Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area Personnel

Contact our administration personnel with questions about Whittell or if you'd like to contribute to furthering the vision for the forest's future.

Forest administration

Please contact Hunter Noble for inquiries on forest access, tours, key checkouts and general questions. Contact Sarah Bisbing for information on research development, grants, forest administration and fundraising.

Forest Admins
Sarah Bisbing
Sarah Bisbing
Assistant Professor, Natural Resources & Environmental Science; Director, Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area
775-784-4034
FA 218a
5186
Forest Admins forest management, prescribed fire, outreach, education, stakeholder engagement, applied forest research, pyrosilviculture, disturbance regime guided silviculture
Hunter Noble
Hunter Noble
Whittell Forest Manager He, Him, His
5186 forest management, prescribed fire, outreach, education, stakeholder engagement, applied forest research, pyrosilviculture, disturbance regime guided silviculture

Research & Innovation leadership

R&I leadership
Mridul Gautam
Mridul Gautam
Vice President for Research and Innovation
(775) 327-2363
RH 201
5187
R&I leadership
Ahmad M. Itani
Ahmad M. Itani
Foundation Professor and Associate Vice President for Research
(775) 327-2363
RH 201
5187

Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area Advisory Committee

Advisory committee members, roles and terms
Committee member Role End of term
Sarah Bisbing, Ph.D. Chair, Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area Advisory Committee, University of Nevada, Reno 2023
Hunter Noble Secretary, Whittell Forest & Wildlife Area Advisory Committee, University of Nevada, Reno 2023
John Christopherson Deputy Administrator, Nevada Division of Forestry 2022
Pat King, Ph.D. Community member 2022
Anna Belle Monti Fuels Forester, USDA 2022
Chris Pritsos, Ph.D. Director, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Nevada, Reno 2022
Vic Redding Vice President, Administration and Finance, University of Nevada, Reno 2022
Vacant Community member

Committee information

The committee is charged with making recommendations concerning the academic mission, supervision, management and control of the forest.