|The friends and colleagues
of Roe S. Sandy Cochran created the Sandy Cochran
Memorial Fund in memory of Roe S. "Sandy" Cochran,
Area Forest Resources Specialist of the Pennsylvania State University,
School of Forest Resources, in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, 1966 through
mission of the Fund is to memorialize the achievements of
Sandy Cochran by helping others work to achieve his visions.
As an Extension Specialist, Sandy promoted the best for Allegheny
Hardwood forests and the people who work with them. Sandy
helped found the Kane Area Loggers and Sawmillers Safety Committee,
and the Northeast Petroleum - Forest Cooperative. He promoted
cooperative short courses that provided managers with up-to-date
research results. He helped found the Allegheny Hardwood Utilization
Group, a 14-county industrial association concerned with promoting
the wood products industry and Allegheny Hardwood forests.
The counties of the Northern Allegheny Region served by the
Sandy Cochran Memorial fund are Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield,
Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean,
Mercer, Potter, Venango and Warren in Pennsylvania and Allegany,
Cattaraugus, and Chatauqua in New York.
Administration of the Fund
The funds of the Sandy Cochran Memorial Fund are administered
by the ESF College Foundation, Inc, affiliated with the State
University of New York College of Environmental Science and
Forestry (SUNY CESF). Disbursements from the Sandy Cochran
Memorial Fund are made through the Chair of the Faculty of
Forestry at SUNY CESF in consultation with the Sandy Cochran
Memorial Fund Committee, which meets yearly.
There are eight members of the Sandy Cochran Memorial Fund
Committee, each designated by a group or institution. Institutions
designating members are: the Cochran family; the Allegheny
Hardwood Utilization Group; the Plateau Chapter, the Northern
Hardwood Chapter, and the Western New York Chapter of the
Society of American Foresters; the Kane Area Loggers and Sawmillers
Safety Committee; the USDA Forest Service Northeastern Forest
Experiment Station; and Penn State Cooperative Extension.
Currently, the Fund Committee works under the umbrella of
the Roach-Bauer Forestry Forum, a group that Sandy also helped
to create. This Fund Committee has developed application forms
and procedures and this web site. We publicize fund availability
and conduct fund-raising for the Fund. We meet annually in
July to recommend recipients of fund income to the Chair of
the Forestry Faculty, SUNY CESF.