The New International Encyclopædia/Fernow, Bernhard Eduard
FER'NOW, Bernhard Eduard (1851—). An American forester. He was born at Inowraclaw, Prussia, and was educated at the Academy of Forestry at Münden, and at the University of Königsberg. He came to the United States in 1876, and became chief of the Division of Forestry in the United States Department of Agriculture in 1886. This position he retained until 1898, when he was appointed director and dean of the New York State College of Forestry of Cornell University. For some time he was editor of The Forester. His publications include: The White Pine (1899) and Report upon Forestry Investigations of the United States Department of Agriculture, 1877-98 (1899), and the Economics of Forestry (1902). The annual reports and bulletins of the Division of Forestry of the United States Department of Agriculture were edited by him from 1886 to 1898.