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New Deputy Regional Forester for Alaska Region Announced


March 31, 2018
Saturday PM

(SitNews) Juneau, Alaska - USDA Forest Service Interim Chief Vicki Christiansen has announced the appointment of Jerry Ingersoll as the new deputy regional forester for the Forest Service’s Alaska Region. As deputy regional forester, Ingersoll will help oversee management of more than 22 million acres of National Forest System lands in Southcentral and Southeast Alaska.

New Deputy Regional Forester for Alaska Region Announced

Jerry Ingersoll is the new deputy regional forester for the Forest Service’s Alaska Region
Photo courtesy USFS

“Jerry’s more than 30 years of Forest Service experience specializing in natural resources, collaborative stewardship and timber make him very well qualified for this job,” Christiansen said. “His more than five years spent as the District Ranger for the Ketchikan-Misty Fjords Ranger District and time working the Alaska desk handling congressional relations make him especially well-suited for the Alaska region, and I am very pleased he is bringing his wide experience to this new role.”

Ingersoll graduated with honors from the University of California, Berkeley with a B.S. in Forestry. After obtaining his masters, he was also a Senior Executive Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Ingersoll joined the Forest Service as a management analyst at the Pacific Southwest Research in Berkeley. He held numerous positions across the country working in planning, forestry and timber. Most recently, he served as the Forest Supervisor of the Siuslaw National Forest, a coastal temperate rainforest located on the central Oregon Coast for the past eight years. Under his leadership, the Siuslaw has become known for delivering collaborative programs of restoration, recreation and partnerships, and successful second-growth timber sales.

Ingersoll will report to the Alaska Region in mid-April, and looks forward to returning to the region and reconnecting with stakeholders to improve the sustainability of rural communities.

Ingersoll replaces Rebecca Nourse, who retires at the end of March after serving as Alaska Deputy Regional Forester for nearly four years.


Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews



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