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Forest Service chief announces new regional forester for Eastern Region

US Forest Service
US Department of Agriculture
June 12, 2020
Category: Forestry
Region: US East, United States

Gina Owens

USDA Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen announced today the appointment of Gina Owens as Regional Forester for the Forest Service’s Eastern Region. As Regional Forester, Owens will oversee management of more than 12 million acres of the National Forest System spread across 17 national forests and one national tallgrass prairie in the Northeast and Midwest. Owens will continue to foster and maintain strong ties with 20 states and the District of Columbia as well as partners and private landowners to support state and private forest lands in a spirit of shared stewardship. “Gina’s diverse experience and leadership skills include an extensive understanding of both rural and urban communities’ connection to public land,” said Chief Christiansen. “She brings a well-rounded resource background, as well as extensive relationship and partnership abilities to the table that will be a tremendous asset to the region, our partners and the entire agency.”

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