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William E. Selby ( North Cascades 1961 )

posted: Nov 12, 2009

Bill, 74, died October 29, 2009, in Gresham, Oregon. He was born August 4, 1935, in Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Range Management and began a 40-year career with the government. After working on the Okanogan N.F., Malheur N.F. and Fremont N.F., he retired in 1998 from the R-6 Regional Office in Portland, Oregon.

Bill continued contracting with the Forest Service as a member of an Interagency Incident Management Team responding to fires. Over his career,Bill worked on over 80 major fires, many of them in overhead positions including Incident Commander.