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Ernie Corrick

Ernie CorrickForestry Pioneer 

Ernie attended universities in West Virginia, Colorado and Montana, earning two bachelor's degrees in Biology and a B.S. in Forestry. He worked for the Forest Service in the summer of 1939 as a CCC member and returned in the summers of 1941 and 1942.

After college he worked for J. Neils, Anaconda Company and Champion International Timberlands, where he was West Coast Vice President when he retired in 1989. He was a member of the Society of American Forestry from 1950 until his death in 2006, and was president of the Missoula Chapter in the 1960s.

The Society of American Foresters named him a fellow in 1979 and he was president of Western Forestry the same year. He was an active member of the Montana Logging Association, and a board member of the Forest History Society, the Forest History Museum and the Blackfoot Forest Protective Association Suppression Board. He has received awards from the University of Montana including a Pantzer Award, Distinguished Alumni, a 1995 President's Day award, and recognition from the Forestry School for Outstanding Contributions to Forestry.

In his retirement, Ernie continued to serve his community as a Meals-On-Wheels volunteer, the St. Patrick Hospital Advisory Board, the Forest History Society, the University of Montana Excellence Fund, and the YMCA Board.

Ernie passed away May 2, 2006 at the age of 85.

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