Greg Pate Sworn in as Alabama State Forester

We are excited to welcome new Alabama State Forester Greg Pate, who was sworn in by Governor Robert Bentley on February 18, 2014. He brings with him over 30 years of professional forestry experience to the Alabama Forestry Commission, including 25 years in state government and the remainder in the private sector. He was the State Forester of North Carolina in 2012: currently a registered forester in both Alabama and North Carolina, Pate holds the distinction of being one of only a few people who have held the position of State Forester in two states.

 “I am excited to have the opportunity to work with a great agency like the Alabama Forestry Commission and appreciate the confidence placed in me by the Commissioners and Governor Bentley,” said Pate. “Along with our over 250 employees statewide, I will continue to work with our landowners and forest industry, as well as other natural resources agencies and organizations to ensure that Alabama’s forest resource remains a top economic driver in the state.”