JUNEAU - Beth Pendleton was appointed regional forester for the Forest Service Alaska Region, USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell announced last week. As regional forester, Pendleton will oversee management of more than 22 million acres of National Forest System lands in Southcentral and Southeast Alaska.
Pendleton has served in several key positions in the Alaska region. She also served as program manager in Wildlife and Fisheries in the agency's headquarters in Washington, D.C., and in long-term details as Rocky Mountain Region deputy regional forester and as Pacific Southwest research station director. Pendleton has served as the Pacific Southwest deputy regional forester since 2006.