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Welcome Susan Howle as the Payette Deputy Forest Supervisor

Dennis Murphy
Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:59:16 GMT

Please join me in welcoming Susan Howle as the new permanent Deputy Forest Supervisor for the Payette National Forest. Her report date is April 13, 2020. Susan is currently the District Ranger on the Ketchikan Misty Fjords Ranger District of the Tongass National Forest. Howle has worked for the Forest Service in Alaska since May 2010 serving as the Tongass Forest Planner, Environmental Coordinator with the Forest Service Enterprise Program, as well as Project Manager for the 2016 Tongass Forest Plan Amendment. She has been extremely active in environmental planning and collaboration efforts throughout her career and has a solid history of providing leadership in these efforts. Howle began her federal career in 1999 as an Environmental Coordinator with the BLM in Ely, Nevada. She continued her career with the Forest Service on the Green Mountain National Forest in Vermont in 2004, where she served as an Environmental Coordinator for the Eastern Region Winter Sports Team. Last year Howle served as Acting Deputy Forest Supervisor of the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forests. “I am thrilled to be returning to Idaho to serve as the Payette Deputy Forest Supervisor,” said Howle. “I look forward to developing new relationships and working with employees, local communities, and valued partners to accomplish the important work of the agency on public lands in Idaho.” Howle holds bachelor and master degrees in geography from Middle Tennessee State University and University of Massachusetts Amherst. She enlisted in the U.S. Army as an intelligence analyst and Arabic linguist and was deployed to the Middle East during Operation Desert Storm. While in graduate school she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to conduct her master’s thesis research on the post-Gulf War environment in Kuwait. Susan loves being on the water, paddling. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends and making new friends. As unique as island living has been in Southeast Alaska, she and her family of four dogs and two cats are extremely excited to be coming to Idaho where she can drive more than 15 miles in any direction. I am thrilled to have Susan joining us on the Payette NF. Linda Jackson [SusanHowle](//