. Northwest Management, Inc., Moscow, Idaho
- Erixson, J.A. 1993. Estimating Current Annual Production of Shrubby Vegetation in Northern Idaho. Moscow, Idaho.
- Acting State Forester, 65+ days in past 2 years. Filling role as Acting Program Lead (Fire Program) in addition to Deputy Director Duties since June 2016.
- Committee Chair, Conservation Education Coordinator. (July 28, 2016 - present).
- Committee Member, Growth Drain Committee. (January 1, 2016 - present).
- Faculty Mentor, Technology Committee. (June 1, 2015 - present).
- Faculty Advisor, Database Committee. (March 1, 2015 - present).
- Committee Member, Executive Management Team. (March 1, 2015 - present).
- Attendee, Meeting, Natural Legacy Partnership Team. (January 4, 2015 - present).
- Committee Chair, Prairie Pines Operations Supervisor Search Committee. (March 1, 2016 - June 15, 2016).
- Committee Member, Forest Products Program Leader Search Committee. (January 20, 2016 - April 30, 2016).
- Committee Member, Fire Program Lead Search Committee. (July 2, 2015 - December 15, 2015).
- Committee Member, Fire Program Lead Search Committee. (October, 2016 - Present).
- Committee Chair, Search Committee - Communication Specialist. (July 2015 – December 2015).
- Committee Chair, Search Committee NSA-ED. (May 1, 2015 - August 1, 2015).
- Committee Chair, Search Committee Chair Property Manager. (January 20, 2015 - May 26, 2015).
- Committee Member, Forest Products Specialist Search Committee. (February 1, 2015 - April 10, 2015).
- Faculty Mentor, Upward Bound Math/Engineering/Science/Technology program. (September 1, 2016 - present).
- Program Organizer, Implication on Climate Change for forestry and Fire. (August 1, 2015 - November 20, 2015).
- Committee Member, USDA Forest Service Forest Legacy Program, Western State Scoring Committee. Washington, DC. (December 13, 2016 - Present).
- Committee Member, WUI Grant Review Committee, Sunville, Oregon. (August 31, 2016 - present).
- Committee Member, NEMA IMT 3 Governance Committee, Lincoln, NE. (August 11, 2016 - present).
- Committee Member, Wildfire Advisory Group, Lincoln, NE. (June 1, 2016 - present).
- Committee Member, Invasive Species Council - Training Working Group, Lincoln, NE. (December 15, 2015 -present).
- "Forest Legacy Program 2015", US Forest Service, Federal, Administration, $20,000.00. (Role: PI)
- "Forest Legacy Program 2017", US Forest Service, Federal, Administration, $25,000.00. (Role: PI)
- USDA RREA NIFA, NEBN-38-504, Preserving, protection and enhancing Nebraska forests and trees (approved 12- 2016) ~$35,000/ yr. 2017-2022. (Role: PI)
- USDA Redesign grant “Creating a Forestry Education/Demonstration Center” 2012- 2017 - $243,370. (Role: Support/Administration and provide final deliverables).
- Nebraska Environmental Trust “Creating a Forestry Education/Demonstration Center” 2012-2017 - $246,984. (Role: Support/Administration and provide final deliverables).
- USDA RREA NIFA, NEBN-38-502 grant # 228283 ~$35,000/yr. 2011-2016. (Role: Support/Administration).
- Forest Legacy 2014 US Forest Service, Federal, Administration, $44,000.00, 2014-2019 (Role: PI)
- Restoration of Cottonwood Gallery Forest in the Missouri River Riparian Zone, 2011-2016. USDA Forest Service, Federal Redesign, $230,973. (Role: Support and provide final deliverables).
- Building Interagency Capacity in Prescribed Burning. 2011-2016. USDA Forest Service, Federal Redesign, $300,000. (Role: Support and provide final deliverables).
- Contributor/ Editor: As part of a team several grant proposals were successful.
- Addressing Public Forestry Perceptions in Nebraska via Targeted Engagement and Action (NE-TEA), FY17 USDA Landscape Scale Restoration Grant $300k (Awarded but not funded). (PI: Erixson and Josiah)
- The Nebraska Tree Pest Detection and outreach initiative FY17 USDA Landscape Scale Restoration Grant $300k (Awarded and funded). (PI: Harrell and Martens – provided editing)
- Protecting communities, life and property through firewise Nebraska campaign. FY17 USDA Landscape Scale Restoration Grant $300k (Awarded and funded). (PI: Duplissis – provided editing)
- Nebraska Forest Service Niobrara Valley wildland urban interface fuels reduction program protecting lives, woodlands and property. FY17 State Fire Assistance Wildland Urban Interface Grant. $300k (Awarded and funded). (PI: Benson – provided editing)
- Nebraska Forest Service Protecting priority lands in the wildland urban interface by connecting fuel reduction projects in the Pine Ridge of Nebraska. FY17 State Fire Assistance Wildland Urban Interface Grant. $300k (Awarded and funded). (PI: McCartney – provided editing)
- Capitalizing on State investment to insure safety in developments in northeast Nebraska’s Missouri River Bluffs – Beginning of a fuels reduction success story. FY17 State Fire Assistance Wildland Urban Interface Grant. $300k (not awarded). (PI: Rasmussen – provided editing)
- Tracking Forest Change and Fostering Forest Resilience in Southeast Nebraska, FY16 USDA Landscape Scale Restoration Grant, USDA Landscape Scale Restoration Grant $300k (Not awarded). (PI: Erixson and Josiah)
- "Conservation Roundtable," Nebraska Game and Parks, Grand Island, NE. (July 2, 2015 - Present).
- Seminar, "FLIS 1 Training" USDA Forest Service, Lincoln, NE. (September 13, 2016 - September 22, 2016).
- Seminar, "Operating within CARS and CARS reporting," USDA Forest Service, Lincoln, NE. (September 15, 2016).
- Seminar, "SMARTar Training," USDA Forest Service, Lincoln, NE. (September 15, 2016).
- Seminar, "WUI grant scoring committee training," WSFM, Lincoln, NE. (September 15, 2016).
- Workshop, "SFA - VFA NFPORS Reporting Webinar," USDA Forest Service, Lincoln, NE. (August 30, 2016).
- Workshop, "IMT Planning Workshop," NEMA, Lincoln, NE. (August 11, 2016).
- Workshop, "Nebraska Legislative Workshop on Climate Change," Nebraska Legislature, Lincoln, NE. (June 1, 2016).
- Conference Attendance, USDA Forest Service - Forest Legacy, Asheville, NC. (May 2, 2016 - May 5, 2016).
- Workshop, "UNL Intellectual Property - Startup Conference," ORED - UNL, Lincoln, NE. (March 28, 2016).
- Workshop, "The Grant Application Writer's Workshop," UNL, Lincoln, NE. (March 18, 2016).
- Workshop, "NSVFA Legislative Conference," NSVFA, Lincoln, NE. (January 17, 2016).
- Conference Attendance, "Western Forestry Leadership Coalition," WLFC, San Diego, CA. (November 19, 2015).
- Conference Attendance, "Council of Western State Foresters," CWSF, San Diego, CA. (November 17, 2015 - November 18, 2015).
- Conference Attendance, "Rally 2015- The National land conservation conference," Land Trust Alliance, Sacramento, CA. (October 8, 2015 - October 10, 2015).
- Conference Attendance, "Western Forest Legacy Mangers Meeting," USFS, Tucson, AZ. (May 21, 2015 - May 23, 2015).
- Workshop, "File Maker Pro 13," The Support Group, Boston, MA. (April 7, 2015 - April 9, 2015).
Other Skills, Special Training, & Qualifications:
- Forest pathology
- Forest inventory
- Wildland fire fighting
- Forest products marketing
- Fire behavior
- Engine and pump operation
- Helicopter safety
- Vegetation identification and analysis