Christine Dawe is the Director of Renewable Resource Management for the U.S. Forest Service’s Northern Region, based in Missoula, Montana. As such, she is responsible for program oversight for all resource management activities involving timber, rangelands, water, fish and wildlife, on 11 national forests and grasslands in Montana, northern Idaho and parts of North and South Dakota. Before being promoted to the Regional Office, she was Deputy Forest Supervisor on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest in Coeur d’Alene.
Ms. Dawe holds a graduate degree in Environmental Planning and Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania  and an undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology from West Chester University . In this interview, she answers questions concerning Montana Governor, Steve Bullock’s Forests in Focus initiative, her work in forest collaboration and the Forest Service’s effort to make itself more relevant in today’s fast paced society.