Carol Van Strum & Susan Swift Parker
I never thought of myself as an activist. I was just me…There are so many ways of fighting.
They wanted to spray a chemical called 2, 4, 5-T which in combination with 2, 4-D was Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. The horrors of war were brought back for peacetime uses in forestry.
Knowing about how the law works, it’s even more disturbing because the law actually protects plants more than people from pesticides and herbicides.
Cedar Valley, Oregon
"To be a realist, you need to understand both sides of the issue."
You get knocked down and you bounce back up. Simply because it’s wrong to manage the world by poisoning it.
I was one of the first women to work for the Forest Service back in the early ’70s. When I first started, as a matter of fact, I was the first woman to work in the Tiller Ranger District, and so maybe some of us are just pioneers at heart and want to see change.
Triangle Lake, Oregon
There is no commerce if there is no nature. We depend on nature for everything. Once everybody realizes that, maybe they’ll start protecting it a little better.
I have the ability to sense the presence of chemicals that overall people don’t notice. So I’m personally motivated to stop this terrible practice.