Sarah Deumling

Sarah Deumling
Owner and forest manager of the Zena Forest, a 1400 acre tract of forestland in the Willamette Valley.

As a long time forest steward in Western Oregon in 2019 I have far more concerns than inspirations, the most urgent of which are:

  1. the effects of climate change on our forests,
  2. the gap between industrial forest management and ecological forest management and
  3. the lopsided support for the industrial/business-as-usual model by our state Department of Forestry and the forestry community.

My inspiration comes from seeing more women in forestry and the hope that with a more diverse forestry field overall, we by nature increase our intellectual integrity and emotional courage to challenge business-as-usual with the urgency I feel.