Charles R. Mansfield, Ph.D. 
Charles (Chuck) R. Mansfield grew up in a forest service environment.    While his father, H. Robert Mansfield, was a District Ranger, he was often taken along on trips around the District and was encouraged to 
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Photo  184. Charles Mansfield 2001 
ask questions about what he saw.    After graduation from high school he attended Oregon State University and received a B.S. Degree in Physics.    For two summers he was an Engineering Aid on the Siskiyou NF and then was accepted into the Smokejumper program at Cave Junction.    He worked as a Smokejumper while he finished his degree at Oregon State and then while he pursed a Ph.D. Degree in Physics at the University of Idaho.    After his retirement from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (University of California Retiree) he has operated several small businesses.    He has returned to the issues of forest fire control as the result of the Cerro Grande Fire in Los Alamos NM (2000) and then the Biscuit Fire in 2002.   He has explored the Biscuit Fire area each summer since 2003.