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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 1991.

The 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.

  The Sandy Cochran Memorial Fund
c/o Forestry Sciences Laboratory
P.O. Box 267, Irvine, PA 16329