Returning to an Improved Campus

For many around the world, the past two years have been marked by an increase in remote and virtual work. However, for World Forestry Center’s Facilities Department, the pandemic has facilitated an even deeper connection with our five-acre campus.

In addition to the regular upkeep of the site, the team has used the past two years to perform a range of campus improvements and deferred maintenance projects.

“We’ve taken advantage of this time to perform some small but needed upgrades in our administrative offices, rental halls, and public spaces,” said Facilities & Safety Director Chuck Wiley. 

  • Upgraded lighting in Merlo Hall to energy-efficient LEDs
  • Repaired and refinished exterior wooden benches
  • Replaced carpet in Miller Hall
  • Updated audio visual equipment in Miller Hall
  • Refurbished event rental inventory
  • Upgrading outdoor campus lighting to energy-efficient LEDs (in progress)
  • Testing new remote meeting hardware in Merlo Hall library (in progress)
  • Installing outdoor security cameras on campus (in progress)
  • Upgrading theater projector in Discovery Museum (in progress)
  • Preparing exhibit spaces for Discovery Museum reopening (in progress)