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In this clear and thoughtful discourse, retired Forest Service scientist and pioneer researcher at Andrews Forest Roy Silen responds to questions from more than a dozen highly experienced members of the Andrews Forest community on a wide range of…

Jerry Franklin, a long-time champion of native forests, especially old growth, begins this interview describing his education at Oregon State University and PhD from Washington State University, and how he worked for the Pacific Northwest Research…

Jerry Franklin has described John Gordon as a statesman for US forestry, based on his communication and social skills, and deep knowledge of forests rooted in the Midwest, Pacific Northwest, and Northeast. John Gordon begins this oral history…

Norm Johnson, a pivotal, though sometimes behind-the-scenes, player in Pacific Northwest forestry policy and planning for many decades, begins this extensive, candid interview recounting his upbringing in Berkeley, California, and education…

Marty Raphael did most of his growing up in the Berkeley, California, area where his father was on the engineering faculty. He got a BS in social science and worked in a steel mill for two years, before settling into avian ecology for a MS and PhD…

Gordon Reeves was born in Canada, but grew up just across the river in Niagara Falls, New York, where he had a great deal of exposure to the outdoors in that part of the world. After gaining a BS degree in biology at State University of New York in…

Born, raised, and schooled in Michigan (all his degrees are from University of Michigan), Tom Spies came west in 1983 to take a post-doc position with Jerry Franklin studying old-growth forests; and, when a permanent position became available, he…

Trained as a geologist, Fred Swanson spent his career starting in 1972 working as first an OSU post-doc and then a Research Geologist with the PNW Research Station studying response of watersheds to natural (e.g., wildfire, flood) and management…

In this interview, Judy Li tells the story of her life as a scientist, teacher, writer, mother and more. The granddaughter of Chinese immigrants, Li provides a brief history of her heritage, and discusses the social climate that prevailed during the…

Thomas Kirch begins the interview by reflecting on his childhood in Seattle, Washington, and how the city has developed since he was a young boy. Kirch moved on to recount his experiences studying at the University of Washington as a Civil…