Dr. Brooks has been a member of the University of Idaho Extension since 1991. In 2010, he became the Extension Forestry Specialist based on the Moscow campus. He leads the Extension and Outreach efforts across the state of Idaho and is the Forestry Topic Team Leader. He manages several College of Agriculture and College of Natural Resources budgets, including the Idaho RREA budget. His extension efforts has garnered him several awards to include the Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals Gold Award for Career Leadership in UI’s Strengthening Forest Stewardship Skills. Dr. Brooks works with all Extension Forestry stakeholders, including family forest owners, loggers, and natural resource professionals. He teaches at and oversees the Idaho Pro Logger certification efforts headed by the Idaho Association of Logging Contractors.