Lincoln National Forest Announces Change In Leadership

Mar 5, 2013

Credit Tom Mulder

  ALAMOGORDO, NM – March 5, 2013 – As the selection process for a new Forest Supervisor continues, the Lincoln National Forest announces the appointment of Tom Mulder, as the interim Acting Forest Supervisor. Tom comes to us from the Gifford Pinchot National Forest in Washington, where he is the District Ranger and Monument Manager for the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.

Tom began his Forest Service career in 1980, in northern Wisconsin. He then transferred to Alaska, where he worked for the BLM and US Forest Service. Tom’s most recent duty stations have been in Oregon, Washington, and now, New Mexico.

Tom is a native of Michigan and an alumnus of University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources. “I enjoy the outdoors, sports - especially soccer. Back at home, I have a large vegetable garden and we share produce with friends, neighbors, and a community food bank. My wife Kathy, will keep an eye on it while I’m assigned to New Mexico,” shared Tom.

As a manager and community member, Tom deeply values connections with people and fostering teamwork.  He loves to explore new ideas and new places.  His lifelong passions include working with kids and young adults as a coach and teacher. Tom’s schedule will remain flexible, as he fills the role of Acting Forest Supervisor for a period of 30 to 120 days, pending the final selection of the Lincoln’s next Forest Supervisor.

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