Bob Zybach, Ph.D.

About The Member

Writer, researcher, photographer.  Born 1948 in Woodland, Washington.  Raised family and operated successful reforestation business from Eddyville, Oregon for 20 years. Earned Environmental Sciences PhD from Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon, in 2003. Bachelors’ degree in Forest Recreation; Masters’ in oral histories; and PhD as historical ecologist.

Most of his research and writing has focused on the human and landscape history of Oregon over the past 15,000 years, and particularly the past 500. Principal topics are forest and fire history; the Oregon Trail; Indian and Black communities and individuals; endangered species habitat; and reforestation planning.