Federal Forest Manager
Ross Mickey has been working in the forest resource area for the last 30 years. As Federal Forest Manager, he works with federal, state, local government, and elected officials on forest policy issues. He maintains close working relationships with members of the press and community leaders providing industry’s perspective on key forest policy issues.
Ross manages a large portfolio including the Wildlife Program, Federal Timber Program and is Chair of the National FTPC Contract Subcommittee. He has worked extensively with wildlife biologists and ecologists trying to incorporate forest management with wildlife protection.
After graduating from the University of California, Berkley, Ross began his forestry career as a professional forester for the U.S. Forest Service. During his 10 years with that agency he gained a wide breadth of experience from sale preparation to operations research developing FORPLAN models for the forest plan. He also held positions of responsibility for wildlife, archeology, recreation and range management activities. It was during this that he first began working on the spotted owl issue. Before joining AFRC, Mr. Mickey was Vice President of Forest Policy for the North West Timber Association.