State Forester Randy Dye Elected President of NASF

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State Forester Randy Dye Elected President of NASF


CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia State Forester Randy Dye was elected to serve a full term as president of the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) at the group’s annual meeting last month in Cheyenne, Wyo. Dye had served as the group’s president after assuming the position halfway through last term. With this election, Dye will serve as NASF president through Sept. 2013.

"I look forward to continuing my role as president with the National Association of State Foresters," said Dye. "In the coming year, NASF will continue to grow our relationships with partners and promote issues important to the forestry community. We will focus on forestry priorities in the 2012 Farm Bill, and advance initiatives based on our commitment to sustainability."

As president of NASF, Dye testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy & Forestry in May 2012 regarding the 2012 Farm Bill. Dye discussed issues concerning the forest products industry, stewardship contracting on national forests and nonpoint source discharge permitting.

Dye has been the Director/State Forester of the West Virginia Division of Forestry (DOF) for more than a decade, joining the agency in 1999. The DOF’s programs include wildfire prevention and mitigation, forest management, community forestry and conservation education.

In addition to Dye’s election as president, NASF members also elected Chris Maisch, Alaska State Forester, as Vice President and Carl Garrison, Virginia State Forester, as the group’s new treasurer

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