Malheur National Forest Supervisor Steve Beverlin has accepted a 120-day detail assignment in the Washington Office as the acting Deputy Director for Forest Management, Range Management and Vegetation Ecology, filling critical capacity needs for the headquarters staff.
He reports Nov. 11, according to a Forest Service press release. Craig Trulock, deputy forest supervisor on the Rogue-River Siskiyou National Forest, will fill in behind Beverlin as acting forest supervisor.
Beverlin has 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 Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region. He joined the Pacific Northwest Region in 2012 as the deputy forest supervisor on the Malheur. He was selected as supervisor in 2014. 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.
Trulock has been with the Forest Service for over 28 years. His 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 2007-2014, he was a district ranger on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest in Idaho. While there, the forest increased their timber target by 50 percent with extensive use of stewardship contracts. In southwest Oregon, Trulock has prioritized strengthening the collaborative partnership between the forest, community leaders, partners and stakeholders.