Tom Tidwell

Tom Tidwell, Chief, U.S. Forest Service

Tom Tidwell became the Chief of U.S. Forest Service in 2009 and is focused on implementing the Secretary of Agriculture’s vision for America’s forests, grasslands and watersheds. Under his leadership, the Forest Service is restoring healthy, resilient forest and grassland ecosystems to sustain all the benefits that Americans get from their wildlands, including plentiful supplies of clean water, abundant habitat for wildlife and fish, and renewable supplies of wood and energy. Such benefits are at risk from the effects of climate change, and under his leadership, the Forest Service has charted a national roadmap for addressing climate change through adaptation and mitigation.