Tom Hall has been temporarily appointed to the San Bernardino National Forest as its new acting forest supervisor. On Monday, May 3, he replaced Ellen Shaw, who temporarily led the forest for four months and has returned to her role in Washington, D.C. as the deputy director of the Forest Service’s National Partnership Office.

A legislative affairs specialist in the Forest Service’s Washington Office, Hall has previously served as a district ranger on the Shasta-Trinity National Forest and acting deputy forest supervisor on the Stanislaus National Forest. His career with the U.S. Forest Service began in 2009 on the San Bernardino National Forest as the environmental coordinator and later as the National Environmental Policy Act planner.

Hall grew up in a ranching family in the San Luis Valley, surrounded by mountains in Colorado, where he earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in forestry from Colorado State University. He has also served with both the state’s Division of Forestry and Army National Guard.

He currently lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife and new baby and will temporarily move to Southern California during his time here. A national search for a permanent Forest Supervisor is ongoing.

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