New Black Hills National Forest Supervisor announced

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CUSTER, S.D. — Jeff Tomac has been selected to serve as the 23rd Supervisor of the Black Hills National Forest. He has worked for the United States Forest Service for 28 years.

Tomac is currently serving as the acting Grassland Supervisor for the Dakota Prairie Grasslands in Bismarck, North Dakota, and he has served in a variety of positions including Range Management, Resource Management, District Ranger, and his current permanent assignment is Deputy Forest Supervisor for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in Montana.

Jeff served as a Rangeland Specialist on the Hell Canyon Ranger District in the Black Hills National Forest early in his career. He has also worked in four regions and eight different forests, and has had a wide exposure to a variety of landscapes.

He graduated from South Dakota State University with a degree in Rangeland Management and minors in soil science and botany.

Tomac fills in behind former Black Hills National Forest Supervisor, Mark Van Every, who retired December 31, 2019. Tomac is scheduled to arrive on November 6, 2020.

Jack Isaacs, Supervisor on the Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands, will serve as the acting Forest Supervisor on the Black Hills National Forest until Tomac arrives.

Jeff and his wife Jody have two grown sons, enjoy hiking and camping, and are very excited to be joining us in the Black Hills.

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