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Forest service names permanent supervisor for Black Hills National Forest

Shawn Cochran
USDA Forest Service
Shawn Cochran

The U.S. Forest Service has named a new permanent supervisor for the Black Hills National Forest.

Shawn Cochran will take over the position effective Jan. 14, 2024, according to a press release from the USDA.

Cochran has more than 22 years of service with the Forest Service. He has served as supervisor of the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia for the past five years.

"We are happy that Shawn has accepted the position of Forest Supervisor on the Black Hills,” said USDA Regional Forester Frank Beum. “Keeping the important work of the Black Hills National Forest moving forward and meeting the commitments to our communities, Tribes, partners, contractors and cooperators is essential and will be top priority of the new forest supervisor and all forest leadership."

Cochran replaces acting forest supervisor Ivan Green. The Black Hills National Forest has been without a permanent supervisor since Jeff Tomac left the position in April.


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