Toward a Natural Forest
Jim Furnish is a consulting forester in the Washington D.C. area following a 34-year career with the USDA Forest Service. He authored a 2015 memoir “Toward A Natural Forest” (Oregon St Univ Press). He served as Forest Service Deputy Chief, and Siuslaw National Forest Supervisor in Corvallis, Oregon. Furnish was a principle agency leader in creating the Roadless Area Conservation Rule (2001), as well as in reforming management of the Siuslaw National Forest from timber production to restoration principles. He has served on the board of directors of several environmental and faith-based non-profit organizations.