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Robin Morgan named as new Deputy Director for the Northern Research Station

Photo of Robin Morgan Newtown Square, PA, March 13, 2008 - Robin Morgan is the new Deputy Director for the Northern Research Station, In her new duties, Morgan will manage U.S. Forest Service scientists and staff in providing leading-edge science and effective information delivery to promote sustainable management of the diverse forests and rangelands throughout 20 Northeast and Midwest states. 

Throughout her 18-year career with the Forest Service, Morgan has demonstrated exceptional ability to build strong collaborative partnerships across government agencies, with external partners and cooperators. 

“Robin’s expertise and extensive network in urban forestry is a great match for the Station’s Urban Natural Resources Stewardship Science Theme -- a critical program component in the northern region,” said Michael T. Rains, Northern Research Station Director. “Her in-depth knowledge of Forest Service programs will contribute directly to effective science delivery from the Station’s network of research laboratories, field locations and experimental forests.” 

Morgan most recently served as the Assistant Director of Forest Management for the Northeastern Area State and Private Forestry, managing a portfolio of programs including Urban and Community Forestry, Forest Stewardship, and Forest Legacy, and providing leadership for emphasis areas such as watershed forestry, regional natural resource planning, and forest sustainability.  She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from Oregon State University and Bachelor and Master degrees in landscape architecture from the University of Oregon. 

"I believe in the Forest Service and our role in facilitating natural resource management by connecting sound science with the land management decisions that shape our landscapes,” she said.  ”It is an honor to join the Northern Research Station and support the world class research that is taking place there.” 

The U.S. Forest Service is an agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a mission of sustaining the health, diversity and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The mission of the Forest Service's Northern Research Station is to improve people’s lives and help sustain the natural resources in the Northeast and Midwest through leading-edge science and effective information delivery.

The U.S. Forest Service manages 193 million acres of public land, provides assistance to state and private landowners, and maintains the largest forestry research organization in the world. Public lands the Forest Service manages contribute more than $13 billion to the economy each year through visitor spending alone. Those same lands provide 20 percent of the nation’s clean water supply, a value estimated at $7.2 billion per year. The agency has either a direct or indirect role in stewardship of about 80 percent of the 850 million forested acres within the U.S., of which 100 million acres are urban forests where most Americans live. For more information, visit


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Last modified: March 13, 2008