Mr. Barnes is the Oregon Forest & Industries Council’s professional forester. He has experience in multiple facets of field forestry as well as forest policy — from harvest layout and design to silviculture.
Prior to coming to the council, he served as the operations manager for the state of Washington’s Forest Practices Program. Seth has worked for private landowners and state agencies. He also has participated for many years as a wild land firefighter on an incident management team. Mr. Barnes has a B.S. in forest management from Oregon State University and attended Washington State University’s graduate school for public administration and natural resource policy.