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Greg Pittman selected as new Klamath-Lake District Forester
Contact: Rod Nichols, 503-945-7425, or
Greg Pittman, 541-947-3311
 
The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) has selected Greg Pittman to head up its Klamath-Lake District. Employed by ODF since 1978, Pittman succeeds Bill Hunt as District Forester. Hunt retired last month after 30 years with the Department.
 
Pittman has worked in the District since 1985, when he took a wildfire dispatcher position in Klamath Falls. The following year, he was promoted to Protection Supervisor in Lakeview. The Klamath-Lake District ranks among the busiest in the state for wildfire activity, and in the Protection Supervisor role he directed the Lakeview Unit's firefighting and fire prevention operations.
 
In 1999 Pittman was selected as Forest Practices Forester for the Unit. In that job, he worked closely with private landowners to ensure compliance with the Oregon Forest Practices Act. Four years later he was promoted to Lakeview Unit Forester, with responsibility to oversee all ODF operations in the Lake County portion of the District.
 
Pittman began his career with ODF in 1978 as a conservation aide stationed in Baker. He worked there seasonally for several years, and in 1984 gained promotion to Forest Officer.
As Klamath-Lake District Forester, he will administer ODF programs on 1.4 million acres of forest and rangeland in the sprawling district, which stretches north from the California border to Crater Lake National Park, and east from the crest of the Cascades to the Warner Mountains east of Lakeview.
 
Pittman resides in Lakeview with his wife, Megan, and son, John. He works out of the District office in Klamath Falls.