Utah State Forester Richard P. Klason, a resident of Park City, has been elected a Fellow of the Society of American Foresters.

Klason was named one of only 57 fellows chosen from among the society's 19,000 members in recognition of his outstanding service to forestry and the organization.Klason, who is employed by the Utah Division of State Lands and Forestry, is a graduate of the University of Idaho school of forest resources and is a member of the Intermountain Society of American Foresters.