USDA Forest Service
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FOREST SERVICE ANNOUNCES CHANGES
IN NATIONAL LEADERSHIP TEAM
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2001 -- United States Department
of Agriculture Forest Service Chief Dale Bosworth today announced
three additional changes in the national leadership team ranks.
Bosworth announced Joel Holtrop has been selected to be the new
deputy chief for state and private forestry; Paul Brouha will be
moving to become director of strategic planning and resource assessment;
and Gloria Manning will assume the duties of associate deputy chief
for national forest systems.
Holtrop began working for the Forest Service in 1977 on the Eldorado
in the Pacific Region as a forester. He worked on the Mt. Hood National
Forest as a timber management assistant. Holtrop was a district
ranger and later deputy forest supervisor on the Nicolet National
Forest. In 1990 he was promoted to forest supervisor on the Flathead
National Forest in Kalispell, Mont. His next move was to Washington,
D.C. in 1996, where he was deputy director, range management from
1996 to 1999, and his current position, director of watershed, fish,
wildlife, air and rare plants staff since January of 2000.
Holtrop received a bachelor's degree in forestry from Michigan
State University in 1974, and a master's degree in forestry from
the University of Washington in 1982
Manning began her career with the Forest Service as a forest planner
for the National Forests in North Carolina in 1979. She was also
a planner for state and private forestry, Francis Marion and Sumter
National Forest. She has also served as a deputy regional forester
in the Southern Region and associate deputy chief business operations
in Washington, D.C.
Manning received her bachelor's degree from Florida A&M University
in 1964 and her master's degree from Florida State University in
Brouha, previously associate deputy chief for national forest systems,
will become the director of strategic planning and resource assessment.
Brouha joined the Forest Service in 1980 as a fisheries biologist
on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Redding Calif. He has worked
as regional fisheries program manager in Missoula, Mont., national
fisheries program manager in Washington, D.C. He also served as
executive director American Fisheries Society.
Brouha received a bachelor's degree in science from Pennsylvania
State University in 1967 and a master's degree from Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University in 1974.