January 18, 2023 |

Governor Mark Gordon has announced the appointment of Kelly Norris as Interim State Forester. Norris is moving into the role due to the retirement of Bill Crapser, who served as the State Forester for 19 years.

In a written statement Tuesday, the governor thanked Crasper for his many years of service, as well as his leadership and expertise.”

Norris has been with the Wyoming State Forestry Division since 2010. She served as a forester for the U.S. Forest Service and as District Forester for Wyoming District 5 before being promoted to Assistant State Forester last year.

The Forestry Division is responsible for the management of approximately 263,000 acres of forested trust land across the state. This management includes timber management and harvest, and managing our state lands for long term forest health and productivity. The division is also responsible for fire management on 3.6 million surface acres of state trust land and cooperative fire management on private and federal lands.

Pictured above: Kelly Norris/LinkedIn.

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