Lyle Almond received his Master’s Degree in Silviculture and Forest Protection from the University of Washington, College of Forest Resources. Funding support for his initial research investigation on the relationship between red alder canopy density and spruce weevil damage was provided by a grant from UW/ONRC.
His current research efforts include establishing mixtures of red alder and Sitka spruce at various densities and proportions to compare the performance of mixed yields with monocultures. Another mixture experiment at the Quinault Indian Nation is underway to study the competitive interactions between spruce and western hemlock as a means to manage spruce weevil infestation.
He currently works for Washington DNR/Olympic Region and lives in the
Hoh Valley surrounded by a lush Sitka spruce and red alder forest community.