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Jeff Jahnke

Jeff JahnkeForestry Pioneer

Jeff Jahnke is the State Forester and Director of the Colorado State Forest Service, an outreach agency in the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University. As State Forester Jeff leads programs in wildfire prevention and mitigation, forest management, community forestry and conservation education.

Prior to joining the Colorado State Forest Service in August 2005, Jeff served as the State Forester in Alaska where he was responsible for managing approximately 48 million acres of state owned forest land, provided leadership to 200-600 employees and managed an annual budget of over $30 million.

In addition Jeff has served as Southwest Area Manager, Deputy State Forester and Chief of the Forest Management Bureau for the Montana Department of Natural Resources. Jeff holds a Master of Science in Forest and Range Management from Washington State University and a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from Michigan Technological University.

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