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US Forest Service Names New Texas Supervisor

Taylor named supervisor for National Forests, Grasslands in Texas

The U.S. Forest Service has selected William “Eddie” Taylor as forest supervisor for the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas. He previously served as forest supervisor for the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana.

Regional Forester Tony Tooke said, “Eddie brings almost 30 years’ experience to the National Forests and Grasslands in Texas. I am pleased that he will be staying in the Southern Region and am looking forward to continuing to work with him in his new role.”

Taylor’s 27‐year career with the U.S. Forest Service began in research. His work in ecosystem restoration, threatened and endangered species, as well as prescribed fire, has been recognized by the Southern Regional Office, the Forest Service Washington Office and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“It’s a privilege and honor to be returning to Texas as forest supervisor,” said Taylor. “The National Forests and Grasslands in Texas has a great reputation as a leader in forest management, with hard‐working employees and wonderful partners. I’m looking forward to a bright future working with them all.”

Taylor’s first Forest Service job was in South Carolina studying red‐cockaded woodpeckers at the Southern Research Station, where he published several articles. Taylor has been instrumental in the development of artificial cavity techniques and the transfer of knowledge across federal and state agencies.

During his tenure with the agency, he has worked as a wildlife technician, a wildlife biologist, a wildlife program manager on two national forests, a district ranger on two districts, a deputy forest supervisor and forest supervisor.

Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in wildlife and fish science from Texas A&M University. He is married and enjoys the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He owns and manages a ranch with cattle and wetland areas for duck hunting.

Information and photo courtesy of US Forest Service.

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