Index to Interview Questions:
00:47 – Tell us about your background and how you got started in forestry and why you chose fire management.
03:32 – Were there any people or events that influenced your forestry career?
09:44 – Were there personal considerations as you made decisions about your education and forestry career?
12:21 – Do you think the tumult of social change in the 1950’s and 1960’s influenced forestry?
15;15 – Tell us more about your early employment and ultimately your career with California Department of Forestry.
19:15 – Was there a connection between your employment opportunities and your membership in the Society of American Foresters?
21:23 – What, and where, were some of your early assignments in California?
24:36 – In 1976 you were promoted to CDF Resource Manager for the entire Southern Sierra. What were the challenges of implementing the Forest Practice Act and environmental regulations at that time?
27:52 – Tell us about your move from a CDF Resource Management position to coordinating the CDF Conservation Camp program.
28:48 – What are your memories regarding the political and policy changes within the California Division/Department of Forestry in the early 1980’s and 1990’s?
41:36 – Please expand your discussion of the numerous individuals associated with the California Division of Forestry and state government who influenced forest policy.
46:33 – What was CDF Director Richard Wilson’s “Grand Accord” and how did it affect forest practices in the state?
54:30 – What is your experience with collaboration?
56:12 – Tell us about the changes you have seen in the Society of American Foresters.
1:04:14 – What is the best way to manage California forests?
1:10:24 – In a perfect world, what would be your vision of an ideal forest?