Ames Forester


George Vitas graduated from the University of Michigan in l937. In the intervening years, prior to the inception of World War II, he gathered experience on Sequoia, -Whitman, Umatillo, Ochoco and Malhuer National Forests. To this he added four years of commercial logging and lumbering experience gained in salvage operations following the New England hurricane. He left this work to serve for 37 months with the U.S. Army engineers and infantry in the United States, France, and Germany. Upon receiving his this charge he spent several months as a member of the consulting firm, Vitas and Schakilje, in Washington, D.C., before rejoining the U. S. Forest Service as an information specialist at the Southeast Forest Experiment Station at Atlanta, Georgia.



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