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Cynthia L. Miner

Cynthia L. Miner

Asst. Station Director for Communications & Applic
1220 SW 3rd Ave.
Portland
Oregon
United States
97204-2825

Phone: 503-808-2135
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I have worked at the Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station for the past 30 years, serving in a variety of roles from forester to technical editor to my current position as Assistant Station Director for Communications and Applications. With a formal education in both forestry science and communications, I use my extensive training and experience to lead the strategic communications of the PNW Research Station with key stakeholders, policymakers, and the public.

The Communications and Applications Group (CAP) at the PNW Research Station strives to create broad awareness of station research and products, provides publishing services to approximately 130 scientists in the Pacific Northwest and Pacific Southwest regions, manages technology transfer services, and facilitates a conservation education program. As the director of CAP, I create and implement strategic plans for communication on topics that include the Northwest Forest Plan, fire, forest resiliency, social science, and policy and management issues. I am responsible for executive-level decision making and oversight activities, including program and station-wide reviews, station management, scientific integrity, and strategic planning. I am also responsible for establishing the award-winning monthly series PNW Science Findings, which has over 200 issues and reaches over 9,000 people.

Education

  • University of Minnesota, M.A. Journalism and Mass Communications 1986
  • University of Minnesota, B.S. Forestry 1978

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Station Director for Communications and Applications, Pacific Northwest Research Station, US Forest Service
    2002 - Current
  • Assistant Station Director for Research, Pacific Northwest Research Station, US Forest Service
    2013 - 2013
    Special assignment, July to August 2013
  • Deputy Station Director, Pacific Northwest Research Station, US Forest Service
    2009 - 2009
    Special assignment, February to June 2009
  • Communications Consultation to the International Union of Forest Research Organizations , US Forest Service Washington Office Research and Development, International Union of Forest Research Organizations
    2007 - 2007
    Special assignment, August to September 2007
  • Director of Communications, Pacific Northwest Research Station, US Forest Service
    1996 - 2001
  • Forester, Pacific Northwest Research Station, US Forest Service
    1990 - 1995
  • Technical Writer-Editor, Pacific Northwest Research Station, US Forest Service
    1987 - 1989
  • Forestry Extension Volunteer, Peace Corps, Ecuador
    1986 - 1987
  • Contract editor, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
    1984 - 1985
  • Forester, North Central Forest Experiment Station, US Forest Service and University of Maine
    1982 - 1985
  • Editor, University of Minnesota, Soils Department
    1984 - 1984
  • Lab Technician, University of Minnesota, Soils Department
    1982 - 1982
  • Forester, Green Mountain National Forest, Manchester Ranger District, Vermont, US Forest Service
    1979 - 1981
  • Teaching Assistant/Drafter, University of Minnesota, School of Forestry
    1978 - 1978
  • Forestry Aid, Green Mountain National Forest, Manchester Ranger District, Vermont, US Forest Service
    1977 - 1978
  • Forestry Aid, Colville National Forest, Newport District, Washington, US Forest Service
    1975 - 1975
  • Forestry Aid, Intermountain Experimental Forest and Range Station, Ennis, Montana, US Forest Service
    1975 - 1975

Professional Organizations

  • International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Coordinator For The Communications And Public Relations Working Party
  • Society of American Foresters, Member

Awards & Recognition

  • Award for Outstanding Performance, 2016
  • Chief’s Recognition Award , 2010
    For invaluable contributions to USDA in the implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, promoting economic recovery efforts throughout the nation
  • Secretary of Interior Honor Award for Diversity and Partnership Achievement , 2005
  • Towards a Multi-Cultural Organization Award , 2001
    For being a strong supporter of programs that reach out to underserved communities, and for recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse staff
  • Certificate of Merit , 1996
    In recognition of efforts in the publication process for the Interior Columbia Basin Ecosystem Management Project
  • Award and Recognition for Service , 1993
    For work on the President’s Ecosystem Management Assessment Team

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Last updated on : 05/14/2019