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Policy Counsel Receives Natural Resources Award

The University of Idaho College of Natural Resources selected Brent Keith, NASF's Policy Counsel, to receive the CNR Celebrating Natural Resources Award for 2015. 

Each year the College of Natural Resources Leadership Team selects alumni meeting the requirements of noteworthy achievement for six distinguished college awards. The CNR Celebrating Natural 

Sustainable Forestry Initiative Welcomes Virginia State Forester to Board

The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. (SFI) has announced that four leaders have been elected to the independent Board of Directors, including Virginia State Forester Bettina Ring.

NASF Welcomes Forest Science & Health Committee Contractor Bob Simpson

The National Association of State Foresters' Forest Science and Health Committee welcome new committee contractor Robert (Bob) Simpson. 

In addition to his contract position with NASF's committee, Simpson is President and CEO of GreenWoodGlobal Consulting, Ltd. His firm specializes in working with forest products companies, natural resource agencies and natural resource NGOs, helping them meet their strategic directives involving forest sustainability, with focus on family forest owners, cooperatives and communities owning and managing forest land.

Bill Kaage Named Chief of National Park Service Division of Fire and Aviation Management

Bill Kaage has been named chief of the National Park Service Division of Fire and Aviation Management. He succeeds Tom Nichols, who retired on January 31, 2014.

As the Chief, Kaage is responsible for the overall leadership, policy and program direction for the aviation, structural fire, and wildland fire management programs for the National Park Service.

He will administer a budget that exceeds $90 million in fire and aviation funding for the Service.

Susan Stein Named Director of USDA National Agroforestry Center

Susan Stein has been selected as director of the USDA National Agroforestry Center (NAC) in Washington, D.C.
Stein brings extensive experience in technology transfer, working with researchers to communicate research results to managers, land owners, and policy-makers. Much of this work has been accomplished through forming and leading multidisciplinary teams from across the Federal government, as well as from universities, non-governmental organizations, and State governments.

Sarah McCreary's next adventure

If you were wondering what Sarah McCreary is up to post-NASF, Roll Call wrote a great story about her new role at Hamburger Co., a Democratic political and media consulting firm.

As communications director, Sarah will be working on the firm's branding, message development and web strategy efforts. She was an invaluable part of the NASF team and we wish her success in her new endeavors!

Boggus hired as director of Texas A&M Forest Service

On February 12, Tom Boggus was officially named director of Texas A&M Forest Service. The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents announced Boggus was the sole finalist for the directorship late last month. The panel unanimously approved his hiring last week after waiting a state-mandated 21 days.

VA Department of Forestry seeks Director of Information Technology

The Virginia Department of Forestry is seeking an Information Technology Manager II - Director of Information Technology in Charlottesville, Virginia. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 31.

Forest Legacy Program Specialist outreach notice

The Cooperative Forestry staff of the USDA Forest Service has released an outreach notice for a new GS-13 Forest Legacy Program Specialist. This position serves along with the Forest Legacy Program Manager (GS-14) to provide national leadership and direction for this forest land protection and conservation program. Outreach responses are due by October 14.

Kansas Forest Service seeks wildlife biology prescribed fire specialist

The Kansas Forest Service is seeking a Range Management - Wildlife Biology Prescribed Fire Specialist. Screening of Applications will begin on October 24, 2011.