EMPORIUM – Jeanne Wambaugh, district forester at the Elk State Forest, retired from the ranks of the Bureau of Forestry on Friday, March 12.
She had been the district forester of the Elk State Forest, which encompasses state forest land in Cameron and Elk counties along with portions of Potter and Clinton counties, since 2004.
Before her most recent duty she also worked in the Sproul and Susquehannock State Forests, starting as a forest fire lookout in 1986 and working in various capacities along the way.
Wambaugh’s 35 years of experience and leadership will be missed not only at the Elk State Forest, which is based out of Emporium, but state-wide as she was active on incident management teams that assisted on events such as wildfires, searches or even COVID-19 testing sites.
During this time of transition to a new district forester, the staff of the Elk State Forest will be here to assist you as always. If you would like to contact staff, please call the District Office at 814-486-3353 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.
You can visit the Bureau of Forestry online at www.dcnr.state.pa.us/. Also, you can check out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elkstateforest.