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John Hansen


John HansenForestry Pioneer

John is a graduate of the University of Montana, with a degree in Forest Resource Management.  During and after graduating, John worked for South Dakota State Forestry in the Black Hills, the U.S. Forest Service in Montrose, Colorado, and Champion International in Missoula and Libby, Montana.

In 1989, John was hired by the Montana Logging Association as a Field Safety Representative.  At the time, safety in the logging industry was in its infancy.  John, along with his work partner, Paul Uken, were tasked with bringing logging safety to the forefront in order to reduce accidents, injuries and Workers’ Compensation rates.  This was accomplished through on-site job visitations, consultations, and training workshops.

Along with John’s duties in logging safety, he has served on the Air Ambulance (ALERT) Advisory Board for 24 years, is past Chairman of the Natural Resource Committee (Kalispell Chamber of Commerce), past President of Northwest Hoo-Hoo 187, and has served on numerous Forest Collaboration projects in NW Montana.

John recently retired from the MLA after 29 years, but remains involved in the logging and Forest Products industries.  









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