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Bob Steele

Bob SteeleForestry Pioneer

Bob Steele received a BS in Forestry from Colorado State University, a MS in forestry from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in Forest Fire Science from Colorado State University. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII, then worked as a research forester for the Forest Service in Washington for 10 years, and as a forester for SDS Lumber in Bingen, WA for one year.

In 1955 he joined the faculty at the University of Montana School of Forestry, where he taught with distinction and served as principal professor at Lubrecht Experimental Forest until his retirement in 1982. He ranched in Corvallis and spent time fishing and canoeing at Georgetown Lake. Bob passed away in 2008.

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