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Fibreboard Corporation
Represent the interests of a major softwood lumber manufacturer before Congress, executive branch agencies, and the primary industry trade group.
Course of Action
Monitored public timber legislation and national forest land management planning process.
Organized dozens of Washington visits for the CEO and vice president of government relations.
Developed relationships with members of the California congressional delegation, top Forest Service officials, and other key Washington players.
Participated in the American Forest & Paper Association's government relations committee, representing Fibreboard at weekly meetings.
Crafted numerous position papers, legislative proposals, and advocacy documents.
Represented Fibreboard's public timber interests for six years.
Produced Stanislaus National Forest plan comments and administrative appeal documents.
Helped vice president of government relations make political action committee (PAC) decisions and distribute PAC monies.
Blocked congressional efforts to create old growth reserves in the Sierra Nevada national forests.
Placed a feature-length article about Fibreboard's "gentle touch" forestry in American Forests magazine.
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