Regional Foresters: Cal Joyner

Cal Joyner
2013 - Present

Cal Joyner, Regional ForesterJoyner is not new to the Southwest. From 1992 to 1995, he worked as both the Rural Development and State and Private Forestry Specialist in Arizona for the Forest Service. Nor is he new to the Forest Service.  He began his career in 1980 as the hydrologist and environmental coordinator on the Siuslaw, Giffort Pinchot and Willamette National Forests. 

Joyner has held numerous positions at all levels of the Forest Service—in both the eastern and western parts of the country. In 1984 he was the assistant ranger for resources on the Clear Creek Ranger District, Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. In 1989 he served as a District Ranger on the Bitter Root National Forest in Montana; then the Associate Forest Supervisor, San Juan-Rio Grande National Forests and Area Manager of the San Juan Resource Area of BLM-Colorado in 1995.  He was the Forest Supervisor and Field Manager for the combined San Juan National Forest and San Juan Bureau of Land Management Field Office in Colorado from 1998 to 2002.

He move to California in 2002 to be the Director of Natural Resources for the Pacific Southwest Region. He was responsible for programs of forest management, rangelands, soil, water, fish, wildlife, and forest health protection. He was promoted to the Deputy Regional Forester position in 2007, overseeing Natural Resources, as well as State and Private Forestry. In 2011 he moved to Washington, D.C., to be the Director of Forest Management. Joyner was the Associate Deputy Chief for the National Forest System in the Washington Office before coming to the Southwestern Region.

He graduated from Humboldt State University with a degree in watershed management.