CHEYENNE – Gov. Mark Gordon has announced the appointment of Kelly Norris as state forester. Norris served as the interim state forester after Bill Crapser’s retirement at the end of 2022.
In a news release, Gordon said: “I am thrilled to have Kelly as our State Forester. Her experience and knowledge will serve her (well), and I am grateful she is willing to take on the responsibility of protecting Wyoming and her forests. I know Kelly’s work personally, and highly regard her talent and ability. Wyoming’s forestry program is preeminent in the Mountain West, and she will fill the shoes of retired forester Bill Crapser ably and well.”
Norris, who has been with the Wyoming State Forestry Division since 2010, brings a wealth of experience. Before being promoted to assistant state forester in 2022 and interim state forester in January 2023, she served as a forester for the U.S. Forest Service and as district forester for Wyoming District 5.