Emeritus and Retired Faculty and Staff Association

Wesley H. Dempsey


Departments of Agriculture and Biology
Deceased: 2022

38 Years outstanding professor of agriculture and biology.

Received first Distinguished Emeriti Award from College of Natural Sciences.

Taught field biology at Eagle Lake Field Station, 1979 – 1991.

Developed Campus Arboretum and Guide to Campus Trees.

Tour guide for well over 1,000 field trips for schools, Sierra Club, California Native Plant Society, and Chico residents.

Developed Yahi Trail Map and Interpretive Trail Guide for Bidwell Park.

Awards: Sierra Club, Native Plant Society, and Bidwell Park Centennial.

Portrait of Wesley H. Dempsey