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Robert McLaughlin

Robert McLaughlinForestry Pioneer

Robert was the third Montana State Forester, appointed by Governor Joseph M. Dixon in 1921. He had received his training in forestry at the U.S. Forest Service and served as a Forest Supervisor of the former Blackfoot National Forest which was located in western Montana. He was Chief of Information and Education for Region One, prior to becoming State Forester. He served one term, and is well remembered for drafting several excellent forestry laws, introducing them, and overseeing their passage in the 1925 legislative session. These laws created the State Forests and set aside the forests for future management.

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