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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!

Rowdabaugh named director of DOI's Office of Wildland Fire Coordination

Arizona State Forester and former NASF President Kirk Rowdabaugh has been selected to serve as the Interior Department's Director for the Office of Wildland Fire Coordination. Rowdabaugh comes to Interior with more than 20 years of federal fire and land management experience. He began his career as a firefighter in 1970 in southern New Mexico, and has held positions with Interior's Bureau of Land Management and the USDA Forest Service that have afforded him a solid background in fire management.

WY State Forestry seeks Community Resource Forester

The Wyoming Office of State Lands and Investments, State Forestry Division, is seeking a Community Resource Forester in their Cheyenne location. The complete vacancy announcement and application details can be found here.


NRCS seeks CA state forester

The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking a state forester in California. This position provides statewide leadership, technical assistance and coordination for NRCS forestry activities and programs in California.  For a full job description and application information, visit USA Jobs (


State Forester Farris on Georgia's 'Most Influential' list

State Forester Robert Farris made Georgia Trend magazine’s list of 100 Most Influential Georgians, which profiles influential people from business and industry, politics and government, science and education, philanthropy, and healthcare.

Oklahoma State Forester John Burwell to retire in 2011

Oklahoma State Forester John Burwell has announced plans to retire effective February 1, 2011. Burwell has been the state forester for 8 years, served on several NASF committees and led the Southern Group of State Foresters as chair 2006-2007.


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