Chugach National Forest gets new supervisor

Power Creek Cabin is one of 42 remote cabin sites within Chugach National Forest available by reservation for public use. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service

Jeff Schramm will take the helm as the new forest supervisor for Chugach National Forest in August, overseeing over 5.4 million acres of national forest system lands in Southcentral Alaska, including areas surrounding Prince William Sound.

He fills the vacancy left with the retirement of Terri Marceron in December after eight years on the job.

Schramm has more than 28 years of Forest Service experience specializing in natural resources, recreation and forest planning, which makes him an excellent choice for the job, said Alaska Regional Forester Dave Schmid, who announced the appointment on June 7. Schramm’s time spent as a district ranger and forest supervisor working on forest planning and managing recreation makes him especially well-suited for the Chugach National Forest, Schmid said. Schramm holds a degree in forest management from Utah State University. He has worked as the district ranger on the Ashley and the Uinta-Wasatch-cache National Forests in Utah. Most recently he served as forest supervisor of Ashley National Forest, where he advanced the revision of the forest plan.