A 28-year veteran of the U-S Forest Service has been named the new Supervisor of the Black Hills National Forest, but he’s no stranger to the region. Jeff Tomac was a rangeland specialist on the Hell Canyon Ranger District early in his career.
Tomac succeeds Mark Van Every, whose retirement began Jan 1st. He doesn’t start until November 6th and Nebraska National Forests and Grasslands supervisor Jack Issacs will also be the acting Black Hills Supervisor until then.
Tomac has worked in 4 regions and 8 national forests with a wide exposure to a variety of landscapes. He’s held a variety of positions
He’s most recently been acting Supervisor for the Dakota Prairie Grasslands in Bismarck and Deputy Supervisor of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest in Montana.
The Black Hills National Forest covers 1.2 million acres in western South Dakota and northeastern Wyoming.