Leslie Wheldon

Leslie Weldon is Deputy Chief for National Forest System with the USDA Forest Service. In this role, Leslie is the lead executive responsible for policy, oversight and direction for the natural resource programs for managing the 193 million acres of National Forests and Grasslands so they best demonstrate sustainable multiple-use management, using an ecological approach, to provide benefits to citizens. Leslie is the first woman and first African American to hold the NFS Deputy Chief position.


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