Alaska recruits former California official as top forester

Alaska recruits former California official as top forester

June 22, 2021
Alaska Public Media

Alaska’s new state forester, Helge Eng, grew up in Oslo, Norway, at nearly the same latitude as Anchorage.

“I’ve always considered Alaska kind of home in the sense that I was born and raised in a similar climate,” he told CoastAlaska in a recent interview from Anchorage.

Eng just finished a 21-year career in California where, despite making his home in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, he said the dry heat spells were hard to escape.

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