WASHINGTON – American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued the following statement in response to Vicki Christiansen’s appointment as the 19th Chief of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Forest Service. Christiansen has been serving as the Interim Chief since March.
“Chief Christiansen has more than 35 years of professional experience working in forests, and is very well suited to lead the Forest Service in its mission to sustain the health and productivity of our nation’s forests. AWC congratulates Chief Christiansen on her appointment and looks forward to working with her to support productive federal forests and the products that come from them. One example is supporting tall, mass timber construction. A win-win-win for the Administration, the environment, and the American people.”