On Thursday, the USDA Forest Service (USFS) announced Jennifer Eberlien as new Regional Forester of the Pacific Southwest Region (Region 5). Eberlien succeeds Randy Moore, who will be sworn in as the incoming Chief of the USDA Forest Service on Monday, July 26, 2021, replacing retiring Chief Vicki Christiansen.
Eberlien has been with the USFS since 1992, most recently as associate deputy chief for the national forest system in Washington, DC. Eberlien also has experience in California, serving under Moore as deputy Regional Forester before a year-long stint as acting Regional Forester for the Rocky Mountain Region in Denver, Colorado.
Eberlien will assume her duties immediately as Moore transitions to his role in Washington, DC. The official announcement can be viewed on the USFS website here.