New forester named for northwest Kansas

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

MANHATTAN ­­– The Kansas Forest Service has announced the hiring of Bryan Peterson, who will begin serving as the northwest district forester, located in Hays, beginning March 3. His office will be located in the area Natural Resource Conservation Office.

Peterson has a double major in forest management and urban forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and most recently has been managing the Midland Marketing Co-op in Palco.

Peterson will provide services in a 24-county district, working directly with farmers, ranchers and landowners interested in planting and renovating windbreaks and he will assist communities manage and care for their trees. Peterson also will provide assistance with tree health concerns associated with drought, insects and disease.

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