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Szaro Leaves PNW Research Station, Accepts Post at U.S. Geological Survey

USDA Forest Service
Pacific Northwest Research Station

Portland, OR: May 27, 2004

Media assistance: Sherri Richardson-Dodge, (503) 808-2137

PORTLAND, Ore. May 27, 2004. Robert (Bob) Szaro, Deputy Station Director at the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station, has accepted the position of Chief Scientist for Biology in the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in Reston, Va.

As Chief Scientist, Szaro will be responsible for science program planning, budget development, policy, and program evaluation for the Biological Resources Division.

“Bob’s leadership in the PNW Research Station will be missed,” said Station Director Thomas Quigley. “We congratulate him on his promotion and look forward to collaborating with Bob in his new capacity at the USGS.”

Szaro has been with the PNW Research Station since 2000. As Deputy Station Director he oversaw research and development programs for a Station with more than 500 employees and about a $55 million budget.

Before joining the Station, he served from 1996 to 2000 as a coordinator of special programs for developing countries with the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations in Vienna, Austria. He also was the Agricultural Attache (forestry) for the U.S. Embassy in Vienna.

No stranger to Washington, D.C., Szaro served in several capacities in the Forest Service’s National Headquarters from 1989 to 1996 including Ecosystem Research and Biodiversity Specialist, Research Budget Coordinator, Special Assistant to the Deputy for Research on Ecosystem Management, and Special Assistant to the Chief on the Ecological Stewardship Project.

He began his career as a research wildlife biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Laurel, Md. He currently serves on the editorial advisory board for the journal, Landscape and Urban Planning. Bob, his wife Jayne, and son Matt, will relocate to Reston, Va., in July.

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