PUBLIC LANDS -- Genevieve Masters has been named supervisor on the Umatilla National Forest, which includes 1.4 million acres through the Blue Mountains in Washington and Oregon.
Masters will be moving to forest headquarters in Pendleton, Oregon, from her post as deputy forest supervisor on the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest in Nevada. She has held several leadership positions within the Forest Service including district ranger on the Carson National Forest, the Fremont-Winema National Forest, the Prescott National Forest, and acting deputy forest supervisor on the Pike and San Isabel National Forest, Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands.
Masters graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Wildlife Conservation Biology, and began her career on the Tonto National Forest as a volunteer. Prior to leading the Umatilla National Forest, Genevieve was a wildlife biologist and district range, wildlife and watershed staff officer on the Tonto National Forest on a variety of districts, and then moved into a leadership position as a District Ranger in Oregon and New Mexico. As the Ecosystem Staff Officer in Arizona, Masters managed forest-wide range, wildlife, watershed, air and National Environmental Policy Act programs.
The Umatilla National Forest has some mountainous terrain, but most of the forest consists of v-shaped valleys separated by narrow ridges or plateaus. The landscape also includes heavily timbered slopes, grassland ridges and benches, and bold basalt outcroppings. Included in the forest are three federally designated Wilderness Areas.