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Shoshone National Forest welcomes new Forest Supervisor

Contact(s): Kristie Salzmann, 307-578-5190

CODY, Wyo., February 2, 2018 – Lisa Timchak became the Forest Supervisor for Shoshone National Forest on January 7, 2018. Prior to starting in this position, Lisa was the District Ranger for the Tally Lake Ranger District of the Flathead National Forest in Kalispell, Montana. Lisa has worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 30 years and has served as a district ranger on two forests in northwest Montana for the past seventeen years.


Lisa grew up in Virginia and Salisbury, England and began her U.S. Forest Service career as a biologist on the Los Padres National Forest upon completion of her Master’s Degree in Wildlife Management from Utah State University. Lisa and her family moved to Montana in 2000 as she embarked on her career as a District Ranger on the Lolo and Flathead National Forests. She became an experienced public land manager and an Advanced Agency Administrator in fire management during her tenure in Montana; Lisa always dreamed of becoming a Forest Supervisor on the Shoshone National Forest and moving to Wyoming. In the past three years, Lisa completed short-term assignments as Deputy Forest Supervisor on the Idaho Panhandle National Forests and Forest Supervisor on the Dakota Prairie Grasslands.


Lisa’s proudest achievements are raising her three children: Robbie (23), Jordan (21), and Natalie (18); coaching youth soccer; and managing the incredible resources within the National Forest System. She enjoys hiking, traveling abroad, and camping with her husband, Larry, but only when she is able to pry a fly rod out of his hands.


“I am very excited to be a part of the Shoshone National Forest team and to help steward the fantastic resources here in northwest Wyoming. As a part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, I look forward to working with all of our cooperating agencies and our publics to ensure we are doing our best to meet the needs of the public while conserving the land for future generations,” said Lisa Timchak.


The public is invited to attend a series of open houses to meet Forest Supervisor Lisa Timchak later this month.  Please join us from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on one of the following dates:

  • February 22 – Shoshone National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 808 Meadowlane Ave, Cody
  • February 26 – Headwaters Art and Convention Center, 20 Stalnaker St., Dubois
  • February 28 – Washakie District Office, 333 East Main St., Lander


For information on the Shoshone National Forest, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/shoshone, follow us on Twitter (@ShoshoneNF), or like us on Facebook (US Forest Service – Shoshone National Forest).


As America’s first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the forest to meet the needs of present and future generations.