The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest announce that Jeff Tomac has been selected as their new Deputy Forest Supervisor. Tomac currently serves as the District Ranger for the Whitman Ranger District of the Wallowa Whitman National Forest in Northeast Oregon. He recently completed an Acting Forest Supervisor detail on the Umatilla NF. He has 25 years’ experience working for the Forest Service including seven years as a District Ranger. Prior to that Tomac was a Rangeland Management Specialist working for the Custer, Medicine Bow Route, and Black Hills National Forests as well as the Dakota Prairie and Thunder Basin National Grasslands. Tomac has a bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University in which he majored in rangeland management and minored in soil science and botany.
“I am excited for the opportunity to return to Montana and work with the communities and employees of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge NF, and gain an understanding of the local customs and cultures. This understanding is important when working with local communities to provide sustainable economic opportunities.”
Jeff and his wife Jody have two sons, Zach and Mason. Zach is a junior at Montana State University in Bozeman, and Mason is a senior at Baker High School in Oregon. Jeff enjoys running for exercise and stress relief. He runs 5K and 10k races with his boys, and has completed half and full marathons. Jeff and Jody enjoy following the activities of their boys along with camping and hiking. Jeff enjoys wood working, particularly furniture making or whatever Jody designs.
Tomac will begin his new position on May 14 in Dillon, and fills in behind Scott Snelson who is now the Spotted Bear District Ranger on the Flathead National Forest.