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New Planner Named

Yosemite National Park, CA — In mid-February Kathleen Morse will assume the duties of Chief of Planning for Yosemite.

The 20 year employee of the U.S. Forest Service has worked all levels of the agency in Montana, California, Alaska and Pennsylvania. Currently Morse is the Forest Supervisor for the Lassen National Forest.

After working as an economist in the private sector she started her career as a forest planner on the Modoc National Forest in northern California.

From Acting Superintendent Dave Uberuaga, “This is an exciting time for planning in Yosemite National Park. We are excited to have someone with Kathleen’s diverse experience joining us here in Yosemite.”

Morse has a Bachelor’s degree in Natural Resource Economics. In addition she attended graduate school at the University of Washington.

Written by bill.johnson@mlode.com