Brant Petersen named Boise National Forest Supervisor
Release Date: May 12, 2023
Contact(s): Crystal Young
Ogden, UTAH, May 2, 2023 - Intermountain Regional Forester Mary Farnsworth has selected Brant Petersen as Forest Supervisor for the Boise National Forest. Brant replaces Tawnya Brummett who left the position in January 2023.
“We are excited Brant has accepted the position to lead Idaho’s capital city forest,” said Farnsworth. “His diverse experience in forest management, recreation, hazardous fuels treatment, wildland fire and leadership will help the Boise National Forest continue to be successful in our Forest Service mission.”
Petersen has 28 years of Forest Service experience and is currently serving as the Idaho State Liaison, including lands in both the Intermountain and Northern Forest Service Regions. As the Idaho State Liaison, he worked closely with Idaho’s legislative representatives, county officials, State and Federal agencies and various partners throughout Idaho.
Prior to this position he served as the District Ranger for the Idaho City Ranger District of the Boise National Forest for nine years. He provided leadership and was responsible for all aspects of managing the district’s vast resources.
Petersen started his career in 1995 working in the timber program on the Boise National Forest. He went on to work in engineering on the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon and Boise National Forest, then worked in recreation management for the Payette National Forest. Petersen served as a Forest Service line officer for 15 years, working on a wide variety of projects and issues including vegetation management, wildfire rehabilitation, fuels management, large scale mining exploration projects, and various recreation management projects. Petersen holds a bachelor’s degree in Forest Management from Utah State University.
Petersen and his family are outdoor enthusiasts. When not at work you can find them rafting hiking, skiing, and camping on National Forest System Lands across the west.
“I am honored to have been entrusted with this leadership role on the Boise National Forest,” said Petersen. “The Idaho State Liaison position has provided me the opportunity to work directly with our legislative representatives, public and partners. I look forward to continuing to strengthen these existing partnerships and building new relationships to help the Boise National Forest better serve our public.”
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