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K-State Today

January 3, 2020

Jason Hartman announced as next state forester of Kansas

Submitted by Cassie L. Wandersee

The Kansas Forest Service announces Jason Hartman as its next state forester. Hartman began his role on Dec. 29.

Hartman will provide leadership to all programs of the Kansas Forest Service and employees of the agency through his expertise and education in resource management, forestry and fire management.

"Larry Biles, our current state forester, leaves behind a legacy of service that will be a challenge to live up to," Hartman said. "I am confident that in partnership with the talented cadre of staff at the Kansas Forest Service, we will continue and expand our legacy of service to the people of Kansas."

Hartman brings a vision of cross-programmatic relations to the Kansas Forest Service focused on collaboration between program leaders within the agency and with external partners. His vision will continue to position the service as a leader in forestry and wildland fire management services.

Please join us in welcoming Hartman as he begins his new role as state forester.