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Tim Love

Forestry Pioneer

LoveTim.jpgTim served as District Ranger for the Seeley Lake Ranger District on the Lolo National Forest for nearly twenty years, retiring in 2014.  Tim started with the USDA Forest Service in 1975 and served in a variety of capacities on the Custer, Lewis & Clark, and Lolo National Forests.  He served in the US Air Force following high school, and then returned to his home in Missoula where he received a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Montana in Forestry and Geography.  He is a Certified Forester with the Society of American Foresters.  Tim was one of the early implementers of the Forest Service stewardship contracting process, and produced one of the first demonstration projects in 2000.  In 2013, he was honored by being named the Forest Service “Line Officer of the Year”.  

Tim remains active in forestry and has served on numerous community and non-profit Boards.  He has held a number of leadership positions with the Society of American Foresters, including serving as the State Chair in 2006.  He excels at leading collaborative projects and successfully completing them.  He is respected for his integrity as a land manager by all interests, including local residents, environmental groups, the forest industry, and other government agencies.  Examples of his ability to lead, and participate in successful partnerships include: “The Blackfoot Challenge” and the “Crown of the Continent” collaborative projects. 

His wife Donna is author of children’s nature books.  The couple has three grown children and two granddaughters.

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