Scott Russell Becomes New Forest Supervisor for Shasta-Trinity National Forest
This is a press release from the U.S. Forest Service:
“I am honored to join the team on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest,” said Russell. “I look forward to meeting and working with partners, stakeholders and members of the public on all the important work we have to do together.”
Russell has worked for the Forest Service for 37 years, in a wide variety of programs in Montana, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho and Arizona. His latest position was Chief Executive of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI), a collaborative effort to restore forest ecosystems on portions of four national forests, Coconino, Kaibab, Apache-Sitgreaves, and Tonto, in northern Arizona.
Born on the East Coast, Russell moved west at a very young age and was raised in San Jose. He attended college at Stanford University where he played basketball and received his degree in Biological Sciences in 1977. Shortly after graduating he went to work for the Forest Service. He worked throughout the West in a variety of positions before heading to Alaska in 1982. He spent ten years in Southeast Alaska working in fisheries management. In 1991, he moved to Idaho to the Nez Perce National Forest, where the focus was on endangered species management and development of a large partnership with the Nez Perce Tribe in watershed restoration. Following details in the Washington Office as Acting Fisheries Program Leader and as Acting District Ranger on the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest, he became the Deputy Forest Supervisor on the Coconino. Subsequently, he had additional detail assignments as Chief of Staff to the Regional Forester in Albuquerque and several Acting Forest Supervisor assignments.
Russell looks forward to returning to the state where he grew up and settling into a new home in the area.