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Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: (608) 231-9200
Fax: (608) 231-9592
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Douglas Clawson
Douglas Clawson

Douglas Clawson, S

Communications & Science Delivery
Unit: FPL-OC
Assistant Director, Communication & Science Delivery
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI
United States
53726

Phone: 608-231-9325
dsclawson@fs.fed.us

Professional Experience

  • FPL Assistant Director, Communications and Science Delivery, Forest Service 2013 - Current Direct the Forest Products Laboratory’s (FPL) communications efforts as one of four assistant directors at Forest Service’s only national research and development facility, continuing a career of top-level, proven leadership. Sit on the Joint Leadership Team (JET) of the Forest Products Laboratory and Northern Research Station. This team is responsible for overall governance of the two facilities and its 600-or-so employees. Upon assignment, after 25-plus years as a private-sector journalist, drastically expanded the communication and science delivery program components for the FPL, including an accelerated external communications program. Outcomes include the FPL, Research and Development, and the Forest Service being featured positively and prominently in the regional, national and international press, advancing its conservation leadership role. Initiate, prepare and coordinate responses and outreach to sensitive and complex inquiries from the agency, members of Congress, and a wide variety of external constituents.
  • Communications Director, Forest Service 2011 - 2013 Direct the Forest Products Laboratory’s (FPL) communications. Upon assignment, after 25-plus years as a private-sector journalist, drastically expanded the communication and science delivery program components for the FPL, including an accelerated external communications program. Outcomes include the FPL, Research and Development, and the Forest Service being featured positively and prominently in the regional, national and international press, advancing its conservation leadership role. Initiate, prepare and coordinate responses and outreach to sensitive and complex inquiries from the agency, members of Congress, and a wide variety of external constituents.
  • Managing Editor, Stars and Stripes Newspaper 2004 - 2009 Managed overseas editorial operation for 90,000-plus circulation, editorially independent, award-winning daily newspaper that covers the military and U.S. citizens overseas. Restructured news operations to maximize staffing and monetary resources in Pacific, Europe and Mideast, the newspaper’s primary circulation areas. Established Mideast Bureau dedicated to covering wars in Iraq and Afghanistan on full-time basis. Increased amount of hard-hitting local news coming out of the newspapers’ 25-plus worldwide bureaus upon taking the position, while ardently clinging to newspaper’s editorial independence. Was newspapers’ lead representative in dealing with command and host-nation leadership on editorial issues in all three overseas theaters of operation.
  • Managing Editor, Stars and Stripes Newspaper 1998 - 2004 Oversaw an editorial staff of 40-plus employees from the newspaper’s headquarters in the National Press Building. Responsible for ensuring six quality editions of the daily paper reached audiences in the Pacific and Europe regions seven days a week, and six zoned special weekly publications met appointed deadlines and standards.
  • Sports Editor, Lewiston Sun-Journal 1993 - 1998 Oversaw an editorial staff of 40-plus employees from the newspaper’s headquarters in the National Press Building. Responsible for ensuring six quality editions of the daily paper reached audiences in the Pacific and Europe regions seven days a week, and six zoned special weekly publications met appointed deadlines and standards.
  • Reporter, Associate Editor, Assistant Sport Editor, Observer Tribune (N.J.), Fort Myers News-Press (Fla.) , Naples Daily News (Fla.), Florida Golfer Magazine, Lewiston Sun-Journal (Maine) 1984 - 1992

Below are the 17 US Forest Service publications sorted by year. You may re-sort the list by: Title, Date Posted, Category, Publication or Year.

Publication Year: 2016
 
Title: FPL NewsLine
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, NewsLine 2016, Volume 15, Issue 1
Author(s) Tony Ferguson; Doug Clawson; Rebecca Wallace; Karen Nelson; Francesca Yracheta; Jim Anderson; Barb Hogan; Steve Schmieding; Bill Ireland
Year: 2016   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2015
 
Title: FPL NewsLine
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, NewsLine 2015, Volume 14, Issue 1
Author(s) Michael T. Rains; Douglas Clawson; Rebecca Wallace; Karen Nelson; Tom Owens; Jim Anderson; Madelon Wise; Steve Schmieding; Raj Lal; Bill Ireland
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: FPL NewsLine
Source: FPL NewsLine. USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Newsline, Fall 2015, Volume 14, Issue 2
Author(s) Michael T. Rains; Douglas Clawson; Rebecca Wallace; Karen Nelson; Tom Owens; Jim Anderson; Steve Schmieding; Rajinder Lal; Bill Ireland
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2014
 
Title: FPL NewsLine
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Newsline 2014, Volume 13, Issue 4
Author(s) Michael T. Rains; Douglas Clawson; Rebecca Wallace; Tivoli Gough; James T. Spartz; Jim Anderson; Madelon Wise; Steve Schmieding; Raj Lal; Bill Ireland
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: FPL NewsLine, Spring 2014
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, NewsLine Spring 2014, Volume 13, Issue 2, 2014
Author(s) Michael T. Rains; Douglas Clawson; Rebecca Wallace; Tivoli Gough; James T. Spartz; Jim Anderson; Madelon Wise; Steve Schmieding; Rajinder Lal; Bill Ireland
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: FPL NewsLine, Summer 2014
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, NewsLine Summer 2014, Volume 13, Issue 3, 2014
Author(s) Michael T. Rains; Douglas Clawson; Rebecca Wallace; Tivoli Gough; James T. Spartz; Jim Anderson; Madelon Wise; Steve Schmieding; Rajinder Lal; Bill Ireland
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: FPL NewsLine, Winter 2014
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, NewsLine Winter 2014, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2014
Author(s) Douglas Clawson; Jim Anderson; Tivoli Gough; Bill Ireland; Rajinder Lal; Steve Schmieding; James T. Spartz; Rebecca Wallace; Madelon Wise
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2013
 
Title: FPL NewsLine, Spring 2013
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, NewsLine Spring 2013, Volume 12, Issue 2, 2013
Author(s) Douglas Clawson, Jim Anderson, Tivoli Gough, Bill Ireland, Rajinder Lal, Steve Schmieding, James T. Spartz, Rebecca Wallace, Madelon Wise
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: FPL NewsLine, Summer 2013
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, NewsLine Summer 2013, Volume 12, Issue 3, 2013
Author(s) Douglas Clawson; Jim Anderson; Tivoli Gough; Bill Ireland; Rajinder Lal; Steve Schmieding; James T. Spartz; Rebecca Wallace; Madelon Wise
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: FPL NewsLine, Winter 2013
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, NewsLine Winter 2013, Volume 12, Issue 1
Author(s) Douglas Clawson, Jim Anderson, Tivoli Gough, Bill Ireland, Rajinder Lal, Steve Schmieding, James T. Spartz, Rebecca Wallace, Madelon Wise
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2012
 
Title: FPL NewsLine, Fall 2012
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, NewsLine Fall 2012, Volume 11, Issue 4
Author(s) Douglas Clawson, Jim Anderson, Tivoli Gough, Bill Ireland, Rajinder Lal, Steve Schmieding, James T. Spartz, Rebecca Wallace, Madelon Wise
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: FPL NewsLine, Spring 2012
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, NewsLine Spring 2012, Volume 11, Issue 2
Author(s) Douglas Clawson, Jim Anderson, Tivoli Gough, Bill Ireland, Rajinder Lal, Susan Paulson, Steve Schmieding, James T. Spartz, Rebecca Wallace, Madelon Wise
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: FPL NewsLine, Summer 2012
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, NewsLine Summer 2012, Volume 11, Issue 3
Author(s) Douglas Clawson, Jim Anderson, Tivoli Gough, Bill Ireland, Rajinder Lal, Steve Schmieding, James T. Spartz, Rebecca Wallace, Madelon Wise
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: FPL NewsLine, Winter 2012
Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, NewsLine Winter 2012, Volume 11, Issue 1
Author(s) Clawson, Doug; Anderson,Jim; Gough,Tivoli; Ireland,Bill; Lal,Rajinder; Paulson,Susan; Spartz,James; Wallace,Rebecca;
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2011
 
Title: FPL NewsLine, Fall 2011
Source: USDA Forest Service; Forest Products Laboratory, NewsLine Fall 2011, Volume 10, Issue 4
Author(s) Clawson, Doug; Anderson,Jim; Gough,Tivoli; Ireland,Bill; Lal,Rajinder; Paulson,Susan; Spartz,James; Wallace,Rebecca;
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: FPL NewsLine, Spring 2011
Source: USDA Forest Service; Forest Products Laboratory, NewsLine Volume 10, Issue 2, Spring 2011
Author(s) Anderson,Jim; Clawson, Doug; Gough,Tivoli; Ireland,Bill; Lal,Rajinder; Paulson,Susan; Roth,Jaina; Spartz,James; Wallace,Rebecca;
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: FPL NewsLine, Summer 2011
Source: USDA Forest Service; Forest Products Laboratory, NewsLine Summer 2011, Volume 10, Issue 3
Author(s) Clawson, Doug; Anderson,Jim; Gough,Tivoli; Ireland,Bill; Lal,Rajinder; Paulson,Susan; Spartz,James; Wallace,Rebecca;
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »