Tongass Forest supervisor heads for Montana

Posted: Sunday, June 29, 2003

KETCHIKAN (AP) Tom Puchlerz, the Tongass National Forest supervisor, has accepted a job with the U.S. Forest Service in Montana.

Puchlerz has taken a job as director of Recreation, Minerals, Lands, Heritage and Wilderness for the Forest Services' Northern Region office in Missoula, Mont. He is likely to leave for his new job in late summer.

Puchlerz was named supervisor of the 16.8 million-acre Tongass in 1999.

A process is under way to select a new supervisor, said Tongass spokesman Dennis Neill.

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