Doman, Everett R. (Deceased)
Everett was born on July 27, 1912, in Welling, Alberta, Canada, where his father was a farmer. His family lived in Canada until he was about three years old and then returned to Huntsville, Utah. He married Gay Wangsgard, also a Huntsville native, in 1938. They had three daughters: Mary Gay Doman, professor at California State University, Northridge; Lois Rose, cataloger at Library of Congress; and Kathy Lang, a homemaker, teacher’s aide, and mother of two daughters. Everett attended Weber College in Ogden, Utah, and graduated from Utah State University in 1938 with a degree in wildlife management. From 1938 to 1943, he was employed by the Utah Fish and Game Department as project leader for one of the earliest Pittman-Robertson research projects. The project was directed mainly at supplemental winter feeding of mule deer, mule deer life history studies, and census methods. Several publications, co-authored with Dr. D. I. Rasmussen, resulted from this project. In 1943, Everett began his career with the U.S. Forest Service as assistant forest ranger on the Navajo Lake Ranger District of the Dixie National Forest in southern Utah. He served as a district ranger on the Fishlake National Forest in Utah, as the wildlife and range staff officer on the Manti Forest, also in Utah, and as assistant supervisor of the Teton Forest, Jackson, Wyoming. From 1954 to 1957, he served in Washington, D.C., as assistant director of the Forest Service’s Division of Fisheries and Wildlife and then was transferred to Alamogordo, New Mexico as Supervisor of the Lincoln National Forest . From 1960 to 1970, he was assistant regional forester and director of Range Management, Fisheries and Wildlife in the Forest Service’s California Region with headquarters in San Francisco. In 1966, he was presented the Forest Conservation award by the California Wildlife Federation. Everett returned to the Forest Service staff in Washington, D.C., in 1970 as Director of Wildlife and Fisheries. He retired at the end of 1974. In 1975, he moved to Ogden, Utah. During Everett’s tenure with the Forest Service, he saw it change from a primarily timber and range management agency to a true multiple-use agency with recognition given to the size and importance of the Forest Service’s Wildlife and Fisheries habitat management jobs. He is proud that he had at least a small part in bringing this change about. Everett was elected to membership in the Washington Biologists’ Field Club in 1971, and remained a non-resident member until his death at his home on March 1, 2007, at age 94.