PORTLAND – Malheur National Forest Supervisor Teresa Raaf has been named the new director for state and private forestry for the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest and Alaska regions.
The Forest Service announced the change today.
She starts her new job Nov. 2, operating out of the regional office in Portland.
“State and Private Forestry is a critical director area for our work as we continue to work across land boundaries with our partners to make an impact. The work Teresa and her team have been able to accomplish through partnership, collaboration and relationships on the Malheur National Forest make her an ideal candidate for this role,” said Pacific Northwest Regional Forester Jim Peña.”
Raaf has been at the helm of the Malheur during the development and start of a 10-year stewardship contract designed to restore the forest’s health, provide jobs and preserve some local industry infrastructure.
Pena said the regional office will begin the selection process for Raaf’s successor immediately and will announce the plan for leadership succession on the forest as soon as possible.