Mendocino Redwood Company


William F. Smith Interview

Bill Smith retired in 1985 as senior resource manager of the Louisiana-Pacific Coastal Division. Born in New York City in 1927 to a mother who was a Radio City Rockette and a father who was a vaudeville comedian, Bill said, with a broad smile, that he decided on forestry when he discovered “there was life outside of cities.” In October 2007, Bill came into the MRC Forestry Office in Ukiah for a 90-minute video interview about his 42 years of experience in the timber industry. Links to selected video clips from that interview appear below.


 Mendocino Redwood Company - Ukiah, California