San Bernardino, CA, August 6, 2010, –San Bernardino National Forest Supervisor Jeanne Wade Evans has been selected as the Deputy Regional Forester for State and Private Forestry and Fire and Aviation Management in the Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Region in Vallejo, Calif. She leaves the forest after four and a half years as Supervisor. “This is somewhat bittersweet as I’ve really enjoyed my time here,” said Wade Evans, “but this is a wonderful opportunity to work with national forests all across the state.” In her new role, Wade Evans will work with the Regional Forest Service leadership in providing oversight to the eighteen national forests and one national grassland across California and Hawaii. During her tenure, the Forest accomplished many land stewardship efforts including recreation facility and trail improvements, reforestation, land adjustments, and job and training opportunities for community youth and young adults. “I have immensely enjoyed the honor of serving as Forest Supervisor for San Bernardino National Forest,” said Wade Evans. “I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the best and most dedicated individuals” and “I am very proud of the work the Forest Service has completed, with our partners, for the long term benefit of the people of Southern California and this precious land.” Wade Evans reports to the Regional Office on August 30th. Current Deputy Forest Supervisor Tom Gillett will be the Acting Forest Supervisor until a permanent selection is made. Gillett has served as Deputy Forest Supervisor on the San Bernardino National Forest since 2008.