Wyoming State Forestry Division

Please see https://wsfd.wyo.gov/contact-us for staff contact information.

Wyoming State Forester Position Vacant:


As the leader of WSFD, you will be responsible for forest management on forested state trust land, wildfire suppression and management on 3.5 million acres of state trust land, fire management coordination on 29 million acres of private land, community forestry, private landowner assistance, forest legacy, fuels management, and forest health. The State Forester is appointed by and reports to the State Board of Land Commissioners. The Board of Land Commissioners is made up of the five statewide elected officials (Governor, Secretary of State, State Auditor, State Treasurer, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction). By state statute, the position requires, at a minimum a Bachelor’s Degree in Forestry, and a minimum of four years of experience in professional forestry work.


Interested parties should send a cv and resume to:

Wyoming State Forester Search Committee

c/o Ryan Scheer

122 West 25th Street

Cheyenne, WY 82002

Or email to: ryan.scheer2@wyo.gov

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The Wyoming State Forestry Division was officially formed in 1952 by the Legislature. Under State Statute the State Forester is mandated to “have direction of all forest interests and all matters pertaining to forestry within the jurisdiction of the State of Wyoming.” The Forestry Division fulfills this charge by providing three basic programs to the people of the state; State Trust Land Management, Fire Management, and Assistance Forestry.


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The Forestry Division is responsible for the management of approximately 263,000 acres of forested trust land across the state. This management includes timber management and harvest, and managing our state lands for long term forest health and productivity. The division is also responsible for fire management on 3.6 million surface acres of state trust land and cooperative fire management on private and federal lands.

The Division is responsible for promotion of good forest management and protection throughout the state on all lands. This includes input, advice, and assistance to private landowners, communities, counties, fire districts, elected state leaders, and federal land management agencies. Much of the assistance forestry program is delivered through the partnership and financial support of the USDA Forest Service and their State & Private Forestry Programs.

The Wyoming State Forestry Division currently has 48 full time and 4 seasonal employees. The Division is headquartered in Cheyenne, and has field offices in Newcastle, Casper, Laramie, Riverton, Buffalo, Pinedale, and Lyman. The Forestry Conservation program utilizes inmates for forestry projects and firefighting and is located in Newcastle.


Civil Rights Statement

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington,D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.