FHS HAS BUILT ITS FIRST PERMANENT HOME
After 34 years in a converted office building, the Forest History Society has constructed a new library, archives, and headquarters that has already become a point of pride for the forest and conservation communities. Nestled on 8.6 wooded acres, this 16,750-square-foot building is the first one designed from the ground up to accommodate the collections and work of the Society. It is transforming the way we work and contribute to the work of others. We welcome your participation in this historic initiative.
Inspiring Others – Mrs. Penelope Wilson
Penelope Perkins Wilson has a deep and abiding love for art, education, architecture, conservation, and historic preservation, and she has found supporting FHS to be a meaningful way to transform those loves into broad impact. The grand-niece of pioneering forestry educator Carl Alwin Schenck, Mrs. Wilson’s support was instrumental in developing and helping the FHS documentary…
The Gift of a Lifetime – L. Michael and Karen C. Kelly
Michael and Karen Kelly have no shortage of funding priorities, including college expenses for two daughters, various local and national charities and the building and renovation of a 384-acre farm where, working with numerous local and national rescue groups, they have fostered over 150 dogs to date, caring for them at their own expense and…
An Educator’s Legacy – Michelle Steen-Adams
Michelle Steen-Adams is an affiliate social scientist at the Pacific Northwest Research Station of the USDA Forest Service, where she conducts applied research on fire-prone forests to inform wildland fire policy and management. Her research spans the fields of forest social sciences, environmental history, tribal forestry, and forest landscape ecology. Michelle taught courses in forest…