Mary Fritz Interview, December 21, 2014


Mary Fritz


Clark Grant



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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.

Document Type

Oral History


Forest Management; Potlatch Corporation; College of Forestry and Conservation; University of Montana; Logging; Idaho

Original Date


Time Period

Twentieth century

Geographic Coverage




Original Collection

College of Forestry and Conservation Centennial Oral History Project, OH 443, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula

Digital Publisher

University of Montana-Missoula. Mansfield Library


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Oral History Number

OH 443-013

Media Type

Sound; Text

Original Format

1 sound file (00:15:33 min.) digital + 1 transcript (5 p.: 28 cm.)

Digital Format

audio/mp3; application/pdf

Run Time

00:15:33 minutes

Local Filename

OH_443_013.mp3; OH_443_013.pdf

Mary Fritz Interview, December 21, 2014