Gordie Blum ’89 – Wisconsin native brings home a lifelong dedication to public lands

Gordie Blum has been selected as deputy regional forester for the Eastern Region of the USDA’s Forest Service, which manages approximately 12 million acres of public land in the northeastern United States. As a deputy regional forester, Blum belongs to a leadership team overseeing 17 national forests, one national tallgrass prairie and more than 2,000 employees across 20 states. The Eastern Region stretches from Minnesota to Maine, from Missouri to West Virginia, and encompasses many of America’s most treasured places in between.