Dr. Eunice Padley has joined NRCS as the National Forester, Ecological Sciences Division. Padley comes from the U.S. Forest Service, where she has been the National Soils Program Leader since 2011. Prior to that, Padley was with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources as a Forest Ecology/Silviculture specialist and researcher from 2001 to 2011. She has also worked in the Forest Service's regional office in Milwaukee, on two National Forests in Michigan, and at Michigan Technological University.
Padley holds a B.S. degree in Botany and a M.S. degree in Crop and Soil Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and a Ph.D. in Forestry from Michigan State University. She is a native of Wisconsin, where she grew up on a family-owned farm.