“It is great to be back in the Northwest,” Mangold said. “I look forward to working closely with station employees, stakeholders, and partners to produce relevant, high-quality scientific information.”
Mangold will be based at the station’s headquarters in Portland, Ore., and will remain in the position until a permanent station director is announced.
As Acting Station Director, Mangold will lead the station’s nearly 400 employees—including 80 scientists—in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. The station is one of five research stationsin the Forest Service and conducts research across 11 laboratories and research centers, 12 experimental areas, and more than 20 research natural areas.
Prior to his appointment at the station, Mangold served as acting Associate Deputy Chief for Research and Development in Washington, D.C. Before that, he was Director of the agency’s Forest Health Protection program, a position he held since 2000. Mangold—who has experience working in State and Private Forestry, Research and Development, and the National Forest System of the Forest Service, and in private industry—joined the agency in 1988 as a geneticist for Oregon’s Umpqua National Forest. He holds a Ph.D. in genetics from Oregon State University.
The Pacific Northwest Research Station—headquartered in Portland, Oregon—generates and communicates scientific knowledge that helps people make informed choices about natural resources and the environment. The station has 11 laboratories and centers located in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon and about 390 employees. Learn more online athttp://www.fs.fed.us/pnw.