Stanley Ware Stetson

Profile Updated: January 17, 2022
Residing In Redding, CA USA
Spouse/Partner Becky Stetson
Occupation RETIRED
Children Foster Kids-- 3
Strays, numerous
Nieces and Nephews, a bunch of really good ones.
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STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

Four years at Sequoia prepared me well for life. I enjoyed many different experiences and real diversity in the staff and student body. Many friends I don't see often, or not at all, still fill my thoughts. Bob Anderson played a big role in my junior year; he took me duck hunting, and forced me to box, keeping my head on straight during a rough time for our family. Marino Mangiola taught me soccer, and I went on to play goalie at Humboldt State.

I worked summers for the US Forest Service during college and spent a summer commercial fishing. After graduation I was accepted to the Teacher Corps to get a Masters and credential. Life in the mountains of Trinity County and the lure of wildland firefighting all over the west made me decide to make my stand in Hayfork, California. Forty-eight years later, I think I made a good choice.

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School Story

Young Life!. Going to Malabu Canada with Andy Elliott and coming back and starting Young Life at Sequoia. At 16 you just didn't know vespers, at the overlook, was the best place to get to know girls. Not necessarily, in the Biblical sense. Still have a relationship with a girl,family and God. Organized religion, not so much. Tim Hansel and Pam Givens were great role models and mentored many of us during those formative years.
I ran a Young Adult Conservation Corps program for two years for the Forest Service. I tried to pass on some of the life lessons and guiding wisdom I learned from folks like Pam and Tim to the 16-23 year old kids I took into the woods each day.

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Soo... the 49ers did it again. Even though we watched YA Title, RC Ownes, Leo Nomolini, Hugh Mcahenny and others practice at the Rec Center on Roosevelt Ave. Don Franco still thinks the RAM's are the team to cheer for. Franco, pray for an Alley Op pass and the Ram guy, keeps his foot in bounds at the back of the end zone. You can't stand any more heartbreaks. Just sayin....

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I am feeling optimistic about people coming together for the benefit of the state of California and putting aside petty differences. Don Franco's Rams backed off and let the 49ers get into the payoffs. What a wonderful crazy world!!! No reason for it! Just a NICE thing to do. Go RAMS.

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Last night we watched the James Taylor/Carol King special on CNN. It was wonderful and brought back many memories of the late 60's early to mid 70's. I recommend it to anyone who needs a little breath of fresh air in their lives. A friend said recently...we used to laugh and have fun, what happened. I said,"nothing", you just let yourself get old and grumpy!!! Have a GREAT YEAR!!!!

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Posted on: Oct 13, 2021 at 12:01 PM

Great info Dr. Elliott. A historical note, as my grandparents born in RC, or relocated as an evacuee of 1906 SF Earthquake, told stories of the ships coming into Redwood Creek. Old photos show the wharf and warehouses west of 101 and almost to Broadway.
I am more concerned about burning up than drowning. I also can't believe we are going to try to eliminate gas lawnmowers and chain saws by 2024 in California.
Believe me friends when I say the Co2 from wildfires is 10,000 times more significant than the carbon foot print of small engines, BBQs and hairspray. It is just not politically popular to propose cutting down trees and using the biomass to make clean energy and restore our forests to a condition that enables fire to play a beneficial role. I watched five houses burn at once in the Fawn fire. The shingles, siding, propane tanks exploding, vehicles and their gas tanks exploding and tires burning created a fire storm that incinerated 200 year old oak trees.
Love the new battery pack tools and even have an electric pole chainsaw. The feel good,head in the sand fear promoting politically correct agenda is killing us.
FIRE is the natural event the effects the planet more than an other force of nature. The number and size of trees effects the rainfall, protects the soil, moderates the PH in streams and the amount of carbon released into the atmosphere. We have lost more trees to fire in the last 31 years than we have logged in California in total. CUT THE TREE TO SAVE THE FOREST. THEN BURN THE SLASH TO SAVE THE AIR. MANAGED FIRE PREVENTS WILDFIRE AND LARGE CARBON IMPULSE RELEASES. A simple concept used by those who lived with the land for centuries...WHY CAN'T WE LEARN FROM HISTORY.

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Love is having a best friend! Pudelpointer Bailey and the barn cat Weezee. Animals are big part of my life. The height of crazy was 50 cows, 4 horses, 1 mule, 3 dogs, 4 cats and some chickens. Gives meaning to; I WORK FOR FOOD!!!
Posted: Jan 31, 2017 at 12:51 PM
Finally got it done Feb 2007, Smith River Ca.
20lb plus Steelhead on a glo bug I tied myself.
Posted: Jan 31, 2017 at 2:17 PM
Beartooth Mountains out of Red Lodge Montana.
Becky and Stan on Doc and River
Posted: Jan 31, 2017 at 12:41 PM
Still smiling after forty years.
Becky and Stan 12-22-76
Posted: Aug 25, 2017 at 9:39 AM
Salvage logging wind thrown timber, Nice Sugar Pine log for boards, for homes, for dreams. Stan explaining to cat skinner why he should take care in protecting the baby trees.
It's different now, they just let it all burn up. More trees burnt in the last 20 years than we have logged since 1910. Hell of a deal?
Posted: Jan 31, 2017 at 12:50 PM
Cruising big timber in the snow. Cruised my last sale in 2005 on the same mountain I cut fire lines and fell hardwoods in 1968. Over time the ground got steeper!!!




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