'Quiet' leader, big shadow

Forestry pioneer Barringer known for 'doing good in the community'


October 26, 2022

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Jack Barringer, here inspecting a young Douglas fir, was a longtime leader in the local timber industry.

Jack David Barringer, a "quiet" leader in Sweet Home and a pioneer in local forestry, died Sept. 24, 2022.

Barringer, 92, spent 34 years in local timber management, the last 14 as president of what is now Cascade Timber Consulting, the firm that now manages some 145,000 acres of timber in east Linn County, the majority of that for Hill Timber interests.

"Jack was a very quiet man," recalled Alex Paul, former publisher of The New Era. "He was very smart, very community-oriented. He had the typical Hill Timber mentality of doing a good job with the property, doing good in the community."


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