MIKE DRAPER, Executive Secretary, United
Brotherhood of Carpenters, Western Council of
Industrial Workers, Portland, OR, represents 30,000
members across ten western states. His members work
as loggers, in sawmills, and in plywood and particle
board manufacturing and re-manufacturing plants..
DIANA WALES, is a partner in a small law
firm in Roseburg, OR with a practice limited to
family law. She is also a co-chair of the Umpqua
Valley Audubon Society Conservation Committee as well
as other environmental, professional, and civil
BOB SPENCE, President, Pacific Lumber Sales
Company, Seattle, WA. Mr. Spence and his family
operate this privately-held company which owns three
sawmills and exports both logs and finished wood
PATRICIA LEE, , Charter member Oregon
Trout, Streamside Inn, Idleyld, OR, runs an inn and
is in the process of creating an environmental
education center for the children of Douglas County.
ARCHBISHOP THOMAS MURPHY, Catholic
Archdiocese of Seattle; Archbishop Murphy has led the
Roman Catholic Church in western Washington since
1991. He has helped organize relief and social
service efforts for timber-dependent communities..
BILL ARTHUR, is Director of the Sierra
Club's Northwest Office in Seattle. He grew up in
Montana where his father was a small independent
timber operator. He is an economist by training and
has been involved with the Sierra Club and forestry
issues for the past ten years.
NADINE BAILEY, of Hayfork, CA, is the
wife of a logger and a dedicated spokeswoman for
loggers whose livelihoods depend on timber
harvesting. Nadine's daughter, Elizabeth,
participated with the President in the ABC TV Town
Meeting for children.
NAT BINGHAM, is a commercial fisherman who
owns and operates a fishing vessel and fishes for
salmon, crab, and albacore. He served as President of
the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's
Association and currently serves as their field
coordinator for their fisheries habitat program.
BUZZ EADES, Eades Forest Resources, is a
graduate forester and a sixth generation logger.
JOHN HAMPTON, Chief Executive Officer,
Willamina Lumber Co., Portland, OR, founded Hampton
Lumber in 1950 and became CEO of Willamina in 1970.
He currently serves as Chairman of the Northwest
Forest Resources Council.
KEN MARSON, Marson & Marson Lumber, runs a
retail lumber yard, Ace Hardware Center and Truss
Manufacturing Plant. He also is active in the
National Lumber Dealers and Building Material Dealers
LARRY MASON, Western Commercial Forest
Action Committee, is from Forks, WA, and owned a
mill that had to close. He now heads a group of 500
individuals who represent a broad section of timber
MARGARET POWELL, Member, Hoopa Tribe,
Hoopa, CA, is the owner of a small mill located on
the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation. She also has
served on the Hoopa Tribal Council for 14 years and
is active in other tribal affairs.
VIC SHER, is the Managing Attorney for the
Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund in Seattle, WA. His
practice is devoted entirely to representing citizens
in litigation and administrative action related to
environmental protection. He has been counsel to the
environmental plaintiffs in a series of cases
relating to the forest and wildlife management issues
in the region.
PHYLLIS STRAUGER, Mayor, Hoquiam, WA, has
served on the Hoquiam City Council from 1969 to 1988.
She has served as Mayor
since 1988. She has been active in state service and
in the National League of Cities.
FRANK TALLERICO, Superintendent of Schools,
Siskiyou County, Yreka, CA, has served as
Superintendent for the past eight years. Prior to
that, he served in other capacities in the
Superintendent's office and taught fifth through 12th
MECA WAWONA, is the founder of New Growth
Forestry in Ukiah, CA. She and her husband run a
small business cooperative that specializes in forest
and salmon habitat restoration.
ROUNDTABLE 2: ECOLOGICAL AND ECONOMIC ASSESSMENTS
Forest Management Issues
JOHN GORDON, Dean, Yale University School
of Forestry. Dr. Gordon is a forest ecologist who
spent the majority of his career at Oregon State
University. He has written extensively on forest
policy issues and was one of the "Gang of Four," the
team of four government and university scientists who
produced a 1991 study on the health of the forests
and different management alternatives at the request
of the House Agriculture and Merchant Marine
LORIN HICKS, Plum Creek Timber Co.,
Seattle, WA. Dr. Hicks is a wildlife biologist who
has conducted research on spotted owls on private and
public lands. He was a contributing author of the
Spotted Owl Recovery Plan, the Bush Administration's
Department of Interior plan for protecting the owl..
CHARLES MESLOW, Director, U.S. Department
of Interior Fish and Wildlife Service, Cooperative
Research Unit, Corvallis, OR. Dr. Meslow is a
research biologist and professor of wildlife ecology
at Oregon State University. He is known for his
research on northern spotted owls and was a member of
the Scientific Analysis Team that released its report
to the court on March 19, 1993.
RICK BROWN, National Wildlife Federation,
Portland, OR. Brown is a wildlife and forest
ecologist who previously worked for
the Forest Service. He has actively promoted
'ecosystem' approaches to forest management.
JERRY FRANKLIN, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA. Dr. Franklin is a leading forest
ecologist whose research focuses on old growth
forests. He was one of the "Gang of Four" and has
been called the "Father of New Forestry."
CHAD OLIVER, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA. Dr. Oliver is a silviculture and forest
policy professor at the University of Washington,
School of Forest Resources.
JIM SEDELL, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Forest Service, Corvallis, OR. Dr. Sedell is a
fishery biologist who is a leading researcher into
how forest land use affects fish habitat. He was the
principal fishery biologist on the Scientific
Analysis Team. He is a native Oregonian and local
DAN TOMASCHESKI, Vice President, Sierra
Pacific Industries, Redding, CA. Tomascheski's
company owns 1.1 million acres of commercial forest
land in California. It is also the largest California
purchaser of timber on federal lands. Almost onethird
of the timber for the Sierra Pacific's nine
sawmills comes from federal lands. Tomascheski was
active in efforts to reach consensus with
environmentalists on private forest lands in
BRIAN GREBER, Professor, Oregon State
University, Corvallis, OR. Dr. Greber's research
addresses forest product markets and regional
economics. He has been an advisor to several federal
task forces, including the "Gang of Four," and the
Endangered Species Committee.
LOUISE FORTMANN, University of California,
Berkeley, CA. Dr. Fortmann is a rural sociologist who
has focused on environmental protest and community
well-being. She has conducted major ethnographic and
statistical analyses in the region.
ANN HANUS, Assistant State Forester, Oregon
Department of Forestry, Salem, OR. Ms. Hanus is a
professional forester and economist who has been
involved with this issue since 1985. She served as
staff to Tom Walsh, the Oregon representative to the
Endangered Species Committee.
BOB LEE, University of Washington,
Seattle, WA. Dr. Lee's field of study centers on the
social aspects of forest resource use. For many
years, he has studied the social and cultural
consequences of wood supply reduction on forestdependent
communities. He is affiliated with the nonprofit
group, The Temperate Forest Foundation, which
seeks to develop a middle ground for the development
of sustainable use practices.
ED WHITELAW, University of Oregon, Eugene,
OR. Whitelaw is an economist who believes that
northwest regional economies are in transition and
that most timber workers and companies realize
federal lands will provide less timber than in the
ROUNDTABLE 3: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?
JULIE NORMAN, President of Headwaters, a
southwest Oregon grassroots group working for federal
forestry reform through policy research, timber sale
monitoring, public education, and
JIM GEISINGER, President, Northwest
Forestry Association, Portland, OR. The NFA
represents forest product manufacturers and forest
landowners in Washington and Oregon who depend on
public lands for fiber supply. He has more than 17
years experience working for forestry trade
associations and has spent his entire career on
resource issues affecting federal forest management.
GUS KOSTOPULOS, Executive Director,
Woodnet, a non-profit network of more than 300 wood
products manufacturers on Washington's Olympic
Peninsula. Before establishing Woodnet, Kostopulos
held a number of management positions, employing many
of the techniques and strategies characteristic of
ROSLYN HEFFNER, has been operating her own
vocational counseling service since 1987, focusing
primarily on assisting injured workers back to
gainful employment. She is a registered nurse and has
a Masters Degree in rehabilitation counseling.
RICH NAFZIGER, is currently Deputy
Insurance Commissioner for Policy and Legislative
Affairs for the state of Washington. Between 1988 and
1993, he served as Special Assistant to the Governor
for Timber Policy and Rural Development and was
Director of the Governor's Timber Team, responsible
for coordinating state policy and programs relating
to forestry issues and timber community development.
CHARLES W. BINGHAM, Executive Vice
President, Weyerhaeuser Co.; Director of Puget Sound
Power and Light Co.; Chair of the Tacoma-Pierce
County American Leadership Forum; Vice President of
the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust; and a trustee
of the Weyerhaeuser Foundation. He is past chair of
the National Forest Products Association Board of
JIM COATES, Vice President, International
Woodworkers of America Local 3-2. From 1990 to the
present, he has served as Community Outreach
Coordinator to provide information on training
programs and available social service resources,
creating innovative programs, such as a weekly
television broadcast, "People Helping People,"
through a local ministerial association, to provide
information to timber families..
BOB DOPPELT, Executive Director and Cofounder
of the Pacific Rivers Council. He began the
Council because he owned a commercial river trip and
fishing business for 11 years and experienced firsthand
the environmental impacts on the region's rivers
and fisheries and felt a group was needed to
specifically focus on these issues. He is known as a
creative national expert on riverine protection and
IRV FLETCHER, is President of the Oregon
ERIC HOLLENBECK, began working in the
woods at 14, first surveying for timber access roads
and later logging. At 24, he began a logging company,
the Blue Ox Millworks. Three years later, along with
his wife, Hollenbeck built a sawmill and has been
manufacturing finished wood products for the last 17
years. Two years ago, they opened the historic
facilities for tours and this year they are opening a
School of the Traditional Arts to educate tomorrow's
woodworkers and entrepreneurs.
JIM IRVINE, is Vice President and
Treasurer, National Association of Home Builders and
is a home builder from Portland. He is President of
the Conifer Group, a construction, development and
property management company building primarily single
family homes and light commercial developments.
ANDY KERR, is Conservation Director for the
Oregon Natural Resources Council, a 20-year-old
coalition of more than 40 sports, conservation,
recreation, commercial and educational groups
interested in the wise management of Oregon's lands,
waters, and other natural resources. ONRC represents
more than 6,000 individual members and maintains
offices on Portland, Eugene, and Bend.
KATHERINE MATER, is Vice President of Mater
Engineering, Inc, a forest products engineering and
market research firm based in Corvallis, OR, which
has served the wood products industry for 50 years.
She is recognized as an industry leader in
researching and identifying value-added wood product
manufacturing solutions which adapt to reduced raw
resource supplies, yet offer profits and job security
for the industry.
WALTER MINNICK, is CEO of a $400 million
facility, TJ International,
one of the largest purchasers of veneer in the west.
They have 1,000 employees in Oregon and own four
mills on the west side. He is currently a member of
the Governing Council of The Wilderness Foundation,
American Business Conference, Idaho Conservation
League, and the Nature Conservancy.
CHARLES OLLIVIER, has been an active
participant in the International Longshoremen and
Warehousemen's Union Local 14 for 27 years, 12 of
which were as President. Presently, he is elected
Commissioner, 5th District Humboldt Bay Harbor,
Recreation and Conservation District and is the Vice
President of the District.
FELICE PACE, is Program Coordinator for the
Klamath Forest Alliance, a community-based, nonprofit
organization based in northern California. The
KFA works to reform public land management with
special emphasis on rehabilitating damaged watersheds
on public land to restore salmonid and other
fisheries at risk of extinction. He has lived in
Siskiyou County for 18 years and has been active in
forest issues since 1980.
TOM ROBINSON, for the past six years has
been manager of the Oregon Salmon Commission ,
representing the Oregon troll
fisherman and primary processors through product
promotions, education, communications and research.
He has served as an official salmon fishery
representative on the Pacific Fishery Management
Council By-Catch Committee and on the Oregon Coho
DAVE SCHMIDT, has served as County
Commissioner of Linn County, Oregon since 1988. He is
a member of the Council of Forest Trust Lands and is
a Board Member on the Western Interstate Region of
Public Lands, which works with the Bureau of Land
Management and the Forest Service on local issues.
TED STRONG, has been Executive Director of
the Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission for
four years, created by the Confederated Tribes of the
Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon, Confederated
Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation,
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakima Indian
Nation, and the Nez Perce Tribe.
JACK WARD THOMAS, is the Chief Research
Biologist and Project Leader for Range and Wildlife
Habitat Research for the USDA Forest Service. He has
published more than 250 works, was a member of the
"Gang of Four," the team of four government and
university scientists who produced a 1991 study on
the health of the forests and different management
alternatives at the request of the House Agriculture
and Merchant Marine Committees. Dr. Thomas chaired
the Interagency Scientific Committee, which
established the conservation strategy for northern
spotted owls. He also was the leader of the
Scientific Analysis Team which, under court order,
released its report on the management of old growth
ecosystems in March.