Anna and I talked about being young women business owners with forestry backgrounds. She worked in the industry as an employee before breaking out on her own and creating Free Range Forestry LLC so she could have a flexible work schedule with her son. We talk about local forestry and what it is like to work in the woods as a woman. She accepts the challenge and loves working with her clients. The personal touch has been her favorite so far like getting hand written letters and gifts.
Anna Yarbrough, grew up in rural Oregon with family in the timber and farming industries. She is an Oregon State University College of Forestry graduate and has worked as a forester in the private timber industry since 2013. In 2019 she started her own forestry consulting business—Free Range Forestry LLC. Her business works with both large industrial and small forest landowners on all aspects of forestry. From harvest planning and reforestation to writing custom forest management plans and meeting state forest law requirements. Another huge part of her business is forest management advocacy and social media management for natural resource professionals. Forestry is not just a career path for her, it is her passion. She currently lives in Lane County with her husband Garrett, son Sawyer, and black labrador Timber. When she’s not busy working in the woods, you can find her and her family hunting, backpacking, fishing, or camping. You can follow her forestry adventures on Instagram and Facebook at Free Range Forestry LLC.
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