• B.S. Oregon State University—General Science

  • M.S. Oregon State University—Zoology, 1966:  Life histories and ecology of Phenacomys albipes, Phenacomys longicaudus, Phenacomys silvicola. 221 pp.

Selected Research Projects:

  • Bats of Oregon

  • Tiger beetles of Oregon

  • Ecoparasites of Oregon mammals

    • New ectoparasites found during my studies:

      • Kim, K.C. & Emerson, K.C. 1974. Latagophthirus rauschi, new genus and new species (Anoplura:  Echinophthiriidae) from the River Otter (Carnivora: Mustelidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 11:442-446.

      • Fain, A. and J. O. Whitaker, Jr. 1975. Two new species of Myobiidae from North American Mammals (Acarina). Bulletin et Annules de la Societe Royale d' Entomologie de Belgique, 111:57-65. [Eadiea scapanus and Radfordia arborimus]

      • Robert E. Lewis and Chris Maser. 1978. Phalacropsylla oregonensis sp. n., with a Key to the Species of Phalacropsylla Rothschild 1915 (Siphonaptera:  Hystrichopsyllidae). Journal of Parasitology, 64(1):147-150.

      • Fain, A. and J. O. Whitaker, Jr. 1978. Two new myobiid mites from western North America (Acari:  Mobiidae). Journal of Parasitology, 64:895-899. [Aacanthopthirius oregonensis and Amorphacarus soricis]

      • Fain, A. and J. O. Whitaker, Jr. 1978. Notes on two phoretic hypopi (Acarina:  Glycyphagidae) on mammals, including a description of Dermacarus spermophilus sp. n. Journal of Parasitology, 64:512-514.

      • Fain, A., J. O. Whitaker, Jr., and F. S. Lukoschus. 1978. Quasilistrophorus microticolus gen. n. et sp. n. (Acari:  Listrophoridae) from North American microtine rodents. Journal of Parasitology, 64 (6):1097-1099.

      • Fain, A. and J. O. Whitaker, Jr. 1980. Geomylichus perognathi sp. n. (Acari:  Listrophoridae) from Perognathus spp. in the United States. Journal of Parasitology, 66:839-840.

      • F.S. Lukoschus, J.S.H. Klompen, and J.O. Whitaker, Jr. 1980. Eadiea neurotrichus, n. sp. (Prostigmata:  Myobiidae) from Neurotricus gibbsii (Insectivora:  Talpidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 17(6):498-501.

      • William J. Wrenn and Chris Maser. 1981. Aplodontophila, a New Genus of Chiggers (Acari:  Trombiculidae) from the Northwestern United States. Journal of Medical Entomology,18(5):395-400.

      • Wrenn, W. J. 1983. A new species of Euschoengastia (Acari: Trombiculidae) from the mountain beaver in Oregon. Journal of Medical Entomology, 20: 203-206. [Euschoengastia maseri]

      • Elsen, P. and J. O. Whitaker, Jr. 1985. Sertitympanum, a new genus of Ameroseiidae (Acarina, Mesostigmata) taken from rodents in the United States, including descriptions of three new species in the genus. Acarologia, 26:117-122. [ Sertitympanum contiguum and Sertitympanum exarmatum]

      • Krantz, G. W. and J. 0. Whitaker, Jr. 1988. Mites of the genus Macrocheles (Acari: Macrochelidae) associated with small mammals in North America. Acarologia, 29:225-259. [Macrocheles maseri and Macrocheles polystichus]

      • F.S. Lukoschus, K.M.T. Giesen, J.O. Whitaker, Jr., and W.W. Cudmore. 1988. Protomyobia (Acari:  Myobiidae) species groups and the brevisetyosa complex of mites on North American shrews (Mammalia: Soricidae). Journal of Medical Entomology, 25: 523-540. [Protomyobia atophyracis and Protomyobia quasionoi]

      • Thomas Hagele, Bruce Kaufman, John O. Whitaker Jr.& Hans Klompen. 2005. The genus Euryparasitus in North America (Mesostigmata:  Euryparasitidae). Zootaxa, 1036:1-20. (Euryparasitus maseri Whitaker & Klompen n. sp. This species is named in honor of Chris Maser, who collected many of the mites in this study.)

  • Endoparasites of Oregon mammals

    • New endoparasites found during my studies:

      • Rausch, R.L., V.R. Rausch. 1973. Capillaria maseri sp.n. (Nematoda) from insectivores (Soricidae and Talpidae) in Oregon. Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington, 40(1):107-112.

      • Robert L. Rausch and Chris Maser. 1977. Monoecocestus thomasi sp. n. (Cestoda:  Anoplocephalidae) from the Northern Flying Squirrel, Glaucomys sabrinus (Shaw), in Oregon. Journal of Parasitology, 63(5):793-799.

      • R.L. Rausch and V.R. Rausch. 1983. Maseria vespertilionis n.g., n.sp. (Dorylaimina:  Muspiceidae), a Nematode from Nearctic Bats (Vespertilionidae). Annales de Parasitologie Humaine et Comparee (Paris), 58(4):361-376.

      • Gardner, S. L. 1985. Helminth parasites of Thomomys bulbivorus (Richardson) (Rodentia: Geomyidae), with the description of a new species of Hymenolepis (Cestoda). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 63:1463-1469.

      • Frantiek Tenora, András Gubányi, and Éva Murai. 1999. Paranoplocephala maseri n. sp. (Cestoda, Anoplocephalidae), a parasite of sagebrush voles Lemmiscus curtatus (Rodentia) in the USA. Systematic Parasitology, 42(2):153-158.

      • "Tricholinstowia maseri n.sp. from Scapanus orarius in Oregon, USA is characterized by the greater number of cuticular ridges on the synlophe, the form of the point of the spicules and the shape and arrangement of the bursal rays. The variation in 3 morphological characters (spicules, dorsal ray and synlophe) with the 7 species of Tricholinstowia is discussed in relation to their zoogeographical distribution."—Heligmosome nematodes, parasites of insectivores (Talpidae) from the holarctic region. http://www.shocai.com

      • Robert L. Rausch. 2003. Taenia pencei sp. n. from the Ringtail, Bassariscus astutus (Carnivora:  Procyonidea), in Texas, U.S.A. Comparative Parasitology, 70(1):1-10. [A new "metacestode" of Taenia pencei is described from a deer mouse that I caught during my ecological survey of the Oregon Coast in the early 1970s.]

  • Food habits and behavior of Pacific shrews (Sorex pacificus)

  • Food habits, reproduction, and endoparasites of Oregon cougars (Felis concolor)

  • Interactions among small mammals, mycorrhizal fungi, and temperate coniferous forests

  • Natural history and ecology of the red tree vole (Arborimus longicaudus)

  • Natural history and ecology of the sagebrush vole (Lagurus curtatus)

  • Natural history and ecology of the coast tiger beetle (Cicindela bellissima)

  • Vertebrate Zoologist, Yale University Prehistoric Expedition to Nubia, Egypt (1963-1964)

    • Gregory J. Watkins-Colwell, Alex Dornburg, Dror Hawlena, and Jon A. Moore. The Amphibians and Reptiles of the 1962-1965 Yale University Prehistoric Expedition to Nubia. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, 51(2010):179-197. (This article discusses the amphibians and reptiles I collected during the expedition.)

  • Mammalogist in Nepal to study tick-borne diseases for the U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit #3, Cairo, Egypt (through the American University of Beirut, Lebanon (1966-1967)

    • Robert E. Lewis. 1971. A New Genus [Smitipsylla] and Species [maseri] of Flea from the Lesser Giant Flying Squirrel in Nepal (Siphonaptera:  Ceratophyllidae). The Journal of Parasitology 57(6):1354-1361.

  • Principal Investigator, Oregon Coast Ecological Survey, Puget Sound Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA (1970-1973)

  • Principal Investigator, vertebrate survey of 5.2 million acres in the shrub-steppe of southeastern Oregon (1974-1979)

  • Co-Principal Investigator for the USDI Bureau of Land Management/USDA Forest Service Research Project:  Importance of Large, Rotten Logs in Unmanaged, Old-growth Forests and the Implications to Managed Forests (1981-1983)

  • Co-Principal Investigator for the USDI Bureau of Land Management/USDA Forest Service Research Project:  Importance of Large, Rotten Logs in Second-growth Forests and the Implications to Managed Forests (1984-1987) top

Consultant and Facilitator:

  • Assessment of ecosystem health based on biophysical principles

  • Forest ecology

  • The ecology of wood in streams, rivers, and estuaries

  • Wildlife ecology

  • Sustainable forestry practices

  • Sustainable community development

  • Assessment of human-resource relationships (social-environmental sustainability)

  • Creating shared visions and framing vision statements

  • Resolving environmental conflicts top

Selected Clients:

  • Green Perspective Foundation, Slovakia

  • Federal Forest Service, Slovakia

  • Klahoose First Nation, British Columbia, Canada

  • Warm Springs Confederated Tribes, Oregon

  • Forestry Research Institute, Malaysia

  • Showa-Seitoku Memorial Foundation, Japan

  • Association of Shinto Shrines, Japan

  • Fort Liard First Nation, Northwest Territories, Canada

  • Carrier Sekani First Nation, British Columbia, Canada

  • U.S. Forest Service

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

  • U.S. National Park Service

  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

  • San Lorenzo Water District, Boulder Creek, CA

  • Natural Resources Defense Council

  • Hoopa Valley Tribe, California

  • Yurok Tribe, California

  • Western Environmental Law Center

  • City of Lakeview, southcentral OR top

  • If you wish, you can see an expanded list of my clients

Countries in which I have lived, worked, consulted, and/or lectured:

  • Austria • Canada • Chile • Egypt • France • Germany • Japan • Malaysia • Mexico • Nepal • Slovakia • South Africa • Switzerland • United States.

Settings in which I have worked:

  • Alpine • agricultural • coastal • riverine • marsh • desert • forest • valley grassland • shrub steppe • subarctic. top


  • Ecosystem health based on biophysical principles • human-resource relationships (social-environmental sustainability)


  • Writing • copyediting • public speaking • radio • television • technology transfer

Foreign Language:

  • Reasonably fluent in German

Selected Facilitations:

  • The creation of shared visions and vision statements • resolution of environmental conflicts • sustainable community development • human-resource relationships (social-environmental sustainability)

Selected Workshops:

  • Forest ecology • sustainable forestry • sustainable community development • human working relationships • human-resource relationships (social-environmental sustainability) • creating a shared vision • resolving environmental conflict • the principles of leadership • how ecosystems function and how we humans affect them • the ecology of wood in streams, rivers, estuaries, and oceans top

Total publications over 300, including the following books:

  • Natural History Of Oregon Coast Mammals. 1981. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-133, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Portland, OR. 496 pp. (Senior author and editor, with Bruce R. Mate, Jerry F. Franklin, and C.T. Dyrness)

  • The Relationship Of Terrestrial Vertebrates To Plant Communities And Structural Conditions. 1984. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-172, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Portland, OR. 262 pp. (Senior author and technical editor, with Jack Ward Thomas and Ralph G. Anderson)

  • From The Forest To The Sea: A Story Of Fallen Trees. 1988. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-229, Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station, Portland, OR. 153 pp. (Senior author and technical editor, with Robert F. Tarrant, James M. Trappe, and Jerry F. Franklin)

  • The Redesigned Forest. 1988. R.&E. Miles Publishers, San Pedro, CA. 234 pp.

  • Fleas of the Pacific Northwest. 1988. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR. 296 pp. (Junior author with Robert E. Lewis and Joanne H. Lewis.)

  • Forest Primeval: The Natural History Of An Ancient Forest. 1989. Sierra Club Books, San Francisco, CA. 282 pp. (Cited in School Library Journal as best science and technical book of 1989)

  • Global Imperative: Harmonizing Culture And Nature. 1992. Stillpoint Publishing, Walpole, NH. 267 pp.

  • Sustainable Forestry: Philosophy, Science, and Economics. 1994. St. Lucie Press, Delray Beach, FL. 373 pp.

  • From The Forest To The Sea: The Ecology Of Wood In Streams, Rivers, Estuaries, And Oceans. 1994. St. Lucie Press, Delray Beach, FL. 200 pp. (Senior author with James R. Sedell)

  • Resolving Environmental Conflict: Toward Sustainable Community Development. 1996. St. Lucie Press, Delray Beach, FL. 200 pp.

  • Sustainable Community Development: Principles and Concepts. 1997. St. Lucie Press, Delray Beach, FL. 257 pp.

  • Setting The Stage For Sustainability: A Citizen's Handbook. 1998. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL. 275 pp. (Senior author with Russ Beaton and Kevin Smith)

  • Vision And Leadership In Sustainable Development. 1998. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL. 235 pp.

  • Mammals Of The Pacific Northwest: From The Coast To The High Cascade Mountains. 1998. Oregon State University Press, Corvallis, OR. 406 pp.

  • Ecological Diversity In Sustainable Development: The Vital And Forgotten Dimension. 1999. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL. 402 pp.

  • Reuniting Economy And Ecology In Sustainable Development. 1999. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL. 108 pp. (Junior author with Russ Beaton)

  • Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development. 2000. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL. 203 pp. (Junior author with Jane Silberstein)

  • Forest Certification In Sustainable Development: Healing The Landscape. 2000. Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL. 235 pp. (Senior author with Walter Smith)

  • Of Paradoxes and Metaphors: Understanding Some of Life's Lessons. 2003. Woven Strings Publishing, Amarillo, TX. 235 pp.

  • The Perpetual Consequences of Fear and Violence: Rethinking the Future. 2004. Maisonneuve Press, Washington, D.C. 373 pp.

  • Evaluating Sustainable Development: Giving People a Voice in Their Destiny. 2004. Stylus Publishing, LLC, Sterling, VA. 192 pp. (Junior author with Okechukwu Ukaga.)

  • Of Ditches And Ponds: A Journey Through The Metaphors Of Childhood And Maturity 2004. Woven Strings Publishing, Amarillo, TX. 184 pp.

  • The World Is In My Garden: A Journey of Consciousness. 2005. White Cloud Press, Ashland, OR. 303 pp. (Senior author with Zane Maser.)

  • Our Forest Legacy: Today's Decisions, Tomorrow's Consequences. 2005. Maisonneuve Press, Washington, D.C. 255 pp

  • Teaching Kids to Change The World: Lessons to Inspire Social Responsibility for Grades 6 - 12. 2008. Search Institute, Minneapolis, MN. 102 pp. (Junior author with Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner, in press).

  • Trees, Truffles, and Beasts: How Forests Function. 2008. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ. 288 pp. (Senior author with Andrew W. Claridge and James M. Trappe.)

  • Earth In Our Care: Ecology, Economy, and Sustainability. 2009. Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ. 304 pp.

  • Social-Environmental Planning: The Design Interface Between Everyforest and Everycity. 2009. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 321 pp.

  • Sustainable Development: Principles, Frameworks, And Case Studies. 2010. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 216 pp. (Second editor and contributing author with Okechukwu Ukaga and Michael Reichenbach.)

  • Resolving Environmental Conflicts. Second Edition. 2011. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 241 pp. (Senior author with Carol Pollio.)

  • Economics and Ecology: United for a Sustainable World. 2012. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 191 pp. (Junior author with Russ Beaton.)

  • Decision Making For A Sustainable Environment: A Systemic Approach. 2013. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 304 pp. (Senior author, with a chapter by Jessica K. La Porte.)

  • Life, the Wonder of It All. 2013. Global Forest Society, Banff, Alberta, Canada. 370 pp. (Senior author with Reese Halter.)

  • Land-Use Planning for Sustainable Development, Second Edition. 2014. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 296 pp. (Junior author with Jane Silberstein.)

  • Interactions of Land, Ocean and Humans: A Global Perspective. 2014. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 308 pp.

  • The Natural History of a Mountain Meadow and Its Cirque. 2015. Luminare Press, Eugene, OR. 425 pp.

  • Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: An Introduction. 2017. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 418 pp. (Cameron La Follette and Chris Maser.)

  • Resolving Environmental Conflits: Principles and Concepts. Third Edition. 2019. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 234 pp. (Chris Maser and Lynette de Silva.)

  • The Marys River of My Youth: The Natural History of Its Seen and Unseen Life. 2019. Luminare Press, Eugene, OR. 514 pp.

  • Sustainability and the Rights of Nature: In Practice. 2019. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 418 pp. (Cameron La Follette and Chris Maser, Editors.) This book has been selected for the 2021 "Choice Outstanding Award."

  • Community Vision and Leadership in Practice: A Sustainable Approach. 2024. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. 161 pp. (Chris Maser and Holly V. Campbell)

  • The Natural History of a Canyon and Its Surrounding Sagebrush Steppe. 2004. Luminare Press, Eugene, OR. 499 pp. (Chris Maser and Zane Maser)

    If you wish, you can see my entire BIBLIOGRAPHY, as well as some of the libraries that have my books in the U.S. and CANADA and INTERNATIONALLY


  • March—Provincial Museum Lecture Series, Victoria, B.C., Canada. Ancient forests-priceless treasure. (Keynote)

  • August—U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, NM. Conservation biology:  the manager's ethical dilemma. (Keynote)


  • March—Ministry of Natural Resources of the Ontario Provincial Government, Toronto, Canada. Ecological processes, people, governments, and sustainable forestry. (Keynote)

  • Sept.—Lane County Medical Association, Eugene, OR. The politics of being human. (Keynote)


  • Feb.—California Forest Soils Council, Sacramento, CA. The role of large, woody debris in maintaining the health of forest soils.

  • Sept.—National Writers Conference, Taos, NM. It's not so much what we say but how we say it that makes the difference.


  • April—Yale University Student Chapter of the Society of American Foresters, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Ecological sustainability of old-growth forest-soil processes.

  • May—International Conference on Science and the Management of Protected Areas. Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada. How do we manage protected areas within our dynamic, cultural landscape? (Keynote)

  • Oct.—Annual Conference of the Environmental Education Association of Oregon, Portland, OR. Patterns across the landscape and the survival of society. (Keynote)


  • March—Congressional Research Service Seminar on Multiple Use and Sustained Yield:  Changing Philosophies for Federal Land Management. Library of Congress, Wash., D.C. Do we owe anything to the future? (Visionary Speaker)

  • June—State Forest Service in Cergov, Slovakia. Comparative function of native mixed forests and single species conifer plantations.

  • Oct.—Future Frontiers Synergy Conference, Tokyo, Japan. Global Imperative:  harmonizing culture and Nature.


  • March—National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association, Sacramento, CA. Thinking beyond the individual. (Banquet speech)

  • April—University of Oregon, Department of Planning, Public Policy, and Management, Eugene, OR. The nature of sustainability.

  • August—Town meeting, Sumita, Japan. The workings of a conifer forest above and below ground. top


  • Jan.—College of New Caledonia, Prince George, B.C., Canada. Canadian Forest Practices Code And Human Values.

  • Oct.—Malaysian Institute of Maritime Affairs, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Ecology Of Wood In Estuaries And Oceans.


  • Nov.—Second Annual Robert D. Clark Lecture in the Humanities, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. Sustainability In Terms Of Community Development. top
  • Sept.—Oregon Planning Institute, Eugene, OR. The Role of Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Community Development. (Keynote)
  • May—Sustainable Rural Planning, Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada. Taking the Next Step toward Sustainability. (Keynote)

  • June—National Commission on Science for Sustainable Forestry, Portland, OR. Biodiversity and the "Green" Certification of Forest Products.
  • May—Oregon Sustainability Forum, Portland, OR. The Human Dimensions of Conflict.

  • June—Securing the Rights and Future of the World's Children, Toronto, Canada. The Passive Violence with which We Afflict Children.


  • Sept.--Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture, Tacoma, WA. The Design Interface Between Everyforest and Everycity.

  • Oct.-- The Philosophy of Silviculture/Science Symposium, Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Seeing the Universe In a Forest.


  • Feb.-- Umpqua Watersheds 15th Annual Banquet, Winston, OR. Our Forest, Our Legacy (Keynote)

  • May.--Third Urban Forest Symposium, Seattle, WA. Connecting Trees to the Community (Keynote)


  • November-- Green Building Convention, Cape Town, South Africa. The Inviolable Rules of Decision-Making, which Determine Irreversible Consequences or Outcomes. top

  • If you wish, you can see a more complete, up-to-date list of my SPEECHES

Technical Reviewer For:
  • Journal of Entomology • Field Museum of Natural History • Northwest Science • USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Forest and Range Experiment Station • Canadian Field-Naturalist • Murrelet • Auk • Journal of Mammalogy • Wildlife Society Bulletin • Canadian Journal of Zoology • Canadian Ministry of Environment • Congress of the United States: Office of Technology Assessment • Western Journal of Applied Forestry • Oregon State University Press • Journal of Forest Ecology and Management • CRC/Lewis Publishers • Southwestern Naturalist • Journal of Wildlife Management • Natural Areas Journal • Canadian Journal of Forest Research • American Midland Naturalist • Ecological Society of America • Society & Natural Resources, Sociological Inquiry • Journal of Sustainable Forestry • University of Arizona, Tucson
Selected Positions Held and Activities:
  • Associate Curator of Mammals, Puget Sound Museum of Natural History, University of Puget Sound

  • Participated in a physiological study of small mammals, Arctic Research Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

  • Adjunct Professor, Eastern Oregon State College, La Grande, OR

  • Western and Eastern Oregon Research Committees, USDI Bureau of Land Management

  • Technical Advisor to Washington Park Zoo, Portland, OR

  • Chairman, National Advisory Committee for National Science Foundation Grant given to the H. J. Andrews Experimental Forest, Experimental Ecological Reserve

  • Advisory Committee USDA Forest Service "Forest Inventory and Analysis Group"

  • Board of Trustees, Pacific Northwest Natural History Foundation

  • Wildlife/Agriculture Special Committee, Office of Technology Assessment, Congress of the United States

  • Written Testimony to the United States Congress on Sustainable Forestry and Spotted Owls

  • Testified before Government Tribunal, Toronto, Canada, on Forestry Practices in the Province of Ontario

  • Environmental Issues Advisory Committee, Benton County, OR

  • Testified before Canadian House of Commons, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Forestry Practices

  • Expert Witness for environmental cases in both US and Canadian courts of law

  • Federal Livestock Grazing Fee Incentive Program Advisory Committee to the US Department of the Interior and the US Department of Agriculture

  • International Advisory Committee, Seven Sisters Ventures, Inc., White Rock, B.C., Canada

  • Citizen Advisory Committee to Pope and Talbot (pulp mill), Halsey, OR

  • Scientific and Technical Advisory Board, Silva Forest Foundation, Slocan Park, B.C., Canada
  • Scientific Advisory Board for Colorado's Ocean Journey Aquatic Life Park, Denver, CO

  • Scientific and Technical Advisory Board VLK Forest Protection Foundation, Tulcik, Slovakia

  • Editor for book series on "Sustainable Community Development" for CRC Press/Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL

  • Technical Standards Committee for the Forest Stewardship Council-US

  • Research Associated, Indiana State University Center for North American Bat Research and Conservation
  • Editor for book series on "Social-Environmental Sustainability" for CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group Publishers, Boca Raton, FL

  • Over 50 national radio interviews about such topics as:  sustainable community development, urban sprawl, biodiversity, sustainable forestry, conflict resolution, ecosystem health, and what society needs to do to be sustainable in the next millennium. top


  • American Society of Mammalogists • American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists • Northwest Natural History Society • Society of Range Management


  • North American Truffling Society • Northwest Scientific Association • Oregon Entomological Society • Society of American Foresters • The Wildlife Society


  • Who's Who in the West • American Men and Women of Science • Contemporary Authors • International Authors and Writers Who's Who


  • Sigma Xi Research Honorary

  • Special Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance, US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (twice)

  • Bob Smith Award, USDI Bureau of Land Management Wildlife Biologist peer award

  • Certificate of Merit, USDA Forest Service (twice)

  • Joint USDA Forest Service/USDI Bureau of Land Management Special Achievement Award for:  " . . . an outstanding contribution in preparing the technical reference, Natural History of Oregon Coast Mammals, USDA Forest Service General Technical Report PNW-133, as an aid in natural resource planning and management."

  • Oregon Wildlife Society Award

  • North American Truffling Society Award

  • Selected USDI Bureau of Land Management (Oregon State) Professional Employee of the Year

  • Certificate of Merit, Portland, Oregon, Federal Executive Board

  • Superior Service Honor Award, United States Department of the Interior

  • Meritorious Service Award, Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology

  • 2000 Founder of a New Northwest Award:  "In recognition of your innovative work to build a sustainable economy in the Northwest. For refusing to sacrifice the good of the land for the good of the people or the good of the people for the good of the land—finding a new path that honors both. For giving of yourself to a vision of the human community working together—able to think beyond itself to embrace the entire biological community from one generation to many."

  • Lakeview Federal Sustained Yield Unit Working Group would like to express its deep appreciation to Chris Maser and present him with "The Pooperoonies Award," March 9, 2001.

  • Chris, step by step we (WOLF Forest Protection Movement) are buying the forestland in Cergov Mountains. Maybe you are remembering the coal mile, on which you were sleeping one or two nights during your trip in Slovakia. This place was near the ridge and above fir-beech forest. This place—together 2 hectares—we have bought year before. Since you visited us, this coal mile we call Maser's mile. With warm wishes, Dása Lukácová

  • Dear Chris Maser: I am pleased to inform you that you have received a tree in the Wolf Private Nature Reserve, as a gift. The tree will never by logged and will remain on its place. It is the gift from Miroslav Tomás (on 20 October 2016).

    By buying trees in this reserve, people contribute to a collection for the extension of this strictly protected nature reserve in the Cergov Mountains in eastern Slovakia. The Wolf Reserve is situated below Valká Javorina hill near the village Olejníkov in the Savinov District, Slovakia. For the Forests: Dása Lukácová


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