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The Passing of Ralph Eads

April 25, 2023 10:53 AM | Richard Pouzar (Administrator)
Ralph Eads passed away on Sunday, April 23rd, 2023.  Many of us knew him as he was our district forester for decades.  He was unassuming, seemingly tireless, cheerful, and always helpful.  No matter your question, he always tried to provide the information that you needed.  And he went above and beyond with speaking engagements, forestry tours, and volunteering his time.  Ralph was the face of forestry in Northwest Illinois for as long as many of us can remember.  NIFA recognized him with one of our first Forestry Pioneer Awards.  Forestry in our area does not seem as personable without him.

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