Thomas L. Tidwell was the 17th Chief of the United States Forest Service (USFS) of the Department of Agriculture, and was appointed on July 17, 2009, succeeding Gail Kimbell. He was succeeded by Tony Tooke, who was sworn in September 1, 2017.
Aug 21, 2017 ... Tom Tidwell, the 17th Chief of the U.S. Forest Service, sent an email to all agency employees August 18 announcing that he was leaving his position, calling it stepping down. In a tweet sent out the same day the new Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, wished him well in his retirement.
Aug 18, 2017 ... (Washington, D.C., August 18, 2017) – U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced his retirement after a 40-year career, characterized by his climb from a firefighter to a District Ranger, Forest Supervisor to the head of the U.S. Forest Service, leading more than 30000 employees working in all ...
Aug 18, 2017 ... WASHINGTON (August 18, 2017)—USDA Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced his retirement after decades of public service as a natural resources management professional with the agency. “State Foresters want to thank Chief Thomas Tidwell for his service to the nation's forests.
Aug 22, 2017 ... U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced he will retire September 1 after a 40-year career. Tidwell rose from working as a firefighter to a district ranger to forest supervisor to chief of the Forest Service, which includes than 30,000 employees working in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico. President ...
Aug 18, 2017 ... Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) issued the following statement in response to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell's retirement. “Chief Tidwell has been an advocate for improving the health, resiliency and economic benefits of our national forest system. On a personal level, I am sad to see him go. His time ...
Jun 16, 2017 ... Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell said yesterday that without action on infrastructure, his agency will be unable to carry out its work under President Trump's proposed fiscal 2018 budget request.
Dec 21, 2016 ... U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell has not announced any intention to retire with the coming change of presidential administrations, which is another way of saying he appears to intend.
Thomas Tidwell grew up in Boise, Idaho, and attended classes at both Washington State University and the University of Idaho. He began his Forest Service career on the Boise National Forest, and has since worked on eight different national forests in three regions. His various positions have included working on a fire ...