Charles Gale is a Forest Research Associate at the Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Montana. He investigates the forest product industry (FPI) looking at timber harvest and flow, mill operations, and economic trends in 13 western states. Other activities include surveying loggers in Montana and Idaho with regard to logging costs and capacity, researching logging utilization and biomass studies in five states and building and maintaining relationships with industry, government, and state personnel.

For NARA, Charles conducts logging utilization studies in the Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana forests to develop biomass factors from logging practices in the Northwest.

Charles received a bachelor’s degree in resource conservation, minoring in climate change, from the University of Montana.

Supervisor: Todd Morgan