William B. Greeley

  • Man-Made Fires

    During his fifty years as a professional forester, COLONEL. WILLIAM B. GREELEY, now Chairman of the Board of American Forest Products Industries, Inc., has played a leading part in arousing the American public to its present attitude of watchful conservation. Beginning in 1904 he worked in the United States Forest Service, stationed successively in the Southern Appalachians, New England, the Sequoia National Forest, and the Northern Rocky Mountain area. It was in Idaho that he witnessed one of the worst forest fires in American history, which swept thousands of acres and cost 85 lives.