Attention Forest Service Women: Stories Wanted 1960s through Present

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SourDough News | July 30, 2014

 

Helen Dowe, One of the First Female Lookouts, on the Pike National Forest.
Helen Dowe, One of the First Female Lookouts, on the Pike National Forest.

Sue Wight Sutherland is interested in networking with women who started Forest Service careers and became trailblazers that changed the culture of the Forest Service.  Sue believes it is time to tell their stories in “Inadvertent Trailblazers” (name coined by Pam Herdrich).  

 

Books such asWhat Did We Get Ourselves Into? Ruth Freeman editor, and a Sampler of the Early Years by Forest Service Wives are fascinating reading and delightful glimpses of how the Forest Service was. 

 

Sue is collecting women’s stories before they are lost and forgotten and with intentions to publish the stories in a book.  Will you help?  Are you willing to share your story? 

 

Please feel free to contact Sue by phone 435-630-0889 or email sue.sutherland2007@ymail.com.  Sue is looking forward to exploring this adventure with you!