Mary Fritz talks about her early adulthood and what drew her to study forestry and work in the field. She discusses attending the University of Montana’s College of Forestry, from which she graduated in 1979 with a degree in Forest Management. Fritz credits the Forestry School with preparing her for her first post-university job at the Potlatch Corporation in Idaho. She discusses what it was like to be one of the few women in forestry, not only in school, but also at her job in the logging town of Headquarters, Idaho. Fritz details her current work for the State of Idaho designing and implementing forest management projects.
Forest Management; Potlatch Corporation; College of Forestry and Conservation; University of Montana; Logging; Idaho
College of Forestry and Conservation Centennial Oral History Project, OH 443, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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Fritz, Mary, "Mary Fritz Interview" (2014). University of Montana College of Forestry and Conservation Centennial Oral History Project. 13.