Congratulations to Patrick Hackley, who the New Hampshire Executive Council confirmed today as the next New Hampshire State Forester. Patrick, who was nominated for the position by Gov. Sununu, succeeds Brad Simpkin, who transferred to the U.S. Forest Service earlier this year.

Patrick brings a wealth of experience to the post, and for that reason his nomination was supported by the NHTOA. For private timberland owners and the forest products industry, the State Forester position is the most important position in state government. Most recently, Patrick was associate director for land conservation for the New Hampshire chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Prior to that he was a timberland broker for Fountains Land and a forester for the Forest Resources Association. From 1993 to 1999 he was communications director at the NHTOA.

Thank you to the members of Executive Council for confirming this nomination. The NHTOA suggests that members call or email their member of the Executive Council to thank them for their vote to confirm.

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