Carol Van Strum & Susan Swift Parker

Alsea, Oregon

I never thought of myself as an activist. I was just me…There are so many ways of fighting.

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Norma Grier

Eugene, Oregon

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.

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Marianne Dugan

Eugene, Oregon

Knowing about how the law works, it’s even more disturbing because the law actually protects plants more than people from pesticides and herbicides.

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Kathryn Rickard

Cedar Valley, Oregon

"To be a realist, you need to understand both sides of the issue."

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Mary O’Brien

Moab, Utah

You get knocked down and you bounce back up. Simply because it’s wrong to manage the world by poisoning it.

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Chris Rusch

Tiller, Oregon

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.

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Eron King

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.

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Lynn Bowers

Eugene, Oregon

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.

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