Eric P. Rasmussen was educated at Paul Smith’s College and graduated from the New York State College of Forestry in Syracuse with a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry. Eric was a forester with the United States Forest Service on the Siuslaw National Forest in Oregon and was the proprietor of Lange’s Groveside, a family-run resort in the Catskill Mountains. Eric owned and managed the Siuslaw Tree Farm for forty-four years before donating the property to the Agroforestry Resource Center of Cornell Cooperative Extension. Eric remains active in the management of the property, which is now a NYC Department of Environmental Protection Model Forest. Eric has served on the Board of Directors of the Greene County Soil and Water Conservation District since 1980 and is presently the Chairman of the Board. Eric is a Greene County delegate to the Hudson Mohawk Resource Conservation and Development Council. He is a member of the New York Forest Owners Association and the Society of American Foresters.