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Estacada welcomes new deputy forest supervisor

Lisa Northrop brings years of experience to the Mt. Hood National Forest
by:  Lisa Northrop brings more than 25 years of experience to her new role in the Mt. Hood National Forest.

With 25 years of natural resource management experience, Lisa A. Northrop arrived last week to assume her duties as the new deputy forest supervisor of the Mt. Hood National Forest. In addition to Northrop, stewardship over the national forest is overseen by Supervisor Chris Worth and other managers.

Among Northrop's experience is time spent in both local and federal government as well as time spent in the private sector. Her work has taken her to California, Florida, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Guatemala.

'One of my passions is ensuring people remain connected to public lands and that the national forest remains relevant to the needs of our increasingly urban population,' she said. 'I'm excited about Mt. Hood National Forest because I believe the local environment is conducive to my desire to help foster good stewardship while meeting the needs of our local communities through balanced use and care of the forest.'

Northrop graduated from University of California at Riverside with a bachelor of science in environmental science before earning a master's in science from the University of Tennessee.

She is married with two daughters and enjoys hiking, biking and reading.

Her new coworker, Worth, described her as 'a dynamic individual with great passion around land stewardship and working with communities on matters that concern them.'

For more information on the Mt. Hood National Forest, visit fs.usda.gov/mthood.