U.S. Forest Service Employees

Sherri Johnson Oral History Interview

Sherri Johnson

Founded in 1905, the National Forest System of the USDA Forest Service is tasked with administering more than 193 million acres of forest and grasslands across the United States, with a Research branch enlisted to support land management. An even older agency within the federal bureaucracy, the U.S. Geological Survey is charged with studying the landscape of the United States, its natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten it.

The interviews collected on this page were conducted primarily with Forest Service employees assigned to ranger districts and the supervisors office within the Willamette National Forest, and researchers working for the Pacific Northwest Research Station. Many of these individuals maintained close relationships with Oregon State University, and were connected in some way to the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. Some of the interviewees were also deeply involved with the Northwest Forest Plan. A smaller subset of interviews conducted with USGS employees is included here as well.