Lisa Northrop starts deputy regional forester post for Pacific Northwest Region.

CONTRIBUTED PHOTO - Lisa Northrop acted as the Mt. Hood National Forest supervisor for five years, and started as the deputy regional forester on Monday, April 16. After many years with the U.S. Forest Service, Mt. Hood National Forest Supervisor Lisa Northrop has been promoted to deputy regional forester for the Pacific Northwest Region. She started April 16.

Northrop served as deputy forest supervisor on the Mt. Hood National Forest for five years. Prior to that assignment, she was a forest staff officer for natural resources planning on the Angeles National Forest, and natural resources staff officer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, both in southern California.

"It's been an honor serving as the Forest Supervisor on the Mt. Hood National Forest," Northrop said in an announcement. "I've learned a lot about the Pacific Northwest, the strong connection people have to their public lands, and the importance of partnerships and collaboration. I'm thrilled to continue serving the region in this new role and look forward to applying this learning at a broader scope and scale."

Her experience in land and water conservation is vast and stems from time spent in Florida with a water management district and time working alongside a nonprofit organization in Nicaragua. She has a bachelor's degree in environmental science from the University of California at Riverside and a master's degree in geography from the University of Tennessee.

Northrop's "office's" natural beauty is not lost on her. When she's not working she's hiking, biking and reading with her husband and two daughters.

"It is my great pleasure to welcome Lisa Northrop as our new Deputy Regional Forester," Jim Peña, Pacific Northwest Regional Forester noted. "Lisa brings a wealth of leadership experience and technical expertise to help guide our stewardship with partners and communities across the Pacific Northwest."

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