Photo of Clarence L. Forsling

Clarence L. Forsling

Clarence Luther Forsling was born November 7, 1893 in Cheyenne, WY. University of Nebraska, B.Sc., 1915. Entered the U.S. Forest Service in 1915 as Grazing Assistant, assigned to the Cache National Forest in Utah, in charge of a grazing survey party. In 1916 he transferred to the Jornada Experimental Range in New Mexico, where he was in charge of research in range and cattle management until mid-1920. From then until 1922, he was with the Office of Grazing Studies as Assistant Head of Range Studies and Surveys in the National Forests of the Western States. Forsling was appointed Director of the Great Basin Experiment Station in Utah in 1922 and held that post until 1929, at which time he established and headed the Intermountain Regional Forest and Range Experiment Station in Ogden, Utah. From 1935 until mid-1937, he was Director of the Appalachian Forest Experiment Station; 1937-1944, Assistant Chief of the Forest Service in Charge of Research. Member of the Log and Lumber Production Policy Committee, 1942-1944. Director of the Grazing Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior, 1944-1946; member of the Program Staff of the Secretary of the Interior.

Early Forest Service Research Administrators by E.R. Maunder; Forest History Society, 1978.