BRADFORD, PA – May 11, 2016 – Forest Supervisor Sherry Tune announced the selection of Carrie Gilbert as the Allegheny National Forest’s new Deputy Forest Supervisor. Gilbert will begin her duties on May 16, 2016.
“It’s been a long time since the Allegheny National Forest has had a Deputy Forest Supervisor,” said Tune. “We’re excited to have Carrie in this position because she brings skills and experience that will benefit both the forest and our communities, as well as gain new skills and experiences in this developmental position.”Gilbert grew up in Selinsgrove, PA and attended Pennsylvania State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Forest Conservation and an M.S. in Forest Management. She has worked for both the USDA Forest Service and Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Forestry in the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Her most recent position was as the Regional Environmental Coordinator at the U.S. Forest Service’s Eastern Regional Office in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In that role, she provided guidance and support to the Region’s national forests and a national tallgrass prairie on public engagement, environmental analysis and decision frameworks. Gilbert also worked on several national forests where she gained experience in silviculture and landscape planning, completing forest inventories and working on prescribed burns.
Prior to position with the Forest Service Eastern Region, Gilbert served as the Planning Section Chief for Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Forestry in the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). She led planning initiatives to 20 state forest districts that supported an interdisciplinary draft of the State Forest Resource Management Plan. She also worked as an Ecological Program Specialist where she helped lead the Wild Plant Program.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, biking, cross-country skiing and exploring new waters by kayak. She also likes to forage for wild edibles, visit farmers markets and antique shops.