Graduate student, Austin Himes, is completing a master’s degree at the University of Washington School of Environmental and Forest Sciences. His scientific interests focus on methods to increase the productivity and sustainability of forest systems. He would like to develop management techniques that promote the triple bottom line of community, economy, and environment, particularly in rural, natural resource dependent communities.

His work for NARA investigates how biomass removal affects soil nutrient levels and how to restore nutrient depleted soils.

Austin is a member and officer of Xi Sigma Pi, the National Forestry Honors Society Alpha Chapter at the University of Washington. He obtained bachelor’s degrees in environmental science and English literature from the University of Oregon.
Supervisor: Rob Harrison