Wisconsin Names Fred Souba State Forester

Fred Souba Jr. has been appointed Chief State Forester by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The 40 year forest industry veteran will also serve as administrator for the DNR Division of Forestry.

Currently the owner and Senior Consultant of ProVision Forestry LLC, Souba brings a vast and unique set of skills and forestry experience to the position. Souba has been the chair of the Wisconsin Council on Forestry for seven years. He has served as Vice President of Wood Supply and Sustainability for NewPage Corporation, which operated pulp and paper mills in Kentucky, Nova Scotia, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin and he brings an international perspective to the position having been the Vice President of Wood Supply U.S. for Stora Enso North America.

"We are fortunate to have found someone with Fred's diverse forestry background and dedication to sustaining one of the state's great resources," said DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp. "The citizens of Wisconsin can rest assured that our 16 million acres of forestland will be in good hands. Fred's experience will help guide the management of these acres to keep them sustainable and economically viable."

Read more at http://dnr.wi.gov/news/Weekly/Article/?id=3777