USDA Forest Service
Joe Walsh, 202-205-1134
AS DIRECTOR OF FOREST HEALTH PROTECTION
WASHINGTON, July 19, 2000 -- Dr.
Robert D. Mangold today was named Director of Forest
Health Protection by USDA Forest Service Chief Mike
Dombeck. Mangold replaces Dr. Ann Bartuska who recently
became the Director of Forest Management in the
Washington Office. Mangold served as the Acting
Deputy Director of the Forest Health Protection
staff in State and Private Forestry for the past
year and a half. At the same time, he served as
the National Forest Health Monitoring Program Manager,
working in the Washington Office, but attached to
the Southern Research Station in Asheville, N.C.
Rob brings a wealth of experience and expertise
to his position, Dombeck said. He has
already demonstrated his skills in this area while
serving as the acting deputy director. I look forward
to working with him and sharing the agencys
future goals and challenges.
Mangold began his career with the Forest Service
in 1988 on the Umpqua National Forest in Oregon
where he worked as a geneticist at the Dorena Tree
Improvement Center. He has private industry experience,
working for Crown Zellerbach Corporation as a tree
breeder. Rob also worked on the cooperative forestry
staff in Washington as the national nurseries and
tree improvement manager.
I am very pleased and honored to be named
director of forest health protection, said
Mangold.. I look forward to working with our
partners in pursuing an aggressive program in forest
health, said Mangold.
Mangold has a doctorate in forest genetics from
Oregon State University, a masters degree
from the University of California, Berkeley, and
a bachelors degree from the University of
Mangold, his wife Joan, and their two sons, Gabe,
12, and Eli, 10 live in the Washington, D.C. area.