Koehn Elected President of NASF

Steve KoehnNew Officers, Policy Decisions from State Foresters at
2009 NASF Annual Meeting

Washington, DC, September 29, 2009 - Steven W. Koehn, State Forester of Maryland, will lead NASF as president in 2009-2010. Mr. Koehn is the director of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Forest Service where he is responsible for the statewide delivery of all technical and financial forestry assistance programs on both public and private lands.

"It is an honor and a privilege to serve NASF as president and I am truly humbled to lead the nation's most dedicated and passionate natural resource professionals," said Koehn. "In the coming year, NASF will continue to advance initiatives dedicated to sustainable forest management and the resulting natural resource benefits important to all Americans, including clean and abundant water, renewable wood energy sources, carbon sequestration and mitigation, wildlife habitat, recreation and markets for thousands of forest products."

Mr. Koehn has previously served as NASF's vice president and treasurer, has served as the chair of the Northeastern Area Association of State Foresters and is a member of the Society of American Foresters. He has also held leadership positions in the Chesapeake Bay Program Forestry Workgroup, Society of American Foresters, Maryland Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards, and Maryland Forests Association. In addition to working for Maryland Department of Natural Resources, he has also taught forestry courses at Johns Hopkins School of Professional Studies in Business Education.

NASF represents the directors of forestry agencies from the fifty states, eight U.S. territories and associated states, and the District of Columbia.

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