Oregon Department of Forestry, politics, Salem

Nancy Hirsch appointed Oregon Department of Forestry’s acting state forester

Nancy Hirsch, pictured here with departing Oregon Department of Forestry State Forester Peter Daugherty in December of 2018 at her retirement as deputy state forester. Photo: ODF

The six members of the Oregon Board of Forestry unanimously voted to appoint Nancy Hirsch as interim state forester in a short special meeting held Thursday morning. Her first day on the job will be June 1.

Hirsch, who retired from the Oregon Department of Forestry in 2019 as the agency’s deputy state forester, is no stranger to the role. This will be her second appointment to serve as acting state forester. She has served for 33 years in various roles with the agency prior to retiring. 

The Oregon Department noted in 2018 that Hirsch was the first woman to serve as first woman to serve as an ODF incident management team . . .

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