USDA Forest Service
Heidi Valetkevitch, 202-205-1134
ESTILL NAMED AS DEPUTY CHIEF, PROGRAMS AND LEGISLATION
WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2001 -- U.S.
Department of Agriculture Forest Service Chief Dale
Bosworth today named Elizabeth Estill to the post
of deputy chief, Programs and Legislation in the
Washington Office. Estill, who previously served
as regional forester, Southern Region, will now
oversee the agencys legislative affairs, policy
analysis, and strategic planning and resource assessment
Estill has held numerous Washington Office and
field leadership positions with the Forest Service,
including: assistant director, Recreation and Management;
director, Recreation Management; associate deputy
chief, National Forest System; and regional forester,
Rocky Mountain Region. In her most recent position
as regional forester, Southern Region, she oversaw
forests and grasslands in 13 states and Puerto Rico
covering more than 12.6 million acres.
Additionally, Estill served 14 years with the Tennessee
Valley Authority, directing the only federal recreation
demonstration area, Land Between the Lakes. Land
Between the Lakes was recently added to the National
Estill earned a bachelors degree in natural
sciences in 1970 and a masters degree in ecology
in 1973 from the University of Tennessee. She additionally
served at Harvard University as a Loeb Fellow in
advanced environmental studies.
Estill replaces Randy Phillips, who last week was
appointed executive director of the Forest Counties
Payments Advisory Committee. Bob Jacobs, Eastern
Region regional forester, will succeed Estill.