Montana DNRC chooses new forestry chief

In sort of a move from the trees to the forest, Sonya Germann will take over the post of Forestry Division administrator for the state Department of Natural Resources and Conservation.

Germann was promoted from the DNRC’s Trust Land Management Division (which handled most of the agency’s timber sales) for the Forestry Division. There, she will oversee DNRC’s forest fire and aviation operations, business management, policy and planning and forestry assistance programs. The Trust Land Management Division produces an annual harvest of 56.9 million board-feet of timber from state-owned forests.