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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!

Personnel Update: new State Foresters

Christopher Martin was named State Forester/Director of Forestry for the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), effective May 9, assuming the position formerly held by Don Smith. Martin previously served as a senior planner for forest and water resource management for the state of Maine Forest Service.

AL State Forester elected to SFI external panel

THE SFI External Review Panel, a group of independent experts who provide external oversight of the SFI forest certification program, has elected four new members. They include Linda S. Casey, state forester with the Alabama Forestry Commission; Deborah Gangloff, executive director of American Forests; Jon W.

Arizona governor announces Vicki Christiansen as State Forester

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer officially announced this week the appointment of Vicki Christiansen as Arizona State Forester and Director of the Arizona Division of Forestry. She is responsible for the protection of 22 million acres of state and private lands in Arizona which includes the prevention and suppression of wildland fires as well as oversight of forest health, stewardship forestry and urban and community forestry programs in the state.

NY Division of Plant Industry seeks director

The NY Division of Plant Industry seeks a director to oversee a variety of statewide activities relating to the plant pests and diseases, plant growers and distributors, and inspection/labeling/sale/distribution of plant materials. Forward letter of interest and resume by September 1, 2009. Visit the Employment section of the NASF website for full job description.

Lynn Scarlett joins conservation consulting firm

Lynn Scarlett, deputy secretary of the Interior during the George W. Bush administration, has joined a consulting firm that specializes in conservation and land-use projects. At Marstel-Day LLC Advisory Council, Scarlett will be advising the firm on issues pertaining to climate change, ecosystem services and landscape-scale conservation.

Brent Keith is new WFLC/CWSF governmental affairs director

Effective May 24, Brent Keith joins the Western Forestry Leadership Coalition/Council of Western State Foresters as Governmental Affairs Director. Keith is a Portland, OR, attorney specializing in water law, and is a former NASF forest policy intern.

USDA Forest Service Biological Scientist opportunity

The USDA Forest Serviceis seeking a Biological Scientist in the Cooperative Forestry and Tribal Relations office, Region 2, in Golden, Colorado. For a full job description, click here. The vacancy closes on October 7.

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