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Robert D. Mangold

Robert D. Mangold

Station Director
P.O. Box 3890
United States

Phone: 503-808-2100
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Dr. Robert D. Mangold is Director of the Pacific Northwest Research Station. As Director, he leads the work of nearly 400 employees, including 80 scientists, and oversees the station's forest and rangeland science programs across Alaska, Washington, and Oregon, one of the most biologically diverse regions in the United States.

Before joining the station, Mangold was acting Associate Deputy Chief for Research and Development and acting Deputy Chief of Staff in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he was Director of the agency's Forest Health Protection program, a position he held since 2000, where he led the critical work of programs that prevent, detect, monitor, and suppress insects and disease across federal, state, tribal, and private lands.

Mangold—who has experience working in State and Private Forestry, Research and Development, the National Forest System, and in private industry—joined the agency in 1988 as a geneticist for Oregon's Umpqua National Forest. He holds a Ph.D. in forest genetics from Oregon State University.


  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ph.D. Forest Genetics 1987
  • University of California, Berkeley, M.S. Forest Ecology 1976
  • University of New Hampshire, B.S. Forest Management 1974

Last updated on : 09/09/2015