Thursday, June 19, 2008

New supervisor at Lincoln National Forest

Southwestern Regional Forester Corbin Newman announced that Jacqueline "Jacque" Buchanan is now Forest Supervisor of the Lincoln National Forest headquartered in Alamogordo. She had served as deputy forest supervisor and has been acting forest supervisor since the retirement of former Lincoln National Forest Supervisor, S. E. "Lou" Woltering, who retired in April.
Buchanan has more than 20 years experience with several agencies in the U.S. Department of Agriculture including the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service, Farmers Home Administration, Farm Service Agency, as well as the U.S. Forest Service.
"Jacque has demonstrated that she works well with people from all walks of life, in addition to her skills in natural resources management," Newman said. "She did a good job as Glenwood District Ranger on the Gila National Forest before moving to the Lincoln National Forest, and she will do a good job as Lincoln Forest Supervisor."
Buchanan has worked closely with numerous collaborative groups throughout New Mexico, is active in the Society of Range Management and served as the President of the New Mexico Section of the Society.
Buchanan said, "Working with the public and maintaining good relations with communities, other agencies, and forest visitors is very important for me. I believe very strongly in our motto of 'Caring for the Land and Serving the People.' As Forest Supervisor of the Lincoln, I will continue to honor this commitment."
Buchanan received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture from Penn State University in 1988, after starting her college studies at Eastern New Mexico University, Portales. She has experience in rangeland, recreation and fire management, public affairs as well as her prior administrative positions. During her career, she has worked in North Carolina, Wyoming and New Mexico.

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