Regional Foresters: Eleanor S. Towns

Eleanor S. Towns
1998 – 2002

[Photo] Regional Forester Eleanor S. Towns, 1998-2002
Eleanor “Ellie” Towns joined the Forest Service in 1978 and had worked in a number of progressively responsible positions. She came to the Forest Service from the Bureau of Land Management. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Service Sorority, Towns holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois, a master’s degree from the University of New Mexico, and a juris doctor degree from the University of Denver’s College of Law. She is the recipient of numerous awards from special acts and services.

When accepting the new assignments, Towns said, “I am pleased and proud to accept this assignment as Regional Forester. The Southwestern Region is a rich tapestry of diverse natural resources and cultures. I look forward to the challenges of sustainably managing these resources consistent with law and in ways that serve the public interest.”

Prior to coming to the southwestern region, Towns had been the Director of Lands for the Forest Service in the Washington Office. Previous to this assignment she was Director of lands, Soils, Water, and Minerals for the Rocky Mountain Region, headquartered in Denver, CO.