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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!

Nominations sought for Forestry Research Advisory Council

The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) of the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for the Forestry Research Advisory Council. The deadline for submitting nominations is October 10, 2008. See below or click here to view the full announcement that appeared in the Federal Register (73 FR 51437, September 3, 2008).


GA Forestry Commission seeks Forest Management Chief

The Georgia Forestry Commission seeks a Forest Management Chief in its Macon headquarters. Details of responsibilities, qualifications, and salary are provided at, along with application instructions. Deadline to apply is March 2.

SD seeks service forester at Custer State Park

The South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks; Parks and Recreation is seeking a Timber Management Forester to implement, coordinate, and administer forestry activities and programs within Custer State Park. Deadline for applications is July 7.

Kansas Forest Service seeks watershed forester

The Kansas Forest Service is currently recruiting to fill a watershed forester position to be located at the State Office in Manhattan, or possibly a partner agency office in the Topeka, KS area. Screening of applications begins January 5, 2010. Interested candidates may call (785) 532-3300 for more information or view the Kansas Forest Service web site at

Montana DNR job opportunities

The Montana Department of Natural Resources is currently recruiting for several positions: Resource Program Manager (Libby, MT), Fire Program Safety Officer (Missoula), and Fire Program Manager (Billings). Deadlines vary; visit for details.

North Carolina seeks ARRA Longleaf Program Coordinator

The NC Division of Forest Resources, Technical Development & Planning Branch is recruiting for an ARRA Longleaf Program Coordinator. This is a time-limited full-time position funded under a grant from the USDA Forest Service under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Full state benefits package applies with the exception of Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.

Kashdan to retire from USDA Forest Service

Associate Chief Hank Kashdan will retire from the Forest Service effective December 3, 2010. Kashdan also led the agency as Budget Director and Deputy Chief for Business Operations. The Associate Chief position will be filled in January by Mary Wagner who has been serving as Regional Forester in the Pacific Northwest.


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