New acting ANF supervisor hails from Ottawa National Forest

The Allegheny National Forest has a new acting forest supervisor.

Federal officials said on Friday that Linda Jackson has been appointed to the post.

The previous permanent forest supervisor, Sherry Tune, announced her retirement last December. At that time, Chris Cook was appointed acting supervisor.

According to the Forest Service, Jackson comes to the Allegheny from the Ottawa National Forest – in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan – where she has been their forest supervisors for the last four and a half years.”

“I am excited to be working for the Allegheny National Forest,” Jackson said in a statement. “I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to work on this Forest and with its employees, broaden my knowledge and experience to better serve the ANF and the Forest Service, and engage with the communities.”

The statement explains that she has been with the Forest Service for over 26 years with previous assignments including stints in Arizona, Nevada, Utah and Oregon. Additionally, she worked as a geologist in the coal mining industry in Wyoming and Oregon prior to joining the Forest Service.

“I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to work on the Allegheny National Forest. The employees and community have been very welcoming, generous, and helpful,” she explained “I love that spring is right around the corner and that I’ll soon be able to get out onto the forest and further see the beauty of the surrounding areas and the quality work accomplished by the forest employees.”

According to the ANF, Jackson is “expected to be here until early-summer when the Allegheny National Forest is anticipating a new permanent Forest Supervisor.”