Calvin B. Stott
(1901 – 1991)
Inducted September 27, 1985
In recognition of a lifetime of pioneering service to Wisconsin forests through his system of Continuous Forest Inventory (CFI) As a Federal forester working cooperatively with the State Forester and numerous major Wisconsin forestland owners, Cal emphasized wise management and sound silvicultural controlled by CFI. His vision, understanding, technical competence and dedication helped managers utilize CFI as a tool to control the forest for its full potential of current and future benefits.
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Cal Stott began his association with forestry in Wisconsin in 1934. He received a forestry degree from the Penn State Forestry School at Mont Alto and from Yale University. As he puts it, he has been “crust,” a dirt forester ever since. He spent his formal career in the U.S. Forest Service, first on the Bighorn and then on the Chippewa and Superior National Forests before going to Milwaukee.
In Milwaukee, he helped owners of large forestlands in the region practice sound forest management by adapting existing techniques and refining others to develop the system known as Continuous Forest Inventory – CFI.
Cal emphasized wise management and sound silviculture controlled by CFI. Dozens of foresters from many organizations worked under Cal’s guidance in Milwaukee, on organization lands and in the several Milwaukee area woods, most notably Stone’s Woods with its 34 years of annual remeasurement, to develop complete inventory plans, learn the precise techniques required in the work, and understand the need for quality control in all phases of forest inventory.
He managed to write and publish several articles on CFI, on methods of increasing production of critical lumber grades and on timber cruising. He wrote and published 142 issues of the monthly newsletter, “Forest Control by Continuous Inventory.” In his spare time he collected and mounted 2,399 different plant specimens.
In recognition of his contributions over the years, he received numerous honors including the Wisconsin-Michigan Timber Producers Association Award of Merit, the first person outside the industry so honored.