New Forest Supervisor Named for the Sawtooth National Forest

 

 

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New Forest Supervisor Named for the Sawtooth National Forest

 

Ogden, UT, (January 28, 2019) –  Nora Rasure, the Regional Forester of the Intermountain Region of the USDA Forest Service, is pleased to announce the arrival of the new Forest Supervisor for the Sawtooth National Forest,  Jim DeMaagd. Jim comes from the Pacific Northwest Region, where he served as the Deputy Forest Supervisor for the Mt. Hood National Forest, in northern Oregon. His effective starting day will be January 21, 2019.

 

“We are really excited to having Jim join the Region,” said Rasure. “He has an outstanding background working in different departments within the Forest Service that will greatly enhance the efficiency and productivity of the Sawtooth National Forest, while at the same time nurturing community relationships, engaging partners and key stakeholders.”

 

Jim served three years as the Deputy Forest Supervisor on the Mt. Hood National Forest. Prior to being the Deputy, he was heavily involved in the minerals and geology management with the Forest Service, serving in various capacities.

 

Jim succeeds Forest Supervisor Kit Mullen who served in the role since 2014 and retired last summer.

 

“I am excited for this new challenge in working at the Sawtooth National Forest,” said DeMaagd. “The Sawtooth is a wonderful Forest that provides a wide range of services to the public, and I am looking forward to continuing that work with the upmost commitment to public service and appropriate natural resource management.”

 

Jim started his career as a temporary employee in 1993 on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, located in northern California, after receiving his Bachelors of Science in Geology from California State University at Chico, California. He went on to join the Region 5 Mineral Examiners Team, which was in charge of performing examination work throughout the Region, and in 2010 became the lead mineral examiner for the Washington Office Minerals and Geology Management. Shortly after, he was selected for the Assistant Director for Locatable Minerals, Salable Minerals, and Abandoned Mine Lands closures. In 2015 he made it back to the Forest as Deputy Forest Supervisor on the Mt. Hood.

 

The Intermountain Region of the USDA Forest Service encompasses nearly 34 million acres of National Forest System land. The Intermountain Regional Office in Ogden, Utah provides administrative oversight and support to 12 National Forests located in Utah, Nevada, western Wyoming, southern and central Idaho, as well as one National Grassland in Idaho and the Rocky Mountain Research Station in Colorado. To learn more about the USDA Forest Service in the Intermountain Region, please visit www.fs.usda.gov/main/r4/home.

 

(Photo: Jim DeMaagd, the new Forest Supervisor for the Sawtooth Ntional Forest. His effective starting day will be January 21, 2019. Photo Credit: USDA Forest Service)

 

 

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