Steve Beverlin, forest supervisor on the Malheur National Forest, has accepted the position of Director of Natural Resources for the Intermountain Region in Ogden, Utah.
He reports to his new position on Jan. 20, according to a Forest Service press release. Craig Trulock, deputy forest supervisor on the Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest, will continue as acting forest supervisor on the Malheur.
Beverlin joined the Pacific Northwest Region in 2012 as the deputy forest supervisor on the Malheur. He was selected as the supervisor in 2014. During his six plus years on the Malheur, Beverlin has overseen higher timber harvests, private sector jobs created and investments in forest and watershed treatments — all under a collaborative approach working alongside partners and community members. Before coming to the Malheur, he served in various capacities for the Forest Service including district ranger on the San Juan National Forest in Colorado and the Regional Rangeland Program lead for the Rocky Mountain Region.
“I am very proud of the Malheur National Forest staff and all that we have been able to accomplish since 2012,” Beverlin said. “I have confidence they will continue this essential work that has contributed so much to the health of the forest and local communities. The collaborative approach in Grant and Harney counties is a national model for how to work together to implement forest-wide restoration.”
Trulock has been with the Forest Service for over 28 years. While on the Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest, he prioritized strengthening the collaborative partnership between the forest, community leaders, partners and stakeholders.
“I am very excited to be here on the Malheur working with the local communities and providing leadership to the dedicated staff,” Trulock said. “I want folks to understand that the collective efforts and the on-the-ground accomplishments that have been set in motion will continue as we move forward.”
Trulock’s early career included positions in timber and planning in Idaho, Montana and Alaska. He served as the Pinedale District ranger on the Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming beginning in 2002.
From 2007 to 2014 he was a district ranger on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in Idaho.
While there the forest increased its timber target by 50 percent with extensive use of stewardship contracts.