Division of Forestry Directory

State Forester/Director's Office

550 W. Seventh Ave., Suite 1450
Anchorage, Alaska 99501-3566
(907) 269-8463 / fax: (907) 269-8931

State Forester and Director
John "Chris" Maisch
email

(907) 451-2666

Deputy State Forester
Dean Brown
email

(907) 269-8476

Forest Resources Program Manager
Jim Eleazer
email

(907) 269-8473

Fire Program Manager
Tom Kurth
email

(907) 451-2675

Administrative Services Manager
Karlyn Herrera
email

(907) 269-8477

Forest Planner
James Schwarber
email

(907) 451-2704

Community Forestry Program
Patricia Joyner
email

(907) 269-8465

Forest Health & Protection (Insects and Disease)
Jason Moan
email

(907) 269-8663

Conservation Education (Project Learning Tree)
http://forestry.alaska.gov/conservationeducation.htm

Training/Fire Prevention
Cindy Forrest-Elkins
email

(907) 269-8441

National Fire Plan & Grants Coordinator
Arlene Weber-Sword
email

(907) 269-8471

Safety Officer
Rocky Ansell
email

(907) 761-6247

Fire Support Forester
Martin Maricle
email

(907) 451-2608

Aviation Supervisor
Stephen Elwell
email

(907) 761-6271

State Fire Operations

c/o Alaska Fire Service
P.O. Box 35005
Ft. Wainwright, AK 99703
(907) 356-5850 / fax: (907) 356-5855
Robert Schmoll, Operations Forester email

Communications & Technical Systems
Jordan Halden, Communications Coordinator email
3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 451-2810

  • Tim Mowry, Information: (907) 356-5511
  • Darla Theisen, Logistics: (907) 356-5682
  • Kathryn Pyne, Strategic Planner: (907) 356-5858
  • Gabriella Branson, Intelligence: (907) 356-5671
  • Tim Whitesell, Air Attack: (907) 356-5852

State Fire Warehouse

3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709-4699
(907) 451-2640 / fax: (907) 451-2669
John "Jack" Hoch email

Palmer Warehouse

101 Airport Road
Palmer, Alaska 99645
(907) 761-6282 / fax: (907) 761-6257
Jerri Webster email

NORTHERN REGION

Northern Region Office

3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709-4699
(907) 451-2670 / fax: (907) 451-2690
Tim Dabney, Regional Forester email

Northern Region Fire Management Office

3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709
(907) 451-2634 / fax: (907) 451-2690
Ed Sanford, Fire Mgmt. Officer email

Reception: (907) 451-2660
State Logistics: (907) 451-2680
Bob McAlpin, Aviation Mgmt.
(907) 451-2691 email

 

Delta Area Office

P.O. Box 1149
Delta Junction, Alaska 99737
(Mi. 267.5 Richardson Hwy.)
(907) 895-4225 / fax: (907) 895-2125
Fireline: (907) 895-4227
Al Edgren, Area Forester email

Fairbanks Area Office

3700 Airport Way
Fairbanks, Alaska 99709-4699
(907) 451-2600 / fax: (907) 458-6895
Burn Permit: (907) 451-2626
Fireline: (907) 451-2626
Vacant, Area Forester


Tok Area Office

Box 10
Tok, Alaska 99780
(Mile 123 Tok Cutoff.)
(907) 883-1400 / fax: (907) 883-5135
Fireline: (907) 883-3473
Jeff Hermanns, Area Forester email

Valdez/Copper River Area Office

P.O. Box 185
Glennallen, Alaska 99588
(Mi. 110 Richardson Hwy.)
(907) 822-5534 / fax: (907) 822-8600
Fireline: (907) 822-5533
Gary Mullen, Area Forester email

COASTAL REGION

Coastal Region Office

2417 Tongass Ave. Ste 213
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
(907) 225-3070 / fax: (907) 247-3070
Mike Curran, Regional Forester
email

Coastal Region Fire Management Office

101 Airport Road
Palmer, Alaska 99645
(907) 761-6302 / fax: (907) 761-6227
Norm McDonald, Fire Mgmt. Officer email

Reception: (907) 761-6200
Christopher Olson, Logistics: (907) 761-6220
Jason Jordet, Air Attack: (907) 761-6280
Dale Alter, Aviation Mgmt.
(907) 761-6229 email

Mat-Su Area Office

101 Airport Road
Palmer, Alaska 99645
(907) 761-6300 / fax: (907) 761-6319
Burn Permit: (907) 761-6338
Fireline: (907) 761-6311
Rick Jandreau, Area Forester email

Southwest Area Office

Box 130
McGrath, Alaska 99627
(907) 524-3010 / fax: (907) 524-3420
Fireline: (907) 524-3366
Mike Roos, Fire Mgmt Officer


Kenai/Kodiak Area Office

42499 Sterling Highway
Soldotna, Alaska 99669
(Mi. 92.5 Sterling Hwy.)
(907) 260-4200 / fax: (907) 260-4205
Burn Permit: (907) 260-4269
Fireline: (907) 260-3473
Hans Rinke, Area Forester email

Northern Southeast Area Office

P.O. Box 263 (Gateway Building)
Haines, Alaska 99827
(907) 766-2120 / fax: (907) 766-3225
Roy Josephson, Area Forester email

Southern Southeast Area Office

2417 Tongass Avenue, Suite 213
Ketchikan, Alaska 99901
(907) 225-3070 / fax: (907) 247-3070
Pat Palkovic, Area Forester email