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Dick Griffith

Dick GriffithForestry Pioneer

Dick Griffith was born in 1916 on a ranch near Custer, Montana. He graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in Forestry in 1939 and received a Masters in Forestry from Yale the following year.  Dick's first job out of college was with J. Neils Lumber Company (which later merged with the St. Regis Paper Company) in Libby.  He continued to work for St. Regis for 43 years.

Dick was a true pioneer in forestry in northwestern Montana and active in the Society of American Foresters.  Beyond his profession, he was known for his community service and volunteer work for a variety of organizations, particularly Habitat for Humanity.  Dick passed away in 2010 at the age of 93.

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