Forest supervisor accepts Alaska job
U.S. Forest Service Forest Supervisor Terri Marceron will leave her post as the head of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit at the end of October.
Marceron has accepted a position as the Forest Supervisor for Chugach National Forest and will begin work there Oct. 24, said forest service Spokeswoman Cheva Heck on Tuesday.
Chugach National Forest includes 5.4 million acres of south central Alaska and is the second largest national forest in the nation, behind only the nearly 17-million acre Tongass National Forest in southeast Alaska.
Marceron was on leave this week and was not immediately available for comment, but she has had her eye on the last frontier during her 23-year-career with the U.S. Forest Service, Heck said.
“Alaska has been on her and her husband Glenn’s short list for places they’d like to live,” Heck said in an e-mail this week.
Marceron began work as the Lake Tahoe Basin’s forest supervisor in 2005. She is the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit’s eighth forest supervisor since its creation in 1973.
“She’s been the head of the basin at a really busy time and has gotten a lot accomplished,” Heck said.
The forest service expects to appoint an interim supervisor for the basin while the forest supervisor position is advertised, Heck said.
“Regional Forester Randy Moore will select the acting in consultation with our Washington office, while they conduct the search for a new forest supervisor,” Heck said.
Chugach will be the seventh national forest where Marceron has worked. After beginning work in Alaska, she will have worked in half of the U.S. Forest Service’s 10 regions.