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Dale Bosworth

Forestry Pioneer

Dale Bosworth was raised in northern California, the son of a Forest Service employee.   He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1966 with a degree in Forestry and immediately joined the U. S. Forest Service.  Dale served in a variety of positions in Idaho, eastern Washington and Montana, including District Ranger of the Powell Ranger District near Lolo Pass.

In 1986 he became Forest Supervisor of the Wasatch-Cache National Forest in Utah.  Dale later served in Washington DC and California and in 1994 became Regional Forester of the Intermountain Region of the Forest Service headquartered in Ogden, Utah. 

In 1997 Dale became Regional Forester for the Northern Region in Missoula.  He was named Chief of the Forest Service in 2001 where he served until he retired in 2007 after 41 years with the agency. 

Since retirement he does volunteer work for the Forest Service’s International Programs.   Dale resides in Missoula with his wife Carma.

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