Curriculum Vitae Dr. Bob Zybach, PhD Environmental Sciences President, NW Maps Co. Program Manager, Oregon Websites & Watersheds Project, Inc. Contact: ZybachB@NWMapsCo.com ZybachB@ORWW.org
Education & Awards
|March 2, 2019||Excellence in Research of Oregon Black History. Award presented for lifetime achievement in Oregon Black History research, particularly in regards to that focused on the life of Letitia Carson, by Oregon Black Pioneers during their 25th Anniversary celebration, March 2, 2019. [PDF_5_MB]|
|April 17, 2009||Oregon Heritage Excellence Award. Oregon Heritage Commission (OHC) in Portland, Oregon, April 17, 2009. Award accepted by Dr. Bob Zybach on behalf of ORWW & Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde for quality of research regarding land use and travel routes of precontact Santiam Molalla people. Award presented by George Kramer, OHC Chair, and "Oregon First Lady," Mary Oberst, for 2008 ORWW Owl Ridge Trails Report. [PDF_5_MB]|
|December 12, 2003||PhD. Oregon State University Environmental Sciences Program. Fields: Forest Sciences, Cultural Anthropology, Public Education. Academic Focus: Environmental Sciences Education. Dissertation: The Great Fires: Indian burning and catastrophic forest fire patterns of the Oregon Coast Range, 1491-1951. [PDF_60_MB]|
|September 3, 1999||
MAIS. Oregon State University Department of Forest Sciences. Fields: Forest Ecology; Cultural Anthropology; Historical Archaeology. Thesis: Using oral histories to document changing forest cover patterns: Soap Creek Valley, Oregon, 1500-1999. [PDF_12_MB]
|October 10, 1992||
Certificate of Achievement. 1992-2015 Alberta Street Cultural Resource Inventory with Recommendations. Designed, directed and managed N/NE Portland, Oregon summer "at risk" high school student research/employment project to successful completion. Project was replicated in 2015 regarding "most gentrified area" in the US. [1992 Report: PDF_6_MB; 2015 Report: PDF_20_MB]
|June 9, 1991||BS. Oregon State University College of Forestry. Discipline: Forest Resource Recreation. Academic Focus: Cultural Resources Management.|
|January 31, 1990||Certificate in Northwest Studies. This was one of the last two certificates awarded for the Oregon State University Program in Northwest Studies. The other certificate was awarded to Kevin Sherer at about the same time I got mine. It was Kevin's idea for the two of us to apply for these certificates before the program was ended.|
|February 10, 1989||Xi Sigma Pi. National Forestry Honor Society, Zeta Chapter. Naturally, my name is misspelled.|
|December 1982||1982 Inc. 500. Personal business, Phoenix Reforestation, Inc., selected as #332nd "Fastest-Growing Private Company In The U.S." by Inc. Magazine in inaugral 1982 Inc. 500 listing. The award has now been expanded to an annual online Inc. 5000 list, with the "Top 500 CEOs" as a sub-category. [PDF_8_MB]|
|1981 - 1985||Editor/Associate Editor. Associated Reforestation Contractor, Inc.'s A.R.C. Quarterly. Professional reforestation trade journal with 1500 national distribution; principal focus on worker safety and reforestation of federal and industrial forestlands in the western US.|
|Winter 1970||Poetry Editor. Portland State University The Review Magazine. Major: Elementary Education.|
|June 1966||HS Diploma. McNary High School, Salem, Oregon. The Math Club worked with programming a rudimentary personal computer to do simple airthmetic for a few weeks. Not my idea of fun. This was McNary's first year of operation and I was part of its first graduating class. Yearbook photo from first McNary Claymore (1966, Vol. 1: 17).|
100 Lbs. Portland Freshman City Wrestling Champion. Grant High School, Portland, Oregon.
|June 1955||1st Grade Graduate. Woodland, Washington GS. Mrs. Siegal taught me how to read phonetically and encouraged my interest in science, particularly dinosaurs and outer space.|
Zybach, Bob, Jerry Phillips, Amber Ross, Randy Wiest, David Gould, Bob Jacobson, Roger Johnson, and Gary Vonderohe 2019. Jerry Phillips' Elliott State Forest Oral Histories. Oregon Websites & Watershed Project, Inc., Philomath Oregon: 545 pp. [PDF_Index_1_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2019. "'Keep Up the Good Fight, Eric': Wayne Giesy 1920-2019," Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal, Vol. 41, No. 4: 31-39. [PDF_2_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2019. "Elliott State Forest's First Recreation Plan," Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal, Vol. 41, No. 3: 31-41. [PDF_3_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2018. "Oregon Coast Range Old-Growth Part III: Marbled Murrelet Habitat," Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal, Vol. 40, No. 4: 31-41, 49. [PDF_3_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2018. "Oregon Coast Range Old-Growth Part II: Size Matters," Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal, Vol. 40, No. 3: 31-43, 51. [PDF_4_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2018. "Oregon Coast Range Old-Growth: The 1945-1947 Weyerhaeuser Coos Bay Study," Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal, Vol. 40, No. 2: 31-39. [PDF_3_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2017. "2017 Oregon Forest Fires: Still Predictable and Preventable," Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal, Vol. 39, No. 4: 31-39. [PDF_3_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2017. "Forest History vs. Forest Science: 1993 Elliott Management Plan; Elliott State Educational Forest: The Giesy Plan Alternative" Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal, Vol. 39, No. 2: 7-13, 15-29. [PDF_7_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2016. "Strangely Absent from History: Carson vs. Smith, 1852 - 1857," Oregon State Bar Bulletin, Vol. 77, No. 1: 24-28. [PDF_2_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2016. "Eisenhower Was Right! Government Science is Killing Our Forests," Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal, Vol. 38, No. 4: 39-45. [PDF_2_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2016. "Let There Be Light: Oregon Board of Forestry Chooses Arbitrary EPA Regulation Over Fish and Facts," Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal, Vol. 38, No. 3: 31-39. [PDF_3_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2016. "BLM Forest Planning: Putting the Quote Marks in "Scientific" Management," Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal, Vol. 38, No. 2: 17-25. [PDF_2_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2015. "Methods," IN: Joshua Davis, Olabode Arigbon, Dominic Williams, Malachi Mandley and Cade May 2015. 2015 Alberta Street Cultural Resource Inventory with Recommendations. Oregon Websites & Watersheds Project, Inc., Philomath, Oregon, and World Arts Foundation, Inc., Portland, Oregon: 7-18. [PDF_20_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2015. "Pacific Northwest Forests: A History of Disturbing Events and Circumstances," Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal, Vol. 37, No. 2: 35-41. [PDF_4_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2015. "The Search For Letitia Carson in Douglas County, Oregon: Part II. Letitia Carson and the Homestead Act, 1862-1869," The Umpqua Trapper, Douglas County Historical Society, Vol. 51, No. 1: 3-23. [PDF_12_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2014. "Global Warming and Oregon Wildfire History," Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal, Vol. 36, No. 4: 35-41. [PDF_2_MB]
Zybach, Bob and Robert Alverts 2013. ESIPRI Environmental Sciences Peer Review Guidelines. Environmental Sciences Independent Peer Review Institute (ESIPRI), Port Townsend, Washington: 155 pp. [PDF_1_MB]
Zybach, Bob and Don Ivy 2013. Coquelle Trails: Early Historical Roads and Trails of Ancestral Coquille Indian Lands, 1826 - 1875 (2 vol.). Coquille Indian Tribe, Inc., North Bend, Oregon and Oregon Websites and Watersheds Project, Inc., Philomath, Oregon: 202 pp. [Vol. I: PDF_10_MB; Vol. II: PDF_8_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2012. "Forest Restoration: Problems and Opportunities," Oregon Fish and Wildlife Journal, Vol. 34, No. 2: 15-27. [PDF_4_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2012. The 1855-1856 Oregon Indian War in Coos County, Oregon: Eyewitnesses and Storytellers, March 27, 1855-August 21, 1856. Coquille Indian Tribe, Inc., North Bend, Oregon and Oregon Websites and Watersheds Project, Inc., Philomath, Oregon: 259 pp. [PDF_5_MB]
Zybach, Bob, Michael Dubrasich, Gregory Brenner, and John Marker 2009. "U.S. Wildfire Cost-Plus-Loss Economics Project: The “One-Pager” Checklist" (full text). Wildland Fire Lessons Learned Center: 20 pp. [PDF_1_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2008. Gordon Meadows Restoration Plan. Report prepared for Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Indians by Oregon Websites and Watersheds Project, Inc., Philomath, Oregon: 18 pp. [PDF_1_MB].
Zybach, Bob 2008. The Owl Ridge Trails Project: Location and Documentation of Primary Travel, Trade, and Resource Use Trails of the Santiam Molalla in the South Santiam River and Blue River, Oregon Headwaters, from 1750 to 1850. Report prepared for Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Indians by Oregon Websites and Watersheds Project, Inc., Philomath, Oregon: 85 pp. [PDF_5_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2007. Precontact History and Cultural Legacy of Forest Research Sites in Southwestern Oregon. Report prepared for OSU Forest Sciences, Corvallis, Oregon and Western BLM, Roseburg, Oregon by NW Maps Co., Albany, Oregon: 28 pp.[PDF_1_MB]
Zybach, Bob 2006. “Forests of the Pacific Northwest: Sustainable Use and Resiliency,” The Consultant, Annual Journal of the Association of Consulting Foresters of America Inc., Vol. 2006: 14-18.
Zybach, Bob and Nana Lapham 2004. "B&B Complex," Oregon Websites and Watersheds Project, Inc. Internet report prepared for OSU College of Forestry and USDA Pacific Northwest Research Station: www.ORWW.org/B&B_Complex/index.html (March 13, 2004).
Zybach, Bob 2002. "The Alseya Valley Prairie Complex, ca. 1850: Native Landscapes in Western GLO Surveys," IN: Changing Landscapes: "Sustaining Traditions," Proceedings of the 5th and 6th Annual Coquille Cultural Preservation Conferences, Coquille Indian Tribe, North Bend, Oregon: 161-188. [PDF_1_MB]
Zybach, Bob and George Ice 1997. "Revisiting the Botkin Salmon Study," IN: Proceedings of the 1997 NCASI West Coast Regional Meeting, Special Report No. 97-13, National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI), Corvallis, Oregon: 276-321. [PDF_24_MB]
Zybach, Bob 1996. Historical Overview of Columbia Gorge Forestlands: Dynamics and Fragmentation, 1792-1996. Report prepared for Haglund-Kirtley, LLC, Portland, Oregon. NW Maps Co., Corvallis, Oregon: 67 pp.[PDF_8_MBF]
Zybach, Bob and Kevin Sherer 1995. Wanda Marcks Cook. The Story of the Sulphur Springs Stock Ranch, Benton County, Oregon: 1904-1939. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #12. Oregon State University Research Forests and College of Forestry, Corvallis, Oregon: 100 pp. [PDF_4_MB]
Zybach, Bob, Mack Barrington and Thomas Downey 1995. "Converting Historical Information to GIS: Political Boundaries of the Douglas-Fir Region, 1788 to 1995," Journal of Forestry, Vol. 93, No. 5: pp. 15-20. [PDF_4_MB]
Zybach, Bob and Angela Sondenaa 1994. Charlie Olson. Biographical Sketch and Early History of Sulphur Springs, Benton County, Oregon: 1900-1920. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #07. Oregon State University Research Forests and College of Forestry, Corvallis, Oregon: 185 pp. [PDF_4_MB]
Peterson, James 1994. "Voices in the Forest: An Interview with Bob Zybach," Evergreen Magazine. March/April: pp. 7-22. [PDF_3_MB]
Zybach, Bob 1993. "Selecting a Model to Estimate the Effects of Climate Change and Management Activities on Carbon Cycling in Temperate Forest Regions," IN: Ted S. Vinson and Tatyana P. Kolchugina (editors)1993, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Carbon Cycling in Boreal Forest and Sub-Arctic Ecosystems: Biospheric Responses and Feedbacks to Global Climate Change. US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development, Washington, DC: pp. 193-202. [PDF_4_MB]
Zybach, Bob 1990. Lorna Grabe. Family History and Story of the Soap Creek Schoolhouse Foundation, Benton County, Oregon. Soap Creek Valley History Project, Monograph #01, 2nd Printing. Oregon State University Research Forests and College of Forestry, Corvallis, Oregon: 67 pp. w/appendix and index. [PDF_1_MB]
Zybach, Bob 1989. Historic Soap Creek Valley Auto Tour. Oregon State University Research Forests and College of Forestry, Corvallis, Oregon: 32 pp. [PDF_4_MB]
Zybach, Bob 1983. "Renewed Resources: The Reforestation of the Tillamook Burn (1948-1983)," A.R.C. Quarterly, Associated Reforestation Contractors, Inc., Vol. 3, No. 3: 13-17.[PDF_4_MB]
Zybach, Bob 1982. "Reforestation: A Look Into the Future of Contract Logging," The Log, Associated Oregon Loggers, Inc., Vol. 6, No. 6 (November): 26-28, 37-39. [PDF_3_MB]
Zybach, Bob 1981. "Safety and Profit," A.R.C. Quarterly, Associated Reforestation Contractors, Inc., Vol. 1, No.1: 12-13. [PDF_3_MB]
Relevant Employment History
1996-Present Oregon Websites & Watersheds Project, Inc. (ORWW), Program Manager.
1994-Present NW Maps Co., President.
1994-2002 Benton County, Oregon Historic Resources Commission (HRC), Commissioner, Historic Resources Protection Chair.
1989-1996 Oregon State University (OSU) Research Forests, Cultural Resources Management Forester.
1981-1985 Associated Reforestation Contractors, Inc. A.R.C. Quarterly, Vice-President; Editor; Associate Editor.
1970-1991 Phoenix Reforestation, Inc., Eddyville, Oregon, President
1966-1970 Pacific Reforestation, Inc., Lake Oswego, Oregon, Lead Man.
Index To Works
Select Articles: 1981 - 2019
Public Letters & Editorials: 1978 - 2013; 2014 - 2019
Interviews (Radio, Magazine & Newspaper): 1980 - 2006; 2007 - 2014; 2015 - 2019
Oral Histories: 1976 - 1988; 1989 - 1999; 2000 - 2019
Poetry & Fiction: 1966 - 1978, 2018 - 2019
Presentations: 1983 - 2003; 2004 - 2009; 2010 - 2017; 2018 - 2019
Reports: 1990 - 2013; 2014-2019
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