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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!

DE State Forester appointed as Acting Secretary of Agriculture

Effective September 15, Delaware's Secretary of Agriculture Michael T. Scuse becomes Governor Ruth Ann Minner's new chief of staff; the governor has appointed State Forester Austin Short as Acting Secretary of Agriculture. Short joined the Delaware Department of Agriculture in 1992 as a service forester. In January 1995, he became a Senior Resource Planner with the Department's Planning Section and then State Forester in August 1995.

Boucher appointed State Forester of Michigan

Cara Boucher has been appointed State Forester and Assistant Division Chief for Forest, Mineral and Fire Management in the Michigan Department on Natural Resources, effective February 22, 2009. She has been the Acting State Forester for the last 9 months.

Alabama seeks assistant state forester

The Alabama Forestry Commission is now accepting applications for the position of Assistant State Forester.  Information regarding the position and the application process can be found on the Alabama Forestry Commission’s website at

WFLC seeks government affairs director

The Western Forestry Leadership Coalition (WFLC), a unique partnership between the Council of Western State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service, is seeking a Governmental Affairs Director. The position is hosted by the Colorado State Forest Service. Please see the application online at Closing date is January 22, 2010.

Washington DNR seeks NW Region Manager

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) seeks a NW Region Manager responsible for administering the field implementation of all DNR activities within San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, Whatcom counties. Download the full announcement here.

Forest Policy internship opportunity -- Fall session

The NASF Foundation is sponsoring a Fall internship opportunity at the National Association of State Foresters in Washington, DC, focused on Forest Policy. Dates negotiable for up to a 15-week period, beginning on or around September 7 for the fall session. Applications must be received no later than Friday, August 13. For more information, visit

Michigan forester opportunity

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment is seeking an Assistant Unit Manager. This land management position provides expertise needed for the management of state-owned forestlands. For more information and to apply, go to and search under "Forester-E".

District of Columbia seeks Urban Forester

The District Department of Transportation is seeking an Urban Forester to work with the DDOT Urban Forestry Administration to review and analyze urban forest conditions throughout the District of Columbia. Visit to apply online. Closing date is October 21.


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