PORTLAND, Ore. May 28, 2010. Paul Brewster
has officially begun work as Assistant Station Director for Program
Development of the USDA Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest
I’m excited about the addition of Paul to the station leadership
team,” said Station Director Bov Eav.
“ His extensive
experience as a manager and leader in the National Forest System
is particularly valuable as we strive to develop new research and
development programs that are most relevant to land managers’ needs."
based at the station’s Juneau Forestry Sciences
Laboratory, will be guiding the development of research programs
at the station into areas of emerging interest and will be helping
to integrate programs across the station. He also will be monitoring
and evaluating the effectiveness of major research projects and
facilitating partnerships with federal, state, and local agencies.
to joining the station, Brewster was Deputy Regional Forester for
the Forest Service’s Alaska Region, where he was charged
with overseeing the management of the state’s 22 million
acres of national forest. He joined the agency in 1980 and has
had a widely varied career since then that has included assignments
in Oregon, Minnesota, West Virginia, Alaska, Missouri, and Vermont
at the district, forest, regional, and national levels.
is a native of New England and received a bachelor’s
degree in forestry from the University of Massachusetts and a master’s
degree in natural resource economics and policy from Michigan State
University. He also spent two years working as a forester with
the Peace Corps in Liberia.
The PNW Research Station is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
It has 11 laboratories and centers located in Alaska, Oregon, and
Washington and about 425 employees.
Note to reporters—A photo of Brewster is available upon request.