Merv George Jr. Selected as Keynote Speaker at 79th Oregon Logging Conference

📅   Mon January 23, 2017 - National Edition
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Merv George Jr., the forest supervisor of Six Rivers National Forest in northern California, was the keynote speaker at the 79th Annual OLC.
Merv George Jr., the forest supervisor of Six Rivers National Forest in northern California, was the keynote speaker at the 79th Annual OLC.

Jeff Wimer, Oregon Logging Conference president, has selected Merv George Jr., the forest supervisor of Six Rivers National Forest in northern California, as keynote speaker at the 79th Annual OLC. The keynote address will be presented on Feb. 23 at 8:30 a.m., in the Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds.

George has worked for the U.S. Forest Service since 2008. He has served as forest supervisor for more than two years. Prior to his position as forest supervisor, he was acting forest supervisor in early 2014.

George has served the U.S. Forest Service at both the regional and forest levels. His first assignment was serving the Pacific Southwest region as the regional tribal relations program manager, a position he held from 2008 to 2011.

Prior to joining the Forest Service, George served as the executive director of the California Indian Forest and Fire Management Council, and also served as the administrator for the Klamath River Inter-Tribal Fish & Water Commission.

George served four years on the Hoopa Valley tribal council, including two years (1998 and 1999) as tribal chairman.

He has spent more than 22 years managing natural resources and in public service.