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Gene Yahvah

Gene YahvahForestry Pioneer

Gene Yahvah earned a BS in Forestry from Colorado State University.  He got his start with J. Neils Lumber Company in 1950 and was transferred to Libby in 1961, when St. Regis Paper Company bought J. Neils Lumber.  

Gene worked from 1961-1988 as Area Forest Manager for the St. Regis Paper Company, and later Champion International.  He managed 70,000 acres, located primarily in the Middle Fisher River Area under St. Regis, then gained an additional 30,000 acres in the Troy Area under Champion management.  

He taught silviculture and associated courses at Selkirk College in Castlegar, British Columbia. He is a Tree Farm Member and active in the Society of American Foresters.

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