Elaine Kohrman

Acting Regional Forester

Elaine Kohrman, Acting Regional Forester

After serving as the Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands Forest Supervisor in New Mexico since 2013, Elaine Kohrman was named as one of two Deputy Regional Foresters for the Southwestern Region beginning in May 2018. As of January 2020, she is serving as the Acting Regional Forester for the Southwestern Region.

Starting as a wilderness ranger, Elaine had held numerous positions at all levels of the Forest Service during her career. With vast experience in recreation and restoration planning and economics, she is instrumental to the success of the region in the areas of landscape-scale restoration and sustainable recreation.

An avid cyclist, Elaine has immersed herself in diverse landscapes and cultures. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Colorado State University, a master’s degree in Whole Systems Design from Antioch University Seattle, and is a Donella Meadows Leadership Fellow.