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May 25, 2010
Goldmark appoints new region manager to lead DNR’s Olympic Region
Susan Trettevik will oversee agency operations on Olympic Peninsula
OLYMPIA – Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark today announced the appointment of Susan Trettevik as manager of the Washington State Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR’s) Olympic Region. Trettevik will oversee DNR programs throughout the region, which includes Clallam and Jefferson counties and the northwest portion of Grays Harbor County. The region also includes the cities of Port Angeles, Port Townsend and Forks.
“Susan has lived and worked in Forks for many years and knows the community and its needs well,” said Commissioner Goldmark. “Her 25 years with DNR and her commitment to forestland planning and sustainable timber management make her a natural fit to lead operations in this important region of the state.”
From the DNR region headquarters in Forks, Trettevik will oversee 371,000 acres of state forest, agriculture, and urban lands that generate millions of dollars in non-tax revenue each year for public schools, universities, county services, and other trust beneficiaries. The region office also implements forest practices regulations and leads wildfire protection for state, private and tribal forestland in the area. The DNR Olympic Region also is home to several popular recreation areas and the Olympic Experimental State Forest where DNR explores ways to integrate wildlife habitat needs and sustainable timber harvesting practices.
Trettevik has worked most of her career with DNR, beginning in 1982 with timber sales in Forks. Since then, she has worked in the department’s forestland and landscape planning operations. She also has been involved in the planning of the Olympic Experimental State Forest from its earliest conceptions to the present. In her previous position as assistant region manager, she was responsible for the region’s programs for forest practices, fire management and management of inmate work crews. She has been the acting region manager since September 2009.
Trettevik earned her Bachelors and Masters of Arts from Washington State University. She lives in Forks where she is active in several community organizations.
DNR is protecting our natural resources
DNR manages more than 5.6 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural, conservation, and aquatic lands. The department also provides wildfire protection for 12.7 million acres of private and state-owned forestlands; administers state forest practices rules and surface mine reclamation on state and private lands; gives technical assistance for forestry and mining; and provides financial and grant assistance to local communities and individuals.
DNR is administered by Peter Goldmark, Washington’s 13th Commissioner of Public Lands since statehood in 1889.
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