WENATCHEE — Becki Lockett Heath, supervisor of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, has been promoted to deputy regional forester.
She will begin her new job as one of two deputy supervisors at the Region 6 headquarters in Portland on July 1.
The regional office oversees 24.7 million acres in 16 national forests in Washington and Oregon, along with a national scenic area and a national grassland. It has about 3,500 employees and a budget of $420 million.
Heath was the Leavenworth District Ranger from 1990 to 1999, and has been the supervisor for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest since 2007. She was also supervisor of the Gallatin National Forest in Bozeman, Mont., and deputy supervisor of the Deschutes National Forest.
She began her career in the Forest Service in 1980, working in timber management and silviculture on the Mount Hood, Ochoco and Umatilla national forests in Oregon.
Clinton Kyhl, deputy supervisor for the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, will serve as acting supervisor when Heath moves, until a replacement is selected by the regional forester, said forest spokeswoman Robin DeMario.
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