Larry Mason serves as the Project Coordinator for the Rural Technology Initiative (RTI), www.ruraltech.org. In 2000, RTI was established by the United States Congress as a partnership between the University of Washington (UW) and Washington State University (WSU) to aid in transfer of technology for managing forests for increased forest products and environmental values in support of rural forest-resource based communities. In 2002, RTI was selected to receive the National Non-Industrial Private Forest Education Award from the National Association of Professional Forestry Schools and Colleges (NAPFSC) and the National Woodland Owners Association (NWOA). Larry Mason has worked more than 30 years in the Washington forest industry. He has a B.S. in Forest Management and an M.S. in Silviculture from the University of Washington.