U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth today announced three leadership changes in the Washington Office staff of the Forest Service. Bosworth announced that Gail Kimbell has been selected as associate deputy chief for the national forest system; Janette Kaiser will become the director of forest and rangeland management; and David Holland is the new director of recreation, heritage and wilderness resources.
Kimbell currently is the forest supervisor on the Pike and San Isabel National Forest and the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands in Colorado. She previously served as forest supervisor of the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming.
"Kimbell has demonstrated workforce leadership skills, the ability to forge excellent external relationships and first hand knowledge of a wide range of critical natural resource issues facing the Forest Service," said Bosworth. "Her knowledge will be an invaluable asset in this new assignment."
Kaiser is the forest supervisor on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in Montana and formerly served as the forest supervisor of the Manti-LaSal National Forest in Utah. She was on the range management staff during a previous Washington Office assignment.
"Kaiser is well versed in range ecosystem management, said Bosworth. Her skills in working collaboratively with a variety of internal and external parties will serve her well."
Holland is the deputy regional forester for resources for the Southern Region of the Forest Service in Atlanta, Ga. He served as director for recreation in the same region. Prior to that he was the ecosystem management coordinator and director of forest pest management in the state and private forestry branch of the Forest Service in the Intermountain Region.
"Holland has experience in various program areas at several levels of the agency and in key leadership positions in two regions said Bosworth. His leadership and relationship skills have been demonstrated in his work with numerous government, tribal and private organizations."
Dates for reporting to their new positions are pending relocation arrangements.