Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Vicki Christiansen Named 19th Chief of USDA Forest Service.

Chief of the USDA Forest Service Vicki Christiansen. Photo: USDA Forest Service.  


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced on October 10th that Vicki Christiansen will serve as the 19th Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service. Christiansen has been serving as Interim Chief since March of this year. Following the announcement, Secretary Perdue issued the following statement:

“As a former wildland firefighter and fire manager, Chief Christiansen knows what’s needed to restore our forests and put them back to work for the taxpayers. With seven years at the Forest Service and 30 years with the states of Arizona and Washington, Vicki’s professional experience makes me confident that she will thrive in this role and hit the ground running.”  Read the full release here

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