The Custer Gallatin National Forest is pleased to announce that Kathy Minor will be joining the Forest as Deputy Forest Supervisor on January 19, 2020. Kathy is currently the District Ranger on the Tiller Ranger District of the Umpqua National Forest in southern Oregon.
Kathy began her natural resource and land management career as a forester. She has also worked as a hydrologist, planner, logging engineer, and soil and water program leader.
Kathy graduated Magna cum Laude with a Forestry Degree from Humboldt State University and with amaster’s degree in Forest Engineering with a minor in Hydrology from Oregon State University. Kathy brings over 30 years of work experience in natural resources, including having served in key manager positions with both the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service.
“My husband and I love the natural beauty and outdoor recreational opportunities found on the Custer Gallatin National Forest. We have been visiting Bozeman and the surrounding area for many years and have always hoped someday to live in the area,” said Minor. “I am impressed by the ecological diversity of the Forest, including the gorgeous mountains, alpine lakes, open savannahs, outstanding year-round recreational opportunities, special wildlife and fish habitats, and the economic opportunities that these public lands provide to the local communities.”
“We are excited to have Kathy on board. She brings an exciting portfolio of experience working in collaborative efforts, land management planning, and watershed and fisheries restoration,” said Mary Erickson, Forest Supervisor Custer Gallatin National Forest. “Please join me in welcoming Kathy to the Custer Gallatin National Forest.”