Max Hewes

Ranch Manager

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Born and raised in Southwest Idaho, Max Hewes grew up both in the booming capital city of Boise and the surrounding agricultural community.

As a young adult the whole whole country served as a classroom. Homesteading in the arid desert of Northern New Mexico, weathering storms and growing vegetables in Southern Louisiana, building community gardens for immigrant populations in Louisville, Kentucky, and operating a farm of his own in California were but a prelude to a passionate pursuit of sustainable forestry.

For the last six years Max has been the owner and operator of his own mobile lumber mill and has worked as a logger and sawyer in California, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. Working in many forests and many family-run sawmill operations has instilled a sense of wonder and urgency. Max has a passion for educating about forest soils and systems, sharing his hopes for a more vibrant and diverse forest economy.

 

Starting as a VISIONS leader and carpenter in 2017, he went on to lead youth trail crews for a season with the Montana Conservation Corp in 2018, and returned to direct the VISIONS Northern Cheyenne program in 2019. Now as the VISIONS Ranch Manager as well as leader of the 2020 Fall Gap program, Max offers a wide array of agricultural, silvicultural and social context to fit our program into a national and global context.
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