Forest-to-Faucet Partnership: University of Massachusetts Amherst/U.S. Forest Service

William VanDorenWilliam R. VanDoren


William R. VanDoren is an M.S. candidate in Forest Resources at the UMassAmherst Department of Ecological Conservation. He earned a B.S. in Forestry from UMass in 2003, and worked since then as a procurement forester for a sawmill in western Massachusetts. He is licensed to practice forestry in both Massachusetts and Connecticut. Bill has been an advocate of forestry and timber harvesting, and currently volunteers as the vice-chair of the Yankee Division of the Society of American Foresters, and is on the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Forest Landowners Association. He has a strong interest in private woodland owner characteristics, hydrology, GIS, and resource economics. His current work as a Research Fellow with the Manomet Institute combines those interests, where he is assisting in a project developing a pilot framework for payment for watershed ecosystem services. This work has been in the Crooked River watershed, which is the primary tributary to Sebago Lake and the drinking water supply for Portland (Maine).