Associated Reforestation Contractors, Inc.

A.R.C. Quarterly, 1981 - 1985

Cover of the Fall 1983 A.R.C. Quarterly, showing photos of treeplanters first planting a portion of the Tillamook Burn in the early 1950s, and a photograph of a man cutting the first commercial tree from the first timber sale of planted trees on the Burn in 1983. Top photo credit is Oregon Department of Forestry files, and lower photo taken by Claudia Howell of The Oregonian.

Articles Written by Dr. Bob Zybach

A.R.C. Quarterly Letters & Editorials: 1981-1984

This is cut-and-pasted with minor editing from the narrative I wrote regarding my A.R.C. Quarterly editorial history, including the asterisked [*] footnote: I wrote the following series of articles from 1981 through 1984, mostly while serving as Vice-President of the Associated Reforestation Contractors, Inc. (A.R.C.), and as a semi-regular Editor and Associate Editor of the organization's trade journal, A.R.C. Quarterly; which achieved a national circulation of nearly 1500 copies during its 1982-1985 peak, with the majority of those issues being distributed in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon, Washington, Idaho, British Columbia, northern California) and Washington, DC.

These are among the first articles, editorials, columns, and photographs I ever published and they focus on the topics of reforestation, forest management, worker training and safety, forest history, and Wilderness legislation. The photographs in these selections -- mostly by me, Bruce Fraser, and John Foster --- give a nice documentary insight as to the state of Pacific Northwest reforestation practices and conditions at that time; and shortly before the industry became devastated and permanently altered with the severe regional timber depression of the early- and mid-1980s, which then continued to spiral downward throughout the 1990s and into much of this century.

The following links connect to seven different articles and a number of photographs by me that were published in the A.R.C. Quarterly during the years 1981 through 1985. Some of these are repeated in the Letters & Editorials link, and one was written by Bruce Fraser and featured some of my long-time Phoenix Reforestation, Inc. crew members.*

Fall 1981
"Safety and Profit" (pp. 12-13); photographs (pp. 1, 6, 8, 11a, 11b, 12, 13), A.R.C. Quarterly, Fall: 1, 6, 8, 11-13. [PDF_3_MB]
Spring 1982
"Workers Compensation Update" (pp. 15, 24);   A.R.C. Quarterly, Spring: 15, 24. [PDF_1_MB]
Summer 1982
"Up Front" (p. 5 column); "Site Prep" (by Bruce Fraser: pp. 9-11) A.R.C. Quarterly, Summer: 5. [PDF_5_MB]
Fall 1983
"Renewed Resources: The Reforestation of the Tillamook Burn (1948 - 1983)" (pp. 13-17), A.R.C. Quarterly, Fall: 5, 8-9, 13-17. [PDF_4_MB]
Spring 1984
"Brush Control: The Forest Service Takes a Ewe Turn" (p. 17), A.R.C. Quarterly, Spring: 2, 8-9, 17. [PDF_3_MB]
Summer 1984
"Safety & Profit" (pp. 23, 26), A.R.C. Quarterly, Summer: 2, 4, 7-9, 23, 26)  [PDF_5_MB]
Fall/Winter 1984
"You Could Look It Up," A.R.C. Quarterly, Fall/Winter: 20-23. [PDF_2_MB]
Spring/Summer 1985
"Federal Land Eschange: Potential Impact on the Northwest Timber Industry (Part One)," A.R.C. Quarterly, Spring/Summer: 8-11, 15. [PDF_3_MB]

More Articles by Dr. Zybach

A.R.C. Quarterly Letters & Editorials by Dr. Zybach

*Personal Note: These are the contemporary thoughts, opinions, and observations of a founder and owner of a successful Oregon-based family-owned reforestation business; father of two young sons attending Eddyville Grade School; with a 1966 McNary High School, Salem, Oregon diploma and a couple of quarters at Portland State University education. I think it is somewhat remarkable how my interests and perspectives regarding these topics have remained so consistent to the present time, more than 30 years later -- despite significant differences in business fortunes, academic training, physical abilities, and hundreds of additional published articles, editorials, and photographs in the intervening years. Not sure if that is such a good thing necessarily, but it does seem persistent.

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