Tooke Named New Chief of US Forest Service
Flathead Beacon (August 21, 2017)

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced Tony Tooke will serve as the new chief of the U.S. Forest Service.

Tooke has worked for the Forest Service since he was 18 and currently is the regional forester for the Southern Region.

Tooke is replacing Tom Tidwell, who announced his retirement last week after a 40-year career, characterized by his climb from a firefighter to a district ranger, forest supervisor to the head of the U.S. Forest Service, leading more than 30,000 employees working in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

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