Feb. 20, 2014

Bryan Peterson will serve a 24-county district working directly with farmers, ranchers, and landowners

MANHATTAN ­­– The Kansas Forest Service is pleased to announce the employment of Bryan Peterson, who will begin serving as the northwest district forester, located in Hays, beginning Monday, March 3.  Peterson’s office will be located in the area Natural Resource Conservation Office (NRCS). 

Peterson has a double major in Forest Management and Urban Forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and most recently has been managing the Midland Marketing Coop in Palco. 

Peterson will provide services in a 24-county district, working directly with farmers, ranchers and landowners interested in planting and renovating windbreaks and he will assist communities manage and care for their trees.  Peterson will also provide assistance with tree health concerns associated with drought, insects and disease. 

Additional information about the services Peterson will provide and the district he covers can be found on at www.kansasforests.org/programs/rural/services.shtml.