Hurst, William D. (William Donald), 1908-

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William Donald Hurst (1908- ), was the city engineer for Winnipeg, Manitoba from 1944-1971. After 1972 he worked as a consulting engineer.

From the description of Papers, 1929-1974. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 28153935

William Daly Hurst was the Regional Forester for Region 3 of the United States Forest Service. Born in Parowan, Utah, on October 15, 1915, he spent the bulk of his youth in Panguitch, Utah. In 1934, Mr. Hurst graduated from high school and entered Utah State Agricultural College in Logan where he graduated in 1938 with a B.S. in Forestry. In 1941, Mr. Hurst married Emma “Dolly” Johanson. They had 5 children.

William Hurst began his career with the Forest Services in 1937 as an Administrative Guard on the Wasatch National Forest. In 1942 he became the District Ranger for the Manila Ranger District in the Ashley National Forest where he served until his induction into the Army serving in Japan from 1945 until 1946. After his discharge he became Staff Officer of the Cache National Forest, a position he held until 1950 when he became Supervisor of the Ashley National Forest. In 1955, Mr. Hurst was transferred to Washington D.C. where he served as an Assistant Chief for Range Management. In 1957, he returned to Utah, replacing Floyd Iverson as Chief of Range and Wildlife Management in Region 4. Hurst was then appointed Deputy Regional Forester for the Intermountain Region in 1962. In 1966, Hurst became Regional Forester for the Southwestern Region, where he remained until his retirement in 1976.

William D. Hurst had a sterling career of distinguished service with the Forest Service, where he was involved in significant policy decisions including the grazing permit controversy of 1957-1958 and others related to multiple use and resource conservation. For more about his life, please see his autobiography A Life Recalled: Memoirs of William Daly Hurst in the Jessie E. Quinney Natural Resources Library (SD 129 .H87 H87 1999).

From the guide to the William D. Hurst Papers, 1935-2001, (Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives)

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