CORVALLIS - Richard Recker, director of the Sustainable Forestry Partnership in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University, has been named recipient of a 1998 "Founders of a New Northwest" award from the Northwest Regional Council of the President's Council on Sustainable Development.

Recker has contributed to the scholarship and application of sustainable forestry principles in Oregon and elsewhere, officials said.

The awards recognize people who have helped build a strong economy, communities and ecological systems.

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