Based largely on primary sources, this biography examines the life and career of George S. Long (1853-1930), who was appointed manager of the 900,000 acres of western Washington timberland purchased by Weyerhaeuser from the Northern Pacific Railway in 1900. A transformative figure in the history of the lumber industry, under his aegis, the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company opened four mills, the Washington Forest Fire Association came into being, soon to be followed by the Western Forestry and Conservation Association. And in the 1920s he led in creating the West Coast Lumbermen’s Association. With a 32-page glossy photo insert. Copies are signed by the author!