Jacob Vail, Forester

Years working with forests: 6
Favorite Forest Creature: Black-tailed deer

Jacob grew up in Skagit County, WA and got his forestry degree from the University of Idaho. After graduating, Jacob started working at Hampton Family Forests, where he now helps manage the company’s forestlands in NW Oregon and SW Washington – forestlands that help supply Hampton’s sawmill in the nearby coastal town of Warrenton. Jacob is the fourth-generation of his family to work in the woods. To learn more about Jacob’s work in the woods, follow him on Instagram!

Jacob's favorite forestry tool? Range finder.

Life on the Oregon Coast

Jacob loves living and working in Knappa, Oregon, an unincorporated community located about 14 miles east of Astoria along the Columbia River. He’s an avid outdoorsman and often fishes for rainbow and cutthroat trout on the forestland he helps manage. Jacob is also passionate about working forests and often leads tours of Hampton forestland and harvest operations.