Index to Interview Questions:
0:15 – Please share your background and how you became interested in forestry as a career.
0:59 – Although you were born in Lorimor, Iowa you consider two other Iowa communities your home towns. Tell us a little about those communities.
1:31 – You identified forestry as your ambition at a relatively young age. How did your military and family obligations blend with your ambition?
3:22 – What motivated you to work for the US Forest Service in California after graduation from Iowa State University in 1961?
4:41 – Tell us about the person who mentored you during your seasonal work on the Syvanite Ranger District, Kootenia NF in Montana.
8:03 – What is grubbing ribes?
9:15 – What were your initial impressions of California?
10:31 – Tell us about some of the different places you have worked as a USFS forester.
12:25 – What were some of the highlights and challenges working in the various places you were assigned?
24:25 – Would you share some anecdotes, adventures and unique episodes from your career?
31:39 – Talk about the shift from generalist to specialist in forestry careers.
35:31 – What changes have you seen in fire teams and fire management over your career?
36:41 – Does clear cutting still have a place in contemporary forest management?
38:20 – Please describe the Mt. Lolo/Disney controversy. (Sierraville Ranger District, Tahoe National Forest)
41:59 – What are some of your observations regarding impacts from increased scrutiny of national forest management over time from outside entities?
45:21 – How was your day to day work as a forester affected by the changes in technology over time?
46:56 – What advice would you give someone considering a career in forestry and resource management?
48:28 – What are your thoughts on the future of forestry and resource management, especially in California?
50:46 – Tell us a little about Society of American Foresters over your career.
53:07 – If you were “in charge” how would you craft overall forest management policy?
54:50 – In a perfect world, what would be your vision of an ideal forest?