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Sarah Deumling

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Forest management, Sustainable forestry -- Forest Stewardship Council, Oregon -- Zena Forest


Interview of Sarah Deumling by Glenn Esler at Rickreall, Oregon on August 4th, 2006.

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In 1987, Sarah Deumling and her husband began management of the 2000 acre Zena Forest in the Eola Hills. After her husband's death in 1996, she took over all management responsibilities. Zena Timber became FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified in 1998. She was born in Seattle, and worked as a forester for 10 years. She earned a BA in Political Science from Whitman College in Walla Walla, and her MAT from Reed College in Portland, Oregon. Sarah Deumling is a member of Northwest Sustainable Timber Growers and Women Owning Woodlands (WOWnet).


This interview is part of “The Sustainability History Project: Documenting Sustainable Development and Practice in the Pacific Northwest” at Portland State University.


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